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Living in RV/Travel Trailer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Thomas on Tuesday. 14 Replies

Hello Art Show Folks,I have been through some major life changes recently. As a result, I have decided to make the plunge and venture out to the art fair world to sell my photography. I am working…Continue

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Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Hi Chris, Thanks for sharing your journey with me. I have to say I am rather excited about the prospect of meeting the other artists and learning from them.  Mike"
Tuesday
Chris van atta replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Mike I been learning along the way. Although I have not done this full time.. I have traveled in my van part time during the winter months in South Florida.  Im still learning the shows and the circuit..   Began 3 years ago with a Toyota…"
Tuesday
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Thanks Don. I will check it out."
Monday
don crozier replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"here's one I just rememberedhttps://mandyleaphoto.blog/"
Monday
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Stephanie, It would be more challenging as a couple. My wife passed away last December so I am consider a "location independent" life that never would have been a consideration when we were a couple. It's not the way I want to make…"
Mar 21
Stephanie Wolf replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"This is really interesting. I would love to do this, the hubby however, not so much :("
Mar 21
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Hi Jacki, Thanks for the recommendation to contact Ruth. It will be good to get the perspective of the pro. "
Mar 21
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Carrie, Thanks for the information on Cam Chapman. It is encouraging to know there are others out there living the lifestyle I am considering. Mike"
Mar 21
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Hello Michael, Ruth Finkenbiner is a member here and she sold her home and lives out of an RV.  She usually hangs out in the Southwest artists group.  Send her a message and ask her what she thinks now that she surely must be a pro at that…"
Mar 20
carrie jacobson replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Cam Chapman, wonderful photographer of lighthouses, lives in an RV, and travels in it to shows. He's made lots of changes over the years, is a nice guy and might be an excellent source of info for you. Here's his website…"
Mar 20
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Larry, I can tell you have"
Mar 20
Larry Sohn replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Some points to be aware of: Cons: Extra travel costs incurred due to reduced fuel economy & tolls. Some places you cannot find reasonable parking. Some towns do not allow sleeping in the trailer overnight.  Maneuvering for load / unloads…"
Mar 19
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Don, thanks for pointing me to Martin Spiker's sites. I will check into it."
Mar 19
don crozier replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"You wouldn't necessarily know it from his website, but Martin Spilker has just such a lifestyle.http://martinspilker.com/He often posts about it on his facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/mspilker1"
Mar 19
Michael Thomas posted a discussion

Living in RV/Travel Trailer

Hello Art Show Folks,I have been through some major life changes recently. As a result, I have decided to make the plunge and venture out to the art fair world to sell my photography. I am working outside of the US right now but at the beginning of 2018, I will be back in the country and ready to take on art fairs full time. And, I will be doing it while traveling in my SUV and a travel trailer...at least that is the plan at the moment.Are there others folks out there that are "location…See More
Mar 19
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

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Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
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First show ever
I haven't participated in a show yet, but am considering doing so.
What is your website?
http://mbthomasphotography.com
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I found it through a Google search for art fair information.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I did not pick up a "serious" camera until I was 50 year old.

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At 9:03am on February 24, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Michael,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.

At 3:28pm on February 25, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Michael. 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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