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Michael Adkins
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Load In - Load Out (drive up)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Thomas May 15, 2015. 2 Replies

Curious what opinions are, based on your experience, of the most effective & best organized method?  And conversely, poor methods.I've done 3 shows that were basically free-for-alls.  They worked…Continue

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Thought on shows that charge buyer admission fees ($10!)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Lockridge Sep 12, 2014. 13 Replies

Thinking about applying to Art City Austin Festival 2015. Seems to me that a $10 admission fee per adult would limit buyers? (and a $650 booth fee)Any experience with this??ThanksMikeContinue

Review my booth please....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Adkins Jun 29, 2014. 6 Replies

I posted this elsewhere already and got a few suggestions.  Made some changes, moved it here:Reduce flip bins (I had 3) down to just 1 to show I'll have themGlare: mixed feedback. Remove glass &…Continue

Intro from far North Dallas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Adkins Feb 22, 2014. 5 Replies

Been lurking for 4-6 months. Time to intro myself since I want to now ask questions!I'll be hanging out I expect in the Photographers Darkroom (yep, did that B&W darkroom stuff. I can still smell…Continue


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At 12:22pm on June 24, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Michael Adkins a gift
Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:27pm on December 9, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Michael.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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