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David Forster
  • East Wenatchee, WA
  • United States
  • Photography
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Medium Grey Propanels for Sale in Washington State

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman on Wednesday. 2 Replies

HelloAfter 12 years of doing shows full time I am completely getting out of the art show business. I have lots of items to sell. Here is the full list9- Pro Panels, 38" wide, 7 feet tall. These 9 pro…Continue

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Booth Image for 2016

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Feb 8, 2016. 5 Replies

I am entering my 10th year of participating in art fairs, mostly in the western U.S.  I will also admit that I have struggled over the years with producing a high quality booth image.  I normally…Continue

The joys of the art show profession

Started this discussion. Last reply by LaTrece Coombs Mar 11, 2012. 6 Replies

HelloAs I am writing this I am in the process of getting ready for the long drive to Houston, Texas to do the Bayou Art Festival.  I feel fortunate that I was able to get off of the wait list to do…Continue

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Landscape Photography is it dead or is it dying a slow death at art shows?

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 10:40pm 14 Comments


I writing this blog post at the close of my career at being artist who sells photography at arts shows.  In the past 12 years I seen a lot of changes in what type of photography is being accepted at various 'A' shows and 'B' shows across the country.   There was a time early on when I was making really good money doing 15 to 20 shows a year.  Then of course the recession hit and then all of sudden to make that same type of money I ended having to double the amount of shows I…


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At 1:06pm on October 14, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, David.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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