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Compare Art shows to corporate work

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Custom adjustable Display Tables

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18 art Panels in Gray—-$150

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Wanted: Pro-Panels for 10x10' Pacific NW

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Trimline and Pro-panel Set-up

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Showoff 3 Panel Display Walls w/Lower Stabilizer Walls

Selling a set of Showoff Panel Display Walls in Cadet Grey w/ the lower stabilizer bars.  Two…See More
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David J Teter commented on Troy Smith's blog post Art Fair Etiquette
"Add photographing artwork. Some artists are fine with it others, like photographers, are not. Ask…"
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Steve Sawusch commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Art Show Promotion - Car Door Magnets
"It is a cheaper advertising method though and I think would bring people to a show."
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Steve Sawusch commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Art Show Promotion - Car Door Magnets
"I see a potential legal liability. If one of those cars gets in an accident, the show might get…"
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Twyla Lea Jensen replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
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Twyla Lea Jensen replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"I am still in self employed day job and trying to make art my full time gig.   Because of this…"
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Layl McDill commented on Troy Smith's blog post Art Fair Etiquette
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Call for Artists: 20th Annual Chain of Parks Art Festival

Posted by Meg Mettler on October 18, 2019 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Tallahassee Crowd
April 18 & 19
Tallahassee, Florida
Park Avenue "Chain of Parks"…
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Why Shopping at Local Craft Fairs Matters

Posted by Troy Smith on October 17, 2019 at 1:15pm 0 Comments

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The ACT Insurance program was designed to help artists and crafters get the insurance that they need. We are proud to know that our program helps our customers continue their work and participate in craft fairs and other events. Here are a few reasons that craft fairs are so important to the crafters, the customers, and the…

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Five Simple Rules to Help You Get Accepted to More Art Fairs

Posted by Troy Smith on October 17, 2019 at 12:36pm 0 Comments

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Art fairs can be a great way for you to greet potential customers and to show off your work. Not all of these shows are the same, however. Some fairs allow any artist or crafter to get venue space, as long as they can pay the required fee. These fairs may also be more general and include everyone from painters, jewelers, and leathercrafters.…

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Paso Robles Art Show - 2019

Posted by Jeff Owen on October 16, 2019 at 11:06pm 0 Comments

Great Show.

The promoter for the Paso Robles Art Show, Steve Powers , has created an absolutely beautiful art show in the wonderful city of Paso Robles.

Imagine you are in the most fantastic and beautiful Zinfandel, Bordeaux, and Cabernet Sauvignon region of the State of California (Napa – Chardonnay – yum).

Imagine a weekend selling fine art in a beautiful park in the center of Paso Robles, CA.

I bring my Kinetic Fish sculptures (…

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Sedona Arts Festival - 2019

Posted by Jeff Owen on October 16, 2019 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

Another Sedona Arts Festival done. Awesome!

Thankfully this year the weather was fantastic. The city was FULL of people, people coming in from all over the US, and many from the nearby Phoenix area looking for a weekend away from the big city. Sedona was jumping!

The show was beautiful – Fine Art Only (FAO), and very well done. I heard many compliments from the attendees on how good the art was – I agree.

I did very well this year, great sales both Saturday and…

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Art Show Promotion - Car Door Magnets

Posted by Jeff Owen on October 16, 2019 at 9:55pm 2 Comments

So, artists often complain about show producers not advertising enough to get people to their shows, I understand. I personally don't know how much promoting/advertising promoters actually do. Shows that charge a commission really should (NEED TO) advertise their shows aggressively – thus making them more money from commissions on sales at their events.

I’ve done some shows where there are large billboards on the highway near the show that advertise the upcoming show – excellent – it…

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