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Jeff Owen
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  • San Jose, CA
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Jeff Owen replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"It’s just not worth it until there is a vaccine and reliable treatment for those infected."
Jun 29
Jeff Owen replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"5-30-2020 - Kings Mountain Art Fair in Woodside just cancelled. Will do virtual. Below is their email: Dear Artists,   At the regularly scheduled Art Fair Board meeting on May 26, the Art Fair Board sadly but unanimously voted to cancel our…"
May 30
Jeff Owen commented on Nels johnson's blog post tequila report
"Hold the camera sideways (landscape) for video. Feels and looks more natural. My opinion."
May 2
Jeff Owen replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"From Pacific Fine Arts Dear Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival Artisan,   The Los Altos Village Association board has officially rescheduled the 2020 event dates to September 26 & 27 due to what officials are projecting COIVD-19…"
Apr 17
Jeff Owen replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Los Altos Rotary Art in the Park has moved their dates to August 29-30."
Apr 10
Jeff Owen replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"LOS ALTOS ROTARY ART IN THE PARK. No cancelled but changed date to Aug 29-30, 2020"
Mar 25
Vincent Mattina commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Paso Robles Art Show - 2019
"You are welcome to do as you wish, I’m not trying to change your mind just give people the knowledge to decide for themselves. All I can say is I won’t be applying again."
Mar 18
Jeff Owen commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Paso Robles Art Show - 2019
"Hi Vincent. Steve Powers is a great show promoter. The reason he can't refund your money is that he has already spent the money on: Advertising, City fees, Staffing and employees, etc. This is an unprecedented emergency for everyone out there,…"
Mar 18
Vincent Mattina commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Paso Robles Art Show - 2019
"I am relatively new do doing festivals but I think it's unfair what Steve Powers is doing now with the "Paso Robles Art in the park." They are canceling the festival due to the Coronavirus which is no ones fault but they are not…"
Mar 18
Jeff Owen replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Zapp has a web page that lists cancelled or postponed events. I think this lists only events available on Zapp. Here is the web site: https://www.zapplication.org/news_post.phtml?post_id=2888"
Mar 13
Jeff Owen replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"The Circle of Art in Borrego Springs, CA just cancelled their show this weekend because of health guidlines re the virus going around. I don't blame them. This show is a major fundraiser for their student scholarship program BASIC. I am…"
Mar 12
Jeff Owen replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"In California, the Indian Wells Art Festival was just postponed by the promoter. This is a BIG show and a big loss to us artists, but I think it's for the best. I don't care about the booth fee (if lost). It costs me more in gasoline plus…"
Mar 12
Jeff Owen commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The 2019 Review of the Art Show Reviews Website
"I don’t have an answer for your dilemma, but perhaps giving reviewers “points“ for submitting show reviews. Maybe 5 points gets them a free coffee mug, 10 points a T shirt? Etc. I m sure there are some show promoters or suppliers…"
Feb 12
Kaytee Sumida commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Show / Event Setup / Booth Assignment
"Jeff-- those are the one's that seem to make up the assignments the night before.... Perhaps waiting for last minute sign-ups. "
Jan 15
Jeff Owen commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Show / Event Setup / Booth Assignment
"The show's I am writing about don't have a program or any indication of an artist list on their website. If anything, they have a printed sheet of paper that has artists locations that they hand out to festival goers."
Jan 15
Barb Walker commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Show / Event Setup / Booth Assignment
"From a promoter's viewpoint, in addition to Richard's valid suggestion, maybe it's because of the requests and complaints that come with advance notification.  Many considerations go into our booth assignments:  media…"
Jan 15

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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
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A google search for: art fair booth hanging system

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Show / Event Setup / Booth Assignment

Posted on January 14, 2020 at 12:54pm 5 Comments

Hi All,

I was wondering, if anyone knows, why some show promoters don't let you know your assigned spot until you arrive on the day of the show.

It is always a panicking time for me when I arrive at a show and don't know where I will be - especially if I parked my van far away from my assigned spot.

It bugs me too that I cannot let my collectors know which spot I will be in prior to the show - on my Events page on my website.

There…

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Paso Robles Art Show - 2019

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 11:06pm 3 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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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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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.
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Jeff, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
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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.
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