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Paul Flack
  • Smyrna, GA
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  • Neo-Fresco
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Paul Flack's Discussions

Atlanta Midtown Art Festival Refunds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Flack Mar 2, 2012. 14 Replies

I Paul, You don't know me but I applied to Midtown Festival of The Arts for 2011 only to find out the show was cancelled. I have spoken to several people about a refund that were involved in this…Continue

Tags: festival, refund, off, rip, midtown

Art art shows for food vendors only?

Started this discussion. Last reply by christopher zydek Feb 10, 2011. 5 Replies

I remember when I "thought" making a living as a full-time 2-D artist was tough...that was three years ago. Just got back from FLA where three days produced 0 sales, last year $4K. The organizer…Continue

Tags: florida, FL, FLA, sales, decline

Prairie Village Art Show

Started this discussion. Last reply by karen cooper Mar 18, 2011. 3 Replies

Does anybody do this one?  Looks great on paper.

Newbie Alert - signs of problems.

Started this discussion. Last reply by geri a. wegner Jul 1, 2012. 12 Replies

Newbies, before you spend a ton of money applying to shows and doing "dog" shows, remember, there is always next year. When in doubt, walk a show look at a show and then decide if you want to apply.…Continue

Tags: deadlines, fees,, juried, services


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Paul Flack commented on Nels johnson's blog post St. Petersburg Festival of the Arts, December 14-15.....What if they gave an Art Show and almost nobody came?
"Of course its Trumps fault and the tax cuts were a lie and etc., etc.,, etc."
Dec 24, 2019
Nels johnson commented on Paul Flack's blog post pet peeve
"Pretty spare blog."
Oct 10, 2019
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pet peeve

one thing that really gets under my skin is when an "organizer" "promoter" "director" or whatever doesn't have the decency to go around and introduce themselves at a festival. What is that about? Without them I would sit home. Win, lose or draw, I am grateful, wish hag they would let me share that with them.See More
Oct 7, 2019
Paul Flack commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: La Quinta Signature Art Event 2020 - new!
"word on the street is there are very few openings as last years folks are already in."
Oct 7, 2019
Paul Flack replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion How to Communicate Better to Customers at Fairs
"Interesting but your question is actually about "communication" as opposed to reading comprehension. When people speak to us, they are actually trying to communicate, what they are saying is tricky. My experience is the questions can be…"
Sep 4, 2019
Paul Flack commented on Nels johnson's blog post Bayou City Art Festival-Good for some
"Dr. Nels-worth, surprised you revisited the scene of a catastrophe? Bless your pointed little head. Ft. Worth will make the trip worthwhile. Keep the rubber side down, looking forward to the next check in,.."
Apr 9, 2019

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Best show ever and why
Fearrington, energy + love + $
Worst show ever and why
All of them, past two years - no energy, no love, no $
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pet peeve

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 11:27am 1 Comment

one thing that really gets under my skin is when an "organizer" "promoter" "director" or whatever doesn't have the decency to go around and introduce themselves at a festival. What is that about? Without them I would sit home. Win, lose or draw, I am grateful, wish hag they would let me share that with them.

Ridgeland, MS

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 11:39am 5 Comments

If there was any better show organizer than Bob McFarland at Ridgeland, MS, I would love to hear about him. They had to have broken the mold when they made him! From the time the tired tires of my van hit the show site, he was sitting in a golf cart asking if we needed anything. 

For those keeping score, the Ridgeland Fine Arts show is an extremely well run, modest show held the first weekend of April. HC Porter (one of our own) was instrumental in organizing the event almost…


Chicago Art Show at Navy Pier?

Posted on October 19, 2016 at 10:19am 5 Comments

Has anybody done this show? Booth prices suggest that it is a gallery-oriented event. Organizers are based in West Palm Beach(I think that is a suburb of Chi-Town). Usually at events in venues of this sort union labor is required to "touch" all of your items in-between the loading dock and your booth. Anything?

An open letter to Nels

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 10:53am 3 Comments

Nels, first of all, best wishes for the season, happy holidays and all that good stuff. Next, what is with those people where you live, can you tell them to buy a vowel, what the heck is a ybor??? Really.

God bless.

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 8:44pm on September 19, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Paul. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please 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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Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
At 9:19pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Paul Flack a gift
Thank you, Paul, for referring Harry E. Strider to Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:21pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Paul Flack a gift
Than you, Paul, for referring Billy Moore to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:08am on February 28, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Paul Flack a gift
Happy birthday, Paul! I hope it is a great day and it is just the first day of a year filled with great friends and surprises of the very best kind. Many thanks for your participation here.
At 4:22pm on March 3, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Many thanks for the gift, Paul.

I'm looking forward to your reviews...any chance?

At 9:40am on March 6, 2011, Jim Kransberger said…

Need info on the WhoHaDaDa group. Is anything "active" left of this association? My work parallels that organization. As a Asheville resident, I am having lunch with Bob Sevens on Tuesday . . . he said we should get together early next week, but hasn't replied to my email offering two locations. Have also talked with Chris Hubbard. Same that the WhoHaDaDa site has gotten dusty; and, most of the links broken. I send an email to the site (you?) and never got any answers. Since this topic is not Art Fair Insiders oriented, you might want to email me off line.

Are you planning on being at the Who-Fair? I not showing but hope to attend.

Thanks for your help.


At 8:32pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Paul Flack a gift
Paul, thanks so much for all your support. You're help is appreciated!

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