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Greg Little
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  • Prairieville, LA
  • United States
  • wood art
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Easel backs for 8x10" wood frames help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kendra Bennett Apr 12. 2 Replies

I am a wood artist and making 25 picture frames with an easel back for table top use. These will be done with my Sinker Cypress and Lichtenberg wood burning style. Most of these will be for 8x10…Continue

Solar Panels in your canopy ... interesting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen J. Clausen Feb 10. 16 Replies

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Selling on Amazon Handmade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Feb 16, 2018. 14 Replies

I would imagine that most of us sell through more than just art & craft shows. Galleries, our personal online website, etsy...etc.Has anyone had any experience with selling on Amazon Handmade?…Continue

 

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Greg Little replied to Mari Yadro's discussion Used Trimline, Vitabri or ShowOff Canopy-Tent
"my email is artist@fineartboxes.com"
Tuesday
Greg Little replied to Mari Yadro's discussion Used Trimline, Vitabri or ShowOff Canopy-Tent
"It is still available. I haven't made any further efforts to sell it."
Tuesday
Greg Little commented on Greg Little's album
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sculpted stuff

"I've been doing some new sculpted wood designs. What do you think?"
Monday
Greg Little posted photos
Aug 11
Greg Little replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"Welcome.... this is an excellent site and I know you will enjoy it. As another wood artist I look forward to seeing your creations"
Aug 11
Greg Little replied to Rick Wallace's discussion sell everything in shot?
"Well, this was posted over 2 months ago...What did you finally do???"
Aug 10
Greg Little replied to Jim Parker's discussion What does it cost to actually put on an art show?
"At $285 each for 100 vendors you are only covering about 60% of your stated expenses. What other income does the show generate to bring yall a tad over expenses?"
Aug 6
Greg Little replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"yes...it seemed like a better option than driving through a hurricane."
Jul 26
Greg Little replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Replacement belts for Craftsman sander ?
"Industrial Abrasives carries them. As a woodworker I have bought many sanding belts from them over the years and their quality is excellent"
Jul 12
Greg Little replied to Jessica McCartney's discussion Untitled
"Yup.."
Jun 30
Greg Little replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"It helps to be organized and makes life easier with the spreadsheet once I got into the habit of immediately updating any info I can also access it from anywhere with my phone, laptop or tablet."
Jun 28
Greg Little replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Most all shows listed on Zapp will provide the notification date in their info page. I keep a spreadsheet of every show I apply to and in the spreadsheet I list the details such as app start, app deadline, show dates, fees, etc..."
Jun 27
Greg Little replied to Joanne Bartley's discussion Ideas on how to mark booth spaces on cement IN THE RAIN
"Colored duct tape. It'll stick on wet cement and you can easily pull it off when done"
Jun 21
Greg Little replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Effect change at Fine Art Shows
"Wackypedia is not in the art business...they are in the words and definitions business and can by no stretch of the imagination be used to define what goes on in our business or how we define ourselves and our creativeness."
Jun 21
Greg Little replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Effect change at Fine Art Shows
"The promoters are the people that must have a strong desire to stand behind their existing rules and enforce them when necessary. We all know of the issues WE deal with as the artists and these have obviously been communicated to the promoters often…"
Jun 20
Greg Little replied to Becky DePaulis's discussion Transporting gridwork panels
"In the past I used gridwall panels that were 24 x 72. I easily transported them with the Rock n Roll cart I still use. They easily stood upright under the foldable handles and were never a problem."
Jun 19

Profile Information

Your Medium
wood art
Years in the Art Fair Business
7
First show ever
Fest For All
What is your website?
http://www.fineartboxes.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Obviously sales.. in addition to meeting and talking with other creative artists and other people while showing my work. Great places for inspiration...
Best show ever and why
New Orleans jazz & Heritage Festival
Worst show ever and why
Even a bad show can produce future sales through promoting yourself.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
just found it on internet
What is one fun fact about yourself?
cook a lot of gumbo...

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Atlanta Dogwood Art Fest April 7-9, 2017 Review

Posted on April 12, 2017 at 8:26pm 5 Comments

Atlanta Dogwood Review...



Everything just seemed to fall in place. Stormy weather was predicted for our drive there but during the entire trip it seemed that it poured rain everywhere ahead of us and stopped everywhere just before we drove there. Wet cement and puddles but no rain...! We didn't have to turn on the windshield wipers at all. The closure of I-85 was north of where we were driving and we were able to drive…

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What is your attitude now that election is over?

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 12:32pm 5 Comments

Now that the election is over no one can use it as an excuse for poor shows. Our first show after the election was this past weekend and it was a good show for us.

I sure hope that we all have excellent shows going forward without any more excuses or reasons to have excuses.

I cannot think of any negativity and I don't want any.. 

Howsa bout you? Are you looking forward to a great upcoming year ?????…

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Three Rivers Art Festival ...Covington, LA

Posted on November 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 7 Comments

The Three Rivers fest is held in beautiful downtown Covington, La and is stretched out over a 5 block area. I like this setup because it makes it easy to visit all the booths withough having to zig-zag through a maze of booths and possible miss something. Not all shows have the advantage of this type of layout due to the show location.

Load in starts at 4:30pm and was a fairly easy load in and setup. With the daylight saving time it became dark early and I was glad I had my trusty…

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Magic City Art Fest Award

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 5:53pm 1 Comment

Here is the award i received at the Birmingham magic City Art Fest last weekend. My wife took the photo and I whited out my face so it wouldn't wrinkle the ribbon...…

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Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 6:39pm on November 4, 2011, geri a. wegner said…
Your boxes are beautiful.  They make you want to reach out and touch the curves, feel the wood.  Interesting woods also.  Good luck to you.
At 8:26am on November 8, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Greg.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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 http://www.artfairinsiders.com/page/code-of-conduct. There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

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At 10:34am on November 30, 2011, Pat L. DiPasqua said…

Greg, good to hear from you also. 

At 11:34am on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Greg Little a gift
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Greg, thanks so much for this generous support. I really appreciate it.
At 7:35pm on April 01, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Greg Little a gift
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You rock, Greg! Thanks for your recent post as well as all of your helpful input and good questions over the last year. I can always count on you good info from you.
At 9:43pm on May 04, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Greg Little a gift
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Thank you, Greg, for your review on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. We really appreciate your help.
At 2:53pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Greg Little a gift
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Thanks so much for this support. I appreciate it a lot and it keeps us going in our mission to support artists who choose this crazy life style.
At 10:44pm on July 28, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Greg Little a gift
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Thank you, Greg, for your review of the Rockport Art Festival in Texas. We really appreciate all your help.
At 8:34pm on February 04, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Greg Little a gift
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Many thanks, Greg, for all of all if your participation here. You keep the conversation moving and add so much valuable info. Your southern perspective is such an asset. You're a star, baby!
At 4:56pm on June 29, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Greg Little a gift
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Greg, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.

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