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Brenda Flynn
  • Female
  • Ormond Beach, FL
  • United States
  • Paper mosaic
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Jury and Judging Processes, Part Two

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Flynn Mar 9, 2017. 22 Replies

Wow, this discussion could not have come at a better time. I'm actually writing a column referencing this very issue, among others. I am an exhibiting artist myself, and sometimes I have questioned…Continue

Weather Nightmares - Talk to me!

Started Aug 12, 2016 0 Replies

I'm writing an article on weather nightmares and how to avoid or deal with them. Anyone have any stories? Photos?Continue

Changing Financial Climate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Flynn Nov 9, 2015. 22 Replies

I'm looking for some discussion, comments, opinions regarding whether or not you have personally made the decision to lower prices, make smaller stuff at $25 or less, etc. to try and get more buyers…Continue

Tags: finances, crafts, art, pricing

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Brenda Flynn replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Spring show, right? As far as I know, they are still planning their fall show."
Mar 26, 2020
Brenda Flynn replied to Jude J Bischoff's discussion Are we elegible for unemployment benefits?
"As much as I am hoping that unemployment will apply to us, we are considered self-employed, even if we do have an LLC designation, I'm not sure it does, Can anyone answer this?"
Mar 26, 2020
Brenda Flynn commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"I think everything up until June has been cancelled because of all the county and state regulations everywhere. Has to be in compliance with CDC and governmental laws. I'm hoping all this is over with by May...if not, I'm in a LOT of…"
Mar 26, 2020

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Your Medium
Paper mosaic
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Good Folk Fest, Louisville, KY
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Networking, validation
Best show ever and why
Tallahassee, FL - LeMoyne Chain of Parks.

Wonderful attention to the artists, art is main attraction, great sales, friendly people
Worst show ever and why
Uptown Art Festival, Altamonte Springs, L

Horrible management, disorganized, bad booth placements, zero sales
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I googled "art shows"
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I spend more on food for outdoor squirrels and birds than I do on dog food for my five dogs...

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Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 9:21am 13 Comments

I hate this part of the process...deciding on art shows so many months in advance. So, I've done Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits for a couple of years. Average show, but I love the location. Last year was hurricane, so they refunded booth fee, but notice this year their verbage clearly states...NO REFUNDS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER OR ACTS OF GOD. It's scaring me off! Only other possibilities in September for me are Delray Beach or Punta Gorda,both many more miles, and both Howard Alan. Now, I…


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At 9:56pm on May 5, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Brenda.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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