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Jacki Bilsborrow
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Scam Alert

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Jun 11. 2 Replies

I was working online looking for Art Show dates and I learned about a new way to scam artists.  I was looking at an art show's facebook page for show dates and noticed a warning to artists on one…Continue

Tags: covid, cancellations, artists, scams, producers

Need Canadian show reviews

Started Apr 5, 2017 0 Replies

We have now added a place at Art Show Reviews for Canadian show reviews.  As of right now we don't have any reviews.  We also only have one show listed.  If you have done some Canadian shows could…Continue

Tags: reviews, shows, art, Canada

A Few Fun Facts about some of our AFI members

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Biggins Aug 20, 2015. 10 Replies

Every so often it is fun to get to know some of our newer AFI members.  So, here are a few of our members who have done some very unique things.Ann Dickinson Sargent is a prize-winning poet who has…Continue

Tags: fun, facts, accomplishments, unique, members

What Norm Darwish meant to me

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Williams Jul 24, 2015. 4 Replies

I just stopped in to Connie's last Thursday before I had to go out of town.  I knew Norm was getting bad but I really thought he would still be with us when I got back from Atlanta.  I was very upset…Continue

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Latest Activity

Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion We are back
"Mark, this was so good to read.  This is good news that many artists need to hear about.  Thanks so much for sharing this. Best of luck with your summer shows."
Jun 15
Richard L. Sherer replied to Jacki Bilsborrow's discussion Scam Alert
"Good information."
Jun 11
Connie Mettler replied to Jacki Bilsborrow's discussion Scam Alert
"Thanks, Jacki. Vigilance is necessary."
Jun 11
Jacki Bilsborrow posted a discussion

Scam Alert

I was working online looking for Art Show dates and I learned about a new way to scam artists.  I was looking at an art show's facebook page for show dates and noticed a warning to artists on one show's page.  The show had canceled this year due to covid.  Scammers were claiming that the show was still on and were offering booths for $100.  The scammers were actually posting that the show was still open and they were posting this on the show's facebook page!  I can see how people could easily…See More
Jun 11
Jacki Bilsborrow posted a blog post

Calling All Mural Artists - Deadline August 28, 2020

I know this is late.  I just happened to stumble upon this and thought I should pass this on.  The deadline is 5pm on August 28, 2020.  I thought maybe with shows pretty much being canceled someone may have the time to quickly put things together to apply for this.The Appalachian Sustainable Development is applying for grant funds to pay an artists or team of artists to paint an outdoor mural on a new garden shed depicting agriculture and it impact in Central Appalachia.  "If awarded, we aim to…See More
Aug 24, 2020
ana maria hoyos commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Very Nice Review on the Hyde Park Art Fair
"Thanks you "
Aug 15, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Larry Maynard's discussion I'm Concerned...
"Richard, it sounds like you are plenty busy.  That is a good thing.  Keep busy and pass the time and hopefully we will be coming out of this on the other end."
Jul 29, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to R.C. Matteson's discussion Guess who received federal ppp money
"According to those rules they will probably have to pay that back."
Jul 27, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Social Distancing and Face Mask Wearing Signage.
"Don, you have some great ideas.  Very creative.  You sound like you are prepared."
Jul 27, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"Are you working on Music themed art right now?"
Jul 27, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Nels johnson's blog post No Title
"Keep busy.  Keep your mind off things you can't change.  That helps the time to pass quickly."
Jul 27, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Larry Maynard's discussion I'm Concerned...
"Your article portrays a very bleak time right now for artists.  It does sound so hard to navigate all the things that have to be thought of to do a show.   Larry, are you able to sell your work online?  Do you have a…"
Jul 27, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow posted a blog post

Uptown Art Fair - Minneapolis - Black Lives Matter

Covid-19 has prevented many art fairs from taking place this year.  One show that will definitely look different is the Uptown Art Fair.  While the Uptown Art Fair will be canceled, it will be adapted for the changing times. The Uptown Association decided to cancel their traditional art show which was planned for August 7-9, 2020 to protect the health and safety of the artists, art patrons, guests, neighbors, and volunteers. However, art will still continue to take place.  The Uptown…See More
Jul 18, 2020
Christina L. Towell commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go
"It sounds like they've really thought this through and taken every precaution, I certainly wish them well!  We all have to learn to think outside the box now, it's a new day and a new reality."
Jun 26, 2020
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Danielle Lynch's discussion We have a post about cancelled shows. How about open for business shows?
"Mark,  I think it is so thoughtful of you to offer a show with a "pay what you can afford" booth fee.  I imagine that are so many people who can't risk spending money for a booth fee if they possibly won't find many…"
Jun 25, 2020
Danielle Lynch commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go
"I wanted to give an update on Walloon Lake Loon Days. Most artists did well. There were a few that didn’t but there are reasons for that. Like back of booth ect. Display The public was very receptive. Some wore masks. Some vendors wore masks…"
Jun 17, 2020

