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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 Feb 19. 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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Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wyoming? Montana?
"Thanks for your comments, Ruth. I thought about that Anacortes show since there are a few events happening simultaneously. There's that juried indoor event and then the outdoor event. I might rather do both at the same time, but I couldn't…"
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Ruth Finkenbiner replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wyoming? Montana?
"Hi Barrie,  I've heard mixed reviews on Sweet Pea, some artists do really well, others won't go back.  We were accepted several years ago the first time we applied but were also accepted to Anacortes and gas prices spiked.…"
Thursday
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to carrie jacobson's discussion Wyoming? Montana?
"Hi, Carrie and everyone. I'm reviving this thread since I'm researching the West. I'm considering the Sweat Pea Festival in Bozeman, MT for August 4-6 with zapplication deadline of April 1. Booth fee is $345. I'm 5 hours from…"
Mar 22
carrie jacobson replied to Mandy Paul's discussion Reflection on my first year of shows (Long post)
"What a terrific post. Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights. I've been doing shows for a few years now, but you reminded me of the importance of some basics that I needed to remember!"
Mar 20
carrie jacobson replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Cam Chapman, wonderful photographer of lighthouses, lives in an RV, and travels in it to shows. He's made lots of changes over the years, is a nice guy and might be an excellent source of info for you. Here's his website…"
Mar 20
Richard L. Sherer replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"Really old post from 2013. I'm 73 now, still working full time in studio and doing my 4 good shows during the summer with Jean now 70. Still climbing 14teeners too. Tough workout with trainer yesterday carrying 25lbs overhead for 50 yards and…"
Mar 17
Catherine Trezek replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"I almost left this forum post after the first few pages since they were from 2013. I figured it was outdated information. Especially posts about Etsy, since algorithms have changed alot of opportunity on there. But I'm glad I skipped to the end…"
Mar 17
carrie jacobson replied to Julie Manfredi's discussion Retiring & selling everything
"I'd love to see pix, thanks. CarrieBjacobson@gmail.com or txt to 860-442-0246. Thanks!"
Feb 28
carrie jacobson replied to Julie Manfredi's discussion Retiring & selling everything
"I'm sure I'm too late for the art bags, but would you let me know the brand name, please? Or did you make them? Thanks!"
Feb 28
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: "
Feb 19
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
Feb 19
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

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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
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At 11:05pm on January 9, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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At 7:52am on June 02, 2012, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Carrie, your generous gift is really appreciated. Thank you so much.
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Carrie, thanks so much for your review on the Stockley Gardens Spring Show. We really appreciate all your help.
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Thank you, Carrie, for referring Gary M. Howerton to Art Fair Insiders.
At 6:23am on June 10, 2014, Rich Horner said…
Hi Carrie, how was the show in Frederick for you? Just wondered. Very poor for me due to my location.
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Many thanks for your pledge again, Carrie. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
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Congrats Carrie on being awarded the Post of the week - 6/30/2014.
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Thank you, Carrie, for your review of the Manayunk Arts Festival. We really appreciate your help.
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Thank you, Carrie, for your review of the New Milford Arts & Crafts Festival. You have been a great help to us.

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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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