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Pro Panels Versus Armstrong Aluminum carpeted panels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet/John Costin Sep 26, 2012. 4 Replies

John's booth was heavily damaged at the St. Louis Art Fair.   Now we need to decide between Pro Panels or Armstrong panels (not the mesh ones) that are very similar to Pro-panels.   Would really…Continue

Keep your Sour Grapes to yourself

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet/John Costin Aug 2, 2011. 23 Replies

I just submitted an online review for Art on The Square - Belleville, Il.  It was a great show for us and John won "Best of Show" which he was surprised and thrilled about. I was very surprised and…Continue

Nurit 8000

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet/John Costin Feb 11, 2011. 2 Replies

Does anyone use this machine?  Lately I have had trouble using it as a wireless unit.   So then I have to switch it over to "Store and Forward" which I do not like to use.   Can anyone recommend a…Continue

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The opportunities are endless.
Best show ever and why
Cherry Creek in 2002. Highest sales ever.
Worst show ever and why
Mt. Dora in 2010. The treatment of the artists was horrible; we had a very bad experience there. Plus sales were poor.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
No one..found it on the net

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At 2:12pm on January 11, 2011, Shane Reed said…
I started my photography business in 2008.  Shortly after starting my business I started shooting alphabet letters of architecture and other objects found in urban settings.  These letters can be used to spell words, or names to make contemporary art for you home.  This project took off, and became an overwhelming success.  I used the money from selling my alphabet letters to fund my photography business.  These letters are fantastic sellers and I’m thankfully too busy with my real passion to have time to sell them anymore.  So I’ve decided to sell the high resolution digital files for a fair price to the right person who is interested in making an abundance of extra income.  This idea will be unique to you, and if you're driven will make you lots of money.  The market is enormous!  If you’re interested and would like to discuss things further please contact me and please check out our alphabet photography click on “client” menu and enter the password “abc”.  We have b&w and color alphabets, and I’ve also custom created numerous word art pieces with quotes.  You’d receive everything with unlimited reproduction rights.  The letters can be put on anything you can think of or you can sell them just as letters to go in frames.  I always just sold them as letters for $5 per letter.  The profit margin is very high as it costs about 10-20 cents to print each letter and they sell for $5 each.  I look forward to hearing from you.
At 9:10pm on December 23, 2010, Connie Mettler said…

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