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Looking for feedback & suggestions please!

Started Feb 17 0 Replies

Hi Everyone - I have been testing out setup with some new equipment - new panels, hangers, etc. and I wanted to start gathering some suggestions to take into account for a setup to get a better booth…Continue

Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie jacobson on Monday. 15 Replies

Hi folks -I joined this forum just about a year ago now and I figured it was time to finally do a "proper" introduction and post some thoughts from my first year of shows.I am a photographer and have…Continue

Question on canopy fabrics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Apr 26, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi everyone -Like many other newbies, I've gotten a wealth of information about different canopy options by reading through several of the discussions here on AFI, and by reading Larry's blog posts…Continue

No notification; weird Zapplication status updates - has this happened to anyone else?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Williams Mar 26, 2016. 6 Replies

This is my first year of applying to shows, so I guess I'm not yet familiar with the entire workflow through the Zapplication site.  But I have one show application out that has proceeded differently…Continue

 

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carrie jacobson replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"What a terrific post. Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights. I've been doing shows for a few years now, but you reminded me of the importance of some basics that I needed to remember!"
Monday
Ryan Moyer replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"Yes I applied again this year.  Just got my invite email today so I'll be back there again.  I applied to more shows in the area this year so good chance we'll cross paths again!  Good luck out there in year 2!"
Mar 18
Mandy Paul replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Artfest SPOKANE Reviews or Info NEEDED
"Hi Barrie - I did this show last year.  It was actually my very first show!  I don't have a ton of experience yet so take my comments with a grain of salt: Pros: Booth fee wasn't too high for a 3 day show with decent…"
Mar 8
Mandy Paul replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"Thanks Mike - you couldn't be in a better forum if you are looking to learn. So many questions I had while getting started I didn't even have to ask because I was able to find information and ideas searching threads that were already…"
Mar 7
Mandy Paul replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"Hi Ryan - yes, we did meet at the Utah Arts Festival! Very surprising that was your first show, as your booth looked so professional as if you'd been doing this a while. And your work was stunning; I particularly enjoyed your…"
Mar 7
Michael Thomas replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"Mandy, Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and "lessons learned" from you first year in the trenches. I am a fellow photographer who is considering entering the art fair circuit next year and I can relate to so many of the…"
Mar 2
Ryan Moyer replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"Thanks for sharing Mandy, that was a great read! My own experience is very similar to yours.  I likewise am a landscape photographer who finally decided to jump in last year (only with a few less shows than you did).  In fact, I think we…"
Feb 28
Mandy Paul replied to Paula Del Giudice Wickersham's discussion Looking for Pro Panels -- Purchase or Rent
"Thanks Paula - please do!"
Feb 2
Mandy Paul replied to Paula Del Giudice Wickersham's discussion Looking for Pro Panels -- Purchase or Rent
"Emailed as requested!"
Feb 2
Mandy Paul replied to Paula Del Giudice Wickersham's discussion Looking for Pro Panels -- Purchase or Rent
"Hmm...no, good point, I don't have a fire certification for them. I don't see anything on my new knockdowns either that certifies them. I am in the same show so if they really require to see a certificate I guess I better write Armstrong…"
Jan 26
Mandy Paul replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"That is a very logical idea. :)  I've not done it yet for a couple reasons -   Firstly because that piece's length makes it unwieldy for me to transport spares in my limited vehicle space and also more…"
Jan 25
Mandy Paul replied to Paula Del Giudice Wickersham's discussion Looking for Pro Panels -- Purchase or Rent
"I tried to post a picture from one of my shows last year to show you what the panels look like but it didn't seem to work, so I'm trying again here:"
Jan 25
Mandy Paul replied to Paula Del Giudice Wickersham's discussion Looking for Pro Panels -- Purchase or Rent
"I tried to attach a picture from one of my shows last year to give you an idea what the panels looked like, but it doesn't seem to have worked, so I'm trying again here..."
Jan 25
Mandy Paul replied to Paula Del Giudice Wickersham's discussion Looking for Pro Panels -- Purchase or Rent
"Hi Paula - I have a set of DIY medium gray carpeted panels that I made and used for all my shows last year that I could sell or rent to you for this show. (Is it the Best of the NW spring show? I'm doing that one too!)  They aren't…"
Jan 25
Mandy Paul replied to John Kraft's discussion Will 7 foot pro panels fit in Toyota Highlander?
"I can't answer your original question regarding whether the 7ft panels would fit, but thought I'd mention if you ended up having to go with knock down style panels instead, the ones from Armstrong Display Products come in…"
Jan 25
Marc Rochkind replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"Thanks again. Really great posts with all that detail. But, about the large piece that you raised the price of because it sold too early. Why not let it keep selling and just have spares that you can put on the wall?"
Jan 24

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At 9:22am on January 6, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Mandy,

Welcome to AFI!  We're thrilled to have you join us and hope you'll be inspired by all the helpful information here for newcomers.  Thanks for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.

At 2:00pm on January 10, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Mandy. 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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