Jacksonville, FL

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Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

It was in Orlando, FL and was a dud. I cannot remember the name of it though. I didn't do very well as far as sales.

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What are the best things about art fairs

The other artists are serious about their artwork, their' booths, everything is beautiful and professional looking.

Best show ever and why

Art Festival at Thornebrook. I networked, and saw how fine art focused festivals work. I was able to pick up a large custom sized commission.

Worst show ever and why

I don't remember the name but I believe it was in Orlando, FL. Although I sold artwork, it was very slow.

Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.

Flourish mesh panels. I spoke to a guy from that company and he recommended I join this forum.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I play clawhammer banjo and can sing with it as well (not the best singer).

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    Thank you so much for welcoming me to you website. After listening to your podcast, I feel as if I am talking to a celebrity!
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