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Carroll Swayze
  • Female
  • Englewood, FL
  • United States
  • Printmaking
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lost article

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jan 12. 3 Replies

hey there,I need some help. I saw a link to an interesting article a while back somewhere (I can't remember) and I'm trying to find it. It was an article about artists and a realistic number of…Continue

Is the NAIA worth the membership fee?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elle Heiligenstein Apr 3, 2013. 5 Replies

There are a lot of posts all over the social media groups about the value of an NAIA membership.  There seems to be a constant barage of comments across the board.   Should I join?  Should I re-up my…Continue

Buy/Sell, Production Studios, Imposters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia McCleery Sep 20, 2011. 9 Replies

We all know the economy is a bit weak right now. Artists are struggling to make sales and shows are trying to enforce their own rules. Everyone needs some help. I'm writing a booklet to help everyone…Continue

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Carroll Swayze replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? July 16-20, 2014?
"We are heading to the Petoskey show by way of my cabin and the Willie Nelson/Alison Krause concert at Interlochen tomorrow night. I hope I brought enough warm clothes."
Jul 16
Carroll Swayze replied to Debbie Stillman's discussion Collapsible Pro Panel Walls w/Telescoping Leg Extensions $950 - Clermont, FL
"Debbie, Have you sold these? If not RIch Fizer would like to buy it. We live in Florida but are heading to MIchigan for a month. He can pay you for it now but will have to pick it up when we get back in August if that would work. You can call me at…"
Jul 16
Connie Mettler replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion lost article
"I just spent a half hour looking for it. Didn't find it but did find a lot of interesting discussions, in particular in Painters Alley where painters have discussed whether or not anyone is earning a living."
Jan 12
Carroll Swayze replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion lost article
"I can't remember for the life of me where I saw it, I'm ancient you know. I thought it was on AFR but usually when something that good comes around it is on your site too. It was a great article."
Jan 12
Connie Mettler replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion lost article
"Rings no bells with me, Carroll. Do you think you saw it on this site?"
Jan 12
Carroll Swayze posted a discussion

lost article

hey there,I need some help. I saw a link to an interesting article a while back somewhere (I can't remember) and I'm trying to find it. It was an article about artists and a realistic number of collectors that we all need. It pointed out, for example, how many paintings an artist could do in their lifetime, and then the actual number of collectors and buyers they would need to have a successful career. Does anyone remember it? Did anyone save it? If you can point me in the right direction I'd…See More
Jan 12
Carroll Swayze commented on deborah potash brodie's blog post Buy and Sell at a Juried Fine Craft Show ... MMMM...
"I had a friend who bought balsa wood sculptures in Ecuador and imported them to the US. Then she started doing flea markets with them, then saw the money in art and craft shows and started applying to some of the shows I was doing. She came to me…"
Jan 12
Carroll Swayze received a gift from Connie Mettler
Jun 12, 2013
Elle Heiligenstein replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion Is the NAIA worth the membership fee?
"It is the National Association of Independent Artists. Www.naia-artists.org"
Apr 3, 2013
Jeanne Morningstar Kent replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion Is the NAIA worth the membership fee?
"I am sorry but I do not know what NAIA stands for.  Could you please say what the initials mean?  Also, it would be helpful if you would post a link to your web site so I can learn more about your organization. Thank you."
Apr 3, 2013
Jeanne Morningstar Kent replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion Is the NAIA worth the membership fee?
"I am sorry, but I do not know what"
Apr 3, 2013
Elle Heiligenstein replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion Is the NAIA worth the membership fee?
"Thank you, Caroll. I appreciate the I informative article. I will be joining very soon."
Apr 3, 2013
B. David Kay replied to Carroll Swayze's discussion Is the NAIA worth the membership fee?
"The more support we can get, the stronger and more useful we can become.  Carroll, has certainly said it correctly and she is 100% honest in her approach.     I am proud to be associated with this organization, and the work of…"
Apr 3, 2013
Carroll Swayze posted a discussion

Is the NAIA worth the membership fee?

There are a lot of posts all over the social media groups about the value of an NAIA membership.  There seems to be a constant barage of comments across the board.   Should I join?  Should I re-up my membership?  What is the NAIA?  What will the NAIA do for me?  What do I get out of my membership fee?  I have been thinking about all of this for a while now and thought today was the day to write my views. …See More
Apr 3, 2013
Carroll Swayze commented on Nels Johnson's blog post WHY WE DO ART SHOWS (besides the money)--Englewood,FL--ITS A GOODIE!
"Thanks Nels. Nice story. Englewood is an awesome place to live and make art. And Rene and Sandra, wow. Terry Corcoran and I went to the Grady Hospital that night in Atlanta after the show and sat with Sandy for hours. That very morning before the…"
Jan 6, 2013
Carroll Swayze replied to Nels Johnson's discussion A LOCAL'S LOOK AT THE RECENT COLOR RUN SHOW IN ST.PETERSBURG
"I will say one more thing then I'll get off this subject.  The reason I did this show was the location.  It's absolutely fantastic.  The timing is wrong and Mr. Frutko is extremely green when it comes to running a show but…"
Dec 18, 2012

Profile Information

Your Medium
Printmaking
Years in the Art Fair Business
40
First show ever
Allentown, Buffalo, NY, 14 years old
What is your website?
http://carrollswayze.com
What are the best things about art fairs
people, lifestyle and money
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor, lots of money
Key West Old Island Days, lots of fun
Worst show ever and why
can't remember
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Nels Johnson

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Northern Michigan Accomodations

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 10:42am 1 Comment

For any of you out there looking for a place to hang between shows in Northern Michigan, the lodge next to me is a great spot.  It's inexpensive, is good for working or playing and has lots of vacancies this summer.  Brethren Bungalows is in the small town of Brethren.  It is right next to my cabins.  Brethren is on the Manistee River which is an awesome fishing, tubing, canoeing river.  It is about 15 minutes from Manistee and Lake Michigan.  The lodge consists of 6 small 1-2 bedroom, clean…

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At 10:31pm on June 12, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Carroll Swayze a gift
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Thank you, Carroll, for referring Lee Sullenberger to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:14am on November 02, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Carroll Swayze a gift
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Happy birthday, Carol. I hope this is just the first day of a year filled with fun, friends and funds!
At 4:08pm on February 4, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Sure, Carroll, anyone can write a blog. The originator of the blog can be deleted by its author. I also have the power to delete content that I don't think should be on the site.

There have been many disagreements on this site, as on any Forum, but in general things have been harmonious. I have been told by those who know about the management of these things that too much interference with the dialogue invalidates it and kills the site.

You can imagine I have not been agreement with everything I read here!
At 10:51am on February 4, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Hi Carroll - what can I do for you?

You can reply to this or my other email: connie@artfaircalendar.com
At 3:02pm on February 3, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Carroll. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Forum to introduce yourself. I and the other members look forward to your participation here. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
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