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David S. Hoornstra
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • United States
  • oil painting
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Flourish Trimline canopy for sale in Ann Arbor

Started Jun 7 0 Replies

10 x 10 foot Trimline canopy in very good condition. Mesh panel set for three walls at the 7-foot height in perfect condition including zip-up carry case. The corner posts have extenders which let…Continue

Flourish Trimline 10 x 10 complete setup for rent/sale – Michigan area

Started Jun 21, 2017 0 Replies

I'm cutting way back on shows so my canopy and its accessories are available most weekends. It's a 10 x 10, four sturdy 7-foot white vinyl walls; one with zippers for doors. Includes white mesh…Continue

Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art

Started this discussion. Last reply by David S. Hoornstra Apr 24, 2017. 16 Replies

I’ve been at this about five years, only about five shows a year, invited back at State Street Ann Arbor every year. Looking to find my sweet spot, I check out fairs through my region.Several fairs I…Continue

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Flourish Trimline canopy for sale in Ann Arbor

10 x 10 foot Trimline canopy in very good condition. Mesh panel set for three walls at the 7-foot height in perfect condition including zip-up carry case. The corner posts have extenders which let you put the canopy up to 8 feet high although the walls and mesh panels are for 7-foot. There are several extra pipes and hardware for a back door or short interior partition. The overall photo shows the door-wall adapted to an open plan and the awning rigged in front. I think the awning is 20 inches.…See More
Jun 7
David S. Hoornstra replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Looking for suggestions from photographers on what types of prints sell best.
"I've only done art fairs as a painter, but as both painter and photographer, I have some suggestions. I think Bari's suggestions are all good ones, with one exception. I would print on all those surfaces EXCEPT canvas. Canvas is so…"
Apr 15, 2019

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Your Medium
oil painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Chelsea MI Sights n Sounds Festival 2012
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
People you meet, interactions about art
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor State Street 2014, mainly because of the people visiting and the welcome by the organizers
Worst show ever and why
Craft and Fine Art Festival, Roslyn Harbor, NY, 2015. You could have ridden 2 bicycles through it side by side at any time.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
woodworker Michael Onweller
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I teach fencing and paint as my two main avocations, which makes me a martial artist.

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At 2:47pm on November 6, 2015, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, David. 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 8:07am on November 5, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello David,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, fellow Michigander!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll take some time to look around the site and make yourself at home.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.


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