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  • Newbury, NH
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Show fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum Mar 23, 2016. 5 Replies

I am just getting back into shows full time after taking a 3 year hiatus.  I am finding it a struggle to come up with the booth fees for those shows that are requiring payment with the application. …Continue

The Kerry Way - American Made Art and Craft Shows, CT

Started Oct 9, 2012 0 Replies

Hello all artists out there.  Does anyone know anything about The Kerry Way - American Made Art Shows in CT.?  Please get back to me as soon as possible.  They still have openings for the fall in all…Continue

Lil Street Craft Fair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Shay Jul 22, 2012. 7 Replies

Geri, Yes, the one in Chicago at the end of this month. I am signed up for it bit understand that it's not a good show. I would like opinions of other artists/crafters who have done this show in the…Continue

Lil Street Craft Fair, Chicago

Started this discussion. Last reply by geri a. wegner Jul 7, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I am knew to this website but I have been doing shows for the last nine years. I must say that I have enjoyed reading reviews and people's comments. Does anyone out there have any…Continue

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Howard Alan Virginia Beach Art Show

This will be Howard Alan's second year in Virginia Beach.  Did anyone do this show last year and can comment on it.  We are heading down to this show this coming week and would like an idea of what to expect.  Many thanks!See More
Apr 24, 2016
Ron Andrews commented on Connie Mettler's page Getting Started Guide
"I have a Rio Grande Hot Spot jump ring soldering machine.  I do not use it.  Is there any jeweler out there that could use this.  Will let is go for $150.00 and that includes shipping.  It's in excellent condition and used…"
Mar 31, 2016
Linnea Lahlum replied to Ron Andrews's discussion Show fees
"Does he use ZAPP IN ADDITION to taking applications another way? I have found a couple who do, whereupon I used the ZAPP route, to avoid sending the check upfront. If he really prefers cash in hand, I don't know what bearing that might…"
Mar 23, 2016
Ron Andrews replied to Ron Andrews's discussion Show fees
"No Larry, not Howard Alan.  In fact I found Howard Alan most accomodating. Thank you!"
Mar 23, 2016
Larry Berman replied to Ron Andrews's discussion Show fees
"If you're talking about Howard Alan, he also takes deposits. As for post dated checks, you need to ask the person you're sending the check to. Larry Berman"
Mar 23, 2016
Ron Andrews replied to Ron Andrews's discussion Show fees
"Larry, I have to agree with you, however, there is a show, actually 3 shows that are excellent for me by the same promoter where that promoter is asking for fees almost a year in advance.  He juries you in the show almost immediately and then…"
Mar 23, 2016
Larry Berman replied to Ron Andrews's discussion Show fees
"Show using ZAPP and JAS don't require booth fees until accepted. Years ago I made it a policy to never apply to a show that required a booth fee with the application. And every show I was considering but wouldn't apply to I let them know…"
Mar 23, 2016
Ron Andrews posted a discussion

Show fees

I am just getting back into shows full time after taking a 3 year hiatus.  I am finding it a struggle to come up with the booth fees for those shows that are requiring payment with the application.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how they handle this? See More
Mar 23, 2016
Ron Andrews commented on Mark V. Turner's blog post Event Insurance Firms - Opinions and Recommendations?
"Jan, you are so right! "
Mar 19, 2016
Ron Andrews commented on Mark V. Turner's blog post Event Insurance Firms - Opinions and Recommendations?
"I understand about not wanting another fee tacked on, however, have you thought about the fact that "someone could get hurt in your booth"?  Someone could trip, a display could come down, etc., etc.  What would happen then? …"
Mar 19, 2016
Ron Andrews commented on Mark V. Turner's blog post Event Insurance Firms - Opinions and Recommendations?
"We used a private insurance company and it costs like $600.00 a year.  I let it lapse a few years ago when I stopped doing shows for awhile.  Am now doing shows again and will be looking for something a little more reasonable.  I did…"
Mar 15, 2016
Ron Andrews commented on Ron Andrews's blog post Question about shows
"Thank you David. Ron"
Nov 7, 2015
david addario commented on Ron Andrews's blog post Question about shows
"If your looking for show reviews use this site or Art Fair Sourcebook. For New England Shows...Boston World Trade Center in Nov. , Falmouth Mass. in July, Old Deerfield Craft Fairs to name a few."
Nov 7, 2015
Ron Andrews commented on Ron Andrews's blog post Question about shows
"Thanks David!  I kind of had that feeling.  You are the second person to recommend Castleberry Fairs to me.  What is your medium?  I'm a seaglass jeweler so getting into shows is a little more difficult but I certainly can…"
Nov 6, 2015
david addario commented on Ron Andrews's blog post Question about shows
"Hi Ron- The best advice I can give you is to Run away as fast as you can from their shows. I did a few of them my first year when I was first starting out and had no clue on what shows to do. I was broke for the first couple years until I did my…"
Nov 6, 2015
Ron Andrews posted a blog post

Question about shows

Has anyone done any of Mike and Pat's shows in New England?  Mostly one day shows (Sunday) and mostly Mass and CT.  Anyone out there have an opinion on them?Thanks,RonSee More
Oct 19, 2015

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Your Medium
jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
12
First show ever
Vermont Crafters - Hanover, NH
What is your website?
http://www.beachcombingsstudio.net
What are the best things about art fairs
being surrounded by art and the people
Best show ever and why
Summerfest - Ocean City
financially rewarding
Worst show ever and why
Lewiston Maine Hot Air Balloon Festival
surrounded by crap- I actually left
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Larry Berman

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Howard Alan Virginia Beach Art Show

Posted on April 24, 2016 at 7:24am 0 Comments

This will be Howard Alan's second year in Virginia Beach.  Did anyone do this show last year and can comment on it.  We are heading down to this show this coming week and would like an idea of what to expect.  Many thanks!

Question about shows

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 8:54pm 4 Comments

Has anyone done any of Mike and Pat's shows in New England?  Mostly one day shows (Sunday) and mostly Mass and CT.  Anyone out there have an opinion on them?

Thanks,

Ron

Need opinion of other artists

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 9:37am 7 Comments

To all jewelry artists, I need your opinion.  I create seaglass jewelry which for the most part I set in sterling

silver.  I make my own bezels, cuffs, bails, etc.  Those are my high end items.  They run from $75.00 to $495.00.

All those items are in cases.  I also have lower end items which are mainly drilled seaglass that I incorporate with sterling silver findings.  I have items that run from $5.00 to $69.00.  Those items are displayed on velvet covered tables in dishes of…

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Show insurance

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:53pm 10 Comments

Having liability insurance is a "good" thing for you the artist.  If someone gets hurt in your booth and they decide to "sue" you are covered.  Also, if for some reason you are out of work because your studio was broken into or whatever, or your art gets stolen you are covered.  The city is trying to protect themselves and you.  It's not that expensive so go for it.  I just had to make a claim because I sent $2200 worth of jewelry to Chicago and it was stolen from the lobby.  The insurance…

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At 11:57am on July 2, 2012, Caroline Kwas said…

Hi Ron,

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