Des Moines, IA

Your Medium

Oil painter

Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

Artfest Midwest, Des Moines, IA, 2022

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What are the best things about art fairs

The people I get to meet

Best show ever and why

I'm not many shows into my career so far but I'd say Artfest Midwest. It was not only my first fine art show, but I won an emerging artist scholarship and sold 7 originals, which I had never done before. It was amazing.

Worst show ever and why

An arts and craft show in a barn in the middle of nowhere and the weather kept all customers away.

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

I searched Google for art fair equipment buy and sell.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I love to create fun timelapse videos of each painting I do.

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  • Hi Niki,
    Welcome to Art Fair Insiders! We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer. Thanks for signing up and best of luck to you as you move forward. Love your "fun fact", I should do that, too!
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