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Chris Fedderson
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  • Alexandria, VA
  • United States
  • Photography
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Chris Fedderson replied to Veronica e Raj's discussion First Outdoor Fair - Supply Checklist
"Hello Veronica, Congratulations and welcome to "The Life" [I just made that up, but it sounds good]. Makin' a list, huh? Checkin' it twice, eh? Well, do know, this will not be a "one-and-done" thing though. This will be…"
Aug 19
Chris Fedderson replied to Sheri Kowalski's discussion What do you do with your inventory after you throw in the towel?
":-(   What a great closing shot... "What does the future hold?" Best of luck to you, Sheri.  You have a great talent; keep it alive; share it with your loved ones and the world.  We all will be better for it. --Chris…"
Jul 26
Chris Fedderson replied to TC Crumpton's discussion Including tax in price?
"Good call.  It will be easier for you in the long run; and at sales tax time, you won't have to do the math of backing out all the --possibly various-- tax monies for reporting/paying. Good Luck, --Chris Fedderson"
Jul 4
Chris Fedderson commented on Chris Fedderson's blog post In-Booth Portfolios
"Thanks, Larry.  I was thinking, if electronic, to velcro it to the wall.  I'm still analyzing this, though. --Chris"
Jun 21
Larry Berman commented on Chris Fedderson's blog post In-Booth Portfolios
"A book of either 4x6 prints, or 8x10 prints in plastic sleeves in a loose-leaf ring binder. Electronic doesn't work. Would you hand someone your ipad or iphone and then get distracted by another customer. Larry…"
Jun 21
Chris Fedderson commented on Chris Fedderson's blog post In-Booth Portfolios
"Thanks, Richard."
Jun 20
Richard L. Sherer commented on Chris Fedderson's blog post In-Booth Portfolios
"Hardcopy, albums of photos on pedastal/elevated table, 4x6 of saddles, 8x10 of client nperforming on saddle, 4x6 of gun leathers etc., mostly custom jobs "
Jun 20
Chris Fedderson posted a blog post

In-Booth Portfolios

Hello All,A question for those of you who have a catalog or portfolio of "Other Available Artwork" in your art fair booth... Which do you have --or recommend-- a hardcopy or electronic presentation?  How do you have yours displayed in your booth... on a pedistal... on your desk... pull it out on request... other?Thanks, in advance, for your input.--Chris FeddersonSee More
Jun 20
Chris Fedderson replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Show us inside your trailer!
"Hello, Sorry, no photos, but yes, 2-cents... measure all your things and custom-design spaces for each... you'll end up packing a lot less air that way, and your things won't be rolling or sliding in transit.  Good Luck. --Chris…"
Jun 4
Chris Fedderson replied to TC Crumpton's discussion Including tax in price?
"Hi CC, [sorry, I used up all my "Yo" allowance  ;->  ], Yes -- "Much better to be clear to the customer...".  Also, this is the reason behind the laws against including tax into the price -- unless it is also…"
May 29
Chris Fedderson replied to TC Crumpton's discussion Including tax in price?
"Yo T [it just seemed right  ;-> ], I do not include tax in my prices. I asume, since you wrote: "...it's apparently illegal in some states...", that you work in multiple states [or even counties], with their differing rates...…"
May 29
Chris Fedderson replied to TC Crumpton's discussion Including tax in price?
"Hello Jeri, re.: "...on behalf of their govenor." ... YEA that you make the distinction. I get so [internally] annoyed when customers say, with incredulity, "you charge tax?!?!". No, I don't. Your state does. And, believe…"
May 29
Chris Fedderson replied to Ross C Berg's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair is a scam
"Ross, Shows go up and down for any number of reasons. Unless this one failed due to management malfeasence, you are out of line, and no better than you claim they are, by calling this one a scam. You simply did poorly. Put on your Big Boy Pants and…"
Apr 8

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Your Medium
Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
Who knows... it was 30 years ago! ;-)
What is your website?
http://www.MacroFinePhotography.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Direct sales and customer feedback for product refinement
Best show ever and why
Two shows/Two reasons:
Fountain Hills, AZ, 2002; this was our Peak Show (with a different product) before the Bush Economy ruined the direct sales art business. Literally - and I do mean literally - nonstop sales the first day and very brisk sales the other two. Grossed double our show average.

Lazy Daze A+C Festival, 2015; I won Best of Show - Photography!
Worst show ever and why
... That's a pain you forget... but any show that flat out lies about product mix (buy/sell), placement (removed off in a hidden blind alley), or any other aspect under their control.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I really do not remember... probably a Google search for a specific show or a reference in an email...
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I don't have any formal education in Photography... or the Arts... I can't even draw a decent Stick-Dude!

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In-Booth Portfolios

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 3:49pm 4 Comments

Hello All,

A question for those of you who have a catalog or portfolio of "Other Available Artwork" in your art fair booth... Which do you have --or recommend-- a hardcopy or electronic presentation?  How do you have yours displayed in your booth... on a pedistal... on your desk... pull it out on request... other?

Thanks, in advance, for your input.

--Chris Fedderson

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At 11:43am on January 27, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

At 2:50pm on February 2, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Chris. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
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