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C.C. Barton
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  • Salida, CO
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  • Printmaking
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Possible scam from Greece?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Jan 11, 2016. 2 Replies

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C.C. Barton commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Over $20K in art Stolen from Booths at Park City Festival
"So much for the security service they hired.  Where were they when someone was actually able to pull a vehicle in in the early hours to load up their haul?"
Aug 17, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Melanie Rolfes's blog post Breaking down fast or enjoy the ride
"I show and set up by myself, and I'm usually about in the middle of the pack for breakdown speed, but definitely not after any speed records.  Just slow and steady.  I've got a torn rotator cuff so when I did Lakefront this…"
Jun 29, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Kathy Ross's blog post need help at cherry creek $25/hr
"Hi Kathy, Craigslist has worked very well for show setup help for me for shows across the country where I thought it would be helpful.  Use the "Help Wanted - Labor" section if you want muscle rather than art expertise.  I always…"
Jun 22, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on John Leben's blog post Belleville: one GREAT Art Fair!
"It's not Belleview, it's Belleville and it's in Belleville Missouri not far from St. Louis."
May 20, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on John Leben's blog post Belleville: one GREAT Art Fair!
"Although I stopped doing any outdoor canopy shows a couple of years ago I still have wonderful memories of Belleville.  Great hospitality, fantastic sales.  When I first started doing it it was mostly an unknown quantity to the art fair…"
May 18, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Connie Mettler's page Classifieds - Buy and Sell Art Fair Equipment
"Wanted to buy:  Safeco Portable Art Files, large and/or medium.  Must be able to ship to Colorado.  Thanks!"
May 9, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Reid Watts's blog post Tricks of the trade
"Hey Scott ~  Your converted lawnmower is very intriguing.  When I looked at the photo you provided it looked like a pull cart with a trailer of some sort hooked to the rear, but from what you wrote it sounds like it's drivable.…"
May 2, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Life after art fairs ...
"Thanks Kathleen!"
Apr 18, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Life after art fairs ...
"It's the Milwaukee Museum Lakefront.  Sorry, I should have been more specific!"
Apr 18, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Life after art fairs ...
"I stopped doing outdoor canopy shows two years ago after 18 years doing shows all over the country solo.  Now I only do a few good indoor or covered shows where I can set up with just my panels.  This year I'll be doing Lakefront and…"
Apr 18, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on Lorrie Dallek's blog post Beatrice Cooper-Scam - "from Greece"
"It's great that we have this forum on AFI to be able to compare notes on these creeps and keep each other from becoming their prey."
Feb 18, 2016
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on C.C. Barton's blog post 2015 Bellevue Art Museum July show - Review wanted for 2D
"Thanks so much for the quick and informative replies, Robbie and C.C. I looked at both your websites earlier and like what I see from both of you, for sure. Great work, you two. The health issue is hypersensitivity pneumonitis. And that's an…"
Feb 13, 2016
C.C. Barton commented on C.C. Barton's blog post 2015 Bellevue Art Museum July show - Review wanted for 2D
"Barrie, I agree with Robbie ~ plenty of customers to go around.  I've never done the 6th street, but I always did the Bellevue festival of the arts - back when it was still called The Rest of the Best.  Nice show with quality work.…"
Feb 13, 2016
Robbie Curnow commented on C.C. Barton's blog post 2015 Bellevue Art Museum July show - Review wanted for 2D
"Barrie, I'm not sure if you're referring to humidity in the Florida areas keeping you from attending shows there. Seattle is rainy but it does not have humidity. In the summer it's usually around the 70s one year we had freak weather…"
Feb 13, 2016
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on C.C. Barton's blog post 2015 Bellevue Art Museum July show - Review wanted for 2D
"Well, there's another venue happening the same weekend in the same neighborhood, too. YIKES! That's three shows. Isn't that too much? What do you two know about that one?"
Feb 13, 2016
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on C.C. Barton's blog post 2015 Bellevue Art Museum July show - Review wanted for 2D
"The other show in town is still accepting applications. Which show is better to do? Would you two even know since you've only done the Museum venue? Booth fees are so high for that area, I might never take the plunge to try either. But I'm…"
Feb 13, 2016

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Your Medium
Printmaking
Years in the Art Fair Business
13
First show ever
King Charles Art Fair - San Antonio, TX - 1996
What is your website?
http://ccbarton.com
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. Nada...zip.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? 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…

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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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