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Deborah Butts
  • Union Bridge, MD
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Started Nov 25, 2016 0 Replies

All pieces in BLACK -- 10x10 set up plus addt'l panels to extend display. Includes:(10) 7' high one piece panels (each 38.5" wide) (2) 7' high one piece panels (each 30" wide)(2) 7' high one piece…Continue


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Deborah Butts replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion "Only one bin of prints allowed"
"Check out the tiered print bin sold by Armstrong, which is what I use.  Pretty easy to put together and holds a lot of prints but is basically one unit."
Jul 31
Deborah Butts commented on Raoul Duke's blog post Art Fest in Harrisburg...Questions?
"I am on the street and prefer it because I can park right across from where I set up and stay parked there all day til I’m ready to leave.  You may not be able to do that with an RV.  I think some people pull onto grass to unload…"
Jan 12
Deborah Butts commented on Raoul Duke's blog post Art Fest in Harrisburg...Questions?
"Raoul, this shows works for some and not for others.  For me it works as follows: a good year followed by a so-so year, followed y a good year, etc.  Each so-so year is better than the last so-so year and each good year is better than the…"
Jan 12
Deborah Butts commented on Raoul Duke's blog post Art Fest in Harrisburg...Questions?
"I have done the show for several years.  After set up on Friday, the parking lot near the medical center/hospital near the end of Front Street is open all weekend for overnight and during the show artist parking.  I have seen small RVs…"
Jan 8

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Your Medium
oil paintings
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Art at the Point, Point of Rocks, MD
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
talking to people who like my art, making a sale and meeting other nice vendors
Best show ever and why
Sugarloaf Timonium spring 2013 - best sales I have had and very art appreciative crowd
Worst show ever and why
Linganore Wineries - people not there to really buy so I sold nothing - not even a pack of note cards.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
internet and have been getting their weekly email newsletter which I find very informative about the various shows and their reviews
What is one fun fact about yourself?
My husband is a horse dentist and we raise thoroughbreds to race.

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At 10:50pm on August 28, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Deborah Butts a gift
Thank you, Deborah, for writing a review on Yorkfest. We do appreciate your willingness to help.
At 12:00am on September 1, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Deborah.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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