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A few thoughts from a part timer

Started by Hal Moran in Business of Art Fairs. Last reply by Barry Bernstein 4 hours ago. 9 Replies

Indoor show setup

Started by Erin Carpenter in Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers. Last reply by Barry Bernstein 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Show suggestions

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Looking for Black Pro Panels, etc.

Started by Janice Tayler in Buy, Sell or Trade Pro Panels. Last reply by Greg Gawlowski on Thursday. 1 Reply

9 Gray ProPanels for sale

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Melbourne Show

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Jan Herman commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"From sorta newbee (3 Florida seasons) to above newbee: 1) I'm retired, too. But I DID think…"
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Barry Bernstein replied to Hal Moran's discussion A few thoughts from a part timer
"Larry, you are the slowest I've ever seen in terms of setting up and taking down. It takes you…"
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Barry Bernstein replied to Erin Carpenter's discussion Indoor show setup
"You don't need a tent for indoor shows. You need lights and carpeting. Since you don't…"
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Barry Bernstein commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"1) I usually stop reading at, I am retired. I believe one of the biggest problems in our industry…"
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Connie Mettler commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Yep, me too. Maybe Rick's  ... "I'm pretty bruised and battered and my first…"
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Jury application question help

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Maitland Rotary Review, 11-17 & 18, 2018

Posted by Rick Plummer on November 19, 2018 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

Maitland Rotary Art Fest

This, our first Art Fest experience, was held last weekend in Maitland, FL a suburb Northeast of Orlando in absolutely gorgeous weather… the kind that makes you feel “Life is Good!” The actual venue for this event was Lake Lily, a beautiful small lake with community facilities, nice walking trails and plenty of lakeside set-up spaces. Electricity was available for many of the sites within reasonable distances, good bathrooms nearby and fine interior spaces for…

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Call for Artists: 29th Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Posted by Meg Mettler on November 19, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

This is your chance to apply for an incredible exhibition opportunity to sell art at

the 29th annual 
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, July 5, 6, 7, 2019! …
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3 Ways to Thrive in the Art Fair Business (reprise)

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 16, 2018 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

Look what I found in our archives -- an excellent article from artist Ginny Herzog from March, 2009. You remember 2009 ... scary days for our country and art fairs.

Ginny has now been doing shows for over 30 years and continues to be enthused about the life style and her…

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Old but New

Posted by Rick Plummer on November 12, 2018 at 7:11pm 16 Comments

Reading through the various posts, it seems that Reviews of Shows are a sought commodity. Thus, I thought I'd do a little blog-journelling, as I am getting ready to jump into the Art Fair scene for the first time. Might be worth a few laughs for you, the experienced artists out there, as you read about the various shenanigans I get into as I go along. Here's where things stand today:

1. Who am I? I'm an old retired guy who has been a closet artist for life. A few…

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The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival—Pensacola, Florida

Posted by Nels johnson on November 10, 2018 at 11:30am 3 Comments

This is always on the first full weekend in November. It is three days, ending at 5pm on Friday and Saturday and at 4pm on Sunday.

In my humble opinion this is the best fall show to do in Florida, nobody else compares.

Also Pensacola is a very cool town to hang out at.

Lots of good seafood bars and restaurants (more about them later), easy traffic, cheap lodgings, a mellow setup and a great wholesale seafood outlet to stock up on Monday morning.

Plus, most artists…

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LOOKING FOR ART PARTNER AND ACCOMPLICE!!!!

Posted by Ly Montells on November 10, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

I am looking for a female artist (45+) who wants to do art fairs around the country. Someone who feels that an "accomplice" and partner could make it easier and a lot more fun than doing it alone.

I've been doing the Art Fair circuit for only 9 months and after 35 years of doing TV around the world I am now hooked on the lifestyle of selling my art around this country. I do look at couples (made lots of great friends) doing the shows, and I confess.. I am envious. Alone is…

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