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Joel Lockridge
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  • Alabaster, AL
  • United States
  • Wood
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Joel Lockridge's Discussions

Seeking Trimline Tent, 10x10

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Kendig 21 hours ago. 6 Replies

Hey all, I'm interested in purchasing a used but good shape Trimline. Please let me know what you have!Continue

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

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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

 

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Chris Kendig replied to Joel Lockridge's discussion Seeking Trimline Tent, 10x10
"I've got one that's been used less than ten times.  I'm happy to ship. Chris chris@chriskendigphotography.com"
21 hours ago
Joel Lockridge commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post 2016 Summer Shade Festival, Atlanta GA
"It came up in my email -- I do so many shows I had to check my calendar from last year to realize which show it was. I didn't fall for it! I do wonder if that artist next to me came for it again. His art is still on my wall."
Aug 9
Laura MacNaughton commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post 2016 Summer Shade Festival, Atlanta GA
"A year later, you saved me and my partner from a lost weekend! and lots of lost $$! Thank you so much!  I really appreciate your honesty, and just declined my invitation- which came into my Zapp box 4 HOURS AFTER WE APPLIED!  Something…"
Aug 9
Joel Lockridge commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"I suppose I should be happy I got something close to what was promised after all that. I'm calling it a lesson learned and just wanted to vent. I won't be naming anyone."
Jul 26
Connie Mettler commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Please refer to the ArtFairInsiders Code of Conduct right here, always available at this link: "
Jul 26
Wendy Merkle commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Yeah you think that would make any woman feel better when called that by someone is bigger physically?  I think not. Problem is... you are thinking like a MAN!  It doesn't really apply to at least the one example I responded to.…"
Jul 26
Larry Sohn commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"I always try to take the higher ground... until they push me to the point where training and attitude take over. Then it is calling on my lawyer to get me out of jail. Pay their hospital bills. Further money to get my record expunged. higher ground…"
Jul 26
Wendy Merkle commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"I suspect neither of you have been called a C---.   I don't disagree with your message but I also think that there are unique occasions when the higher ground normalizes the behavior. (Chris you brought up Congress.... not me.)"
Jul 26
Chris Fedderson commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Hello Larry... et. al., I, too, have been following this and agree with Larry. Even though the recounting here seems cut-and-dried with no chance to miss-interpret, there always is when the story is told one-sided. As evidence of this, think of what…"
Jul 26
Larry Sohn commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"I have been watching this post with interest. I have no part nor stake in it. I have no idea who the "offending" artist is. However, many have stated to "out him" / name him, because this is social media. I caution against…"
Jul 26
Donald Golden commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Wait......let me get my popcorn buttered first! "
Jul 26
Joel Lockridge commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Melanie, don't worry -- I haven't forgotten that either, by a long shot. In fact, that sweet old dog died a few months back at the age of 16 1/2. Feel free to tell your side, and I will gladly tell mine if you really want to go there."
Jul 24
Melanie Rolfes commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Hi Joel yes I have had issues with other artists but it is rare. One stands out in my mind. I did not publically shame them on social media with their peers. I would not want to hurt someone's reputation. I am sure you agree there are two sides…"
Jul 24
Cindy Welch commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Wendy, when people act like your neighbors did I have felt it smelled of insecurity which can be made up of many parts ... jealousy being one of them.  Maybe they were jealous of all she had done by this point in her life, compared to what they…"
Jul 24
Greg Little commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"Waiting for you to post his name...!!!"
Jul 23
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Joel Lockridge's blog post Ever had another artist screw you over?
"F--him.  Most artists are really nice and helpful and supportive.  This is a large family, and as in many families there are some dysfunctional members.  Ignore him and continue to support your daughter' life arc; most of us are…"
Jul 23

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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Ever had another artist screw you over?

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 9:20am 28 Comments

Have you ever had another artist basically screw you over? I have a rant.

At a show in Cincinnati last fall, I was talking to a jewelry artist I have run into at many of the same shows I have done. I was admiring the different style of his nicer pieces, and brought up that I had a large 2.25 pound block of lapis lazuli I have had for years, basically a big doorstop/paperweight to me, but maybe he could make a nice set of earrings and pendant for my wife's 50th birthday in…

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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 4 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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Comment Wall (6 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.
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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.
At 11:16pm on June 28, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Joel Lockridge a gift
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Thanks so much, Joel, for the support for Art Fair Insiders again and again!

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