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Deborah Smolinske
  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • United States
  • photography
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Complete Propanel booth for sale - Chicago suburbs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Smolinske Mar 23, 2016. 2 Replies

I am selling my entire 10x10 booth knock-down Propanels in pine needle (dark green). Includes desk, two large freestanding print bins, several smaller bins (attach to walls as needed). Used…Continue

My Show Setup Accelerated Life Testing Report

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Smolinske May 7, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi, all. I've been doing something my engineer ex-husband calls "accelerated life testing" on my new show setup. My tent, walls, and artwork have been all set up out in my back yard continuously for…Continue

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
A pathetic little flea market 4 miles from home.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Getting out of myself and the self-imposed exile that is photography.
Best show ever and why
A little church show on a weekend when my college-aged daughter surprised me and came home unexpectedly and tagged along to work the show with me. It was indescribably wonderful to watch my child respond with pride when customers complimented old mom's work!
Worst show ever and why
The show after the one my daughter did with me. I missed her more than ever!
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At 7:05pm on December 21, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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

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