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Curtain size for caravan

Started this discussion. Last reply by peter brown Mar 28. 2 Replies

I have a question. Thinking of adding curtains to my caravan poles. Does anyone know what size curtains hang from the crosses that hold the top to the floor. I have seen curtains at 84 inches? Is…Continue

Big vs little update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Hospers Mar 9. 30 Replies

Allow me this opportunity to vent. I applied to 4 shows already and have been declined by each one. It happens, I get that. Of course going to some of these, I see the same artists year in and year…Continue

Bigger or smaller shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum Jan 10. 37 Replies

I have a dilemma that seems to appear every show entering season. The question is to do shows that average fees of $180 which tend to be indoor shows with a mixture of craft and some fine art or…Continue

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peter brown replied to peter brown's discussion Curtain size for caravan
"Thanks Larry. As always, appreciate the insight. Peter"
Mar 28
Larry Berman replied to peter brown's discussion Curtain size for caravan
"Depends on how high you set the legs. Set up your tent as if at a show and measure. As for width, you want to try and use expandable straight poles from corner to corner and use curtains wider then the 10 foot width of a side, bunched up. Larry…"
Mar 28
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Curtain size for caravan

I have a question. Thinking of adding curtains to my caravan poles. Does anyone know what size curtains hang from the crosses that hold the top to the floor. I have seen curtains at 84 inches? Is that enough to go from the tent to the floor?tHANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE INFOSee More
Mar 26
Tina Hospers replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Excellent commentary.  Thank you."
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"A thought many who comment may not be considering. It may be easier for some to claim "just tough it up" about laying out money in advance for a high risk endeavor. With little to no knowledge, insight or lessons gained. Nor feedback to…"
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"The "hall rental at $200/day" was an example of a room large enough for 5 jurors, support staff  and computers. That is sufficient. you don't need a Conference center at a Hilton for a small venue such as that. Costs could be $50…"
Mar 9
Connie Mettler replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Excellent, Wendy! Great advice and thanks for chiming in.  "Maybe this just isn't the business for you." Great meeting you in Florida. Wish we had had some time to visit. Thanks for your participation here."
Mar 9
Richard L. Sherer replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Not a show I would consider in hall rented for $200/day. Sounds like dealing with a slum lord IMO. I remeber paying that much for VFW building in Palisade.CO for weekend saddle makers association meeting. Better look at cost of renting something…"
Mar 9
Richard L. Sherer replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Upfront jury fees, upfront booth fees, housing deposits, travel expenses before making a single sale are the facts of life of doing arts shows locally, regionally or on the road.  The first and second quarters of every year are tight for me…"
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"“Just the Facts Maam” For us numbers people, no judgment, opinion or decision: Here is a basic spreadsheet: Scenarios a typical well rated and respected show: Assumptions: Applicants: 2,100 Application Fee: $40 Jurors: 5 Rounds of…"
Mar 9
Wendy Merkle replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Once I ran into a guy at a show who was thinking about getting into this business and when I told him how it worked he was all sorts of pissed off.  :)   While I tried to explain how he could handle the obstacles, his attitude was so…"
Mar 8
Connie Mettler replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"A few years ago I did a podcast about jurors, jurying, how they are run and where the money goes that you paid for your application fee. The guests were Maureen Riley, executive director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Lynn Sedlak from Art in the…"
Mar 6
peter brown replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Tina, Don't be scared. Artists for the most part are extremely friendly and helpful. Not sure why this topic has brought out such vitriol. Im only standing up for other artists so they can get the most for the money they put out in advance. Not…"
Mar 5
peter brown replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Easy kid. Not sure what I said that got you so riled up and so mean towards me. If I did, sorry. "
Mar 5
Tina Hospers replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Newbie response to all of this:  Holy Crap - you've all scared the bejeesus out of me.   However I see points on BOTH SIDES and am here to learn.  I will be getting responses to 3 applied shows in the next 2 weeks. …"
Mar 5
Carol Larsen replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"Whoa nothing like proving others right about you. I have way more important things in my life then your petty issues. And a whole lot more interesting contributing people in this business to enjoy."
Mar 5

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At 11:12am on December 18, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Peter,

Welcome to AFI and thanks for jumping right in!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site to be informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for subscribing and best wishes for continued success.

At 4:03pm on December 31, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Peter. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

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