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JoAnn VanDeCarr
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white Plains Outdoor Art show

Started this discussion. Last reply by JoAnn VanDeCarr Feb 5, 2018. 2 Replies

considering this show in June and wondered if anyone had done it recently.  Not hoping for a fortune, just a chance to sell in Westchester, NY      JoAnnContinue

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JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"Just got email from an Oct show.  They have had a lot of cancellations worried about a "second wave" of sickness . They have offered full refunds if they do have to cancel but are now very concerned they might not have enough artists…"
Apr 25, 2020
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"giving a shout out to Quail Hollow events (NY)  When they postponed the May show, they offered refunds. Having found an alternate date in June they are making the final decision to run the event based on a vote by the…"
Apr 9, 2020
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"Had a choice of indoor show or outdoor and applied for the outdoor.  As the guy trapped in a crowd for 3 days, I would feel safer this summer with air flow.  Cut back # of shows 20%.  Remember 2008"
Mar 1, 2020
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"customer handed me 2 hardwood cutting boards and asked me to take the grain pattern from one and  "put it " on the other.  Should have told her it would be costly and take weeks!"
May 28, 2019

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church basement fundraiser
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feedback from patrons
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juried in after many tries and nearly sold out
Worst show ever and why
school show where promoter came over the PA and told everyone to go home 2 hours early as there were NO customers
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At 12:48pm on August 24, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

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At 8:31am on August 24, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello JoAnn,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for signing up and best wishes for continued success.


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