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Bernard Zalon
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  • New York, NY
  • United States
  • Etching
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kendra Bennett Feb 14, 2018. 1 Reply

is it worth the extra $150 to be on the square or do people walk the whole show?Continue

Electrical power at art shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Jun 4, 2014. 13 Replies

Last year I was set up next to someone who was using a "Deep Cycle (or Cell) Marine Battery to power his lights.  He said it could power the amount he was using (maybe 100 watts) for up to 48 hours…Continue

Tags: power, lights, batteries

Jury fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Sep 1, 2013. 19 Replies

I just got my email from Reston to apply for their show.  The jury fee is $50.  I replied that it was too high.  I think everyone should do that to any show who's jury fee is over $40 or next thing…Continue

credit card processing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nina Domenico Aug 20, 2013. 3 Replies

I remember reading on one of the blogs a few months ago (I can't find it) that there was a "Square like" processing company that allowed you to retain the customer's email address.  Can anyone tell…Continue

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Latest Activity

Bernard Zalon replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Another crazy idea....
"I was thinking the same thing."
Sep 7, 2020
Bernard Zalon replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"I think that a wait and see attitude would be wise."
Mar 30, 2020
Bernard Zalon replied to Jay Snively's discussion Take Orders vs. Sell off the Wall?
"I make etchings.  I certainly wouldn't encourage someone to let me ship something to them, but if that's what they want and they're paying the shipping cost I'll do it."
Mar 19, 2020
Bernard Zalon replied to Laura Lee's discussion Making prints from oil painting - help needed
"Reproductions or copies.  Not prints."
Mar 5, 2020
Bernard Zalon replied to Judy Christian's discussion How to email customer photos besides using attachments
"I use to send and receive music files.  I bet it would work for pictures too."
Jan 3, 2020
Bernard Zalon replied to Don Seib's discussion The legal business of starting in the art festival world
"I live in NYC and have been doing this for over 40 years.  All I've ever had is a sales tax license."
Jan 2, 2020
Bernard Zalon commented on Nels johnson's blog post Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, Missouri—A Biggie
""Copies" is a good name."
Sep 23, 2019
Bernard Zalon commented on Nels johnson's blog post Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, Missouri—A Biggie
""Copies" is a good name."
Sep 23, 2019
Bernard Zalon commented on Nels johnson's blog post Saint Louis Art Fair, Clayton, Missouri—A Biggie
"Isn't printmaking a category?  Etchings?  Prints aren't repros."
Sep 23, 2019
Bernard Zalon replied to Larry Sohn's discussion How much weight -A little math for fun
"I guess we should all be driving semis..."
Sep 18, 2019
Bernard Zalon replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion IS THIS "BUY SELL"
"I don't think a photographer who takes a picture, sends the file out to the aluminum company, and gets back a product so beautiful and shiny that it hurts my eyes to look at it (think Andalusian Dog) is any different than buy/sell."
Aug 14, 2019

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Art Show
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
They're sort of like paid vacations.
Best show ever and why
Cherry Creek. I got to hang out in Boulder.
Worst show ever and why
Annapolis. 95 degrees on an out of the way concrete parking lot.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
A friend.

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Wickford Art Show

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Any thoughts on the Wickford Art Show in July?  I did it a few years ago, it wasn't so good, but I heard that it was a lot better last year. This year they have a new director...

I'm a printmaker.

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At 8:29pm on January 15, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Bernard. 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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