Norfolk, VA

Your Medium

Nature Photography

Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

1st Chick's Beach Art Show, August 2006. This was a very informal gathering of about 12-15 local artists. I didn't do another show until the next year (2007). The second show got me started doing more shows.

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What are the best things about art fairs

Meeting people and talking about your work. I do my photography to share my love of nature and wildlife with others.

Best show ever and why

That's a toss up. I love the Ocean View Art Shows and have participated in the everyone since2007. They are large shows, 60 to 70 artists, situated in a park along the Chesapeake Bay. The event is put on by artists, and 2012 will be the 50th year. My other favorite show is the Chic's Beach Art Show. Great support from the local community and always good sales.

Worst show ever and why

Probably the Virginia Beach Art on the Curve. The director owned a gift shop with a large front lawn, on a busy road to the Beach. She charged us to set up on the lawn on Memorial Day weekend, then did absolutely no advertising. Traffic was bumper to bumper, but no one knew there was an Art Show going on!

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

Not sure how I found this site, but have been a member for several years.

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  • Thanks for your pledge again, Dave. I appreciate your support for our websites that help us with our mission of helping artists earn a living in our crazy business.
  • Thank you, Dave, for referring Kim Ward to Art Fair Insiders.
  • Dave, thanks so much for all your support. Your help is appreciated!
  • Happy birthday, Dave. I hope today is full of friends and love and the upcoming year will be your best one ever that makes dreams come true. Thanks for being a member here and for all your help.
  • Thank you, Dave, for referring Tim Rudziensky to Art Fair Insiders.
  • Happy birthday, Dave! Hope it is a great day for you and the upcoming year makes some dreams come true.

    We are missing you here at the ArtFairInsiders club...hope you are well.
  • Thanks, Dave! Nice to meet a fellow photog. I will let you know how Salida goes. It's just the second year for this festival, but I am looking forward to it and soaking in the hot springs at the end of the day!
  • Thanks so much for all your support. It is very much appreciated! Connie
  • Many thanks Dave your continued participation on this site. We appreciate the East Coast reporting and all the helpful information you bring here regularly.
  • Hope you are having a wonderful birthday Dave.
    I enjoy reading your contributions - have a terrific 2010!
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