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carrie jacobson
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  • Gales Ferry, CT
  • United States
  • oil
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ProPanels ladder shelving unit for sale or trade

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie jacobson 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

Well, I thought I had a new booth set-up worked out, but it just didn't work for me. Ihave the freestanding shelf unit with one additional half-width shelf and three mini shelves, all in oatmeal.…Continue

Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill McLauchlan Feb 6. 7 Replies

I've had a note from the new director of the Wickford Fine Art Festival, in Wickford, RI. She was the director for 20 years, then left, and for the past few years, there's been a different director…Continue

Tags: fine, art, show, RI, Island

Showoff Vs. Trimline

Started this discussion. Last reply by J.C. Overgaard Sep 1, 2016. 5 Replies

Has anyone used a Showoff and a Trimline tent? I have a Showoff and am thinking of buying a Trimline, and would love some insight/feedback. Thanks!Continue

Tags: trimline, showoff, tent

4 Bridges Arts Festival, Chattanooga, TN, April 15-17

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie jacobson May 3, 2016. 1 Reply

This is the second time I've gotten into the 4 Bridges Festival, and I was again impressed with the quality of the show and happy with my sales during and after.The show takes place in a roofed…Continue

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carrie jacobson replied to carrie jacobson's discussion ProPanels ladder shelving unit for sale or trade
"Sorry - it's so much easier to see the photos IN the box, so here they are: "
19 hours ago
carrie jacobson posted a discussion

ProPanels ladder shelving unit for sale or trade

Well, I thought I had a new booth set-up worked out, but it just didn't work for me. Ihave the freestanding shelf unit with one additional half-width shelf and three mini shelves, all in oatmeal. I've used them twice. Bought for $400, sell for $300 or trade for a ProPanels hand cart, or other hand cart that would allow me to transport my big paintings parallel to the cart.You'd have to pick the shelving unit up on the Eastern Shore, or meet me at a show. If you get in touch in the next few…See More
19 hours ago
Bill McLauchlan replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"Looking forward to being your block neighbor again Carrie."
Feb 6
Cindy Welch replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"Thanks"
Feb 6
Cindy Welch replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"Thanks"
Feb 6
Connie Mettler replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"This is someone paying attention to the needs of the artists and wanting to bring a high class look to the event. It may cut down on attendees (everything may be expensive), but probably not in this location. Besides, the high end buyers, in…"
Feb 6
Larry Berman replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"Sounds like what they're saying is no lower priced work. It's a rule directed mostly at photographers to limit their ability to compete with painters. The multiple means no "2 for" or "3 for" pricing.Larry…"
Feb 6
carrie jacobson replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"It's a fine art show, focusing on originals only, i.e., one browse bin per tent, etc. How this shakes out in terms of photography, I don't know. But what she doesn't want is a booth full of stuff that's been reproduced…"
Feb 6
Cindy Welch replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas
"I am wondering what is meant by  .... "We will enforce the rule of no note cards, multiple prints etc.""
Feb 6
carrie jacobson posted a discussion

Wickford Fine Art Director Offers Improvement Ideas

I've had a note from the new director of the Wickford Fine Art Festival, in Wickford, RI. She was the director for 20 years, then left, and for the past few years, there's been a different director each year.Here's her note, in part: "To maintain the integrity of the festival all artists will be juried in the same fashion, therefore all Wickford Art Association members will juried to be in the festival, even if they are artist members. Only one browse pin per tent is allowed. There will only be…See More
Feb 6
Charlene Clark left a comment for carrie jacobson
"Thanks Carrie.  Your paintings are just splendid! Keep going."
Jan 22
Bobby Weiss commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Huffhines - Another Class Act
"I totally forgot to attend this year... did anyone have anything to share by chance?"
Jan 18
carrie jacobson replied to Ken Bayard's discussion My first year is behind me. What did I learn?
"What a wonderful look back at the first year. Thank you for sharing! It took me more than a year to pick up on many of the lessons you learned. And you made me laugh, remembering my own first year, and lugging my tent and paintings and all my crap,…"
Dec 30, 2016
John Tunney commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Vehicle Question
"How is your transit connect working out? My Sienna is on its last legs (wheels?) so I've started looking around. Thanks. John"
Dec 21, 2016
Mari Aoki Knight replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Art Fair Sourcebook - worth it?
"Thank you, Alison, for the up-date!   Regarding the "cons" issue, I would imagine/hope Greg is planning on doing something about it. assuming he reads these discussions?! "
Nov 1, 2016
Alison Thomas replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Art Fair Sourcebook - worth it?
"I read this entry this morning and I didn't realize it was an old post and I had already responded but I'd like to expand on my response for the newbies.  I used AFSB from 2005 - 2013 (I think) and I will get it again for the top 200…"
Nov 1, 2016

