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A few thoughts from a part timer

I just wanted to share a few thoughts (totally my own) on things I've observed over the past 15-20 years of art fairs and other venues wher…

Started by Hal MoranLatest Reply

Booth Damage at Show

I did a show this weekend at a convention center in my city.  I set up 2 nights before the show.  The night before the show, one of the exh…

Started by Tim GottLatest Reply

What does it cost to actually put on an art show?

I know this has been discussed here before, but I can't seem to find it. There's always a lot of talk about how jury fees are out of hand,…

Started by Jim ParkerLatest Reply

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Compare Art shows to corporate work

There are those who would like to express how we are so much happier doing this than the grind of a corporate career. Well some comparisons…

Started by Larry Sohn

12 10 hours ago
Reply by Larry Sohn

Speaking with customers, at Art Fairs

There have been numerous discussions on here, wherein artists complain about "salesmanship" type talk. Or having to speak with the prospect…

Started by Larry Sohn

22 Sep 26
Reply by Larry Maynard

IS THIS "BUY SELL"

Awhile back I was at a show and was looking at some fine craft. I admired the work and then was told that the "artist" only designed the pi…

Started by Richard L. Sherer

10 Aug 16
Reply by Larry Sohn

What does it cost to actually put on an art show?

I know this has been discussed here before, but I can't seem to find it. There's always a lot of talk about how jury fees are out of hand,…

Started by Jim Parker

33 Aug 6
Reply by Connie Mettler

A few thoughts from a part timer

I just wanted to share a few thoughts (totally my own) on things I've observed over the past 15-20 years of art fairs and other venues wher…

Started by Hal Moran

21 Jul 27
Reply by Barbara Maria Zanelli

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ARTISTS RUN OFF WITHOUT PAYING SALES TAX

I have been doing the Golden Fine Arts for over 10 years and always paid my sales tax at the end of the show. It was never a big deal and n…

Started by Richard L. Sherer

18 Jul 24
Reply by Kris Enlow

Including tax in price?

Good afternoon!  In just over two weeks I'll be at my very first show, and I have a question for veterans here about taxes. I am working on…

Started by TC Crumpton

16 Jul 4
Reply by Richard L. Sherer

Illinois sales tax issues

So I’m preparing for my first art fair next month. I have my tax ID number and I’m aware of the sales tax for my location but I’m wondering…

Started by Jessica McCartney

18 Jul 3
Reply by Jessica McCartney

Scam Alert: Email regarding purchasing a list of attendees from a show

I received 2 emails overnight that look like spam/fishing/etc and wanted to check to see if anyone else got them. I have attached a copy be…

Started by Steve Sawusch

22 Jun 3
Reply by Steve Sawusch

How can you plan with such a short time line

As I continue towards one of my goals of balancing my events of 1/2 my current events I do, I wish to include 1/2 shows of my finished Fibe…

Started by Carol Larsen

13 May 6
Reply by Franklin Piuck

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