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Jacki Bilsborrow
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Need Canadian show reviews

Started Apr 5 0 Replies

We have now added a place at Art Show Reviews for Canadian show reviews.  As of right now we don't have any reviews.  We also only have one show listed.  If you have done some Canadian shows could…Continue

Tags: reviews, shows, art, Canada

A Few Fun Facts about some of our AFI members

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Biggins Aug 20, 2015. 10 Replies

Every so often it is fun to get to know some of our newer AFI members.  So, here are a few of our members who have done some very unique things.Ann Dickinson Sargent is a prize-winning poet who has…Continue

Tags: fun, facts, accomplishments, unique, members

What Norm Darwish meant to me

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Williams Jul 24, 2015. 4 Replies

I just stopped in to Connie's last Thursday before I had to go out of town.  I knew Norm was getting bad but I really thought he would still be with us when I got back from Atlanta.  I was very upset…Continue

Tags: photographer Norm Darwish

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow May 7, 2015. 3 Replies

I will be in Atlanta this coming weekend and was wondering if there are very many AFI members who are doing the Chastain Park Arts Festival.  Let me know if you are doing the show.  I am thinking of…Continue

Tags: Atlanta, Georgia, Festival, art, Park

 

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Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Robert Wallis's blog post Round the Fountain, Lafayette, IN 5-27-2017
"Robert, what do you think accounted for the different type of shoppers this year?   It seems strange that the good customers from last year didn't come back."
Jun 2
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Tim Dardis's discussion has anyone been to Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival n Atlanta?
"Hello Tim, Have you checked out www.artshowreview.com? That is a website where people can submit reviews for shows they have done. If you copy and paste the link below you can at least get an idea of the show by reading the reviews that were…"
Jun 2
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Craig Roderick and Sara Beck's blog post 4 Bridges Arts Festival Chattanooga, Tn. Great Show in a Great City
"What a great review. It was so good I want to make it down to this one sometime. It sounded almost perfect. The rain was the only drawback for me but it sure didn't sound like it bothered anybody. Thanks for sharing."
Apr 25
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What vehicle are you driving? A photo essay
"I've seen Melanie Rolfes booth at a show before and I can't believe they get those huge pieces into that vehicle!!  They are miracle workers."
Apr 18
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Greg Little's blog post Atlanta Dogwood Art Fest April 7-9, 2017 Review
"There are a lot of Atlanta shows I hope I can get to in the next two years.  This is one of them.  My son moves back to Atlanta in August.  Seems like there is a show close by every time we get to Atlanta. You didn't really say,…"
Apr 18
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Tammie T Everly's blog post My First Ever "Sleep Over" Show - Old Town Art Show - St. Augustine, FL 4/8-9/17
"Tammie, you sure included a lot of great photos in your blog post.  I hope people take a few minutes to look at them.  Thanks for posting about your first "sleep over" show.  I am glad that turned out to be a good experience…"
Apr 18
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"I remember that drive Tina.  I am not fond of driving in the snow anymore.   Britt, I do think the prices need to be down enough or stuff doesn't move.  But, most artists have tons of artwork they stopped taking with them to…"
Apr 18
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on John Leben's blog post Great Lakes Art Fair - Novi, Michigan - Great Show!
"Great review and how lucky are you winning an award and growing your sale with each year? This sounds like a great show and a great fit for you.  Thanks for sharing."
Apr 18
Christina L. Towell commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"Enjoyed reading your review, Jacki, as it brought back fond memories of driving there with you and Connie and Barb in your van, through a snowstorm, one year.  Love this show, wish I could go again.  I'm sitting next to a lamp I…"
Apr 10
Britt Hallowell commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"Do you find sales work best when marked down at least X%? Example, at the Columbus clearance sale, I find nothing moves if not marked down at 30-40%, but really gets scooped up quickly after 60%. One year I only marked down 25% and almost nothing…"
Apr 7
Colin Murray commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"Thank you Connie. "
Apr 7
Jacki Bilsborrow posted a discussion

