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Becky Bibro
  • Frankfort, KY
  • United States
  • Mosaic Art
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Tents and Weights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Thomas Aug 11, 2013. 31 Replies

I found this today while researching the Columbus Arts Festival:The Columbus Arts Festival has introduced new regulations due to weather related incidents, EZ-Up and accordion style tents are not…Continue

Tags: requirements, columbus, weights, tents

Greetings from Kentucky

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow Nov 8, 2011. 6 Replies

My name is Becky Bibro and I am new to this site.  I have only been exhibiting at art festivals for two years, a total of 5 shows.  Hoping to do 5 next year!  So far, I'm sticking to within driving…Continue

New to Forum - what category am I?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky Bibro Nov 3, 2011. 4 Replies

I do mosaic art.  I use mostly stained glass, but some ceramic tile and other materials.  I don't know what medium/category I should apply as - glass, mixed media 2D or 3D....any help/advice is…Continue


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Profile Information

Your Medium
Mosaic Art
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Capital City Expo 2010
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Love the atmosphere, meeting people, seeing them enjoying my art
Best show ever and why
St James - well promoted, great organization, people come out to buy
Worst show ever and why
Capital City Expo - poorly promoted, poor quality
Who referred you to Please be specific.

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Passing on a little Christmas prose

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 9:03am 1 Comment

“You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.  You're a nasty, wasty skunk.  Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk.”

Expecting Mr. Grinch?  Guess again.  I’m not sure about the Mayans being wrong, but always a pleasure to imbibe with Munks.

Go Huskers

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 8:31pm 9 Comments

I may not always agree with people's opinions, but I will support and defend their right to articulate ideas and opinions.  The world would be a very boring place indeed without the insight of the passionate author and artist who penned this post.


I hate censorship.




Dirty Little Secrets

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 10:09am 10 Comments

I’ve seen a lot of posts lately from artists with the same concerns as mine.  Extended deadlines after artists have already been rejected.  Exorbitant late application fees.  Calls for Artists issued after certain categories are full without disclosure of the categories that are open, if any sometimes.  The number of available spaces and applications per medium not fully disclosed.  Unknown jury members.  Shows trolling artist websites prior to ‘blind’ jurying.  Sneaky Buy/Sell crap. …


Lucky Charms

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 3:05pm 6 Comments

A year ago in July, I lost my sister and mother within 9 days.  My sister was 44, a doctor, and died just 10 months after being diagnosed with oral cancer.  My mother had been in relatively poor health for some time, and I believe she just could not handle my sister’s death.  It was just three months until my first big show.


Their prodding had encouraged me to explore art shows in the first place, my mother always my biggest fan.  My sister supported local art festivals for…


Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 11:13am on November 4, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Becky.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us.  You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question.  Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page.  You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

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At 11:38am on November 9, 2011, Joan Tweedell said…

Hi Becky! If Kenyon is your cousin then we are related. I live in South Bend and do fairs mostly in Northern Indiana and s. Michigan. I've been at it for over 30 years but still enjoy getting out there and showing my art. Let me know where you will be when you get your 2012 schedule firmed up. I will be at the Pigeon Key and Key West shows in FL in Feb., and will be applying to some shows in Indy, and maybe Sellerburg in So. IN. which has been recommended to me. That's not too far from KY. Best wishes!

At 6:50pm on January 13, 2012, Joan Tweedell said…

Hi Becky! I am planning to apply to Art in Speed Park and would love to meet you there. I dithered over applying to Broad Ripple and finally decided to go with Rochester Hills MI on that weekend instead. The other shows I have applied to so far are Tulip Time in Holland MI in early May, Winona Lake IN, Talbot St. in Indy, and Leeper Park here in South Bend in June, and Krasl in MI in July. Keeping my fingers crossed! What ones have you applied to?

Ken and I are both birders and longtime members of the local Audubon chapter. He doesn't come back from Woods Hole until after Labor Day, though.

At 1:27pm on March 18, 2012, Dee Hooks said…

Hi Becky-

  Thank you for the good thoughts.  Apparently I have been banned from thecornerbooth!  I tried to log in to delete my membership & apparently it was done for me.  I guess Holly did not like my post.  


At 7:50pm on April 18, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Becky Bibro a gift
Thank you, Becky, for referring Neal Gray to Art Fair Insiders.
At 11:46am on July 19, 2012, Britt Hallowell said…

Hi Becky, I'm in the Belgravia section of St. James. You? I've seen where people say KY taxes are easy, but I can't find any solid info. Would definitely be nice to just be given a tax sheet there!

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