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R. C. Fulwiler
  • 73, Male
  • Lakeland, FL
  • United States
  • Digital Photography
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Boca Museum Show: The Show that Was....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Parker Feb 14, 2014. 5 Replies


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R. C. Fulwiler commented on Connie Mettler's blog post News from Winter Park
"For artists and patrons, the fact is, if we hold the art fair there is no certainty of catching the virus.  And, if caught the survival rate is high.  On the other hand for artists, by canceling the shows there is a certainty of financial…"
Mar 13
R. C. Fulwiler commented on Connie Mettler's blog post News from Winter Park
"I sit here on a Thursday night after three days of producing work to replace what we sold last weekend.  Getting ready for Tarpon Springs here in Florida. Set-up tomorrow.  Oh, by the way, we did an art fair last weekend and we were…"
Mar 12
Connie Mettler commented on R. C. Fulwiler's blog post Veteran Artist Needs Help
"Oh, no!. Thank you for posting this, RC. Ron has been a friend and mentor to other artists for a very long time and has made a lot of contributions to this website. I'm heading to PayPal now and will share this info on all of our networks."
Jun 11, 2019
R. C. Fulwiler posted a blog post

Veteran Artist Needs Help

Ron Mellott, long-time photo/artist, needs financial help from us, the Art Fair community.  Suffering a near collapse at his last art fair, he was helped by neighbors to pack-up.  Seeking medical attention, he was checked into the hospital and under-went triple by-pass surgery on his heart.Having invested jury and show fee money for a full summer schedule he finds several…See More
Jun 10, 2019

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Your Medium
Digital Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Stevens Point, WI 1981
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Depositing all those compliments in the bank on Monday morning... just don't try to cash them out!
Best show ever and why
MainStreet Fort Worth, TX. Sales
2nd. best Plaza, Kansas City, MO. $$$ & fun!
Worst show ever and why
Rockford, IL 2008. Two days of constant rain from the hurricane that hit Houston, TX.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Ron Mellott

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Veteran Artist Needs Help

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 11:28am 1 Comment

Ron Mellott, long-time photo/artist, needs financial help from us, the Art Fair community.  Suffering a near collapse at his last art fair, he was helped by neighbors to pack-up.  Seeking medical attention, he was checked into the hospital and under-went triple by-pass surgery on his heart.…


A Disturbing Incident

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 12:35pm 28 Comments

A friend and I took our wives on a photo safari to The Plant City Strawberry Festival yesterday.  We met in a large parking lot shared by a Hooters and a McDonald's.  We left my car, and rode in his.  After dark, when we returned, I noticed a few people chatting behind a car a few spaces away. 

 As I was transferring my camera and tripod to my trunk, we were approached by man on a bicycle.  He interrupted our goodbyes and began talking.  My wife and my friend saw the “pan-handle “…


How NOT to Notify

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:29pm 16 Comments


Your entry 1912.157431 ...was not juried into Art on the Square 2015.  Your interest in the show is appreciated and we wish you much success with your work."

I had no idea what show this was from.  Art on the Square is a common name in this business.  It took quite a while to figure out it was Belville, IL.  Gee thanks!  I guess that's all $40 will get you these days.

Total Disconnect

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 12:06pm 12 Comments

I just received the result from the St. Louis Mock Jury and wanted to share my observations with anyone who might be interested.

To those who have been following my earlier blog:

I don't jury with the images that benefit from a great title, but I do jury with images that are distinctly different from "same-old,…


Something to Think About

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm 42 Comments

I just got my annual rejection from Cherry Creek and it got me thinking.  There is a problem in our business that effects many artists like me.

The last time I did Cherry Creek was 1992 (its second year).   I was 11 years into my art fair career and still showing tried and true photography,  That year I showed an ironic new image, that combined with a provocative title, caused people to see themselves in a whole new way.  My sales went up dramatically and I had my best show to that…


Comment Wall (19 comments)

At 9:46am on February 27, 2009, Alison Armstrong said…
Thanks! I'm excited. Any suggestions for me?
At 9:07am on March 4, 2009, Bill Sargent said…
Look close. There's a little arrow pointing to me.

I've retired from termites, but you can still trust me.
At 8:38am on May 8, 2009, Nels Johnson said…
way to go. How many are new ones taken this year versus oldies that you had for a long while. Don't make me have to go back into my portfolio--because i will cream you--just kidding-do not take all this seriously--good to see you wasting your time here--by the way, yesterday at Belair G.C. i came 6 inches away from an ace on a 190-yard hole. I plan on getting one today. I might even put little people around the hole and photo ithmmm, I wonder if anybody does that-tags like Teger
At 12:59am on August 4, 2009, Greg Heihn said…
I was looking at the panels you have in the classified section. Is the carpeting removable?
At 10:40pm on August 5, 2009, Greg Heihn said…
Thanks RC.
Gotta get my booth up and see what will work.
One more question. Can those panels hold say about 30 lb each?
At 7:08am on September 24, 2009, Nels Johnson said…
Rich. My LA guy with rat-tat-tat youwith music, not lead.
At 2:20pm on September 24, 2009, Gertrude Palmer said…
I'm interested in your panels, R.C. Are they still available? I am in Tallahassee.
At 2:37pm on September 27, 2009, Gertrude Palmer said…
Thanks for responding R.C. I think I'm going to pass on the panels for now. Gert
At 1:38pm on January 03, 2010, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
thanks for your input on this site, R.C. I know people enjoy reading your ideas, whether we can get them to participate more is another question.
At 9:42pm on March 02, 2011, Jacki Bilsborrow gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
Thank you, R C, for submitting a fantastic review at We really appreciate your help.

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