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C.C. Barton
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  • Salida, CO
  • United States
  • Printmaking
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Jan 11, 2016. 2 Replies

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
King Charles Art Fair - San Antonio, TX - 1996
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Seeing old friends
The kindness of strangers
Best show ever and why
Saint Louis Art Fair - Clayton ...several years ago - Most money and fastest sales...pure art show nirvana.
Worst show ever and why
I have a mental block about this, so the name of the show eludes me...but it was a small show in east Texas many years ago and was so hot and humid I thought I would pass out...and of course there were no buyers out for that kind of punishment.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I never had to leave a show...for any reason.

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2015 Bellevue Art Museum July show - Review wanted for 2D

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 6:15pm 10 Comments

I've done the BAM show several years running in the past, but was juried out in 2015.  The last time I did it was 2014 and the energy, especially in the evening, was way down.  They don't sell beer and wine for customers to walk around with and the music they provided was inexplicably placed inside the shopping mall with chairs for people to sit in there and listen to the music!  This was, of course, of no benefit to the artists.  

I just received my acceptance for 2016 and…


Does anyone have any experience with Queeny Park in St Louis?

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 12:19pm 2 Comments

I've been on the hunt for a few good indoor or panels-only shows to do.  I came across the Queeny Park show in St Louis - apparently they have one in the Spring and one in the Fall.  I'd never heard of it, but have always done well at shows in the St Louis area and wondered if anyone has done this show or has information from anyone they know who's done it.  Thanks!

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