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Mark Zirinsky
  • Denver, CO
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  • sculpture and metalwork
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Sections of St james - Kentucky art show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Mar 29. 10 Replies

I am applying for the st james court art show, yet there are 4 distinct sections to the show. I am ignorant of the show layout, certain parts of a show usually have a flavor, or focus, if you will. I…Continue

need 2 extra pro panels

Started Feb 25 0 Replies

Hello all,I am looking for 2 extra pro panels, either black or dark blue, to add to my assortment of booth display items so I can do a few extra walls when I am set up on a corner. I am in Denver,…Continue

Tags: panels, pro, 2, wanted

which show: gold coast or omaha?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Joy Shannon Feb 25. 14 Replies

Ah, I guess it is good luck, accepted to 2 shows on the same weekend; Omaha, nebraska, and gold coast Chicago. I am doing the uptown show in Chicago the following weekend, and the drive from Omaha to…Continue

Tags: coast, Gold, omaha

sales tax filing service

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Zirinsky Jan 25. 2 Replies

I am getting a bit distracted with the various sales tax filing requirements. I realized I now have sales tax licences in 11 states, and several local jurisdictions. Most of the states I one, or two,…Continue

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Mark Zirinsky replied to Stephanie Michaud's discussion St James show for a wheelchair-bound artist
"I just accepted the Belgravia Section, hope it works out, I will be traveling in from Denver, let me know if you need a hand. I have had good luck getting set up help from craigslist, whom I use for tent and pro panel wrestling, preferring to hang…"
May 26
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Congrats on your acceptances, this is a rough first year. try Golden, also you may want to check out shows in November - March, which means Arizona/California/Florida. You probably already know this, but you can check out the calendar on ZAPP, see…"
May 13
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"sure. what shows have you done, what medium do you work in?"
May 13
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"The Golden, CO fine arts festival is still on (August),  Received a message from the show management on Monday I think, saying the show is still on, although they are watching developments. Jury  deadline extended until 6/5/20. This is a…"
May 13
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"IMHO, I think that making a financial commitment to a show now, its 's too soon. Too soon to know if the virus will be increasing, what the effects of the economy will be, and so on. I am not committing funds to a show until June, so in about…"
May 11
Mark Zirinsky replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Any ideas on how to change demographics at the art fair?
"interesting to know about, thanks!"
May 11
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"I know, i wait listed, and was hoping there would be an opening, well, now there is an entire art fair's worth of openings, but it will have to wait till next year."
May 11
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"And Art in the high Desert, Bend, Oregon to the list"
May 11
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"And now Madison."
May 8
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"I want to thank all of the show organizations, organizers, chair people and other who conceive, plan and put on the arts shows for the artistic community. Without you, none of these shows would happen. It must be very disappointing for you to go…"
May 8
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"And now BAM, Bellevue Art Museum in Bellevue Washington (Seattle Area). Show is cancelled, options are let everything ride until next year, don't have to jury in, etc, or a full refund. I was really looking forward to that show, had a grand…"
May 8
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Now I am waiting to see if Madison, WI and Bellevue, WA cancel. Not really if, but when. Still haven't made any airbnb reservations for either of those shows, even though that is usually the first thing I do after i learn I have been accepted…"
May 7
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Aw, hell. While I am not surprised, it is very disheartening to see the whole year go away, somewhat of a disaster in slow motion. "
May 7
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"This just in from BAM (Bellevue Art Museum) Show in July.  What a great organization.: " n reaction to ever-changing national and regional context of the current health emergency, the BAM Fair Team has been trying to respond in real-time…"
Apr 22
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"An update from Madison, Wisconsin, perhaps a glimmer of good news: "I am writing in hopes that this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. I want to provide you with several updates regarding the 2020 Art Fair on the Square.…"
Apr 17
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Omaha has cancelled, giving full refunds, invite to the 2021 show, also a 1 day 'virtual' art fair free of charge for participating artists. "
Apr 8

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Your Medium
sculpture and metalwork
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
cherry creek / stanley
What is your website?
http://studio-z.org
What are the best things about art fairs
You see the reactions of people to your work. Ideas start tumbling out of other artist's mouth. People look, laugh, cry,
Best show ever and why
Cherry Creek Stanley show. My first show, sold my highest price piece with 5 minutes of show opening
Worst show ever and why
Loveland Sculpture festival. Almost no people attended the show; it was very disheartening.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
other artists
What is one fun fact about yourself?
As an artist, I recognize that my business plan (make pretty things at great time and expense) is for the birds; and that is ok. The reactions of customers, when they squint, and their eyes go wide when the recognize what they are looking at, that makes it all worth while.

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At 11:57pm on April 3, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Mark. 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.

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