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Kristy Guenther
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Selling Art Prints

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek T Collins yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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

Withdrawing from Shows? A Newbie Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristy Guenther May 2. 6 Replies

Hi all! I am new to this forum, and this will be my first year participating in art fairs!I've applied to 5 shows, and have been accepted to 4 of them, and I should be hearing back from the last one…Continue

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Judy Christian replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Shows in Western NY State??
"I stayed at the Colonial Motel in Portageville, 3 or 4 times.  Phone is/was 585-493-5700. Looks like the last time I was there was 2010 or so, only because it does not fit into my schedule. Hotel was small, safe, middle price range, no food…"
yesterday
Derek T Collins replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Selling Art Prints
"I’m just throwing stuff at you. Most high quality shows want reproductions to be limited and numbered. Some allow you only to hang them on one wall. Some only allow 1 bin and don’t allow you to hang any. If the show doesn’t care if…"
yesterday
Kristy Guenther replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Selling Art Prints
"Hi Larry, you are always so quick to respond, thank you! Don't worry, I've thoroughly read the rules for each show I've been accepted into to find out which allow reproductions, what percentage of the booth they can take up, etc. It…"
Wednesday
Larry Berman replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Selling Art Prints
"First of all, don't refer to them as prints. Call them reproductions because the original exists. You will find that not all shows allow reproductions. Some of the top tier shows state no reproductions in their application. As for actually…"
Wednesday
Kristy Guenther posted a discussion

Selling Art Prints

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 prints in addition to original paintings at fairs this year. There is a lot I don't know yet, but my main question is this: Should I offer prints of a piece ONLY if I've already sold the original? Or, would it be normal to have the original hanging in my tent with print reproductions of the piece a…See More
Wednesday
Kristy Guenther replied to M. Scott Phifer's discussion Totally new to art shows
"I would check Amazon for gridwall- I got free shipping getting mine from there.  Tablecloths for the tables  Racks to go on the tables to display prints, etc. Something to hold cash so you can make change Signage, price labels... I'm…"
Tuesday
Judy Christian replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Shows in Western NY State??
"Nova, There are two ways to get into Letchworth, a north and south end. I always came from the south, but that is the longest, driving about 15 or more mile of park until you reach the show area. Also outside the south end of the park there are very…"
May 14
Kristy Guenther replied to Rick Wallace's discussion First show in 48 hours - I'm a wreck
"Wow, you did much better in sales than you originally expected, that's awesome! Was it an enjoyable experience overall?"
May 13
Judy Christian replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Shows in Western NY State??
"Well, then I assume that you have visited these shows, so you already know a bit about them. When I did Sonnenburg, the weather was nice. It was easy to do, easy set up and tear down. Art show. Not busy, not a lot of traffic, but steady, my sales…"
May 10
Kristy Guenther replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Shows in Western NY State??
"I live locally, so I won't be needing to stay overnight anywhere :-)"
May 10
Judy Christian replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Shows in Western NY State??
"Will you be staying overnight for either of these two shows? I was going to provide info on the areas if you were."
May 10
Kristy Guenther replied to Rick Wallace's discussion First show in 48 hours - I'm a wreck
"To me it makes sense to me to just put a label on the bin if everything in the bin is the same price. Then if you had stuff hanging up, price those individually? But I haven't done a show yet (first one is this summer). I feel like some of this…"
May 10
Judy Christian replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Shows in Western NY State??
"I have done Sonnenburg and Letchworth, will you be staying at hotels for either? I will post more later,  Judy"
May 10
Alisa Butts replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Art Fair Postcards
"Yes, without a mailing list it's difficult but I advise getting a physical as well as email address for each customer. When someone purchases from me with a credit card, I ask them to write their name and address on a receipt book while I run…"
May 10
Larry Sohn replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Shows in Western NY State??
"I was accepted at Corn Hill however I declined. I was also accepted at Syracuse. Did the Syracuse show. No buying energy. I was warned in advance, about the entire area. However i chose the try it anyway. Seems a financially depressed area. A lot of…"
May 9
Kristy Guenther posted a discussion

Shows in Western NY State??

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 (Rochester NY)Waterfront Arts Festival (Webster NY)Sonnenberg Arts at the Gardens (Canandaigua NY)Clothesline Festival (Rochester NY)Letchworth Arts & Crafts Fest (Castile NY)From what I understand, Letchworth and Corn Hill are more "Arts and Crafts" festivals, whereas the others are more "Fine…See More
May 9

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Acrylic Paint
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
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
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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…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Kristy. 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.

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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.

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