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Kristy Guenther
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Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch yesterday. 10 Replies

Did my first show this weekend (Corn Hill Arts Fest in Rochester, NY) and thought I would share my experience (Sorry in advance- this is going to be long!). I'd love to hear anyone's…Continue

Selling Art Prints

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek T Collins May 18. 3 Replies

I did a cursory search for this topic but there are so many posts about prints, that I think it would take a while to find an answer! Sorry if this has been discussed before.I am going to be selling…Continue

Shows in Western NY State??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian May 19. 8 Replies

All of the shows I'm doing this summer/fall are in Rochester NY and the Finger Lakes areas. I was wondering if anyone has done any of these shows and whether they liked them:Corn Hill Arts Festival…Continue

Art Fair Postcards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alisa Butts May 10. 12 Replies

This summer will be my first time exhibiting in art fairs.Some of the shows I'm in give each artist postcards to advertise the show. I am wondering if anyone has any creative ways to distribute…Continue

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Cindy Welch replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"Debbie, I love your story about the lady who invited you to her show years ago."
yesterday
Kristy Guenther replied to Judy Christian's discussion Problems with Square releasing my money-anyone ever heard of this?
"I wonder how one would give proof of business registration if they are a sole proprietor...NYS doesn't require anything other than a sales tax registration. I hope I never run across this issue with Square!"
yesterday
Kristy Guenther replied to Judy Christian's discussion Problems with Square releasing my money-anyone ever heard of this?
"Judy have you had any resolution to this? I do use square but I've only used it at one show so far and there were no problems."
yesterday
Kristy Guenther replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"Thanks for your reply! Glad to hear a perspective from someone who's done the show for a while. I got lucky with my booth, and if I do Corn Hill in future years I will definitely ask for the same spot. I was on Frederick Douglas Street, in the…"
yesterday
Kristy Guenther replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"I have a show next weekend, and the forecast is calling for much nicer temperatures...So I hope that helps! It is definitely frustrating to be at the weather's mercy!"
yesterday
Kristy Guenther replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"Absolutely!"
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Kristy Guenther replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"I'm glad I'm not alone! I am definitely hoping I do better at  the higher-end shows. I also am working on some bigger pieces to bring to those!"
yesterday
Debbie McMaster replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"Congrats at doing a first show! You will find at every show there are positives and negatives. I have been doing shows for 39 years(its in my blood)..... they are a lot of work but I love them! I will tell you about my worst experience......I did a…"
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Sonja Jones replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"Hi Kristy,  I had to laugh reading your review - I am also new to this, and it sounded like almost everyone of the few shows I have done so far!  Lots of compliments, kids love my animal paintings, the weather is either too hot, too wet,…"
yesterday
Cindy Welch replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"Heat ... that is a big show killer that is held outdoors.  We typically don't do summer shows for that reason unless I can get one indoors, which is rare here in south Louisiana."
yesterday
Cindy Welch replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"I love the panda painting.  Very pretty. Congratulations on completing your first show.  We find we learn something at each event we do.  So my advice is ... don't ever think you've learned it all.  Keep looking for…"
yesterday
Mike Smith replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair
"Hi Kristy...I have done the Corn Hill show for over 20 years and it draws much less people than is used to back in the '90's and early 2000's and the buying power is Rochester isn't what it used to be. That said, it can still be…"
yesterday
Kristy Guenther replied to Chris van atta's discussion Booth photo? Can I take the photo in my driveway or yard?
"I took my very first booth photo in my driveway and it worked fine. I don't think it was possible to tell, as I cropped the photo so that only the booth was visible. I don't think the shows care as long as it's an accurate…"
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Thoughts On My Very First Art Fair

Did my first show this weekend (Corn Hill Arts Fest in Rochester, NY) and thought I would share my experience (Sorry in advance- this is going to be long!). I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts/advice.It was a HOT weekend, and thunderstorms were forecast for Saturday. The storm didn't actually hit, but apparently the forecast scared some people away. A few other artists said the show seemed slower than usual (Which, to me, was a shock, because there still seemed like a TON of people there).This…See More
Tuesday
Kristy Guenther replied to DORI SMITH's discussion Going about art fairs wrong
"Exactly- 3 different artists who are, lets say, watercolorists, could all be doing completely different subject matter that appeal to completely different markets. Being the "better" artist is not always the most important factor!"
Tuesday
Kristy Guenther replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Whatcha doing this week, July 9-15, 2018?
"Very cool, I am hoping to try that one out next year. I thought about doing it this year but that would have made it 6 shows for me total and I didn't want to go too crazy for my first season!"
Jul 10

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Acrylic Paint
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First show ever
My first show will be this summer, the Corn Hill Arts Festival in Rochester NY!
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http://www.kguentherart.com
What are the best things about art fairs
I will know this summer 2018! I have been accepted into 3 so far
Best show ever and why
Yet to be discovered!
Worst show ever and why
Yet to be discovered!
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I found the site while searching on Google for advice on applying to art fairs. I've found a lot of useful info on this site so far!

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At 9:02am on April 30, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Kristy,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site helpful as you begin this journey.  Thank you for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.

At 10:36pm on May 2, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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