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Robin Chipman
  • Webster, FL
  • United States
  • Colored pencil and watercolor
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Your Medium
Colored pencil and watercolor
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Ocala florida
What is your website? art
What are the best things about art fairs
Best show ever and why
haven't had it yet
Worst show ever and why
Ocala, Sarasota, Venice, haven't sold anything.
Who referred you to Please be specific.

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16th Anual Venice Classic Show

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 1:36pm 3 Comments

Great weekend, great show, lots of orders for custom portraits!

Coming up Florida shows

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 10:42am 8 Comments

Anyone know about these up coming shows in Florida?

Hyde Park, Tampa

Venice Art Classic

Uptown Art Expo, Orlando

The Gasparilla and Venice shows are the same day, does that change the crowds?


Sales loss a good thing?

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:13pm 35 Comments

Being able to write off the loss of a bad show should balance the profit of a good one, I mean we all have to pay taxes right? I didn't sell anything at the shows in 2013 but I plan to use the loss to my benefit.

No Paragon Shows for me

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 2:30pm 79 Comments

I would just like to say I will never enter another Paragon sponsored show again.

I am new to the Art Show business and have had only three shows to date. Paragon put on a show in Sarasota last November that I was invited to attend. I found the show producers rude and not at all accommodating for the Artists.

We were supposed to have a free breakfast, coffee and bagels, fresh fruit etc. The vendor didn't show up until the show began at 10 am, no time for coffee and even those…


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At 12:27pm on January 13, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

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

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