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Sandra J. Atkins-Moran
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Craft Hut for Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra J. Atkins-Moran Mar 14, 2016. 2 Replies

Craft Hut for Sale.Shoulder surgery has made me need a lighter weight tent; so selling an old and loyal friend. Original heavy gauge steel pipes, skylight, awning zippers on all sides.  Zippered…Continue

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Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Judy Christian's discussion The V Word-
"Well said, Chris.  Public perception begins with advertising and how the show is presented to the public.  And that begins with how the show promoters see us:  as valued exhibitors presenting fine and artistically created art or as…"
Jul 13
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Judy Christian's discussion The V Word-
"yep.  That's a fingernails-on-the-blackboard sort of word, isn't it?"
Jul 11
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Connie Mettler's blog post How You Get to be Chosen to be in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
"Kind of a nothing article.  This tells the public nothing except that it's hard to get in.  I suppose that part is informative....."
Jul 4
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"My one experience with Talbot Street was 3 years ago and I swore I'd never do the show again nor say anything positive about it.  I found the same issues you'd described, plus I had merchandise STOLEN during the show to boot!  I…"
Jun 27
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"thanks,  Maybe I have a bad can because it was the Krylon brand, It ruined a piece I'd spent weeks on.  Sigh."
Jun 16
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"How do you keep the spray from dripping or splotching?  I've used this on my charcoals and sometimes it works fine but other times it leaves large spots and has ruined pieces.  I'm spraying outdoors in a protected area with the…"
Jun 16
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Again, thanks."
Jun 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Thanks.  Any application suggestions?"
Jun 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Thanks for the info."
Jun 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Do you spray it on the acrylics or brush it on?  Any recommendations for what to use?  How about on oil paintings?"
Jun 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Allan Leon's discussion Whether to allow artwork photos or not
"Thank you, Beth.  All the artist is asking for is respect for the act of making a living and the right to have his/her ideas be purchased rather than appropriated."
Apr 10
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Allan Leon's discussion Whether to allow artwork photos or not
"Whether the person wold ever have bought your artwork or whether the print is decent is aside from the point.  It's theft.  Why make it easier for you to be robbed?"
Apr 9
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Allan Leon's discussion Whether to allow artwork photos or not
"Up to you, but your images are proprietary.  If you let someone photograph your work, you run the risk of having that person run off a print for himself, thereby cheating you of your price.  Paranoid, perhaps, but the technology now is…"
Apr 9
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Jill Dunn's discussion Perplexed About A Wait List
"I remember a while back being  wait listed for an Amy Amdur show.  I called to find out where I was on the wait list and was told to just come on up and wait around the day of the show.  It's a 1500 mile drive for me!  No…"
Apr 6
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Jill Dunn's discussion Perplexed About A Wait List
"Those extended application things seem to me to be just one more effort by the shows to gather in some extra money .  Perhaps I'm just being paranoid, but it seems as though there are so many more ways to gouge the artist than there used…"
Apr 6
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Why are these booth fees so high?
"With regard to the insurance expense at shows: I think it's interesting that a number of shows now require the artist to provide his own liability insurance  with the show as the beneficiary!  An interesting wrinkle.  And yet…"
Mar 26

Profile Information

Your Medium
Fiber
Years in the Art Fair Business
39
First show ever
Sertoma - Austin, TX
What is your website?
http://none
What are the best things about art fairs
The job security and he insurance package!
Best show ever and why
Art on the Square - Belleville, IL
hey take god care of their artists and teat them like valued guests instead of paid renters.
Worst show ever and why
Art of the Square - Madison, WI 2009
Booth broken into twice on the same weekend-ransacked, stock dropped into water on the ground. Second night was peed in and several pieces stolen. Staff was great in helping with cleanup,but it never should have happened once much less TWICE!!!! Over $2000 loss and damage.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Read the offering regularly, decided it was time for me t have some input. (Plus Connie is one of my favorite people)

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At 10:19pm on February 23, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Sandra.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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