Fergus Falls, MN

Your Medium

Wood Sculpture

Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

Minnesota Renaissance Festival 1982

What is your website?


What are the best things about art fairs

Making a living; making artist friends; making client friends; making it home safely; a good excuse to make stuff

Best show ever and why

Main Street Fort Worth (2012) Good solid sales with follow-up sales from the show via my website (MSFW has a great artist's page as well). With follows this was a record show for me. Polite crowd with a younger "still acquiring" demographic.

Worst show ever and why

I'm not allowed to talk about it/them, suffice it to say that they involved "incidents".

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

Connie Mettler

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  • Thank you, Jay, for showing up to comment, especially your helpful info about La Quinta. Love it when you come around and always appreciate the useful tips you have for others. May 2015 be your best.
  • Thanks so much for this support. I appreciate it a lot and it keeps us going in our mission to support artists who choose this crazy life style.
  • Beautiful work! Super professional booth set up too. Jealous. Not surprised at all that you get to do different shows every year.

  • Thanks for the support, Jay, and your continued solid presence on AFI. I so much appreciate your reasoned, seasoned views.
  • Congratulations, Jay, on your award at Mount Dora. Well deserved and I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.

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  • Hi Jay. It's nice to meet you! I saw your work in Sausalito and it was wonderful. I loved a particular long wooden bowl you had on display. I didn't notice then that you are a fellow Minnesotan.

    My husband, Brian, is the show artist and painter. I am a graphic designer and help him with art fairs, his web site, and business tasks. At the fairs, I have more time to meet other artists, see the work and review the show, so I have been blogging on this site as an art fair insider. I hope we see you again next season.

  • Hi Jay! Just thought of you the other day-wondering if you'll be doing any headbanging in FL this winter?
  • Wow! I think this is the best work I've ever seen in the Wood category. You should get into every show that you apply to.
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