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Lisa Foster
  • Portland, OR
  • United States
  • painting
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Festival awards that really mean something!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina L. Towell Nov 18, 2013. 12 Replies

Showing at art fairs and festivals has many challenges, one of which is creating excellent work. But as we all know, that’s only the beginning. Since I’ve started doing these I’ve learned many…Continue

Copyright on work I'm having photographed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Foster May 24, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm currently getting some some of my paintings photographed. I noticed that on his website it states "all images copyright his name." In some quick searching I noticed that he probably does own…Continue

Another square question, signature required?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darin Teichmer Feb 11, 2014. 4 Replies

As far as I can tell, square requires a signature for all purchases over $25. What if I don't have a signal and cannot swipe or hand enter the info. Others here have said use a knucklebuster to…Continue

Reproduction policies, get real!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugo Cruz Aug 26, 2012. 2 Replies

Reading the Sunshine Artist top 20 blog post and the fact that I'm toying with the idea of taking a spring trip to Texas, prompted me to look at the Bayou City application. A couple of things that…Continue

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Art in Bloom, Medford, OR
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What are the best things about art fairs
meeting people and other artists. Seeing people excited about the work they purchase.
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saw mention of it on AFSB

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Edmonds Art Festival 2014, Edmond WA

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 6:00pm 5 Comments

I know I’m late with this, but better late than never I suppose…

See also my review from 2013.…


Boise Art Museum's Art in the Park 2013 , Boise, ID

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:21pm 5 Comments

My last show of the season is in the bag. This was another new show for me, running Fri-Sun Sept 6-8. I woke up late on Monday morning after the show and felt totally fried. I’m not sure why. Sure, the show had long hours, 10-8 Friday and Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday, but Edmonds was just as long. It wasn’t that hot and I was in the shade. They had men with golf carts to help haul your gear so set-up was relatively easy. It was a 430 mile drive which probably took its toll, but I don’t think…


A stormy weekend in Bend Oregon, Art in the High Desert 2013

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 1:30pm 13 Comments

When my jury results for Art in the High Desert came I expected to file it away with my rejections. I had juried for this show for 4 or 5 years, always with the same results... no joy. I was close to giving it up and not apply this year. I was shocked to be wait-listed. And then I was almost immediately called off the wait-list. I’m really glad I didn’t give up! It was a wonderful show in all respects... except for the weather, but more on that later.

Art in…


Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival 2013, Ketchum, ID

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 1:30pm 8 Comments

This was my first year showing at this show. As I drove through the Columbia River Gorge in 105 deg heat, I had high hopes of selling my most expensive pieces. Alas, that was not the case. Again, all of my sales were small. This is not a high traffic show so it’s hard to make it work on small sales. I had a lot of interest in my work and a lot of be-backs that didn’t come back or came back but didn’t buy. Many of the artists I talked to were either disappointed with sales or…


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At 10:18pm on September 14, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
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At 11:26am on July 24, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Lisa Foster a gift
Thank you, Lisa, for taking the time to write a review on the Edmonds Arts Festival and the Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival. We really appreciate all your help.
At 11:50pm on September 03, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Lisa Foster a gift
Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 9/2/2013.

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