Need Canadian show reviews

We have now added a place at Art Show Reviews for Canadian show reviews.  As of right now we don't have any reviews.  We also only have one show listed.  If you have done some Canadian shows could you be so kind to submit a few reviews for us. www.Artshowreviews.com is a very useful site that can help you decide if a show fits your needs.  We need new reviews for Canad and any other show you would like to review.  Please submit a show…See More
Apr 5
Kathy Kuczek commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"Thanks !"
Apr 5
Connie Mettler commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"Yes, Colin Murray runs it in Milwaukee in late January. Here's the link: www.artworksmadison.com"
Apr 5
Kathy Kuczek commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"Do you know where the Wisconsin Garage Sale Art Fair is held and when?  I have only heard of this one in Kalamazoo"
Apr 5
Connie Mettler commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows
"Thanks, Jacki. You hit all the high points. I thought I'd been to enough art fairs but then when this date came along couldn't help myself, I had to go. I shopped for myself, for Christmas, for presents -- on and on. My favorite purchase…"
Apr 4

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Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
I actually have worked for a handcolored photographer for many years and helped him do matting, framing, shipping, and other work around the studio.
First show ever
First real art show I ever went to was the Ann Arbor Art Fair. I really loved working at that show. It was amazing.
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting new people, seeing all the great work of the other artists.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Art Fair because it is so big and there is something there for everyone. I enjoyed the art atmosphere, the creative people, and the patrons.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Connie Mettler, of course.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I was a member of a National Championship Cross Country team 2 years in a row.

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The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 8:50pm 8 Comments

This was the 22nd year for the Garage Sale Art Fair.  I love coming to this show.  There is something for everyone here.  This show is held the last Saturday of February.  Winter can be rough in Kalamazoo and by the end of February people are ready to get out and shop.

The show is put on by Bonnie…

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Elkhart For the Love of Art Show

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 1:30am 7 Comments

     The Elkhart For the Love of Art Show was held on March 12, 2016. This show is held in the Elkhart RV Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located not far from the Elkhart City limits. It is also right off of the I 80 Indiana Toll Road which makes it very visible to people coming from the toll road or from Michigan.

     The RV Hall of Fame sits in the center of a huge open area. There were signs along the road in Michigan and near the Hall of Fame announcing the art show. They…

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Art Show Reviews written by You

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 6:03pm 3 Comments

I just want to thank Jeff Gracz for submitting several show reviews this month.  He wrote reviews for several west coast shows.  We are always looking for some west coast shows to help out artists on the west coast. 

You all know how important it is to have an idea of what to expect before applying to an art show.  Nobody likes to be blindsided once you get to a show and find out it is nothing like you hoped it would be.  That is why art show reviews are so important.  You can find…

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The Garage Sale Art Fair - 20th Anniversary

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 7:12pm 6 Comments

     The Garage Sale Art Fair was held February 27th.  I really look forward to this show every year.  It is great fun catching up with people and the deals are crazy good.  Usually I am there as a shopper.  This year I went with Connie to sell some of Norm's art fair equipment and his art work.  I have not helped…

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Comment Wall (40 comments)

At 11:11pm on August 25, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Jacki. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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 10:46pm on September 23, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Thanks Jacki...good to be here. I recognize you also. Have a great week.
At 3:09pm on October 4, 2010, Maria Camera said…
Hi Jacki, Thank's for your nice comments and for adding me as a friend!
At 10:05pm on October 5, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Thanks Jacki...that was an awesome surprise...almost as good as my new granddaughter.
At 8:43pm on October 11, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Jacki, Yes I have a 5week old granddaughter named Madeline Grace. It's like holding a little piece of heaven. I'm having fun being grandma and yes the quilt you see on my profile is one that I made for her. Her mother loves owls and they are not easy to find in baby things, although since I designed the quilt, I seem to be finding more out there in the stores. Have a great week....Sabrina
At 3:08pm on October 19, 2010, Barbara Burkhardt said…
Hello Jacki, I can still see you on duty at the Levin Dinner - you filled a needed spot with efficiency. Barb
At 9:56am on October 26, 2010, JD Hillberry said…
Hi Jacki,
Thanks for the comment about my profile picture. That drawing has been my logo and "brand" on my business cards for over 20 years. Several shows have used it for promotion as well. I was the featured artist at the Bayou City Art Festival in Houston and it was on 10 Billboards all over town. There are some pictures of different ways it has been used on my site here:
At 11:30am on December 10, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift
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Happy birthday, Jacki! The sun is shining just as I'm sure it was on the day you were born. May the year ahead be your best ever. Many, many thanks for all the good you have done for me. Love
At 9:41pm on February 01, 2011, Sabrina Aughenbaugh gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift

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