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Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Mar 4, 2013. 5 Replies

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Additional Madison On the Square questionable charges

Posted on March 30, 2012 at 6:48pm 10 Comments

You may think that I have it out for Madison “On the Square.”  I don’t, and it may only look that way.  I have always loved that show. However, they keep making these decisions that are questionable at best and are at worst are illegal.

Now, the latest decision is they have made is to charge an additional fee on top of the booth fee if an accepted artist wants to pay by credit card.  The fee is $20 for a double booth and $10 for a single booth.  I am not a lawyer but I am somewhat…


Madison "On the Square" jury misrepresentation??? You be the judge?

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 4:53pm 32 Comments

I had suspected for a couple years that Madison On the Square was not doing a conventional "on site" jury.  I just saw an e-mail they sent out on March 16th informing applicants that the jurors will be given 8 days to review the applicants.  To me this smelled of "off site" jurors being given the code to get into ZAPP ADMINISTATION for jurying at their own leisure. 

I think that this is the absolute wrong way to go for a jury process.  So why would they want to do this?  Saving costs…


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At 1:38pm on September 09, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sanders a gift
Thank you, Larry, for referring Bernadette Szajna to Art Fair Insiders.
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