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Mark Zirinsky
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  • sculpture and metalwork
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which show to do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Zirinsky Nov 16. 12 Replies

Argh - just when you think you know everything, and do what you need to be accepted to top shows, I am now faced with a dilemma.I have been accepted to both the ACC Minneapolis and the Dallas ft…Continue

to post/not to post copyright notices in booth

Started this discussion. Last reply by David S. Hoornstra Mar 5, 2018. 13 Replies

I am curious, do other artists post copyright notices in their booths?This is an extensive subject, we're not going to cover it in depth here; there is much valuable advice for artists elsewhere on…Continue

Tags: registration, posting, notice, copyrights, registered

I have to pick one of two shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Gilbert Feb 26, 2018. 10 Replies

I have two shows, and I think I need to choose one. This year I have been invited to all of the Ann Arbor shows, but the the original is probably the best, which runs Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July…Continue

Tags: BAM, Washington, Bellevue, Arbor, Ann

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Mark Zirinsky replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What to do when you discover a copyright violation of your artwork?
"An idea, you can follow the real estate thread, that is, since you have an address, who owns the building at that address? You can go to the county clerk and recorder, usually on line, search the property records and find out who owns that building.…"
Nov 25
Mark Zirinsky replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Larry and Connie, thank you both for your time and insights. I am thinking of avoiding the drive to Florida, I did it a few years ago after going to the Coconut Grove show. It was about 2 degrees above zero in Denver when I left, and about 78…"
Nov 16
Connie Mettler replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Yep, as usual I agree with Larry. A little info I have is that Artigras is concerned about keeping their show alive and relevant to artists and their audience, so much so that they have changed it in 2020 from a 3 day show to a 2 day show. I believe…"
Nov 15
Larry Berman replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Not for one show. Sign up for two or three other Florida shows, maybe with Howard Alan if the majors are closed. Larry Berman"
Nov 15
Mark Zirinsky replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Thank you Connie. And another 'dumb' question along the same line - I have been invited to the Artigras show In Jupiter, Florida, middle of February. While it no doubt will be warmer than in Denver at that time of year, it is a long drive,…"
Nov 15
Mark Zirinsky replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Thank you everybody for the kick in the --- I mean pointing me in the right direction. Main street it is, apologies to the ACC"
Nov 14
Connie Mettler replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Do not even hesitate to choose Fort Worth, that is if you're talking about Main Street. "
Nov 14
Mark Zirinsky replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Thank you Larry & Kathleen for the comments. Off to Ft worth it is. The American Craft Council will have to wait. I also have been accepted to their fall San Francisco show, but I think that one overlaps with Sausalito"
Nov 13
Kathleen V. Smith replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"LOL~I could not agree more-do Dallas!  "
Nov 13
Larry Berman replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"No comparison. Larry Berman"
Nov 13
Mark Zirinsky replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Yes, main st ft worth. If it is #1 or #2, that is probably ahead of the ACC Minneapolis show"
Nov 13
Mark Zirinsky replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Promoter signage responsibility - No Photos
"At one show earlier this year, a woman and her friends were photographing most everything of interest. I asked them to not photograph, and they ignored me. So, I took out my cellphone, hit record video, and the on camera, came up to them and said…"
Nov 13
Larry Berman replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"Which Texas show? Main Street Fort Worth, if that's the show you mean, it's considered the number one or two show in the country. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Nov 13
Mark Zirinsky replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion which show to do?
"sorry, typo, april 16-19"
Nov 13
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which show to do?

Argh - just when you think you know everything, and do what you need to be accepted to top shows, I am now faced with a dilemma.I have been accepted to both the ACC Minneapolis and the Dallas ft worth show both of which fall on the same weekend, April 6 - 19. Obviously Dallas and Minneapolis are 2 different markets; they are both top rated shows.I can't be in both places at once; Which one do I do? My medium is contemporary aluminum sculptures, reminiscent of natural formsSee More
Nov 13
Mark Zirinsky replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Promoter signage responsibility - No Photos
"Yes, I have to police customers; some shows everyone is very respectful (La Quinta, Sausalito, Cherry Creek, Golden) other shows not as much. I ask someone to stop taking pictures of my works, and if they keep at it I will get in their face and…"
Oct 25

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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…

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