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Peter Grimord
  • Bloomsburg, PA
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  • Sculpture, Photography, Drawing
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Born Again Artist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Grimord Apr 14, 2015. 28 Replies

I've been scanning AFI for months now searching for clues as to what to expect from the shows out there.  I started in this racket back in 1985 with a hard-to-sell form of sculpture that was informed…Continue

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Peter Grimord replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Ynon: Absolutely awesome!. I looked at your attached jpegs and your mobile gallery IS the future,....and no doubt cheaper than the horrible sum of show costs over a relatively short period. Good luck and keep the ideas flowing, this may be just the…"
Aug 26, 2019
Peter Grimord replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"It's no creepier than spending $2500 on a painting or sculpture that is displayed on the street three yards form a storm sewer. "
Aug 22, 2019
Peter Grimord replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Rick:  Ideas such as the one you present here are the future of survival on the street. The Street Show Circuit has evolved into an "industry" with all the attendant rigidity and silly red tape and rules. Thinking outside the cursed…"
Aug 20, 2019
Peter Grimord replied to Wendy Merkle's discussion What is the ONE THING you wish Show Owner/Directors would do?
"Buy/Sell: I'm 64 years old and back-in-the-day "buy/sell" booths were quite rare and seldom a big issue. The shows were easily filled with "qualified" artists of any persuasion, and so the years went by,....  Today, the…"
Jul 18, 2019

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Your Medium
Sculpture, Photography, Drawing
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
What are the best things about art fairs
Independence, self-regulating, good friendships, art community
Best show ever and why
Philadelphia Craft Show because the sales were excellent, work and presentation top notch.
Worst show ever and why
Can't remember the worst one, dropped from memory probably. Any show I did over the years could turn out tops or totally bomb.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Came up in google looking for used panels.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Never wanted to be an artist, knew it would be a glorious pain in the ass but it seems circumstances always conspired to have me an artist.

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At 6:14pm on August 02, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Peter Grimord a gift
Thank you, Peter, for referring Neal Levy to Art Fair Insiders.
At 5:56pm on April 15, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Peter Grimord a gift
Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week Award - 4/13/2015
At 9:23pm on May 13, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Peter, I definitely know your name. Didn't you do sort of minimalist sculpture? And/or were you our neighbor at Cain Park some years back? My husband is Norm Darwish, a photographer, and I know we did some of the same shows.

Thanks for joining us. Nice perspective. Hope you are right about this business. It can be so rewarding, when it works!

At 4:40pm on May 11, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

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

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