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David Hipwell
  • Oconto, WI
  • United States
  • Acrylic
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David Hipwell's Discussions

Portait Artist complains about orginal % rule at most shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Hipwell Sep 6, 2013. 7 Replies

Amy Amdur Productions unfair

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Hipwell Jul 28, 2011. 68 Replies

Illinois Tollway unfair!

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Lake Geneva gets 3 DAVEYS

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 7:27am 3 Comments

Lake Geneva is in Wisconsin....but full of Illinois people....actually Chicago area people...they come to Lake Geneva to make the scene......etc...

This show was held on August 21 and 22 at Library Park on the shoreline.....nice venue.

Id have to say that the hot weather held down the crowd on both Sat and Sun......sure the recession was a factor also.....but I have done very well this year when the weather was "nice"......I mean cooler and less humid, so that…


Weather is big factor at Algoma Shanty Days---Aug 14 and 15.

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:12pm 5 Comments

First Algoma is town just south of Door County in Wisconsin......Wisconsin, of course is God's Country-- North to those of us who live in Wisconsin.....and this area is nature's natural cooler.....

But Lordy, Lordy, was it hot and humid on Saturday, August 14 in Algoma, Wisconsin......heck it was hot as heck.......heck it was doggone hot all over the US of A......

But it was 10 degrees cooler and much less humid on Sunday, August 15 in Algoma. And it was quite…


Port Washington Fish Day is a bust for me

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 11:07pm 20 Comments

Of course Port Washington is a small city just north of Milwaukee.

This is a community festival. The arts and craft show was on July 17.

All the mechanics, loading, organization, etc were great. But....

A hot day. The crowd seemed to be dominated by locals who were just shopping in not buying....just looking.....they liked my art.....but did not seem to have the money to buy it.....also there was a young flavor to the crowd.....whereas a…


Wisconsin Lutheran College Show in Milwaukee is poor.

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 10:46pm 0 Comments

The show was held on July 10......the people at the show ranged largely from 55 to 80 years old....most came to watch the bands which included the Kids from Wisconsin....who were excellent...and everybody including me loved the 1930's retro number.

The program barely mentioned the art and was all about the bands.

Most of the crowd just brought their chairs watched the bands and did not walk around and look at the art. It was a hot day. I am guessing but I…


Baileys Harbor gets three DAVEYs (out of 5 possible)

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 10:47pm 2 Comments

It was the 4th of July .....and I was feeling very Yankee Doodleeee.......the dogs were all there.....the parade.....and flags....etc.....really it is the same at any 4th celebration. But you see old friends and socialize so that makes somehow different......

The "Bailey's" show was some fine art plus a ton of crafts and a ton of buy and sell.....really they take anyone who fits their definitions of "good stuff". They are booth fee hounds, I think....who just want to do what…


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At 4:06pm on April 16, 2011, Connie Mettler gave David Hipwell a gift
Thank you, David, for referring Bill Long to Art Fair Insiders.
At 8:58am on January 10, 2011, Connie Mettler gave David Hipwell a gift
Hi Dave, I join the other members of this community who have enjoyed meeting you here in wishing you a quick and satisfying recovery. Hope we'll see you at an art fair soon. Get well.
At 6:40pm on February 6, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
David, just wanted to tell you that was a great discussion you started, "Would you do this show?" Thanks.
At 6:32pm on November 04, 2009, Connie Mettler gave David Hipwell a gift
Thanks, David, for the excellent rundown of your art fairs. Wishing you a great 2010!

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