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Joel Lockridge
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  • Alabaster, AL
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Shoppe Artisan, Atlanta 2016

Started Dec 12, 2016 0 Replies

Shoppe Artisan brands itself as a busy, highly-marketed upscale art and craft show. Located in the Cobb Galleria Centre in northern Atlanta -- an inside show so weather was not going to be a factor.…Continue

Tags: Artisan, Shoppe

Asheville NC Fine Art Show - May 20 & 21, 2017 presented by Hot Works

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Roderick and Sara Beck Dec 5, 2016. 1 Reply

Anyone have an opinion on this show? Rather expensive, so I'd love some insight before applying.Continue

Anyone try the Edison Art Festival?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty Lindquist Jan 10. 5 Replies

Looking at some shows for the early months of the year. I normally don't do Florida shows, but financially I may have to.Has anyone heard of the Edison Crafts on the River?  Any advice?…Continue

Purina Diet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Jan 28, 2016. 2 Replies

I have a pair of dogs & was buying a large bag of dog food at Wal-Mart, waiting in the check-out line.A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. On impulse, I told her that no. I was starting The…Continue

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Joel Lockridge's Page

Latest Activity

Joel Lockridge replied to John Hayes's discussion Flourish Trimline for sale
"A lot of zero response. Still interested if you do reply."
Jun 19
Joel Lockridge replied to Kay Crawford's discussion Like-new 10' x 10' Trimline Tent, 2 Awnings, and Accessories - WA State
"Geez, man... you couldn't be further from me, could you!"
Jun 7
Joel Lockridge commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential
"I agree with you on his attitude, but I can't speak for most judging so much -- I'm used to being overlooked by them."
May 30
Tate Hamilton commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential
"Hi Liana, it was great meeting you at the Asheville art festival. I gave a very favorable review for Pattys efforts. One thing I did not mention was the " judge". I sooo agree with you on this guy. His judging of my work went something…"
May 29
Liana Delgado commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential
"Hi, Joel. I agree with your reflection on the Asheville Fine Art Show. In addition to your comments, the most negative element I experienced at this show was the juror, Mark Forman. He was pompous. Gave positive reviews on some of my work, alongside…"
May 26
Judy Jones commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential
"Sorry to hear this show did not bring forth the buyers. The work pictured in the slides is wonderful. The public missed out on this one! It seems that fine art/craft shows are no longer the place where people shop for artist's work if they shop…"
May 25
Cindy Welch commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential
"I am happy for you for the good part .... easy load in and load out, plus good art. I am sorry for the low sales ... low number of sales numbers and $$.  That is a disappointment no matter what level of show you are doing.  It…"
May 25
Joel Lockridge commented on Craig Roderick and Sara Beck's blog post Arts Alive Florence, Alabama May 20-21
"Congrats on a decent show despite the weather. I hate to hear the thieves hit so many people. Nothing worse in my mind than a thief."
May 24
Joel Lockridge replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Thank you for the contributions to our 8th Pledge Drive
"This is so exciting -- I've never won anything before!"
May 24
Joel Lockridge replied to Connie Mettler's discussion The "Great Prize Grab" - the rest of the Pledge Drive
"Happy birthday!"
May 22
sean huntington commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential
"Sorry to hear that, and I'm with you- lost money last year and bombed my first show this one. Anyway a friend of mine had the same report, and I have a couple thoughts. (I was so close to doing this show, had I had the money for the booth fee I…"
May 22
Joel Lockridge posted a blog post

Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential

Asheville Fine Art Show, Hot WorksAsheville, NC -- May 20-21, 2017I just returned from the Asheville Fine Art Show in Asheville, NC. This was an indoor event at the U.S. Cellular Center downtown. Asheville is a fun, funky town with a big art scene and a lot of food choices, and LOTS of beer breweries downtown. What's not to love?This show had some amazing potential. There was a boatload of advertising for the show, the weather outside was supposed to be storms and rain and this was indoors, it…See More
May 22
Joel Lockridge replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"excellent article. Thanks for posting! I admit my booth image is the weakest link for me."
May 22
Joel Lockridge commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: How to Save Big Money While Traveling
"I search for hotels first, then AirBnB, then campgrounds. If it's less than four hours away, I usually bring a camper. If it's more than four hours, the gas costs outweigh the cost of the hotel/rented room so I go with that. Sometimes the…"
May 11
Joel Lockridge replied to Laura Lee's discussion Tall Chair Recommendation
"This is the one I use, from Totally Bamboo. Love…"
May 3
Joel Lockridge commented on Cindy Welch's blog post Review: Vintage Market Days of Mississippi
"It was for the show in MS. That alone throws a red flag -- nobody wants ME that bad, LOL."
Apr 16

Profile Information

Your Medium
Wood
Years in the Art Fair Business
20
First show ever
1994
What is your website?
http://www.bourbonpens.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people who love handmade items
Best show ever and why
Magic City Art Connection -- my first multi-day show.
Worst show ever and why
I'll leave this blank, but I didn't sell a thing all day.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Google.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I cut off a finger with a table saw, but they put it back on.

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Review: Asheville Fine Art Show -- such potential

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 11:11am 6 Comments

Asheville Fine Art Show, Hot Works

Asheville, NC -- May 20-21, 2017

I just returned from the Asheville Fine Art Show in Asheville, NC. This was an indoor event at the U.S. Cellular Center downtown. Asheville is a fun, funky town with a big art scene and a lot of food choices, and LOTS of beer breweries downtown. What's not to love?

This show had some amazing potential. There was a boatload of advertising for the show, the weather outside was supposed to be storms…

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Howard Alan Events - greed and no frills

Posted on January 27, 2017 at 10:16am 8 Comments

It's frustrating for me to be sitting here on the couch right now when I thought I would be on the way to an art show in Sarasota.

Why? The infamous "wait list" of Howard Alan events and the bottomless greed from applications they accept.

I applied to this show because another show I had scheduled for this weekend also fell through. I saw this one was still open and accepting applications and thought, "Great! This show is still open!" Since I had never been rejected from a…

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2016 Summer Shade Festival, Atlanta GA

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 9:37pm 2 Comments

2016 Summer Shade Festival, Atlanta, GA

August 27-28, Grant Park

This show had me in such high hopes. Professionally done Artist Handbook, emailed out in plenty of time. Option to purchase an ad in the Festival Guide.

There was smooth check-in, excellent communication with the volunteers, and smooth load-in. The artists around me were excellent, in my opinion. Good proximity to the port-a-johns, an "intersection" of the sidewalks, and a local craft beer tent. I was near…

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Salt Fork Festival, Cambridge OH

Posted on August 15, 2016 at 11:35pm 7 Comments

Salt Fork Festival, Cambridge OH, August 12-14, 2016.

Cambridge Ohio is quite a distance for a show for me. I try to stay within about 8-9 hours of home. This one was a little further, but I was able to break up the drive by staying with my father-in-law north of Cincinnati for the night.

This show made me feel like I had been "Zapped," if you know what I mean. It advertised a three-day show, juried art show, with lots of artist amenities. There were nice artist amenities.…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 9:01am on September 8, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Joel, welcome to AFI!  Ouch!  I don't know if I'd call that a "fun" fact but wow, so glad they were able to reattach your finger...has it affected your work at all? Which is beautiful, by the way...thanks for joining our communtiy, I hope you find it useful...best wishes for continued success.

At 11:51pm on September 8, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Joel.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please 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!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at http://www.artfairinsiders.com/page/code-of-conduct. There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 4:58pm on June 29, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Joel Lockridge a gift
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Joel, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 10:00am on November 05, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Joel Lockridge a gift
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Thank you, Joel, for all your recent postings. They are so helpful to so many and keeps this site alive and helpful. Please keep it up. I hope to meet you one day. Best, Connie
At 12:04am on June 22, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Joel Lockridge a gift
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Joel, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.

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