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Karen Gelbard
  • Pacific City, OR
  • United States
  • Fiber-Wearables
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Turning a 10 x 10 Light Dome Canopy into a 15 x 10 without the top?Is it possible?

Started Jul 19, 2016 0 Replies

Does anybody have experience turning their 10 x 10 Light Dome Canopy into a 15 x 10 without the top? I have an indoor show coming up in a 15 x 10 space. I do not need the top but do need the frame…Continue

Tags: Canopy, Dome, Light

Lincoln Arts Festival-no jury results yet....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elle Heiligenstein Jun 1, 2013. 1 Reply

I applied to the Lincoln Arts Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this year.  The date for jury results has passed ( 5/31) and no notification has appeared.Any idea what is going on?Has anyone done this…Continue

Light Dome Canopy Top For Sale

Started May 10, 2013 0 Replies

Light Dome Canopy Top $275.00 plus shipping.This is a basic top, no zippers. Used twice. In great shape. Start the season with a fresh looking canopy top!Call 503-965-6263email:…Continue

What is your "favorite" accounting method?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Aronson Jan 13, 2013. 14 Replies

It the year's end and I am sifting through receipts from traveling, doubling checking mileage and per diem rates for each city and wondering if I am using my accounting program correctly.  I have…Continue

 

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Karen Gelbard commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next podcast? Using Facebook to sell your art - Part 2
"Facebook has a thirty day return policy which is different from my return policy. That stopped me from signing up. What do you recommend? My policy is all sales are final. No return s without prior authorization."
Monday
Karen Gelbard replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"PeopleReady covers the liability. Works for me!"
Feb 10
Karen Gelbard replied to Wendy Pobanz's discussion Hiring Set Up Help
"Wendy, I use PeopleReady, a staffing agency that has offices across the country. I let them know in advance what the job is with a detailed description (unloading, loading, set-up, some tool use, need to use a short ladder, needs to be able to lift…"
Feb 9
Karen Gelbard posted photos
Dec 9, 2017
Karen Gelbard posted a photo

Orange handwoven, quilted jacket 2016 by The Oregon Weaver.

This handwoven, quilted jacket was stolen while I was an exhibitor at Kimball Art Fair in Park City, Utah. Six artists had work stolen overnight.The weather is colder now. If you see this jacket, please call the police and report it.
Oct 21, 2016
Karen Gelbard commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Over $20K in art Stolen from Booths at Park City Festival
"Thank you, Joel Lockridge, for sharing your observation. All I can do right now is raise awareness of this theft. I have forwarded the news articles to my next show and asked them what their security was. If we all did that, it might help change how…"
Aug 30, 2016
Karen Gelbard commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Over $20K in art Stolen from Booths at Park City Festival
" There is an expectation of Trust The theft at Park City is very much still on my mind. I have been busy making inventory to replace what was stolen, filling out paperwork with the insurance company and trying to deal with being a victim. I…"
Aug 22, 2016
Karen Gelbard posted a discussion

Turning a 10 x 10 Light Dome Canopy into a 15 x 10 without the top?Is it possible?

Does anybody have experience turning their 10 x 10 Light Dome Canopy into a 15 x 10 without the top? I have an indoor show coming up in a 15 x 10 space. I do not need the top but do need the frame for my display.Think it can be done?See More
Jul 19, 2016
Karen Gelbard posted a photo
Apr 27, 2016
Karen Gelbard received a gift from Connie Mettler
Jun 25, 2015
Barbara Pitorak Bloom commented on Karen Gelbard's blog post Wordpress Class
"I started with Wordpress 7 years ago with a blog and found it easy, and the help/learning was very helpful for me. In fact I just bought my domain and cutover last year with ease. I have not moved my ecommerce onto the site yet, partly because the…"
Jun 12, 2015
Karen Gelbard commented on Karen Gelbard's blog post Wordpress Class
"I chose a theme from the 2000 options on Wordpress that does just that. It is a mobile app friendly theme that reconfigures for each device. It makes laying out a page a little harder, but the templates within the theme make that conversion happen.…"
Jun 11, 2015
Larry Berman commented on Karen Gelbard's blog post Wordpress Class
"Hi Karen, Something to consider. More searches are now done from mobile devices than desktop computers. Google is favoring web sites built for mobile devices. That means dynamic content that expands and contracts depending on the screen resolution…"
Jun 11, 2015
Karen Gelbard posted a status
"Making plans for summer fun? Stop by the Salem Art Fair in Bush Park."
Jun 11, 2015
Karen Gelbard posted a photo
Jun 11, 2015
Karen Gelbard posted a blog post

Wordpress Class

This month I took a Wordpress class to learn how to make a new webpage. Previously, I had used Yahoo Sitebuilder with its drag and drop design tools. Google reminded me that my website was not SEO, or search engine optimized. This was motivation enough to get thinking about what to do. That same week I sat down with some fellow artist to start a Facebook page for our local art group. We each brought our " computer". There was one iPad, one Samsung tablet, one laptop and various smart phones. It…See More
Jun 11, 2015

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Fiber-Wearables
Years in the Art Fair Business
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http://www.theoregonweaver.com
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Dennis Belcher

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Wordpress Class

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 1:26pm 3 Comments

This month I took a Wordpress class to learn how to make a new webpage. Previously, I had used Yahoo Sitebuilder with its drag and drop design tools. Google reminded me that my website was not SEO, or search engine optimized. This was motivation enough to get thinking about what to do. That same week I sat down with some fellow artist to start a Facebook page for our local art group. We each brought our " computer". There was one iPad, one Samsung tablet, one laptop and various smart phones. It… Continue

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 8:52am on April 19, 2010, tom gross said…
Hi Karen,
Welcome to the site - it is a great way to connect and network with artist throughout the country! - Were you sent to the site by the Dennis Belcher that I know? He is a wood turner that just moved to North Carolina from Peoria?
At 10:28am on April 19, 2010, tom gross said…
So Karen,

Why don't I see Dennis on the site?
At 10:33pm on April 21, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Karen. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. 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!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
At 3:01pm on October 18, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Karen Gelbard a gift
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Thank you, Karen, for referring Dennis Belcher to Art Fair Calendar.
At 4:23pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Karen Gelbard a gift
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Thanks so much for your pledge. I appreciate it and it really helps me with my mission of supporting the artists so they can earn a living in this crazy business.
At 11:11pm on June 25, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Karen Gelbard a gift
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Karen, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.

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