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Leon Gibbs
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • United States
  • acrylic markers
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Leon Gibbs replied to Laura Lee's discussion Making prints from oil painting - help needed
"It's a great idea to start making prints! For example, I paint on clothes, ceramics, wood and, a little, on rocks. I usually use acrylic paints and acrylic markers, but I know there are excellent oil markers. They also looks beautiful and are…"
Thursday
Leon Gibbs replied to Melissa Myers's discussion How to get into my first Art Fair??
"I need to see your photos to answer this question. But the main things are: Look for the RIGHT shows for your work. Prepare professional photos of your work Create your Artist's Statement. It's the hardest, I guess. A good statement…"
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Krystle Cole's discussion Tips for Art Fairs in the Rain
"Great info here, thanks! It will definately help me to be prepared. Don't trust the weather even if you from sunny region."
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Veronica e Raj's discussion First Outdoor Fair - Supply Checklist
"there is one very big and useful article here about outdoor fairs. Maybe you can find anything useful there"
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Thomas Schoeller's discussion Your best selling (2) piece sizes at art fairs
"I've watched some good video about selling artworks in fairs https://www.artfairinsiders.com/forum/ There are some good tips to sell more"
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Would I be crazy ... ?
"It sounds crazy, but I think it's possible. It depends on how many people will be there. And you will definitely need an assistant"
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Dave Grabarczyk's discussion Is it better to apply earlier or later to a show using Zapp?
"I don’t think it matters a lot. And it depends"
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Larry Berman's discussion Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images
"This is the best tutorial! I've made so many mistakes before and  I've barely could tske a good photo. I'd glad to try again now, thanks"
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Larry Berman's discussion Photographing your art using your canopy as a light source
"Thank you! Not only lens of camera is very important but the good lighting too. Bad lighting can ruin any photo. Even if it was taken with the best camera and the best lens. At the same time, correctly prepared light can help to make excellent…"
Jun 6
Leon Gibbs replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Any ideas on how to change demographics at the art fair?
"it's not an easy dialogue, but usually an adult conversation with a normal explanation of the situation works"
Jun 6
Leon Gibbs replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Virtual Art Fair platforms
"Of course, probably nothing will replace reality, but I'm still very happy with the development of the Internet and the attitude towards online studing, online events. Online gives opportunities to those who in reality have limitations: due to…"
Jun 6
Connie Mettler left a comment for Leon Gibbs
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Leon. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members…"
May 31

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Your Medium
acrylic markers
Years in the Art Fair Business
20
First show ever
The Armory Show (1993)
What is your website?
http://artistro.com/blogs/news/how-to-paint-a-t-shirt-basic-rules-a...
What are the best things about art fairs
An art fair is like a carnival: there is a lot of beauty, noise, fun and visual information
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I've found it in google. I've faced with this discussion https://www.artfairinsiders.com/forum/topics/bone-to-pick
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I really love pancakes and always bake them with the addition of dye, so they are always colored in different colors

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At 9:06pm on May 31, 2021, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Leon. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

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Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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