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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Rita Seidel
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Rita Seidel replied to Jay Snively's discussion Take Orders vs. Sell off the Wall?
"Some shows have a rule that everything you have in your booth must be for sale at the show. I don’t know the reasoning behind this."
Mar 18
Rita Seidel replied to Alan Walter's discussion Does anyone recognize this kinetic artist's copper work? Iguana, Armadillo, etc.
"I see no photos."
Feb 16
Rita Seidel replied to Mary Lou Fritz's discussion Purchasing mats for my art..
"Is there a good source for wholesale priced matboard by the box (32x40?), Crescent preferred, or like quality? Good prices with shipping? Minimum quantity? Also, a good source of wholesale frames cut to size with shipping? Maybe Larry knows. Years…"
Oct 14, 2019

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Winter Park
What are the best things about art fairs
great art, interesting people, and travel
Best show ever and why
Many of the top events
Worst show ever and why
A show held in an open field, actually a cow pasture where the committee had to rake “cow chips” from the booth areas. Awful. One and done! Fortunately, I experienced many classy art shows.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
many people, long ago
What is one fun fact about yourself?
love art shows and travel

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At 10:30pm on January 10, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Rita. 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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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.

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At 1:21pm on January 6, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Rita,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll take advantage of everything available on the site.  Thanks and best wishes for continued success.


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