Cedar Rapids, IA

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First show ever

As of today when I’m joining this group, I have only done a couple local art fairs and 2 gallery showings, a long time ago. Didn't really know how to market my art then.

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What are the best things about art fairs

My ASF marketing team is teaching me a lot about finding my niche and I believe I need to do art fairs to connect with the public and observe people viewing my work, explore what they like, etc. I hope it will help me learn to create art that people want to surround themselves with in their home.

Best show ever and why

Seminole Valley, Cedar Rapids, IA, Ushers Ferry Historic Village art show. I had a lot of good responses to an original oil painting that was really tugging at some people’s hearts.

Worst show ever and why

The first show I did, I can't even remember where it was, it was so boring and I was an inexperienced introvert.

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

Found link on Marion, IA, Art Festival website.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I love anything horses, especially a Sunday afternoon on a grassy bank in Hawaii watching a Polo game.

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