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Chris Fedderson
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  • Alexandria, VA
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Chris Fedderson replied to Lee Brunson's discussion Question about Tent Hooks
"Hello Lee, I, too, use Pro Panel hooks with my Light Dome and PP panels.  I have 6 hooks, but would like to get more.  The way I generally set up I could use 10 to cover every perimeter point not involved in a canopy corner. I figure…"
Monday
Chris Fedderson commented on Nadine booth's blog post Warning - Artist scam to watch out for
"NO show I have EVER participated in for over 30 years now --W/S and Retail-- has EVER contracted out to a third party to arrange hotel contracts!  Let's be clear... not that they have contracted out but didn't tell us; not that they…"
Apr 13
Chris Fedderson replied to Allan Leon's discussion Whether to allow artwork photos or not
"I do this also, but this won't help for the immediate-case scenario.  I would venture [without any objective proof] that I've done better with allowing a cell photo over a "look through my www", vis a vie an actual sale."
Apr 10
Chris Fedderson replied to Allan Leon's discussion Whether to allow artwork photos or not
"Beth... [huge smile here] --Chris Fedderson"
Apr 10
Chris Fedderson replied to Allan Leon's discussion Whether to allow artwork photos or not
"Hello All. My work is mainly 2-D wall art and I also sell [very affordable] prints. I have signs in my booth which read, "Please ask before you photograph". I agree with Beth, if you want to share it with everyone, then BUY IT and hang it…"
Apr 9
Chris Fedderson commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"Hello David, et.al., Let me start with: I have no idea what I'm talking about, but...; I've never attended a show jury session --mock or otherwise-- and served on a jury only twice for a membership gallery I belonged to. But this sounds…"
Mar 12
Chris Fedderson commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"Hello All, In response to Julia: I think the gist here is not so much whether an artist received low-end scores or high-end but rather that they received BOTH-end scores.  This is not acceptable.  This scoring schema communicates nothing…"
Mar 5
Chris Fedderson commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"Hello All, With any number score system --here we'll assume 1-7, 7 high-- the quality depicted by a 1 or a 7, or any other number, will slide per the show in question.  Meaning: is this a local church show, populated mostly by church…"
Mar 4
Chris Fedderson commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"Hello All, I agree with Kerri... Shake head. Move on. It's hard though. This IS personal. But remember, this is not like a class in school; teacher says, "Here's a bowl of fruit. Draw it. I want size, proportion, color, etc., all to…"
Mar 2
Chris Fedderson replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Opinion on framing and suggestions for supplier of inexpensive frames?
"Hi Fletcher, I agree with you: "add to the look and appeal. Plus it gives a 'take home and use' allure.".  And as for people who want something else, it doesn't matter what you do -- you could have it in EXACTLY the…"
Feb 19
Chris Fedderson replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Opinion on framing and suggestions for supplier of inexpensive frames?
"Hello Sonja, I am a photographer and I, too, do my own framing.  Many folks would say you should have a cohesive "family" of frames for visual presentation sake.  Buuuuut... if the frame for each of your pieces is intimately tied…"
Feb 19
Chris Fedderson commented on JEFF LEEDY's blog post Bayou City show not run by artists
"YES! I did this show only once, 2015 and drove from the DC area to do it! I grossed less than half of what my expenses were. The management screwed up every single aspect they could. The only thing right was the weather - it was beautiful - only…"
Dec 9, 2017
Chris Fedderson replied to Jane Axman-Hyner's discussion My other booth shot
"Hello Jane, No... and Yes. No, no need of the smaller pieces... can't see them anyway,  And yes, re-shoot it.  With that said, I have this same issue... I want to show everything I have; after all, no one is going to walk it and ask,…"
Nov 20, 2017

Profile Information

Your Medium
Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
Who knows... it was 30 years ago! ;-)
What is your website?
http://www.MacroFinePhotography.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Direct sales and customer feedback for product refinement
Best show ever and why
Two shows/Two reasons:
Fountain Hills, AZ, 2002; this was our Peak Show (with a different product) before the Bush Economy ruined the direct sales art business. Literally - and I do mean literally - nonstop sales the first day and very brisk sales the other two. Grossed double our show average.

Lazy Daze A+C Festival, 2015; I won Best of Show - Photography!
Worst show ever and why
... That's a pain you forget... but any show that flat out lies about product mix (buy/sell), placement (removed off in a hidden blind alley), or any other aspect under their control.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I really do not remember... probably a Google search for a specific show or a reference in an email...
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I don't have any formal education in Photography... or the Arts... I can't even draw a decent Stick-Dude!

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At 11:43am on January 27, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

At 2:50pm on February 2, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Chris. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
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Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

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