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Barrie Lynn Bryant
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Barrie Lynn Bryant's Discussions

Sedona Arts Festival Needs Artists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucia Friedericy Oct 3, 2017. 10 Replies

It may still be true, but the Sedona Arts Festival has space available for its show next weekend. Set up for show is October 6 and show is October 7-8, 2017. I'm just passing along the message that…Continue

Tags: Sedona

Redmond Arts Festival Info Needed -- Got Soap or Art?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mandy Paul Apr 10, 2017. 2 Replies

I'm wondering about this Redmond show that accepts only 70 artists, er, uh, 70 curated designers, artists, and craftspeople? Anyone have news about it? I love the idea of a show that size, and it's…Continue

Tags: Redmond Arts Festival, Washington, Seattle, Redmond

Artfest SPOKANE Reviews or Info NEEDED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant May 12, 2017. 6 Replies

Hey there, folks. I'm researching Washington State and just might apply to Artfest Spokane soon since the deadline is March 13, 2017. The show is June 2-4 and could be a perfect time to be in…Continue

Tags: Washington, ArtFest Spokane, Spokane

Cheyenne Arts Festival, 5th Annual

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jun 6, 2016. 7 Replies

Did anyone else submit an application for this show? It is not listed on Zapp, but rather on Their original date to notify artists of acceptance was May 13 as it states that in the…Continue

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Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Arty Martket of Estes Park, CO, 2018
"My wife and I have done this show twice (2017-2018) and the mid-September show once (2017). We reapplied to this show Richard is reviewing since Estes Park is a beautiful place to be at a show, the committee is awesome, we won Best of Show last…"
Jul 25
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Lawrence M. Sawyer's blog post Marion Arts Festival has it pretty much figured out.
"I'm just playing around with the expenses for this show based upon reading your review. And then I'm wondering if it was really that profitable directly? It might have been, but feeling good about a show and how we are treated is also…"
Jul 9
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Connie Mettler's blog post How You Get to be Chosen to be in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
"Yeah, not really investigative journalism going on with this article. Maybe talk to a juror? An artist? Quote somebody saying something? So, Connie, why did you describe it as a great article?"
Jul 9
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Scott Clark's discussion Has anyone participated in the Peoria Art Fair in Illinois?
"We participated in 2016. Seemed like it was going to be a good selling show for us, but it wasn't. Several of my long time artist friends didn't do well at this 2016 show, either. All are showing different mediums, too. Show seemed to have…"
Jul 4
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Chuck Hinrichs Jr.'s discussion Item Name Badges For Products
"I'm so with Larry on this one, but you can use an x-acto knife and a ruler. Brush up on your graphic arts skills. This is art class 101 stuff! It's great you are making your tags look nice! I put a thumbnail pic of the art image on each…"
Mar 6
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"I think you have to look at this from the other direction, too. A judge who scored the highest marks might be too nice, or maybe unable to be critical. And I think another reason Krasl has such a disparity in scores is that judges were picked from…"
Mar 6
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"SO far we've identified that two shows have given these disparities in scores. Two is hardly a "huge" problem in the scope of things. It's certainly a problem for these two shows to address and overcome. I know Reid speculated…"
Mar 6
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Ron Mellott's blog post Juries, Jurors and Scores of "1" - an option to consider
"There's a reason that some shows get recognized as being the biggies. It's based upon the direction and art they choose by jury process to host in the event. We wouldn't aspire to be in them if it wasn't for those facts, beacuse…"
Mar 6
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Ron Mellott's blog post Juries, Jurors and Scores of "1" - an option to consider
"If you've never been in Krasl, then you have no public there to be concerned with. You don't already have customers to be concerned with. All you have is a jury to pass. You have to pass the jury. You and I may never pass that jury, and it…"
Mar 5
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Ron Mellott's blog post Juries, Jurors and Scores of "1" - an option to consider
"I don't play the lottery. I think this is ridiculous, and I get rejected from shows, too. If you think you don't like the way it is now, just wait until you never get picked. Just wait until your name never comes out of the hat.…"
Mar 5
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion to post/not to post copyright notices in booth
"If you want to take the time and pay the fees associated with registering your copyrights with the US Copyright Office, go ahead and do it. It's not difficult to do. And once the copyright office has determined that your work is registerable…"
Mar 5
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion to post/not to post copyright notices in booth
"I'm with Steve all the way on this one."
Mar 5
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion to post/not to post copyright notices in booth
"I wouldn't obsess about this. I never tell someone that I own the copyright even though they are taking home the artwork. I write the copyright symbol on the art, the year, and my signature. I also write all the pertinent info on the back of…"
Mar 3
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"Larry, can you give us some examples of instructions you'd give judges? What should an organization tell judges to do?"
Mar 3
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"I disagree completely with creating a judging standardization--a rubric--for all shows, or as many shows as the creators of such a rule sheet are capable of harnessing to agree to the terms. The art fair market is made up of numerous types of…"
Mar 3
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Framed artwork or Matted only?
"Good to hear the update, and good luck with your show, photoraphing your art, and showing it in great frames! WOOHOO!"
Mar 2

