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Carol Bloomgarden
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WTB print bin - will be in Chantilly this weekend

Started Dec 4, 2017 0 Replies

Hoping that someone might be going to Chantilly VA this weekend that has a print bin or folding rack for sale... Anybody?  Ideally it'd be a dark gray propanel bin, but I'm also interested in even…Continue

Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Strope Dec 18, 2017. 8 Replies

Hi, folks... I'm just starting to look into wholesaling my work, and there's not much activity in this part of the site.  Anybody have any new information/shows/reviews/advice on wholesaling your…Continue

Fence Posts and Sand as Weights?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Jan 12, 2017. 3 Replies

Hi y'all!So I'm doing my first big road trip next month -- heading to Florida from New York for three shows -- and I'd like to save a bit on weight in the vehicle for the drive.I'm thinking about…Continue

Indoor show... pipe and drape??? Can I hang mesh walls?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Bloomgarden Nov 8, 2016. 9 Replies

Hi, all,I've never done an indoor show with pipe and drape being provided... I had figured that I would bring my Trimline setup without the canopy, rafters, or walls... What does it mean that pipe…Continue

 

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Carol Bloomgarden replied to Kathleen V. Smith's discussion New Jersey Juried Art Fairs...
"Yeah, Peter's Valley might be what you're looking for, as well as the RoseSquared shows, depending on your price point.  I am a 2D mixed media ($60-$2000) and for me the RoseSquared (Brookdale, Anderson Park and Verona) were nice but…"
Mar 20
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Bruce Franklin's discussion Desk and 2 Print Bins for sale
"Bruce, I texted you; please confirm receipt. Thanks!"
Mar 12
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Bruce Franklin's discussion Desk and 2 Print Bins for sale
"Are all three items sold? I'm interested as well."
Mar 11
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Larry Berman's discussion Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images
"Thanks... I think I can do that.  So far I've just been cropping the photos to fit the whole painting but not adding the black borders to square them. What then does the jury see? Is just blank screen on the sides of a vertical image a bad…"
Dec 26, 2017
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Larry Berman's discussion Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images
"Thanks Larry - very helpful! A question about sizing... my paintings and drawings are sometimes pretty far off normal screen dimensions, and I admit I don't quite understand the "1920pixels long dimension" part... I know how to do it…"
Dec 26, 2017
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Here Comes Santa! Part II - 2017
"Gorgeous glass shell dish and pendant from Cissy Heaton!  I love them!  Thank you so much!!!"
Dec 23, 2017
Mary Strope replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
"Hi Carol, I managed several major wholesale craft shows during my career.  Expect to spend $5-6,000 to do a trade show, which would include hotel, meals, booth fee, etc.  Make sure you have an advertising budget.  Pick a show that…"
Dec 18, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
"I live in the middle of the Wyoming open range. Population 92 here. And I'm a long way from everything metropolitan since I'm 130 miles northwest of Casper and 8 hours from both Denver and Salt Lake City. I've not much time tonight,…"
Dec 17, 2017
Judy Christian replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
" I suggest finding 3 shops that you think would be able to sell your work, contact them and make an appt. When you go, take what you think would sell in their shop, and arrange in a rounded out grouping so that they can see a range of your work…"
Dec 17, 2017
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
"Thanks!  I live in the middle of nowhere... or at least on the outskirts of nowhere, so it seemed like wholesale shows would give me better exposure, but perhaps I should start smaller."
Dec 16, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
"I have been more successful guerrilla marketing. That's approaching one shop or customer at a time. Just walk in and git er done. Or call and make an appointment to show something. Or send a note and a sample, and in that mention you are going…"
Dec 15, 2017
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
"I mostly sell through art shows but I have a couple of lines of work that would I'd be able to produce in quantity and would be perfect for museum shops and gift shops, but I'm not sure how to approach them other than by walking in. The…"
Dec 15, 2017
Carol Bloomgarden posted a discussion

WTB print bin - will be in Chantilly this weekend

Hoping that someone might be going to Chantilly VA this weekend that has a print bin or folding rack for sale... Anybody?  Ideally it'd be a dark gray propanel bin, but I'm also interested in even just a regular canvas folding one.  Thanks.See More
Dec 4, 2017
Judy Christian replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
"Hi Carol, Could you be more specific? How do you currently sell your work? Are you looking for galleries, gift shops, museum shops?  I have wholesaled to all of those, usually one or two shops going at a time.  You can get started without…"
Dec 2, 2017
Carol Bloomgarden replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Naughty or Nice? Here Comes our 6th Annual Secret Santa Exchange
"Count me in, too!"
Nov 27, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Carol Bloomgarden's discussion Anything new in wholesaling? Mostly old posts here...
"Hi, Carol B. I just looked at your website for a longer period than I do most and must say you come across as an open book. So many of us have difficulty integrating personality and charm through our websites, and you've done it very well.…"
Nov 26, 2017

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Mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
Trumansburg
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http://www.cbgb-arts.com
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At 11:25pm on July 11, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Carol.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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