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Brian Horan
  • Cocoa Beach, FL
  • United States
  • photography
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Anyone apply to St Stephens art fair and have heard any news of acceptance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wendy Merkle Dec 13, 2016. 1 Reply

I applied to St Stephens Art fair in Miami .I have yet to hear or see accept or decline. I have called and text them .Has anyone been in contact with them because scheduled booth fee due tomorrow.…Continue

Under the Oaks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Horan Mar 11, 2014. 2 Replies

8 hours after break down I'm still scratching my head on this show patrons hard to call them customers because buying was less then stellar.They seemed interested at times but most times just…Continue

Space Coast Art Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Horan Feb 20, 2014. 2 Replies

Some of you may know me I live in Cocoa Beach and this press release just came out on the Space Coast Art Festival moving to Port Canaveral due to construction in Cocoa Beach for Thanksgiving .Tho,…Continue

Mother's Day and Father's Day

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Finkenbiner Jun 19, 2013. 3 Replies

I have now done shows on Mother's Day and Father's Day and will no longer do shows on those weekends. I am a photographer so they don't buy a photo for mom and reading the show reviews from this past…Continue

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Wendy Merkle replied to Brian Horan's discussion Anyone apply to St Stephens art fair and have heard any news of acceptance
"I received an acceptance email last weekend."
Dec 13, 2016
Brian Horan replied to Steven Lloyd's discussion South Miami Rotary Arts Festival cancelled
"Yes Ive been trying to contact St Stephens all week at least I know they're not ignoring me lol. I wish they'd let us know something ,anything . Yes I was also in  S Miami Rotary .I feel your pain  just "
Nov 30, 2016
Brian Horan posted a discussion

Anyone apply to St Stephens art fair and have heard any news of acceptance

I applied to St Stephens Art fair in Miami .I have yet to hear or see accept or decline. I have called and text them .Has anyone been in contact with them because scheduled booth fee due tomorrow. Thx for any info.See More
Nov 30, 2016
Brian Horan replied to Wendy Merkle's discussion What is the ONE THING you wish Show Owner/Directors would do?
"Advertise ,advertise advertise  There is to much free social media out there not to see it everywhere. That also goes to artists use social media Twitter ,Facebook ,etc. People can't come out if they don't know we're there. Get…"
Sep 26, 2016
Brian Horan replied to Gretchen Smith's discussion This site is AWESOME!
"Don't judge your sales at that art show its not a great show .Pay attention to your demographics what age group older versus younger and male or female buyers .It will help down the road picking your locales for shows where your demographics…"
Mar 2, 2015
Brian Horan commented on Nels Johnson's blog post MAINSAIL ART FESTIVAL, ST. PETERSBURG FL--NOT SO GREAT
"Nels ,sorry for the lackluster weekend ,but thanks for making me feel better about not getting in this year .This winter in Fl. has been a rollercoaster for me on sales and glad to be escaping in 10 days to the midwest.I am sure you've noticed…"
Apr 24, 2014
Brian Horan replied to Brian Horan's discussion Under the Oaks
"There's nothing about the show not to do good. Maybe a flat year but Fla. has been down for me all winter.  Not much mostly matted prints and Maybe to fresh in my mind LOL."
Mar 11, 2014
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Brian Horan's discussion Under the Oaks
"And that show is ranked in the top 200 in Sunshine Artists Magazine.  What do you think about that? What kind of art work did you see walking past your booth?  What about next year?  Will you give it another try?"
Mar 11, 2014
Brian Horan commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Bonita Springs National: The New Venue, (re-) Considered
"How many shows are to much in Florida ?"
Mar 11, 2014
Brian Horan replied to Carolyn G Edlund's discussion Art Fair Burnout
"I'm  getting burned out at the severe inconsistency with Fla. shows this winter they're all over the map."
Mar 10, 2014
Brian Horan posted a discussion

Under the Oaks

8 hours after break down I'm still scratching my head on this show patrons hard to call them customers because buying was less then stellar.They seemed interested at times but most times just casually walking through the park . I  told my neighbor they seem to be talking about art they just weren't buying art . It seemed some had good show kudos to you but alot of artists I talked to said sales were way down .My first sale avg time was 3 hours after opening each day I could have slept in…See More
Mar 10, 2014
Brian Horan replied to Brian Horan's discussion Space Coast Art Festival
"The City of Cocoa Beach has a huge sign as you drive through town for about 2 weeks prior .I think any show suffers when you don't see it and its hidden and trust me this is hidden compared to the center of Cocoa Beach.The Port has a newly…"
Feb 20, 2014
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Brian Horan's discussion Space Coast Art Festival
"Thanks Brian.  Hopefully, the people who do this show will see the press release you have posted."
Feb 20, 2014
Brian Horan posted a discussion

Space Coast Art Festival

Some of you may know me I live in Cocoa Beach and this press release just came out on the Space Coast Art Festival moving to Port Canaveral due to construction in Cocoa Beach for Thanksgiving .Tho, the City has offered to move back construction start up until after the festival. I have alot of experience dealing with Port Canaveral events as I have done a weekday market for port of call passengers for now 4 yrs.My statements are my opinion and only my opinion of what I have seen out there.…See More
Feb 20, 2014
Brian Horan replied to Jim Swallow's discussion Bad Last minute Art Patrons
"Ah Florida shows I get more hagglers down here then anywhere else."
Feb 18, 2014
Brian Horan commented on Nels Johnson's blog post The indifference of the crowd was terrifyingly disheartening--Festival of Masters, Disney, Orlando
"Disney is very good at one thing making sure their guest spend their money in their stores ,hotels and parks .Figure the Disney World property like a casino once you're on their property they make sure you can't find your way out lol."
Nov 24, 2013

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