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Society of Gilders *GOT GOLD LEAF?*

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 4:26pm 11 Comments

Everyone familiar with me knows that I'm a picture frame designer, maker, carver, and gilder who makes frames exclusively for his wife's artworks. During 1999 I began studying picture frame history and soon discovered gilding in all its glory. I was lucky enough to have a friend who gave me the first 10 years of Picture Framing Magazine (1990-1999) wherein I discovered a treasure trove about frames, frame making, gilding, and the industry.

In 2004, I received a professional…


Space Coast Art Festival PRIZE WINNERS

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 9:28am 4 Comments

I did this show that happens Thanksgiving weekend many years ago, but quit it and a few others before it so that I could be home in Wyoming for Thanksgiving. Seeing the list of winners makes me wish I could still travel to Florida for two reasons: I see a lot of friends and a gobs of prize money! I haven't yet heard about sales, how the change of venue is progressing, and how the other show not too very far away on the same weekend …


Congratulations, GREG LITTLE!

Posted on November 11, 2015 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Greg might be unaware of his fame today, but I was just visiting the Collectors of Wood Art website HERE HERE HERE and discovered he's the featured artist on their home page. I don't know how often that feature changes, but it doesn't really matter all that much. What does matter is that Greg is a member of Collectors of Wood Art and that his work is being featured.

I'm a fan of that site and organization anyway and…


Pre-Show News: Mandarin Art Festival in Jacksonville, FL

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 8:17pm 3 Comments

MANDARIN ART FESTIVAL is a small show located in an affluent Jacksonville, Florida neighborhood, and it may be one of Florida's best kept secrets. This year 90 artists will exhibit on the grounds of MANDARIN COMMUNITY CLUB, which is the historical Freedom School site built by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1872. The St. Johns River can be seen behind the homes…


Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 2:23pm on January 31, 2014, Joan Pinkus said…
Barrie I enjoyed looking at the booths from the Kentucky show. Thank you for sharing that info.
At 9:54pm on February 3, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Barrie.  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!

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At 8:28am on February 4, 2014, Joan Pinkus said…

Nice meeting you Barrie. Thanks for telling me about the no Y. I so enjoyed looking at the booth photos. I'd love to get feedback about my booth. I'll have to figure out how to upload a photo here.  Thanks again, Joan

At 9:48am on June 23, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
Hey Barrie, thanks so much for your upbeat participation on this site. I always read what you have written, lots of optimism and good common sense. Thanks for everything.
At 12:44pm on July 02, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
Happy Birthday, Barrie! Hope this is a great day for you and just the first day of your best year ever! Thank you for all your contributions to AFI.
At 2:40pm on February 03, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
You are one of those people who make this site worth reading. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and the generous amount of time you put into helping folks out. . THANKS!
At 11:23pm on March 31, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 3/24/2015
At 6:32am on August 17, 2015, Peter Grimord said…

Thanks Barrie, It's a pleasure to be your friend and I truly hope to meet both you and your wife on the road at some point.  Most of my shows are not too far afield from my home in north/central PA.  It sounds like the south/east USA is your best market and this was alway inexplicably one of my worst.  Probably my restrained overall style of art, no matter the medium, is responsible.  I used to describe my sculpture booth presentation as the "booth that looks like nothing is in it".  It's THAT restrained and this impulse is always carried through anything I do as an artist,...or anything else for that matter.    

At 8:10am on September 16, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Thank you, Barrie!

At 12:20pm on March 22, 2017, Ernie Komarek said…

Hi Barry,

I'm probably not going to do any shows this year. I'm dealing with health problems that prevent me from doing much traveling. I did just receive an invite to "Art on the Levee" in Ft. Benton, MT. It's really a nice show in conjuntion with their Fort Benton Days celebration - parade, rodeo, etc. The setting is in a nice park and show organizers were excellent and the crowds were motivated buyers. 

Contact: TONI MOLINARIO 622-5346 (

In 2015 booth cost $75.00 for 3 days (last week of June). You can select your booth on the application form. Booths are 15 x 10'-15'. Most booths are under large shade trees but it can get breezy. Set up is real easy with artist parking close by. 

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