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Paula Decker Haynes
  • Clarkson, KY
  • United States
  • Mixed media
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Easton Art Affair in Columbus, Ohio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Feb 8, 2018. 3 Replies

i am considering stretching my wings and going outside my home state this year and would like opinion on Easton Art Affair show in Columbus, Ohio please. If this is not a good one any suggestions…Continue

Price display

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Apr 21, 2016. 6 Replies

I am inquiring about others ideas about displaying prices with my art. I, in the last have use the back of my business cards and just hand written it. Is this advisable or are there better ways to do…Continue

Tags: cards, business, tags, display, Price

Booth shot critique, please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula Decker Haynes Apr 20, 2016. 2 Replies

I am a newbie to the bigger art shows. Have been in several shows but St James will be my first show that uses the point system, which I don't understand at all. I did see where in one of the…Continue

Tags: fair, booth, art, photo, shot

Wanted: Used print bin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paula Decker Haynes May 3, 2016. 3 Replies

I am looking for a used print bin preferably black to match my pro panels. Any suggestions on where one can find them would be helpful.

Tags: bin, Print


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Profile Information

Your Medium
Mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Whitefield Academy Art and Craft Festival 2012.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people both vendors and the public who appreciate the arts.
Best show ever and why
EastBridge art fair in Owensboro, Ky 2015. It was well attended, I sold great, and had great interaction with others albeit it was too hot.
Worst show ever and why
Glendale Crossings Festival. Lots and lots of people, lots and lots of vendors, but mostly interested in crafts not art.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
No one simply found in while doing a search for display panels.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am also a clown and I love to do freeze frame.

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EZ-Up replacement topper leaking bad.

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 2:51pm 37 Comments

I did the St James Art Show this year and it did rain on Thursday nite before the show even started on Friday and when I came inside my booth it had rained inside the tent. I spent the entire day covering my art work from the on and off rain Friday and found out that at least three other artist had actually lost some of their art pieces. I did loose some envelopes that went with my cards but for the most part survived it w/o too much damage. I have never had this happen before and I had even…


Thanks to Art Fair Insiders and Canopy Weights

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

I am so happy to have won this awesome prize of weights from Canopy Weights. I will be using them at my next show. They are awesome! Also I just have to say that this group has been so much help to me in my art show experience. A BIB thank you to Connie and all of you.

Arts on the Green, LaGrange, KY

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 12:31pm 3 Comments

I just completed a review on this show for which I have done twice now. I loved where this show was done. It is on the courthouse square which has a huge grassy area with nice walks all around so set up is nice with wide sidewalks for people to meander though the shows in mostly shaded area.

The hitch to all of this was that during setup of our booths on Friday all the walks around the outside were blocked with picnic tables and no one could use them to get access to their booth. This…


Show/Event schedule for 2016

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 4 Comments

May 14-15  Norton Commons Art Fair, Prospect, KY 

May 21-22 Art in the Park, Leitchfield, KY

June 4-5 Art on the Green, LaGrange, KY

June 18 Homeschool Conference, Clarkson, KY

July 8-10 Berea Craft Festival, Berea, KY

July 19-22 Art Camp My Father's House Art Studio

Sept 2-3 East Bridge Art and Music Festival, Owensboro, Kentucky

Sept. 10 Whitefield Art Show, Highview Baptist Church football field.

Sept. 24 Fallin' for the Arts Show My…


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At 7:41pm on May 9, 2018, Nova Mac said…

Thanks so much for your helpful comments about the show!

At 11:21pm on June 27, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Paula Decker Haynes a gift
Paula, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2017 Pledge Drive.
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Thank you, Paula, for referring Allen Johnson to Art Fair Insiders.
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Paula, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 6/13/2016
At 10:17pm on March 21, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Paula. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.
Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.

Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on

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At 9:42am on March 21, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hey Paula,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us here and hope you'll find the site helpful, inspiring and fun!  Thanks for signing up and continued success.


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