Profile Information

Your Medium
Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
I actually have worked for a handcolored photographer for many years and helped him do matting, framing, shipping, and other work around the studio.
First show ever
First real art show I ever went to was the Ann Arbor Art Fair. I really loved working at that show. It was amazing.
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting new people, seeing all the great work of the other artists.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Art Fair because it is so big and there is something there for everyone. I enjoyed the art atmosphere, the creative people, and the patrons.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Connie Mettler, of course.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I was a member of a National Championship Cross Country team 2 years in a row.

Jacki Bilsborrow's Blog

Calling All Mural Artists - Deadline August 28, 2020

Posted on August 24, 2020 at 8:53am 0 Comments

I know this is late.  I just happened to stumble upon this and thought I should pass this on.  The deadline is 5pm on August 28, 2020.  I thought maybe with shows pretty much being canceled someone may have the time to quickly put things together to apply for this.

The Appalachian Sustainable Development is applying for grant funds to pay an artists or team of artists to paint an outdoor mural on a new garden shed depicting agriculture and it impact in Central…

Continue

Uptown Art Fair - Minneapolis - Black Lives Matter

Posted on July 18, 2020 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Covid-19 has prevented many art fairs from taking place this year.  One show that will definitely look different is the Uptown Art Fair.  While the Uptown Art Fair will be canceled, it will be adapted for the changing times. 

The Uptown Association decided to cancel their traditional art show which was planned for August 7-9, 2020 to protect the health and safety of the artists, art patrons, guests, neighbors, and…

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Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 11:17pm 4 Comments

Here you go, this show sounds like they have done their homework to protect everyone as best as possible from Covid-19.  The show is the 18th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield Township on July 25 & 26th.

The show is produced by Patty Narozny of HotWorks.  Patty has had to cancel several of her shows earlier this year.  It greatly bothered Patty to cancel show after show because of the virus.  Patty knows that artists depend on shows to make their…

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The 2019 Review of the Art Show Reviews Website

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 8:30am 4 Comments

    Once again I have spent some time evaluating the www.Artshowreviews.com website.   Take a look.  I think you will find some very interesting facts.  We know many of our artists use our Art Show Reviews website.  We know because you have also told us many times that you do use it when you are making up your schedules. 

    However, we need your help.  This website will not be as useful to…

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Comment Wall (41 comments)

At 11:11pm on August 25, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Jacki. 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 to your profile 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!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

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.
At 10:46pm on September 23, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Thanks Jacki...good to be here. I recognize you also. Have a great week.
At 3:09pm on October 4, 2010, Maria Camera said…
Hi Jacki, Thank's for your nice comments and for adding me as a friend!
At 10:05pm on October 5, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Thanks Jacki...that was an awesome surprise...almost as good as my new granddaughter.
At 8:43pm on October 11, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Jacki, Yes I have a 5week old granddaughter named Madeline Grace. It's like holding a little piece of heaven. I'm having fun being grandma and yes the quilt you see on my profile is one that I made for her. Her mother loves owls and they are not easy to find in baby things, although since I designed the quilt, I seem to be finding more out there in the stores. Have a great week....Sabrina
At 3:08pm on October 19, 2010, Barbara Burkhardt said…
Hello Jacki, I can still see you on duty at the Levin Dinner - you filled a needed spot with efficiency. Barb
At 9:56am on October 26, 2010, JD Hillberry said…
Hi Jacki,
Thanks for the comment about my profile picture. That drawing has been my logo and "brand" on my business cards for over 20 years. Several shows have used it for promotion as well. I was the featured artist at the Bayou City Art Festival in Houston and it was on 10 Billboards all over town. There are some pictures of different ways it has been used on my site here:
At 11:30am on December 10, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift
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Happy birthday, Jacki! The sun is shining just as I'm sure it was on the day you were born. May the year ahead be your best ever. Many, many thanks for all the good you have done for me. Love
At 9:41pm on February 01, 2011, Sabrina Aughenbaugh gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift

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