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Larry G Raineri
  • Dubuque, IA
  • United States
  • Acrylic Painting, Cone 10 highfire…
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry G Raineri Oct 12, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi everyone, I am living out in North East Iowa and have done a total of two art shows. One good and one bad. The first one was ceramics which sold pretty well and was great for me to see my first…Continue

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Your Medium
Acrylic Painting, Cone 10 highfire reduc. pottery/ Cone 6 oxidation
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Artapalooza in Cedar Falls Iowa
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The appreciation and fostering of creativity and ejoyment of life.
Best show ever and why
I did an art show in Cedar Falls called artapalooza as an emerging artist and sold almost all of the pottery I had. It was a combination of new material and other class projects. I had a great time meeting other artists and interacting with potential customers. I love the personability of it almost more than making the sales. Is that bad? haha It showed me what an art show could be.
Worst show ever and why
I have only been in two shows, I know not much, but this one I did not sell more than a piece. A lady literally sold out of the back of her car, priced everything under forty bucks ( All items were old class demonstration paintings) and pretended to paint more while customers were buying to spark conversation. I am not against doing demos I think they are cool, she was not demo-ing. I don't think any other people near me sold pieces either. Maybe a few booths down the way sold a few but I know everyone had rough sales. I am not going to lower my prices just because a lady is getting rid of her less expensive class demo paintings.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
None. I found it online one day.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I like creating connections with innovation.

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At 10:41pm on June 16, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Larry G Raineri a gift
Larry, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
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Happy new year, Larry. Thanks so much for playing Secret Santa with us again this year. Hope it was fun for you and the new year makes your dreams come true.
At 10:04am on October 14, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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Review of Mountain Arts and Craft Celebration in Cloudland Canyon Georgia

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 2:51pm 1 Comment

I know I know, I should have written it sooner but oh well. School can get in the way too as does life.

 Let me start out by saying that I teach Talented and Gifted Elem. and a few art classes too. My girlfriend who also accompanied me on this trip also teaches but up in St. Paul MN. After finding out that a booth space was won in the pledge drive raffle I was very excited. I called her and we both decided to take two personal…


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