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Geoff Coe
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Geoff Coe's Discussions

Avondale (JAX, FL)?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geoff Coe Mar 19, 2013. 4 Replies

Do show admission fees affect buying behavior?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Warren Townsend Jan 3, 2013. 33 Replies

 

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Christina L. Towell commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"I'm a fan of your critiques, Geoff, wonderful to hear from you and to read all the responses that your blog generated as well...thanks!"
Nov 13, 2017
Geoff Coe commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"I don't do $25 prints, no. Because when I did, they didn't sell."
Nov 2, 2017
Brenda Flynn commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"I agree! I have done both, craft and art, with Howard Alan. Consumers on the whole don't differentiate, though. I think the fine art collectors will attend the craft shows, because they run across folk art there in most cases. And I use them…"
Nov 2, 2017
Geoff Coe commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"Brenda, thanks.  I hold the HAE--that is, the fine art--shows to a much higher standard in every respect than the ACE shows...and I try to differentiate between them.  Howard has tended to "blur the lines" with a few shows,…"
Nov 1, 2017
Nels johnson commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"Connie you got a call from Howard about the Melbourne show, which was not a craft show but a art show. I blogged about the craft show at Dunedin. And yes, how could I ever forget “what’s-her-name.”"
Nov 1, 2017
Brenda Flynn commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"There's a lot to be said about Howard Alan shows, some bad and some good. I've had a couple of incidents, but on the whole, I'm pleased about the shows I've done through HAE. I choose them as carefully as I can, trying to stick…"
Nov 1, 2017
Connie Mettler commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"How could I forget anything you do, Nels? Right, seems I got a phone call direct from Howard on the blog. You haven't forgotten either, have you?"
Oct 31, 2017
Nels johnson commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"Gee, Connie I blogged about the ACE Dunedin show in Feb, this year, or did you forget."
Oct 31, 2017
Richard L. Sherer commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"Very happy to see a review among all the tents and panels for sale. Thanks for taking the time Geoff."
Oct 30, 2017
Geoff Coe commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"And yes, the ACE shows are much lower in price point, and they are not juried, per se. This show tends to attract artists who are coming into the state a bit earlier...it can give northern artists a canary-in-a-coal-mine idea of what's going to…"
Oct 30, 2017
Geoff Coe commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"Hi Connie, with a 5:30 AM setup, I drove up on Friday night and stayed at the Regency Inn, on US41 about 4 miles north of the show. Privately owned (available through booking-dot-com) and it was charming! I wish I'd stayed all weekend for the…"
Oct 30, 2017
Connie Mettler commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA
"Well worth a try, Geoff, and didn't you get to sleep in your own bed? We've never had a report on an ACE event before. I'd guess, give its nature, it would have prices for goods well below the usual art fair prices. Right? A more low…"
Oct 30, 2017
Geoff Coe posted a blog post

Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA

Review: Downtown Sarasota Craft Show Promoter: American Craft Endeavors (ACE; part of Howard Alan events) Dates: Sat/Sun, Oct 28-29 Location: Five Points Park, downtown Sarasota Booth Fee; $275 Setup: 5:30 AM Saturday My medium: Fine art bird and "cloudscape"/seascape scenic photography on canvas and metal ($350-$1200); matted prints ($35-149) I don't normally review craft shows, but among South Florida artists, this event serves as a "soft launch" for the Florida season. So there were a fair…See More
Oct 30, 2017
Kathleen V. Smith commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips
"After my house fire, Steven & I had mold in my crawl space & deadly toxic mold spores went into the ducts & contaminated everything including US!  Lindstrom Cleaning & Construction/ Restoration from Plymouth, MN. didn't…"
Sep 19, 2017
Christina L. Towell commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips
"So helpful for those impacted by Irma and Harvey, thanks Geoff."
Sep 18, 2017
Connie Mettler commented on Geoff Coe's blog post Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips
"Thanks so much, Geoff ... sharing and tweeting."
Sep 14, 2017

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Tamiami Trail 80th Anniv. celebration, April 2008
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Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival (Oct. 28-29, 2017): "Soft Launch" to FL season is DOA

