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Jay Heinrich
  • Hillsboro, TX
  • United States
  • Leather/Acrylic
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Started Jun 16 0 Replies

Does anyone have any input on the following three shows?New Braunfels Fall into ArtArt@The Domain AustinCottonwood Art FestivalThanks much, trying to decide on viable shows.Continue

Wind, Heat, Equipment, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Heinrich Apr 15. 6 Replies

Am fairly new to the "show circuit" and have a few questions for members with experience:How do Pro-Panels stand up to the wind? Seems they would be like sails as well as seeming "frail". Also mesh…Continue

Ruidoso Art Festival

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Is anyone familiar with, or have info on, the Ruidoso Art Festival? Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Heinrich Mar 5. 2 Replies

I am fairly new to Insiders and have yet to figure out how to search for shows using specific criteria like locations, dates, size of show, inside/outside, # of attendees, etc. etc.. Is there a way…Continue

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Does anyone have any input on the following three shows?New Braunfels Fall into ArtArt@The Domain AustinCottonwood Art FestivalThanks much, trying to decide on viable shows.See More
Jun 16
Jay Heinrich replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"A very pretty drive but steep indeed with a lot of trucks at times. "
May 21
Jay Heinrich replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"Good luck with Sedona, great place to visit that time of the year. It certainly sounds as if they are setting up for a competitive environment with two "shows". You may want to check if there are any shows in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area…"
May 12
Jay Heinrich replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"I had said once before, having lived in the Sedona area for awhile and dealing with the "art management" (galleries, shops, shows,exhibits, etc.) there I found them pretty snooty. There was always an air of "better than thou"…"
May 11
Jay Heinrich replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Need shows within driving distance from Livingston, Montana in the group SW Artists
"Thanks, I hope so too! Hard to get going but stay at it, work hard and the rewards will come. At least that is my thinking. Perhaps we could figure out a way to find out who is going to what show and see if there is some way to reduce expense. Best…"
Apr 27
Jay Heinrich replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Need shows within driving distance from Livingston, Montana in the group SW Artists
"I see another person confirms my suspicion that things aren't good selling in the art world these days. I am concerned as I have a show that had a booth fee of $575, is a three day show so at least 4 nights in a hotel, meals etc. with travel…"
Apr 27
Jay Heinrich replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Need shows within driving distance from Livingston, Montana in the group SW Artists
"I hear you, it is tough and expensive to get started which is made worse if there is no reward in the way of good sales. I have been hearing many artists complaining that the shows are not producing again this year. I talked with a number of them at…"
Apr 27
Jay Heinrich replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Need shows within driving distance from Livingston, Montana in the group SW Artists
"Richard, Is the artist tour the one that gets you in so many shows without jury? If so how much is the "pass"? Jay"
Apr 27
Jay Heinrich replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Need shows within driving distance from Livingston, Montana in the group SW Artists
"I forgot to mention, I lived in CO for a long period and do know quality accommodations and food is not inexpensive in the Denver or Breck but there are obviously "fast food" places and one-two star accommodations but be careful in the…"
Apr 27
Jay Heinrich replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Need shows within driving distance from Livingston, Montana in the group SW Artists
"Suggest you signup for Zapplication and search their calendar. Plenty of shows in the mountain states through the summer but many application dates have already past. Another site that may be helpful is Festivalnet.com which also is free to signup…"
Apr 27
Jay Heinrich replied to James Richardson's discussion For Sale: Flourish Mesh Panels for E Z Up
"James, glad things worked out.....good luck with whatever you are moviong to. Jay"
Apr 25
Jay Heinrich replied to jan vanderburg's discussion Lighting
"Steven, Thanks much for the reply, they look very interesting. Jay"
Apr 25
Jay Heinrich replied to jan vanderburg's discussion Lighting
"Greg, They do look interesting....thanks. Jay"
Apr 25
Jay Heinrich replied to jan vanderburg's discussion Lighting
"Thanks Connie....I have a lot to educate myself on. When I get into the discussion group questions/answers my head is spinning as there is so much good info and people obviously have their favorite setups ans choosing what to do is tough. I have…"
Apr 24
Jay Heinrich replied to jan vanderburg's discussion Lighting
"Thanks Robert.....wasn't paying attention when I made the previous reply as Connie also replied. Trying to figure out the best way to skin this cat."
Apr 24
Jay Heinrich replied to jan vanderburg's discussion Lighting
"Thanks much for he info as I try to figure out the "best"/affordable solution". Certainly appreciate the help. Jay"
Apr 24

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Your Medium
Leather/Acrylic
Years in the Art Fair Business
15
First show ever
Batesville, IN
What is your website?
http://fineleatherartwork.com
What are the best things about art fairs
People
Best show ever and why
Colorado State Fair Fine Arts - acknowledged winner
Worst show ever and why
Phippen Prescott AZ - arrogance
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
artfaircalendar.com
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Only artist in the country doing my style of art.

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At 7:54am on July 7, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Jay,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll take a look around and make yourself at home.  Thanks and continued success.

At 4:16pm on July 12, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Jay. 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.

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