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  • Cedar Creek, TX
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Turning down show hurts future chances?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Wallis Mar 1, 2013. 5 Replies

As we all have to plan out a schedule six months in advance, I find that to have an efficient schedule, I have to apply to shows scheduled on the same weekend in hopes that one will pan out and make…Continue

Tags: politic, acceptance, declining, rejection

Good Texas shows - large & small?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Waters Baker Jan 7, 2011. 3 Replies

I have to stay in Texas for this year and need some help in compiling a list of good Texas shows to apply to, large and small.  Any little treasures out there for a photographer?  Any ones to avoid…Continue

Tags: /applications, shows, Texas

Lubbock Arts festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Deckas Jan 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Anyone have feedback about doing the Lubbock, TX show and what sells best there?

Selling rights to a work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Atkinson Dec 18, 2010. 7 Replies

I have been approached to sell rights to some of my photographs to be mass produced and sold in catalogs like Pottery Barn's.  Does anyone know anything about selling rights, things to ask…Continue

Tags: production, sales/giclee/copyright/mass, catalog

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Art on the Bridge 9now Art of the Courthouse Square) in Bastrop, TX
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The other artists are great and it doesn't hurt to make $
Best show ever and why
I like the small, high end shows because of the expense to profit ratios over Bayou City, a well run but humongous show where "be backs" run out of energy just making the tour around the 300 artists.
Worst show ever and why
Kyle, TX
Held in a school where untalented kiddos performed all day long and their adoring parents clogged the isles
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Bayou city bohemoth

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 8:02pm 1 Comment

I did Bayou City at the 300 artist size and I never made it around to see all, and no way could patrons if they really stopped to look at the art. Either they went to a special artist, were looking for "just the right piece" or were making a quick "gallery" tour.  Forget "be backs"; their shoes wore out the first go round.  It was well run for a massive show and Houston is my best market, but when it went to 450, I declined.  I agree with the other artists that feel like the organizers money…


waiting lists

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 8:27pm 4 Comments

I was just informed that I'm on the waiting list for Waterways in Houston for photography. What are the chances of getting in on a waiting list for a big show like this?

Past the Predictions - Rockport, TX Art Festival

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 12:08am 3 Comments

With all the weather predictions indicating a disastrous outcome to the Rockport Art Festival, the hurricane played out just in time for a breezy but delightful event. Being my 1st time to show here, I was told that the crowds were down but most vendors had adequate though not spectacular sales. I saw a lot of driftwood bird sculptures leaving with customers and my neighbor sold a large painting along with several small ones. Mainly, all were just happy that they made expences and weren't… Continue

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At 1:21pm on May 14, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Carol. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

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