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Jay McDougall
  • Male
  • Fergus Falls, MN
  • United States
  • Wood Sculpture
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Jay McDougall's Discussions

Des Moines Arts Festival - Please consider a date change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jul 2, 2014. 1 Reply

Square invoices

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeanne Morningstar Kent Jun 30, 2014. 11 Replies

FL 2/19 & 2/26?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay McDougall Oct 20, 2012. 8 Replies


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Profile Information

Your Medium
Wood Sculpture
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Minnesota Renaissance Festival 1982
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Making a living; making artist friends; making client friends; making it home safely; a good excuse to make stuff
Best show ever and why
Main Street Fort Worth (2012) Good solid sales with follow-up sales from the show via my website (MSFW has a great artist's page as well). With follows this was a record show for me. Polite crowd with a younger "still acquiring" demographic.
Worst show ever and why
I'm not allowed to talk about it/them, suffice it to say that they involved "incidents".
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Connie Mettler

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At 10:00am on February 09, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Jay McDougall a gift
Thank you, Jay, for showing up to comment, especially your helpful info about La Quinta. Love it when you come around and always appreciate the useful tips you have for others. May 2015 be your best.
At 3:04pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jay McDougall a gift
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 2:44pm on September 12, 2012, Lee Saxon Hay said…

Beautiful work! Super professional booth set up too. Jealous. Not surprised at all that you get to do different shows every year.

At 12:19pm on August 28, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Jay McDougall a gift
Thanks for the support, Jay, and your continued solid presence on AFI. I so much appreciate your reasoned, seasoned views.
At 4:55pm on February 9, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Congratulations, Jay, on your award at Mount Dora. Well deserved and I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.

At 2:31pm on January 15, 2012, Linda A Shields gave Jay McDougall a gift
At 10:40am on September 18, 2011, Leslie Jensen said…

Hi Jay. It's nice to meet you! I saw your work in Sausalito and it was wonderful. I loved a particular long wooden bowl you had on display. I didn't notice then that you are a fellow Minnesotan.

My husband, Brian, is the show artist and painter. I am a graphic designer and help him with art fairs, his web site, and business tasks. At the fairs, I have more time to meet other artists, see the work and review the show, so I have been blogging on this site as an art fair insider. I hope we see you again next season.

At 10:19am on January 22, 2010, Renee Engebretson said…
Hi Jay! Just thought of you the other day-wondering if you'll be doing any headbanging in FL this winter?
At 8:48pm on January 21, 2010, Jay McDougall said…
Wow! I think this is the best work I've ever seen in the Wood category. You should get into every show that you apply to.

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