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Your Medium
oil
Years in the Art Fair Business
3
First show ever
Art on Groton Bank
What is your website?
http://jacobson-arts.com
What are the best things about art fairs
meeting collectors
Best show ever and why
Paradise City Northampton - great crowds, happy to buy
Worst show ever and why
Niantic Arts & Crafts Fest, Niantic Ct. People were there to look, and buy refrigerator magnets
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Internet

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At 6:22pm on January 22, 2017, Charlene Clark said…

Thanks Carrie.  Your paintings are just splendid! Keep going.

At 11:30pm on September 23, 2016, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Thank you, Carrie, for referring Rae Gabrielle to Art Fair Insiders.
At 11:13pm on June 21, 2016, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Carrie, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive. You have been a real help here at AFI.
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Thank you, Carrie, for referring Li Huang to Art Fair Insiders.
At 5:26pm on February 01, 2016, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 1/25/2016
At 5:44pm on January 18, 2016, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Happy new year, Carrie. Thanks for playing Secret Santa!
At 12:45pm on June 27, 2015, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Carrie, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 3:21pm on April 19, 2015, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Thank you, Carrie, for referring Joe Davidoff to Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:44pm on February 09, 2015, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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You're a star, Carrie! Thanks for all your contributions and info on AFI, lo these many years. It is people like you that make this site worthwhile for others. Your generosity is appreciated by many.
At 6:07pm on January 11, 2015, Ellen Gordon said…

Wow, now you've made my day - thanks for the kind words! The site, and the marbling initiative, are fairly new, about two  months for the former, 8 for the latter. I am still working on the site, and have to figure out how to let people sign up for email blog notices. Although I've only done, what, two entries so far? So little time, so much social networking to do! At the moment, the best way to keep up with my blog is to "like" my FB page, because I link new posts to it. 

Prior to this I had a fun year doing upcycled fashion (mostly clothes, but the recycled glass earrings are a leftover from that), but it was just a short detour on my endless textiles journey. I've been weaving, quilting, spinning for decades, although never with as much concerted effort as I am now able to focus on the marbling, which seems to consume my every waking hour and some of the sleeping ones as well.

I've just "followed" you on Pinterest, so you should be able to track back to my boards from the notification you will receive. I look forward to exploring yours. Pinterest is a real mixed blessing: fun and full of ideas, but SUCH a time sink! Help, I've fallen into Pinterest and I can't get up . . . 

I'm in Westchester, about 2 blocks from the Bronx border. You're in CT, right? I lived there for many years: Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgport and the last 11 years in Darien.

As for "riding the edge of success/failure," hmmmm, what an interesting concept . . I have to give that one some thought, and would love to hear your thoughts on the matter!

Thanks again for kind feedback on my work. So nice to have encouragement along the rocky trail we creative types tread!

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Show Review: Uptown Art Festival, Minneapolis, MN 2016

Posted on August 20, 2016 at 7:31am 7 Comments

Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 5-7

Jury fee: $40; Booth fee: $550; 350 artists

Friday, 12-8; Saturday, 10-8; Sunday, 10-5 T

his was my first year at Uptown, and it was a long way for me to go for a single show (I live in Virginia). But it was a beautiful show, well-organized and structured, and I had a successful show, well worth my time and the expense.

I'm an oil painter, with pieces ranging from $100 to $4500. Many of my paintings are large. Not knowing…

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Show Review: Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Posted on August 20, 2016 at 7:27am 4 Comments

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Mystic, CT, Aug. 13-14

Jury fee $30 (I think), Booth fee $250; about 250 artists.

Put on by the Mystic Chamber of Commerce -https://www.mysticchamber.org/e…/mystic-outdoor-art-festival

This was my seventh year doing the Mystic Art Festival. The show has been good to me in the past, and was good to me again this year, astonishing me and…

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Workhouse Arts in Lorton, VA

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 7:23am 6 Comments

Did anyone do the show last year (its inaugural year)? I see no reviews or mentions. Would love to know about organization, attendance, etc. Thanks! 

Daniel Ng Death

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 11:51am 3 Comments

From Go Fund Me - 

"It is with immeasurable sadness I have to announce the death of our talented, humble friend--one of our most cherished gallery artists--Daniel Ng. Daniel passed away over the weekend in Dallas, TX while at an art show."

https://www.gofundme.com/danielngmemorial

I did not know him, but love his paintings. He sounds like a pretty amazing guy. 

 
 
 

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