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Pat Falk
  • Female
  • Owatonna, MN
  • United States
  • Glass
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Shows asking our sales totals

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Falk Apr 12, 2013. 42 Replies

When shows ask your sales totals are you OK with it?  I've heard the reasoning that they use it for their advertising. Then I wonder if they use it to invite you back (or not)?  Personally, I am…Continue


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Pat Falk replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Promoter signage responsibility - No Photos
"At one art show we noticed a woman taking photos at several booths across from us. It wasn't long before she entered my booth and attempted to do the same without asking. I have signs saying "no photos" so I stopped her. I asked her…"
Nov 22, 2019
Pat Falk replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Of course sales are #1 and easy load in and out (park behind booth with no dollying as many of us are aging).  All these suggestions are great.  The question is: How do we get shows to take notice? "
Sep 3, 2019

Profile Information

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Small show in MN
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The people you meet and the friendships you make.
Best show ever and why
Loring Park Art Festival 2009-I was a featured artist with great sales.
Worst show ever and why
Howard Allen's 2001 Super Bowl Art Fest in Ybor City - our van was stolen from the secured parking lot. It's a long story.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Artist friend Ynon Mabat.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love going to zoos.

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Pat Falk's Blog

What canopy should I purchase?

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 11:27am 10 Comments

My 14 year old Lite Dome sustained considerable damage in a severe storm this Sat. All 4 corner pieces were broken off and many other frame parts were bent. Now my dilema, as many of you have probably faced at some time in your art fair career, is - do I spend megabucks on replacement parts or do I purchase a new tent??? I know the weaknesses of my Lite Dome in wind. I do not have the lower stabilizing bars or the upper corner stabilizers. Also I wonder about the durability of the plastic or… Continue

Key West Craft Show and Avon, IN fall show

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 4:59pm 7 Comments

Can anyone tell me about the Key West Craft show in late January and/or the Avon, IN fall show the first weekend in Oct?

June 26-27, Park Point Art Fair, Duluth, MN

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 10:30am 2 Comments

This was my first time at this show. Thought it was a good idea to go north after the very hot weather south. Park Point is a long penninsula from Duluth into Lake Superior and you must go over a lift bridge to get there. The show location is a park at the end of the penninsula. This show has a Friday setup which was great. We could drive right up to our booth and even park behind it all weekend. Sat was very cool and cloudy with a breeze coming off the lake. The crowd was good early, but one… Continue


Posted on March 29, 2010 at 10:30am 7 Comments

This past Sunday while our booth was very busy, I caught a gray-haired woman with a pair of earrings in her hands, and as I approached her she pretended to be putting them back on our panels. Then I noticed 2 other pieces missing, a pink bracelet and matching earrings, from the same panel. She did not have them in her hands. I quickly looked around to see if anyone else had them or if my husband had removed them from the panels for a customer. The gray-haired woman said to me, "Is something… Continue

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At 2:19pm on July 09, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Pat Falk a gift
Thank you, Pat, for your continued support of our website year after year.
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Pat, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
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Pat, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 10:10pm on July 21, 2014, Kay Cummins said…
Hi Pat my nose is looking and feeling pretty good BUT still going let so maybe the Phx ENT guy will reposition it? I kind of hope he can but bet it'll hurt and bruise agAin. Dang.

Ok cottonwood electric is $75 I think I always get it because it can be really hot and I bring a fan. Plus I am a jeweler and the lighting really shows off the color and pops! But no it is not dark at. 7 pm
However there are a couple of areas with dense trees and complete sun. If you are there you will need lights in the day or a fan

Google TX Comptroller or TX tax. It is simple to get an tax ID. It is a permanent # so you can use it whenever you do a show there. If is free ;) and you can File online. You might have to paper file the first time.

At 1:00pm on July 21, 2014, Carrie Tasman said…

Thanks Pat : )

At 11:21am on July 21, 2014, Carrie Tasman said…

Hi Pat! Thanks for getting back to me! I figured out the answer to my question...I have used propanels for 20 years, and I am ordering new ones...they didn't have the tent hooks then! I was asking you about the tent hooks! I've got 3 in my order! Cheers from Oregon!


At 9:02pm on July 20, 2014, Kay Cummins said…
Happy to help. Ask away.
At 10:08am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Pat Falk a gift
Many thanks for your pledge again, Pat. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 11:38pm on May 17, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Pat Falk a gift
Thank you, Pat, for your review of the Art For All art show. We appreciate all your help.
At 11:20am on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Pat Falk a gift
Pat, your generous gift is really appreciated. Thank you so much. Pretty funny, I send you money and then you send it back! Best wishes.

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