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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Gretchen Smith
  • Orlando, FL
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  • Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor
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This site is AWESOME!

Started this discussion. Last reply by carrie jacobson Mar 3, 2015. 9 Replies

So, I just completed my first art fair, it wasn't a big or fancy show but had big prizes, and is (apparently) trying to build up to something great. It was good, though not too busy, the weather was…Continue

Tags: you, thank, show, first, newbie

Two Styles, What to do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gretchen Smith Nov 17, 2014. 8 Replies

Hi there, I am a total newbie here, so forgive me if this is a dumb question, but here goes.   I paint both landscapes (seascapes, really) and city scenes. Both sell well (through Facebook and other…Continue

Tags: display help, display design, booth critique, styles


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Your Medium
Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Osceola Fine Art Festival
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Seeing different artists and new styles.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Facebook, but I do not remember who.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am right handed, but can write backward with my left hand :)

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At 2:49pm on November 18, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Gretchen Smith a gift
Thank you so much, Gretchen, for those kind words. You made my day! So glad the site is helpful to you and you continue to post here and help those who come in after you and are even newer.
At 11:58pm on October 31, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Gretchen.  Thank you for joining us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share ideas and ask questions. The site is only as good as the participants make it.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. Visit the "member map" and add your location.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask all new members to take a few moments to read our code of conduct. Here it is, under the Discussions tab. These are the guidelines that all members need to follow to keep the community useful and helpful to all.

Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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At 9:44am on October 29, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Oh, you're so welcome, Gretchen...I hope you've taken advantage of all the booth shot information to be had here...sounds like maybe you have.  Good luck and let us know how it goes.

At 9:05am on October 29, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Gretchen, I've always loved that name...welcome to AFI!  Your work is amazing and we're so happy to have you joining us here on this incredible website filled with everything you need to know to get you started.  Take some time to explore and thanks for signing up.  Best of luck to you.


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