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David Kachel
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How do I NOT sell without a matte?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Hinde Sep 5, 2012. 22 Replies

This is probably the perfect group of people to get an answer to this minor dilemma.I am perfectly willing to sell customers just a print (I'm a photographer), but I strongly prefer to sell it…Continue

Proper Show Promotion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Russell Nov 10, 2011. 7 Replies

Have seen mentions in several threads about "proper promotion", but none of them actually talk about what that is, so... Please mention some of the things (or all of them) that promoters should/must…Continue

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West Texas Anybody?

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 7:53pm 5 Comments

I'm in Alpine.

Would love to know what goings on are going on in West Texas.


Posted on October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm 30 Comments

I'm curious about the availability of some statistics re art show results for the arstist:


In particular, what percentage of artists, on average, lose money, break even and make money at art fairs?

Generalizations gratefully accepted as I realize it is doubtful real stats are available.


Also, what about attrition? What percentage of new participants are gone in a year, two years, etc. Again, I imagine only generalizations will be available.

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At 11:41pm on October 29, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, David, once again.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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At 7:00pm on October 27, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Hi David, I just wanted to thank you for joining this site and asking this excellent question. We are always happy to hear new voices and you have struck a chord with this post.

Amazing photos I see on this page. Hope we'll be seeing you at an art fair one of these days!


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