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DeBorah Beaty
  • Female
  • Salem, OR
  • United States
  • Mixed Media
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Lighting question

Started this discussion. Last reply by DeBorah Beaty Jul 27. 14 Replies

Hi, I need to find track lighting that does not have the central attachment to the ceiling. The folks next to me said they got them from Home Depot, but cant find any that don't require being hard…Continue

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DeBorah Beaty replied to kara unland's discussion frustration and feeling like the biggest loser
"Perhaps thinking outside the norm for your work (which is awesome by the way). Have you tried women's festivals, the pagan get togethers or the like? Believe it or not I schlepped to every art show and Faire I could find with no luck. Then I…"
Jul 27
DeBorah Beaty replied to Brandi Powell's discussion Sales Techniques or Conversation Starters
"I love to work on stock while at shows and do demos, but am concerned since I tend to get really focused when I do, that folks will think I'm ignoring them. I try to greet everyone who makes eye contact, but there are times like when a show is…"
Jul 27
DeBorah Beaty replied to Carol Knox's discussion Strategies for the Seasoned Artist
"I had a friend who made really good money doing historical side saddle costumes. I envy you being able to still lift hides. I sure cant."
Jul 27
DeBorah Beaty replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"I got my power pack on Amazon and it has been a total workhorse. I run six LED table lamps, my laptop and can charge my phone and can get 12 hours out of it before a recharge. Here's a link, (no…"
Jul 27
Julie Stockler replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"And we are now trading down from 11W since we are looking at portable lithium ion battery packs and want it to cover 7-8 hours of use. But that's for another day! FYI--don't know where you live but I got our stuff at Finkle's…"
Jul 27
DeBorah Beaty replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"This sounds exactly like what I'm looking for. Now I need to find a supplier like yours but it's a place to start. THANK YOU!"
Jul 27
Julie Stockler replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"We use Nora tracks (3 @4 ft each)with the adapter that pushes into the end of the track. We leave these in, as we always attach our tracks to the tent frame or pipe/drape with cable ties.  We love our little 11W LED lights, each of which fits…"
Jul 24
DeBorah Beaty replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"@Steven Lloyd, although you didnt give a link, i found your site. No track lights like i want and wow, you're really expensive compared to the other lighting systems ive been looking at. $100+ per light is way out of my budget. Im looking for…"
May 18
Steven Lloyd replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"Check out my post,,, I have a lot of track lighting for sale that could save you $$$ if what I have to offer is what your looking for. "
May 18
Fletcher Dean replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"lighting details earlier are right on track. I use two, hooked together, and bungee them to the front of my tent so the light shines back in.  Of course, you also need power. Lots of possible solutions but I use a deep marine battery - heavy…"
May 17
Larry Sohn replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"For my pop-up tent, as well as my trimline, I just use velcro to attach my track lights to my upper structure.  Pop-up: Attaches to the diamond roof structure. Trimline: I use the same poles as the stabars, (lightbars). In both scenarios the…"
May 16
Larry Berman replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"I taped two track light bars onto an 8 foot 1x2 which I clipped onto a pro panels lighting support bar. Larry Berman"
May 16
Mint Schlief replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"I use the standard tracks that I got at Home Depot or Lowes.  I got the plug in cords to make them portable.  They can be cantankerous (spelling??) at times.. I found it necessary to put the little "plugs" permanently in one end…"
May 16
DeBorah Beaty replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"What is it you use? You didn't say. Thanks."
May 16
Mint Schlief replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"I use them in my jewelry display whenever power is available.  There are 2 types of cords available... 1 with a switch and plug and 1 with only a plug.  I prefer the plug only as it is one less thing to worry with when setting up. I use 4…"
May 16
Larry Berman replied to DeBorah Beaty's discussion Lighting question
"I think this is what you're looking for. Print out the pictures and take them to Home Depot and see if they have something similar. https://www.amazon.com/Linear-Track-Step-13-78-White/dp/B009NKIDZ2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NKCWAE Larry…"
May 14

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Your Medium
Mixed Media
Years in the Art Fair Business
DeBorah Beatty Art
First show ever
Turlock Farmers Market 1995
What is your website?
http://www.deborahbeatty.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting new people and seeing the creativity of others
Best show ever and why
Campbell Art and Wine - sold out of everything
Worst show ever and why
Pleasanton's Women's Expo - very few attendees and bad placement.
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What is one fun fact about yourself?
I refuse to grow up.

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At 2:35pm on October 15, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, DeBorah.  Thank you for joining us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share ideas and ask questions. The site is only as good as the participants make it.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. Visit the "member map" and add your location.

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We also ask all new members to take a few moments to read our code of conduct. Here it is, under the Discussions tab. These are the guidelines that all members need to follow to keep the community useful and helpful to all.

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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