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Colin Murray
  • Male
  • Madison WI
  • United States
  • 2-D Multi Media
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Colin Murray replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"We are not applying for any big shows until the second half of 2021. We will consider small outdoor options for May or June. We have a show we love to do in July, but who knows what will happen. If they decide to move forward we will probably apply…"
Nov 20, 2020
Michael Riggs replied to Colin Murray's discussion HeArt Fest, Feb 6-7, 2011-Des Moines IA
"I’ve done this show before and can confirm it is no longer held."
Jul 10, 2019
Colin Murray replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"All good ideas Cindy. A couple of other suggestions. Choose your biggest piece of art and hang it in the middle of the back wall. Then fit the other pieces around it. Put your table either off to the side or in the back. You have created a barrier…"
Jul 1, 2019

Profile Information

Your Medium
2-D Multi Media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Appleton, WI Art in the Park
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
I enjoy meeting the attendees and other exhibitors. It is fun to hear the feedback on a new piece of art that someone enjoys.
Best show ever and why
Wauwatosa, WI Firefly Show. The organizers (Wauwatosa Historical Society) love having the artist on their property. They try very hard to accommodate the artists. The neighborhood comes out in mass for the show. It makes a fun show.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Sorry, don't remember.

Colin Murray's Blog

Lincoln IL: Sales were up, up and away!

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 9:46am 11 Comments

We have just returned from an art show in Lincoln, IL. The weekend is an event of Art and Balloon's  (Hot Air Balloons). And is produced by the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce. On our arrival at 7:00 Saturday morning as we were approaching Lincoln on the Interstate Hwy, we were greeted by  no less than 24 balloons in the air. It was a great welcome to the weekend. I wish I could have gotten a pix, but driving seemed a little more important at the time.


The art show…


Appleton, WI: Art at the Park. The buyers are back!!!

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:26am 8 Comments

Sunday took us to Appleton, WI's Art at the Park. A couple of years ago, they moved the show from being on the park grass, to being on the street around the park. This was done because of wet grounds from a lot of rain that year. They have continued to keep the exhibitors on the street, which works out very well. For some strange reason, last year was a rough year in sales at this show for many artists. I am glad to report that this year, our sales were up 300% over last years sales. The…


Where are you???

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:33pm 7 Comments

Can I make a request on blog posts? It would be really helpful if you would tell us the city and state of the art show you're blogging about. I don't have any idea where the XYZ Outdoor Art Show is located. But if you tell me Atlanta GA, I have a much better understanding. Thanks.

Bloomington-Normal, IL: Sugar Creek Art Show

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 9:31am 3 Comments

This past weekend we were in Bloomington, IL ... actually Normal IL. The combination of the two cities can be a little confusing. Its a wonder show near the Campus. Last year, this was one of our top shows, so we were looking forward to a successful weekend. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. Like many other parts of the country, she turned up the heat on Saturday and kept the attendance down, way down. My phone told me it was 100 degrees. Yikes! It was a marked difference from…


Bloomington, IL Spring Bloom: April 28, 2012

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 8:41am 13 Comments

Bloomington, IL just completed the Spring Bloom Art Show. This one-day show is put together by the McLean County Art Center. This year, they needed to move the show to a different building on the edge of town and move the date. Those are 2 factors that could have affected the show. There were less artists available, because of more options in show for this weekend. But it did…


Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 7:14am on July 20, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Colin Murray a gift
Thank you Colin for referring Lyn to this site!
At 9:38am on December 7, 2010, Adrienne Brebrick said…
hi colin! it was nice to meet you in madison.
merry christmas!
At 2:01pm on July 07, 2011, Linda A Shields gave Colin Murray a gift
At 2:31pm on January 15, 2012, Linda A Shields gave Colin Murray a gift
At 6:54pm on March 9, 2012, Lisa Marie Crisman said…

Thanks Colin! 

At 7:59am on June 02, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Colin Murray a gift
Thank you for your generous support!
At 8:53pm on July 23, 2012, Pat Falk said…

Are you doing any shows in Minnesota?  I was in Spring Green a month ago.

At 9:56pm on June 07, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Colin Murray a gift
Colin, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
At 3:18pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Colin Murray a gift
Thanks so much for this support again, Colin. I appreciate it a lot and it keeps us going in our mission to support artists who choose this crazy life style.

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