Franktown, CO

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Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

Michael Martin Murphy's Westefest, Copper Mtn., CO

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What are the best things about art fairs

Making money, expanding client base

Best show ever and why

Steamboat Springs. CO, mid 1990's: sold custom saddle and wrote order for another. Abotut $10K at today's prices.

Worst show ever and why

La Cantera, San Antonio, TX, 2011: profitable but poorly promoted and few if any buyers. A couple high end sales saved the day.

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

Just got an email from you guys.

What is one fun fact about yourself?

2021: I am 78 and Jean is 74. We have been married 53 years.

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  • Hey Richard, I just read your comment from Connie's page. What an animal you are busting up that ponderosa and doing it at 78, your an inspiration. I used to heat with firewood back in the midwest when I could get my hands on lots of hardwoods. I loved it and almost regretted burning some of the qualities of wood I had, maybe subconsciously that's what has driven me into wood sculpting.
    Anyhow, just wanted to say Hi, have a great year.
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  • Thank you, Richard, for referring Pat Sloss ro Art Fair Insiders.
  • Thank you, Richard, for referring John Kelly to Art Fair Insiders.
  • Thank you, Richard, for referring Andy Carter to Art Fair Insiders.
  • Thanks Dick.  Great of you to donate one of your pieces to the fund raiser.  My email is ascovern@gmail.com.  Al

  • Dick,

    my email is ascovern@gmail.com.  Really nice of you to donate your work to the pledge drive. I’m happy to win one of your pieces.  Al

  • Hi Richard,

    I just read a post you had about shoplifting at art fair; specifically your experience at a show in Manitou Springs Colorado. I’m thinking of applying to and looking for reviews of the Commonwheel Artists Art Festival to apply to. And I can’t find any reviews about that show from any artists. Was this the show you had theft at? Have you done it recently and what are your thoughts? Or nay be you have heard about it from others?

    I would like to apply to the Affordable Arts festival in Littleton Colorado the weekend before this Labor Day weekend show; hoping to get in to both to be worth the drive and expenses all the way from Livingston Montana.
  • Richard, You mentioned you did the Jackson Hole show in '15 and '16 and I can not fine your review on Art Fair Insiders. I am at least two days driving time and then have the show expenses so I am trying to get any comments about what the return was at the show. Any comments? My work runs $300 - $3K www.fineleatherartwork.com and is western oriented. I'd appreciate any comments you ahve on the show itself. Thanks, Jay

  • Thank you so much, Richard, for your continued support through the years of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.
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