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Jay Snively
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Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...

Started this discussion. Last reply by beth clark Jun 17. 9 Replies

Penrod in Indianapolis and Big Four in Louisville have both invited me. Both are the same weekend and I'm trying to determine which show would be better for me. (I'm aware that one or both of these…Continue

Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony burns Apr 18. 7 Replies

Zapp's website says acceptable image file formats are jpeg, jpg, tiff, png. For the purpose of uploading to Zapp, is there a format or formats preferred over the others?Also, is there any benefit to…Continue

Take Orders vs. Sell off the Wall?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Mar 22. 4 Replies

This question is for those who sell reproductions or prints (as most photography is done).Do you ever take orders as opposed to selling off the wall? If that doesn't make sense, here's why I…Continue

How to Efficiently Find Art Fairs to Consider?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jan 8. 17 Replies

I'm relatively new to doing art fairs and I'm in the process of searching for appropriate art fairs to apply for 2020. The region I'm looking for is within 500 miles of Dayton, Ohio.I'm familiar with…Continue

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Jay Snively replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"I appreciate the point, Connie. It addresses an item I've been wondering about. I'm not too concerned with sales at the art fair, anyway. My primary goal for doing a fair is to find those who express an interest in my work and add them to…"
Jun 16
Jay Snively replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Thank you ALL for your comments - it's very helpful. Thanks especially to Kathleen for the details - I would find the complicated logistics a little stressful."
Jun 16
Connie Mettler replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Weighing in here on the likelihood of sales at both of these events. I hear the worries about high unemployment casting a pall on sales. However, the demographics of attendees at art fairs probably shows that these are the people least likely to…"
Jun 16
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Hi Jay, We have only done Penrod, so cannot compare, but logistically, it is a nightmare!  Although it is a one day show, you have to set up the night before.  The museum grounds, while beautiful, are a maze and the artists are assigned to…"
Jun 16
S Brian Berkun replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"You have about a month to decide I'v taken a wait and see position. Some shows have already canceled into September while others have taken it right up to the money due date and large gatherings were canceled by local authorities. The decision…"
Jun 16
Donald Markham replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Kentucky COVID cases are climbing at a faster rate than Indiana’s which in my feeble mind means a greater risk of cancellation, I do live in Indiana and have also been invited to Penrod but most of the shows in Indiana (At this point in time)…"
Jun 16
Joan Glover replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"I did Big Four last year, and it was very good for me. Setup and breakdown was a breeze. Great customers and location. However, there were some artists that said "won't be back". My medium is basketry. I'm going again this year."
Jun 16
Jay Snively posted a discussion

Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...

Penrod in Indianapolis and Big Four in Louisville have both invited me. Both are the same weekend and I'm trying to determine which show would be better for me. (I'm aware that one or both of these shows may not happen in 2020.)As a newbie at the art fair business, I've done only one show to date, so I don't have a good feel for how my work is likely to do in a given venue.My medium is photography - mostly abstracts and nature details. I do very few landscapes and no wildlife.I know Robert…See More
Jun 15
Jay Snively replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"Thank you for the kind words, Barrie. Regarding Instagram, that's been on my to-do list for too long. Numerous credible sources have said Instagram has been a good investment - I have no doubt that it's something I need to be doing."
Apr 25
Jay Snively replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"I've seen so many businesses leave money on the table by not building or utilizing their mailing lists. This applies to all industries. It's not about hounding people to buy your stuff. It's not about filling people's email inbox…"
Apr 23
Tony burns replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"Adobe photoshop is about the easiest way to do this on your own. Ive done this as well for a couple artists here and their - Zapplications even has some text on how to do this from their site ! a step by step approach . Not sure of the cost of the…"
Apr 18
Larry Berman replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"Email me your zapp images and give me a call Tuesday. larry@bermanart.com Larry Berman"
Apr 6
Jay Snively replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"Larry, I read your articles Preparing Images for Zapp and Zapp Image Format Problem and I thought I had discovered why the images I uploaded to Zapp in the past looked so crappy - because I had been uploading according to Zapp's instructions…"
Apr 6
Larry Berman replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"I have never uploaded an image that wasn't 1920 square with black borders. And I've worked with over 4000 artists and uploaded their images as part of the process. Larry Berman"
Apr 6
Larry Berman replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"pixels per inch do not determine an image size unless you are making a print. Monitors and digital projectors do not see the pixels per inch. They only see actual pixels in height and width. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Apr 6
Jay Snively replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"Thank you, Larry. Is there any benefit to uploading anything higher than 72 ppi?"
Apr 6

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Fine art photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
One
First show ever
Art on the Lawn 2019, Yellow Springs, OH
What is your website?
http://jay.photo
What are the best things about art fairs
Connecting with people
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I don't own a television

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At 9:09am on March 19, 2020, Stewart Rein said…
I am a photographer. Most weekends, I’ll be in a different city. My large hanging pieces sometimes show wear and tear. I ask buyers if they will allow me to print new and ship. About 75% say yes. I include the shipping price (about $20 for a 45x30) in the cost. This has worked well for the past 13 years.
At 7:54am on March 21, 2019, Paula Shoulders said…

Hi Jay, just saw your message and then lost it. I'm having a hard time navigating. I'm much better at email if you would like to contact me. 

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Thanks, Paula

At 6:19pm on March 12, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Jay. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

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 find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

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