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Heather Jordan
  • Darlington, SC
  • United States
  • Oil
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Holding ones breath for the Acceptance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Mar 26, 2015. 19 Replies

With the zig zag of doing art shows and planning, should we send our packets certified mail? Each show is very very precise on what they need our you are out of the show.  How do we even know they…Continue

January– Inventory Panic or Procrastination?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacque Crable Jan 5, 2015. 2 Replies

After sending in the applications for 2 back to back shows in the spring, I am in a state of panic. How do you vets keep your cool through out the year as far as inventory? Do you stock up and bring…Continue

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Taking Credit Cards -New Phone Picture Scanner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Nov 19, 2014. 6 Replies

Hey All,Been looking into taking credit cards and found a company that scans the credit card vs swiping a credit card or using a reader. This way you don't need a reader and have the storage on your…Continue

Art Shows & Spouses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Apr 6, 2015. 43 Replies

Do they mix well? How do you convince a spouse that this is what we do?  I am getting ready for 2015. My problem was I picked some local shows a few years ago and they were yadda yadda ok but not…Continue

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Love the postings about shows, they really help for us who have to travel or have never done a show in that area.
Best show ever and why
Fernandina Shrimp Festival..sold out smalls in 15 minutes... made booth fee and expenses early. Should have been there at 6am!
Worst show ever and why
Outer Banks...I watched a guy all day unwrap plastic from his "art" and put the boxes in a garbage bin right in front of me. I will never ever go back to a show that has importers..
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Search Nels
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to tell a story about why I painted a painting. Clients enjoy making a connection of the artist and art. I am very upbeat and positive!

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Price Points 2014-15

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:20pm 4 Comments

Hey Yall!

Did a couple of shows a few years ago and now ready for some action in the art show scene. I have been reading the good the bad and the smack nasty on art shows on the AFI and want to do well next year. 

Soooo is a good price point of $25-$100 good or do we load up the big guns at $300-$500? I am just a painter but have 5 galleries now and ready to put ALL of the money in my pocket vs sharing. (They are doing well but it takes a while to get…


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At 2:39pm on October 08, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Heather Jordan a gift
Great discussion you started, Heather. Thanks so much. Aren't you surprised at the good answers? Thanks for joining us and keeping the conversation level at a high level :)
At 7:56pm on November 8, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

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

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