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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 commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Anything of value?  Our stock has considerable value in terms of time to produce it, not to mention cost of materials.  But sometimes it's simply too exhausting to remove everything every night and set it all up again the next…"
Mar 21
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Local police patrol,but it's a very large area and very few officers, lots of drinking and kids out of control with sharp-eyed people looking for booths to break into for theft or just to do sheer mean destruction.  You leave stuff in your…"
Mar 21
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Security is a real issue at the State College show.  It seemed there were break-ins and theft or vandalism every year of the several years I did the fair.  It's often on alumni weekend (which brings in the out-of-town clientele who…"
Mar 14
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Just Thinking Out Loud...What If?
"Well said,Len.  I'd love to see shows eliminate prize money and out their efforts (and money)into advertising.  This benefits all the show participants and not just a few."
Mar 7
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Just Thinking Out Loud...What If?
"Great comments here.  I've been doing this full time for 45 years (giving Nels a run for his money, here) and have had the gamut of experiences.  Yes, we make art because it is in our souls and hearts, but we stay with a good business…"
Mar 7
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Rosie Sherman's blog post Artanado- The worst show ever
"I am so sorry.  It's rotten to spend the money, break your neck getting there, present good work, and have it all come to naught because he promoter fell down on the job.  Shame on him!!!!!!!!"
Feb 17
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Space Coast Art Festival cancelled, last minute
"I'm not involved except as a member of the art community in general, but I am hopeful that some refunds can be arranged.  This business is hard enough as it is without something like this happening to already strapped budgets.  Good…"
Oct 3, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Photography in art fair world.
"Connie, I miss you, too.  It was a great ride together."
Oct 3, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Space Coast Art Festival cancelled, last minute
"Getting a free booth for the next year isn't helpful.  Suppose there are changes in the artists' plans, making them unable to attend: money forfeited.  The fact that the show is unwilling to give a cash refund THIS year suggests…"
Oct 3, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Space Coast Art Festival cancelled, last minute
"Because of the inefficiency of the show promoters there's no refund for artists who paid for the show in good faith?  What a rip-off!  Investment with no compensation!  Should be legal recourse for this sort of thing.  Oh,…"
Oct 3, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Ren Dittfield's discussion Must Sell Black Pro Panels
"Sounds great.  Unfortunately, I live in Dallas.  Any chance you're coming over our way?  How much would it run to ship them?  (I can't imagine this would be cost-feasible.) By separate panels, do you mean that each…"
Sep 30, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Ren Dittfield's discussion Must Sell Black Pro Panels
"Where are you located? Are these KD panels or in one single piece (I have issues with the length of my van bed)?"
Sep 29, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Nels Johnson's blog post Funky Ferndale Art Show
"Hey, Mark, sorry to have missed your show this year.  I'm staying closer to home  (Dallas)these days but I do remember how nice everyone was and how Detroit is renewing itself.  A lovely city with great folks.  Wish I could…"
Sep 28, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Photography in art fair world.
"C Z, I've used that line about a customer bringing me a piece and showing it to me.  The classic was the woman who openly admitted that she wanted to photograph my work so she could take it home and copy it.  Really?!  I told…"
Sep 19, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Barbara Pitorak Bloom's blog post Made in Ohio at Hale Farm (Labor Day Weekend)
"Great idea.  Sounds as though you were a hit!  The public as a whole just doesn't get the idea that we actually make this stuff and this gets the point across beautifully and gives them a memorable experience.  I've had a…"
Sep 17, 2016
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Connie Mettler's blog post No one came into your booth last weekend?
"Echo that.  And so many of the "patrons" that now walk the fairs do so with their noses stuck in an electronic device of some sort.  I can't count the number of times I've been in the middle of a conversation with a…"
Sep 15, 2016

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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.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us.  We all look forward to your participation here.  Also visit the "member map" and add your location.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.  Let's make this a dynamic site!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

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At 12:38am on July 16, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Sandra J. Atkins-Moran a gift
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