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Going about art fairs wrong

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristy Guenther Jul 17, 2018. 7 Replies

As I’ve gotten better, I’ve noticed something. At the highest rated art shows come the best of the best artists. This is a problem. What are your chances of “selling well” at a show in which…Continue

Proportion question

Started this discussion. Last reply by DORI SMITH May 4, 2018. 10 Replies

I am going to try offering prints for the first time. Simple question here... I bought bulk 50 of 11x14 and bulk 50 of 16x20 Matt board, foam backer, clear sleeves etc.Problem: My current originals…Continue

10x20 Trimline for sale in Ca

Started Aug 20, 2017 0 Replies

Used 4 times.Extra tall 8' if you want to extend it up.3' awning expanding the entire 20' front.Stabilizer bars.4 10' light bars.Paid 2700Asking 1500Too much work for 1 person to set up. Tired of…Continue

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Years in the Art Fair Business
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La Jolla art festival
What are the best things about art fairs
Best show ever and why
Estes park
Worst show ever and why
Napa valley art festival. Year 1
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I had in vitro fertilization

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At 11:53am on June 2, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Dori. 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.

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At 8:26am on June 1, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Dori,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to make your acquaintance and hope you'll take a look around the site and make yourself at home.  Thanks so much for signing up and best wishes for continued success.


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