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Mindy Colton
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Mindy Colton replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion jury images - consistency or variety?
"Those aren't styles. They are themes."
Feb 11
Mindy Colton replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion jury images - consistency or variety?
"In better shows, mixing abstracts and landscapes will get you a no."
Feb 11
Mindy Colton replied to PHILIP JEFFERSON's discussion Need an honest answer
"I have been seeing this in the discussions on the FB page. Seems the better shows don't want canvas. You can bring it up and ask about it. The thread was probably removed as it wasn't directly related to reviews. I personally rank shows…"
Jan 22
Mindy Colton replied to PHILIP JEFFERSON's discussion Need an honest answer
"I'll contribute a little more. Since it was brought up... there are a number of painters and sculptors that show faith based works. One I know of in particular is an excellent painter in Florida. She gets into the best shows and wins awards.…"
Jan 19
Mindy Colton replied to PHILIP JEFFERSON's discussion Need an honest answer
"Hi Phil, I hope I can add to the discussion and help guide you. I have been a working artist my whole life in many media. I've judged and juried a lot of shows in Florida. Your photos with words in a jury, actually has nothing to do with…"
Jan 11
Mindy Colton replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Velcro-type gloves
"Hi,       They make snug sport gloves that have sticky rubber palms. I bought them when I rode horses competitively. They worked great in the rain, sweat, to keep my hands from sliding on leather reins. Might work well for gripping…"
Jan 7
Mindy Colton replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Changing mediums and booth shot
"Hi Fletcher, The jury is looking for a professional booth, and that the individual images match the ones in your booth. Any yes, they will blow up your booth if they see a discrepancy. Encaustic is usually considered mixed media. So you will need…"
Jan 2
Mindy Colton replied to Susan McCulley's discussion One theme, 2 mediums? plus wall space room for notecards.....
"As they are both drawing mediums, I would think they would both fall under the "Graphics and drawing category"  That shouldn't be an issue. If people can buy a card, and yes even frame them, your original work could be passed…"
Jan 12, 2018
Mindy Colton replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"For a jury shot I'd simplify the booth. Space them more like a gallery.  If you can at least get a pro panel or mesh for the back wall that might be a start. Take out the the flip bin. Nothing near the ground. Mt Dora and Images(NSB) are…"
Nov 24, 2017

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Museum of Florida Art Lake Helen Equifest
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What are the best things about art fairs
Seeing lots of artists and great art.
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email I guess

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At 9:12pm on April 11, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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