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Dennis Shattuck
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  • Hollywood, FL
  • United States
  • oils
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How do you Find the right merchant service?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Shattuck Sep 26, 2012. 11 Replies

I was uncertain with who to go with until I saw 1st National Payment Solutions on this site, gave them a call. You do highly recommend them over any other?Continue

In need of advice on jury submissions.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Aug 25, 2012. 1 Reply

 I live in South Florida, jury deadlines are coming. I would appreciate some advice about what to submit to the jury as regards to consistency. Would it be too inconsistent to submit an under water…Continue

Art Scam!!! Artists be Aware!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Shattuck Aug 27, 2012. 7 Replies

  Art Services CoordinatorBrevard Cultural Alliance2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way - C-307Viera, Fl. 32940 Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 11:31 AMSubject: RE: Possible Art Scam!!! Artists be Aware!!! I…Continue

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Dennis Shattuck replied to John Henebry's discussion Hauling cart recommendations
"I used something like this just yesterday for my tear down, it took everything, I having been using it for years 50. and it folds up nicely"
Oct 22, 2018
Dennis Shattuck posted a status
"Question, what do you find more effective at an outdoor show, business cards, fliers, or either?"
Jul 27, 2018
Dennis Shattuck commented on Nels johnson's blog post Bonita Springs Art Festival—I have seen better and I have seen worse
"Thanks for the information. Beaux Art show was not what it was last year, new location and another big show going on the same time in Miami. Everyone I talked to did not do well."
Jan 19, 2018
Dennis Shattuck commented on John Leben's blog post Gallery or Art Fairs? Where should we exhibit?
"My gallery sales tripled the second year but I was in an indoor mall. That was twenty years ago. Hurricane Andrews closed it down. Custom framing made a big difference during our off season."
Oct 11, 2017
Dennis Shattuck commented on Mary Taglieri's blog post This 2017 season Florida shows
"I'm experiencing the same thing you are Mary and so are a few that I talked to at the shows, and as you said the sculpture artist are doing very well, so its not the economy or the election. Everyone has an opinion but who knows the real…"
Feb 27, 2017
Dennis Shattuck commented on Mary Taglieri's blog post This 2017 season Florida shows
Feb 27, 2017
Dennis Shattuck commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Arti Gras 2017 really, did I just got r...... by the show
Feb 23, 2017
Dennis Shattuck commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Arti Gras 2017 really, did I just got r...... by the show
"Try Naples National, I turned the Grove Show down to do it. My neighbor did $27000. no buy sell at this show."
Feb 23, 2017
Dennis Shattuck commented on John Leben's blog post Opening a Gallery: A Profitable Alternative?
"John, try custom picture framing when you open, it will help. It made a big difference in mine."
Sep 7, 2016
Dennis Shattuck commented on Bob Parish's blog post Good Shows
"Hi Connie, I to have not contributed or asked AFI for any info in a long time, you and a few others who express themselves on here are so well versed and expressive that I take a back seat and let the pros do the writing. Although there is something…"
Jan 27, 2016
Dennis Shattuck commented on Len Jagoda's blog post Is realism a lost art or is it making a comeback?
"Painting realism is outdated because of photography due to advanced technology, my 3-D realism might have a slight chance but I feel photography is still number one"
May 6, 2015
Dennis Shattuck commented on Brian Billings's blog post Can festival goers handle more creativity?
" The jurors will not accept anything that's not the usual, that has been my experience."
Mar 26, 2014
Dennis Shattuck posted photos
Dec 19, 2013
Dennis Shattuck commented on Ana Buzancic Petercic's blog post Coconut Grove, anyone?
"They love the bright colors down there"
Dec 19, 2013
Dennis Shattuck commented on Lynn McAleer's blog post Rude public....
"Lynn you said "Never underestimate the power of a pissed off Irish redhead" But don't underestimate how loving, sweet, caring, intelligent and so much more they can be too, I've been dating one for six months."
Sep 18, 2013
Dennis Shattuck commented on Lynn McAleer's blog post Rude public....
"We have all been through what your going through, the want a bes, the jealous ones. You have to let them know that the more educated money people are the ones who appreciate this art and buy it, and if your five year old sister could do this, she…"
Sep 5, 2013

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
An indoor Mall Show forty five years ago, American Touring Association
What are the best things about art fairs
Not the same anymore, people are embellishing photo's in oil on canvas calling them their original paintings or working on high end imports and calling them their originals. More and more promoters, just concerned with making the money.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found it on the Internet.

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At 3:46pm on June 29, 2012, Dennis Shattuck said…

 Maybe I'm over reacting but a very intelligent old timer advised me to close my account on here and then reopen it, which I did, giving as little information as possible to protect against the Internet outsiders.

At 11:08pm on June 29, 2012, Caroline Kwas said…

Hi Dennis,

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders! We are happy to have you join us here, where veteran and newbie artists, patrons, and promoters all contribute to making this a lively online community and dynamic site. Everyone has something to offer! When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location.

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic -canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc.- into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at
There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

All the best,

Connie Mettler
Caroline Kwas
p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

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