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Rick Plummer
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • United States
  • Oil on Metal
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Jeri Vitello commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Coconut Point Feb 2019
"Rick, I love reading your reviews.  I especially liked your comment "SWFL also must hold some record for the most decrepit fair attendees. Go-go scooters, casts, canes and bandages galore. Kind of like an art fair at Mayo Clinic". You…"
Mar 23
Rick Plummer commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Thanks Cindy. Of course, after running a few (very few) sales through the cube, no bigee. Only problem is not using it enough! So, I agree, the struggle is real. I'm more of a "snuggler" than a "struggler" so this tough…"
Mar 22
Rick Plummer posted a blog post

Coconut Point Feb 2019

The band of nomadic Gypsies descended on Estero, Florida on Feb 15th, 16th, and 17th. I arrived early on Friday, but, as usual, there are 30 or 40 already up. What “go getters” we have in our merry band! There is definitely something uplifting when you glimpse those white exclamation points in the distance. Man! One just gets overwhelmed with optimism.While asphalt parking lots are not particularly welcoming, an easy set up kept the positivity going and after just a couple hours I had things…See More
Mar 22
Cindy Welch commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Love number 5.  Let me say the struggle is real!  LOL"
Mar 22
Rick Plummer commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Cape Coral Rotary Art Fest Review
"Sorry to be so late on responding, Connie. Sold so much inventory at the last show that I've been totally swamped! Ha! Ha! and NEP! I'm basically a painter. Oil mainly. Some acrylic, some pen and ink, some slide transfers. My point of…"
Feb 15
Connie Mettler commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Cape Coral Rotary Art Fest Review
"Wow! What a great review. Thanks so much, Rick. All the logistics and details are here and the point of view philosophy was refreshing. Analysis is appreciated. Also, your taking notice of your neighbors sales and what you saw going down the…"
Jan 29
Rick Plummer commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post The 2018 Review of the Art Show Reviews Website
"Got it!"
Jan 22
Rick Plummer posted a blog post

Cape Coral Rotary Art Fest Review

Cape Coral Art Fest  1-11, 12, 13, 2019        Mid-January we plunged into the agonizing joy of being Art Fair artists once again. This, my second show, was in Cape Coral,  Florida, sponsored by the local Rotary with proceeds going to a Community Garden.       This is a show that is held on Cape Coral Parkway, one of the main drags through town, so “set up” was delayed until around 7PM Friday evening. Registration opened at 6 and a long line of vehicles formed waiting to get to the plots. We…See More
Jan 22
Rick Plummer commented on Connie Mettler's blog post A little Christmas Cheer for our Artist Friends
"Just when you are about to give up on the Human Race..."
Dec 27, 2018
Rick Plummer commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Thanks, Jacki. Do you think it would be appropriate or useful to re-post the Maitland Review on Artshowreviews? Or it that pretty much already covered by the original posting on Art Fair Insiders?"
Nov 24, 2018
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Hello Rick,  I don't know if you know but we do have a website for art show reviews - www.Artshowreviews.com We are always looking for new reviews.  When you are able, please write a few reviews yourself.    If everyone…"
Nov 23, 2018
Nels johnson commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Maitland Rotary Review, 11-17 & 18, 2018
"I like your vibe.  Good writing, puts us right there beside you. Yes, the quality shows will yield you much better monetary returns. Unfortunateky, Maitland is a loser.  It used to be good, but then it  was influenced by a certain…"
Nov 23, 2018
Jack Reusser commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Maitland Rotary Review, 11-17 & 18, 2018
"Hello all, we did the Art Craft & Wine Festival, also a Rotary Club show at the Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, FL. the same weekend as the Maitland show and another show at Longwood, FL. and the Deland show. People in this area had many…"
Nov 23, 2018
Barry Bernstein commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"What I meant to say was using your phone network uses a minuscule amount of data."
Nov 23, 2018
Barry Bernstein commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"Only use your phone network for CC sales. Using wifi or bluetooth uses a minuscule amount of data. The phone network is the most reliable especially if you have Verizon. The only time you'll use your data is when you are bored and spend all…"
Nov 23, 2018
Larry Sohn commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"People buy when they are in a  "Yes" mode. Positive- produces sales. Negative -does not result in sales."
Nov 22, 2018

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Coconut Point Feb 2019

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 11:50am 1 Comment

The band of nomadic Gypsies descended on Estero, Florida on Feb 15th, 16th, and 17th. I arrived early on Friday, but, as usual, there are 30 or 40 already up. What “go getters” we have in our merry band! There is definitely something uplifting when you glimpse those white exclamation points in the distance. Man! One just gets overwhelmed with optimism.

While asphalt parking lots are not particularly welcoming, an easy set up kept the positivity going…

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Cape Coral Rotary Art Fest Review

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

Cape Coral Art Fest  1-11, 12, 13, 2019

 

       Mid-January we plunged into the agonizing joy of being Art Fair artists once again. This, my second show, was in Cape Coral,  Florida, sponsored by the local Rotary with proceeds going to a Community Garden.

       This is a show that is held on Cape Coral Parkway, one of the main drags through town, so “set up” was delayed until around 7PM Friday evening. Registration opened at 6 and a long line of vehicles formed waiting…

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Maitland Rotary Review, 11-17 & 18, 2018

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 6:29pm 3 Comments

Maitland Rotary Art Fest

This, our first Art Fest experience, was held last weekend in Maitland, FL a suburb Northeast of Orlando in absolutely gorgeous weather… the kind that makes you feel “Life is Good!” The actual venue for this event was Lake Lily, a beautiful small lake with community facilities, nice walking trails and plenty of lakeside set-up spaces. Electricity was available for many of the sites within reasonable distances, good bathrooms nearby and fine interior spaces for…

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Old but New

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 7:11pm 26 Comments

Reading through the various posts, it seems that Reviews of Shows are a sought commodity. Thus, I thought I'd do a little blog-journelling, as I am getting ready to jump into the Art Fair scene for the first time. Might be worth a few laughs for you, the experienced artists out there, as you read about the various shenanigans I get into as I go along. Here's where things stand today:

1. Who am I? I'm an old retired guy who has been a closet artist for life. A few…

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At 8:24pm on August 28, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Welcome Newbie!

We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll take advantage of all the information to be found here.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.

At 3:43pm on August 31, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Rick. 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.

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