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Co-insurance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Jun 14. 5 Replies

I've been asked to provide proof of insurance (no big deal) but also proof of that the organizing body is co-insured. Anyone have an idea how to do that? I have ACT, btw.Thanks.Continue

Photogs: How do you respond?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Golden May 8. 16 Replies

My season starts in three weeks but I'm already dreading the comment I know I'll hear way too often: "You must have a really good camera."How do you respond? I don't want to be a smart-as, of course.…Continue

Hello ... and a question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Apr 21. 4 Replies

Just joined Art Fair Insiders after my first - somewhat uneven - first year. I'm a photographer and learned a ton about what sells, what doesn't and, interestingly, what my own style was. It was a…Continue

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Greg Little replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Co-insurance?
"You can also log on to your account in ACT and add the additional insured. Very easy to do"
Jun 14
Judy Christian replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Co-insurance?
"I have a show that is asking for this also. New person in charge of a show that has been around for many years without this."
Jun 14
Wendy Merkle replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Co-insurance?
"The want to be listed on the policy as an additional insured and that generally means they want a Certificate of Insurance with their name listed. This is done in the building industry all the time... however for an art show, this is bullshit."
Jun 13
Fletcher Dean replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Co-insurance?
"ah. thanks very much."
Jun 13
Greg Little replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Co-insurance?
"You can contact ACT and they will add the co-insured for that one event"
Jun 12
Fletcher Dean posted a discussion

Co-insurance?

I've been asked to provide proof of insurance (no big deal) but also proof of that the organizing body is co-insured. Anyone have an idea how to do that? I have ACT, btw.Thanks.See More
Jun 12
Donald Golden replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"I always smile and say, "Yes, and Rembrandt had really great brushes too.""
May 8
Connie Mettler replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"and one of my favorites in this category is we had a good friend, Bill Coleman, who sold images of the Amish that he had taken in PA near where he lived over many years. When asked over and over again "did you take these photos?" he…"
May 5
Larry Sohn replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
""Nope, that's the advantage of having really good camera equipment. You don't have to be there. The camera takes the pictures for you." LOL"
May 4
Fletcher Dean replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"I'm a landscape photog and my other favorite question is: Have you been to all of these places? In my mind I say: Nope, I just have a really long lens. "
May 4
Josh Trefethen replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"There is such a long list of these types of comments lol. I usually respond to this one with - "yes!...I bought it at the same place Shakespeare bought his pen!"  "
May 4
Fletcher Dean replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"Why thanks very much. You know, it's probably similar to a keyboard you have at home! :)"
May 3
Sharon Warren replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"Love your perspective!"
May 3
Larry Sohn replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"with me I'd have to say 6" behind the viewfinder... I have a very big... Nose. Jimmy Durante and me.  :-)"
May 3
Robert Wallis replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"I generally just give a smile and a chortle, followed by an explanation that a good camera helps at times but the best camera is the one you have with you. I point out that what I have hanging in my booth has been taken with anything from a half…"
May 3
Larry Sohn replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Photogs: How do you respond?
"One of the reasons is the advertising world. Advertisers have consumers convinced, to be dazzled with numbers, specifications (they don't understand), in order to get them to purchase the next "bigger" and greater in order to get…"
May 3

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Your Medium
Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
2
First show ever
East Lansing
What is your website?
http://www.iconphotographystudios.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people
Best show ever and why
Alden B. Dow Arts Fair - Sales.
Worst show ever and why
Anything with wine - just drinkers, no buyers
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
The Internet
What is one fun fact about yourself?
My day job is speechwriting.

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At 8:54am on April 12, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Fletcher,

Welcome fellow Michigander!  We're thrilled to have you joining us and hope you'll take advantage of all the helpful and entertaining information to be found here.  Thanks so much for signing up and best of luck for continued success.

At 9:35am on April 12, 2017, Fletcher Dean said…

Thanks Christina! I'm a bit of a newbie - this is my second year. But I'm eager to continue up the learning curve and think this group can help tremendously! Best!

At 4:43pm on April 13, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Fletcher. 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.
Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.
Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.

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.

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.

At 6:00pm on April 13, 2017, Fletcher Dean said…

ah-ha. That's good advice, Connie! Thanks for that ... and the welcome.

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