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 1:00pm 12 Comments

Review: Downtown Sarasota Craft Show

Promoter: American Craft Endeavors (ACE; part of Howard Alan events)

Dates: Sat/Sun, Oct 28-29

Location: Five Points Park, downtown Sarasota

Booth Fee; $275

Setup: 5:30 AM Saturday

My medium: Fine art bird and "cloudscape"/seascape scenic photography on canvas and metal ($350-$1200); matted prints ($35-149)



I don't normally review craft shows, but among South Florida artists, this event serves as a "soft launch"…

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Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips

Posted on September 14, 2017 at 11:55am 3 Comments

This is terrific information, and not just for artists! Copy and paste anywhere you think it will be seen by those impacted by the storm.  (Note: My home and property and family are all safe, unaffected by the storm.) 



1. File with FEMA and get your FEMA number ASAP! You will need it for everything. Download the FEMA app now. They now prefer that you register online rather than the phone.

2. File a claim with BOTH your homeowner's and flood insurance. Even…

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Who are your customers? And who are YOU, for THEM?

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 11:30am 12 Comments

Recently, on a private Facebook artist group, an artist asked for advice on dealing with a challenging customer on a custom order.  (The details aren't important here, and I don't have permission to share them, anyway.) 



I read the comments already posted.  Some were helpful, some (a bit snarky) maybe not so much.  And I was about to weigh in with my own two cents, and then I remembered a quote (from Albert Einstein, I think), along the lines of: "To solve a problem, don't engage…

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Juno Beach Art Fest by the Sea (Mar. 12-13, 2016)

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 2:00pm 6 Comments

This is one of Howard Alan's largest shows, stretching along A1A from Marcinski Rd. (on the north) to the south entrance of Loggerhead Rd. (on the south) in Juno Beach, FL--close to Jupiter on Florida's east coast. I don't cite the distance in "blocks" because there aren't any: These are the only two access points…

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Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair: Feb. 13-14, 2016

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

 

Setup: Friday after 12 noon; show 10-5 Saturday and 9-4 (yes, you read that right) on Sunday. This is the third of four shows at the Community Center grounds, the only place on Sanibel that hosts an outdoor art show (Richard Sullivan of Boulderbrook Productions does shows on Thanksgiving weekend and--new this year--January; the local Lions Club has one coming up in exactly one month.) 



We got a break from the weather, and although it was a little crisp in early morning…

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Comment Wall (48 comments)

At 7:47pm on August 15, 2009, Will Tattoos said…


Hi, my name is Will, and I wanted to tell you about this new ning that I help moderate that is all about talented people here in FL. Check it out, join, and add me. Peace! - Will
At 3:59pm on October 20, 2009, Connie Mettler said…
Sure, I can ban him, Geoff. Let me look over his latest contribution and I'll make a decision.

My son was the administrator for Bill O'Reilly's website and he said whenever a Democrat wandered in it made for an exciting time, so I've been letting Mike ride for a while.

Thanks for reaching out.
At 9:15am on April 12, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Geoff Coe a gift
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Happy birthday, Geoff. Have a great day with lots of friends and fun. May the year bring you closer to making all your dreams come true. Thanks so much for all your contributions to this site.
At 10:18pm on April 22, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Geoff Coe a gift
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Thank you for referring Azad to the site Geoff!
At 3:24pm on May 10, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Geoff Coe a gift
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Congratulations, Geoff. The Art Fair Insiders community has chosen you to receive this month's award. I personally have also benefited from your participation, vigilance and experience.
At 11:35am on June 03, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Geoff Coe a gift
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Many, many thanks for your support!
At 2:07pm on September 18, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Geoff Coe a gift
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Thanks Geoff for referring Helen to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:53pm on October 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Geoff Coe a gift
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Thank you, Geoff, for referring Tara Fink Grim to Art Fair Insiders.
At 1:54pm on December 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Geoff Coe a gift
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Thank you, Geoff, for referring Michael Sherman to Art Fair Insiders.
At 6:55am on January 5, 2011, Zee Galliano said…

Hi Geoff,

I'll add binocs to the packing list in hopes of seeing that GHO.

Saying "hi" will be easy since I'm your neighbor in #29!!!

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