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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 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."
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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
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Caroline Kwas
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