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Items Necessary at a show

My husband and I are attending our first show soon and were wondering if someone out there has a list compiled of things you need (besides…

Started by marjorie bowersLatest Reply

Taking Credit Debit

Hey Yall, I am just getting back into doing shows and need advice on Credit/Debit..Are the knuckle busters better for fees than the new swi…

Started by Heather JordanLatest Reply

Newbie trying to choose show category

Hi all, I'm getting ready to apply to the Inman Park Arts Festival. I believe my work falls within mixed media 2D. It incorporates vintage…

Started by Cheryl BeverlyLatest Reply

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Credit card reader advice

Hi everyone. I’m getting ready for my first art fair in a March. I’m curious which credit card readers you like and why. Square, PayPal Her…

Started by Adair Hinds

14 22 hours ago
Reply by Larry Sohn

Velcro-type gloves

Does anyone know of some type of gloves with velcro-type gripper palms for easily carrying Propanels? any suggestions appreciated.

Started by Dave Buerger

3 Jan 7
Reply by Mindy Colton

Doing shows solo -- advice?

Hi, I'm a newbie to the art fair circuit and have a question about doing shows alone. Right now I'm an army of one, meaning I set up, take…

Started by Nancy Rynes

19 Jan 2
Reply by Barry Shandler

art studio advice needed

I have rented a sparse, small art studio (15x18) - concrete floor, french doors and one windows, no water/sink, and 8' fluorescent bulbs...…

Started by Rick Wallace

5 Dec 24, 2018
Reply by Rick Wallace

Trying to get accepted to my first show...

Have amassed a body of work that, from going to shows locally, seems at least comparable.  Thought I'd like to try a show to see if there i…

Started by Edgar Williams

14 Dec 6, 2018
Reply by Edgar Williams

Applying to St. James Court

I am a photographer, finishing up my third year of art shows and am looking toward next year.  I live in Louisville and would like to apply…

Started by Christine Hayden

7 Oct 26, 2018
Reply by Bobbie Rafferty

10 x 10 Set-up in a 12 x 12 spot?

Hello, Newbie here, did a search but can't find an answer to my question. I have a 10x10 set-up right now, done a couple shows, but lookin…

Started by Ryan Choate

6 Oct 17, 2018
Reply by C.C. Barton

Signing a triptych

Hi all.  I just finished a commissioned piece - a triptych.  I haven’t done one before.  My question is - how/where do you guys sign it?  …

Started by CA Kaminski

2 Aug 17, 2018
Reply by CA Kaminski

Are art fairs a good starting point for unknown artists?

I have sold some art online, but my network is relatively small on social media and I'm not getting the visibility and sales that I would l…

Started by Tara Sage

26 Jun 14, 2018
Reply by Tara Sage

Protecting Larger framed paintings while traveling

I am new here and I don't know if this question is in the right spot but I am asking how people pack and protect large paintings (40x60"plu…

Started by Tobias Sauer

4 Jun 13, 2018
Reply by Tobias Sauer


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