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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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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 on Thursday
Reply by Edgar Williams

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

18 on Tuesday
Reply by Joan Tweedell

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
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
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
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
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
Reply by Tobias Sauer

Fighting rain on EZ ups

After more years than I can count, I downsized. Sold my Lite Dome and Craft Hut.  I'm tired of working that hard on set up and takedown.  E…

Started by Barry Shandler

9 May 16
Reply by Barry Shandler

lighting a 10x10 tent, first artshow

Attending my first show this weekend, and it runs right up til 10pm... so I need a lighting solution for a 10x10 tent (electricity provided…

Started by Rick Wallace

1 May 11
Reply by Don Hart

Withdrawing from Shows? A Newbie Question

Hi all! I am new to this forum, and this will be my first year participating in art fairs! I've applied to 5 shows, and have been accepted…

Started by Kristy Guenther

6 May 2
Reply by Kristy Guenther


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