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Jeff Owen
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  • San Jose, CA
  • United States
  • Sculpture
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Jeff Owen commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Sedona Arts Festival - 2019
"Hi Connie. My Shaman sculptures are truly a relaxing change from my abstract work. When I decide to make them, I completely change my direction in art to a very relaxing creation process. Every "Shaman style" piece I make is different,…"
Oct 25
Connie Mettler commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Sedona Arts Festival - 2019
"Thank you, Jeff. This is the first review I've seen of this show and had no idea it was so classy, nor the demographic information. Can you upload an image of your work? Was it hard to make the transition from abstract to representational?"
Oct 23
Steve Sawusch commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Art Show Promotion - Car Door Magnets
"It is a cheaper advertising method though and I think would bring people to a show."
Oct 18
Steve Sawusch commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Art Show Promotion - Car Door Magnets
"I see a potential legal liability. If one of those cars gets in an accident, the show might get pulled into the legal/insurance proceedings."
Oct 18
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Oct 16
Jeff Owen replied to Don Seib's discussion What's right, what's wrong, what goes or what stays?
"If the mesh panels are white, it's going to look a LOT different."
Sep 12
Jeff Owen replied to Don Seib's discussion What's right, what's wrong, what goes or what stays?
"I agree with Connie and Larry. A much "calmer" carpet would work much better with the artwork. I would say a medium/dark gray carpet will not draw attention to itself."
Sep 11
Jeff Owen replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How much is too much inventory
"I've found the old adage of "Less is More" is much better."
Aug 14
Jeff Owen commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona, AZ - Report from 2016 show
"I didn't camp. I use AirBnb for my stays. There are lots of nice AirBnb's in Sedona."
Aug 8
Anne M Hart commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona, AZ - Report from 2016 show
"Did u happen to camp near Sedona? Im doing the show this year for the 1st time."
Aug 8

Profile Information

Your Medium
Sculpture
Years in the Art Fair Business
16
First show ever
Almaden Art and Wine
What is your website?
http://www.jeffowen.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Sales
Best show ever and why
Southwest Art Festival, Indio, CA
Worst show ever and why
Saratoga Art and Wine / No clients
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
A google search for: art fair booth hanging system

Jeff Owen's Blog

Paso Robles Art Show - 2019

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 11:06pm 0 Comments

Great Show.

The promoter for the Paso Robles Art Show, Steve Powers , has created an absolutely beautiful art show in the wonderful city of Paso Robles.

Imagine you are in the most fantastic and beautiful Zinfandel, Bordeaux, and Cabernet Sauvignon region of the State of California (Napa – Chardonnay – yum).

Imagine a weekend selling fine art in a beautiful park in the center of Paso Robles, CA.

I bring my Kinetic Fish sculptures (…

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Sedona Arts Festival - 2019

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 10:46pm 2 Comments

Another Sedona Arts Festival done. Awesome!

Thankfully this year the weather was fantastic. The city was FULL of people, people coming in from all over the US, and many from the nearby Phoenix area looking for a weekend away from the big city. Sedona was jumping!

The show was beautiful – Fine Art Only (FAO), and very well done. I heard many compliments from the attendees on how good the art was – I agree.

I did very well this year, great sales both Saturday and…

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Art Show Promotion - Car Door Magnets

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 9:55pm 2 Comments

So, artists often complain about show producers not advertising enough to get people to their shows, I understand. I personally don't know how much promoting/advertising promoters actually do. Shows that charge a commission really should (NEED TO) advertise their shows aggressively – thus making them more money from commissions on sales at their events.

I’ve done some shows where there are large billboards on the highway near the show that advertise the upcoming show – excellent – it…

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Review of San Diego Festival of the Arts - 2017

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 12:33am 6 Comments

Hi all,

The San Diego Festival of the Arts is a large show held in downtown San Diego on the waterfront in a park called Waterfront Park.

The jury selection of artists is very good with top quality artworks and no toe-rings, T-shirts, or soap-on-a-rope booths to be found.

Booth spaces are not too expensive, for California, and there is no commission charged on sales.

The show is setup in quads and some artists (quite a few) get the full quad for their…

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At 8:45am on February 22, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Jeff.   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 of yourself 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!

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At 10:38am on February 24, 2012, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Jeff Owen a gift
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Thank you, Jeff, for your Lafayette Art & Wine Festival Review. Thanks for helping us to add more West Coast reviews for our West Coast artists. Your help is very much appreciated.
At 10:10pm on June 07, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Jeff Owen a gift
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Jeff, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
At 9:04am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jeff Owen a gift
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Many thanks for your pledge, Jeff. I really appreciate the support from you and so many others that keep our website alive and well and bringing you all the news from art fair land.
At 11:20pm on July 09, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Jeff Owen a gift
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Jeff, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 12:32am on June 27, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Jeff Owen a gift
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Jeff, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
At 8:48am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Jeff Owen a gift
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Thank you, Jeff, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.

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