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carrie jacobson
  • Female
  • 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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Connie Mettler commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Taubman Museum Sidewalk Show, Roanoke, VA 2017
"Carrie, thanks for this solid review with enough information that artists can make some judgments for another day. Are you feeling better? Do you have any help setting up? Kind of fortuitous that you got to set up first, wasn't it? I've…"
yesterday
Connie Mettler commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Annapolis Art and Wine Festival 2017
"What a difference this makes: And frankly that is what keeps many of us coming back. This weekend it may be Carrie's turn to make good sales, maybe next weekend it will be mine, and in the meantime I meet new people, learn new tricks and…"
Friday
Connie Mettler commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Paradise City Northampton 2017
"All of that adds to the bottom line, right? Free housing and family also -- makes this a very pleasant place to spend the weekend and one of the reasons when show directors say to me, "how many artists are on your list for (e.g.,) New England…"
Jun 21
carrie jacobson commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Paradise City Northampton 2017
"Yes, I stay with my brother in Hartford, and this year, was also able to spend a couple nights with our daughter, in Rhode Island, and go to a concert with my sister and her kids, in Mansfield, CT. There are lots of reasons for doing shows, and in…"
Jun 21
Connie Mettler commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Paradise City Northampton 2017
"Thanks for the review, Carrie. We made the trek to MA once to do this show with our photography. All the accolades above are what I thought also. But selling 2D at this market was very tough. So many beautiful functional objects everywhere and a…"
Jun 21
Christina L. Towell commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Annapolis Art and Wine Festival 2017
"Enjoyed your review, Carrie and so glad you did well.  The black top and heat sound pretty unbearable though, I guess you just have to stay hydrated...is water provided?  Thanks again for the recap."
Jun 19
Judy Christian commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Annapolis Art and Wine Festival 2017
"Thanks for the review! I get gobs of email for this show, and I like annapolis and it's close. The fact that there aren't potters there says a lot for me, though. They know. Judy"
Jun 15
carrie jacobson replied to Larry Berman's discussion Cell Phone Photography Tips
"Very helpful, Larry, and thanks for the website for the cool tiny tripods. I have found that an adaptor for the iphone, coupled with a photo stick, also works well. A stick (there might be another name for it) is a single-legged thing with…"
Jun 13
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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."
Apr 13
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

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

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Carrie.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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At 7:52am on June 02, 2012, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Thank you for your generous support!
At 11:28am on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Carrie, your generous gift is really appreciated. Thank you so much.
At 11:17pm on June 17, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave carrie jacobson a gift
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Carrie, thanks so much for your review on the Stockley Gardens Spring Show. We really appreciate all your help.
At 10:55pm on January 02, 2014, Connie Mettler gave carrie jacobson a gift
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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.
At 8:56pm on July 03, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave carrie jacobson a gift
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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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Taubman Museum Sidewalk Show, Roanoke, VA 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 12:04pm 1 Comment

Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Show

June 3-4, 2017,Roanoke, VA

Booth fee $250

This is a small, lovely show that is hosted by and takes place near the fine and cool-looking Taubman Museum. Part of the show is on the street, and part is on a small, grassy square. That's where I was.

I'm an oil painter, with pieces from $75 to $4500, and I had a good, solid $3K-ish show. Though artists who had done this show in the past said attendance was way…

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Annapolis Art and Wine Festival 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 12:01pm 3 Comments

Annapolis Art & Wine Festival

Annapolis, MD

June 10-11

Booth fee $375 (? can't remember exactly)

I'm an oil painter, with pieces from $75 to $4500, and I had an astonishingly good show. But I have to say that my success - close to $10K - felt like an absolute miracle. Everywhere around me, artists didn't make their booth…

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Paradise City Northampton 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 11:59am 3 Comments

Paradise City Arts Festival

Northampton, MA

May 27-29, 2017

Booth fee $950

I'm a painter, with pieces from $75 to $4500. This show was the first "real" show that accepted me, eight years ago, and it has also been my highest-grossing show ever, two years ago. But after this year, I'm going to take a break from it.

The show takes place at the Three County Fairground in Northampton, MA. It's a wealthy area, and the show advertises heavily on all media, and draws people…

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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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