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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

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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 commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: How to Save Big Money While Traveling
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Connie Mettler replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"Great advice. On the podcast I did recently with Michael Zavison about vehicles he made several points about frugality, prioritizing income, taking care of the assets one has and leveraging those to continue to create and enjoy this lifestyle, much…"
Apr 14
Peter Grimord replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"Where are the young artists?  My experience (I'm 62) would tell me they are overwhelmingly being re-absorbed into the cultural plasma that used to be normal for any and all artists, with very very few exceptions, throughout most of…"
Apr 14
Fletcher Dean replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"It's my first one this year. It was my first EVER last year. People were great. "
Apr 13
Connie Mettler replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"Is E. Lansing your first art fair? It is a nice show with people attending who love to be there."
Apr 13
Fletcher Dean replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"Tis a small world. My first is in East Lansing, May 20. Six weeks and two days. But who's counting? I'm in Midland, btw. If you're in East Lansing, I'd love to say hello."
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Connie Mettler replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"I live in Michigan, maybe we'll meet. What is the first one?"
Apr 13
Fletcher Dean replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"I know. Very lucky. Yes. Ten shows confirmed for the season. Most of them in Michigan. Been accepted in 12 but I double-booked two weekends just in case. I have really enjoyed meeting the people. I've found them largely to be super-friendly and…"
Apr 13
Connie Mettler replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"You are lucky. This is a business that thrives on versatility with something new at every show, new people to meet, new cities to explore, new $$ to be made. Do you have some shows lined up?"
Apr 13
Connie Mettler replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"You'll find plenty of company, Catherine, with folks ten years younger and ten years older than you in this business. If you stay healthy, love what you do, you can do art fairs forever. I know several women nearing 80 who are still at it,…"
Apr 13
Fletcher Dean replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"54 and I just started last year. I was busy making a living. Lucky to have two creative endeavors. I'm a writer by day - which pays the mortgage and keeps the kids in school. But also longtime photographer who just now feels comfortable turning…"
Apr 13
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…"
Mar 25
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.…"
Mar 23
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

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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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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.
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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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