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Russ Martin
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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY 1974
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting People
Selling Work
Learning New Things
Best show ever and why
Montclair Arena. Sold a bunch of work, won best in show, met some influential people..
Worst show ever and why
West Orange NJ The thing was in an arena on ice that was covered with homesote, but it didn't help. My feet were frozen.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I've just taken up woodworking with the idea of making wood art.

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At 11:39am on August 19, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

LOL. This is a big community, Russ, and it can be very helpful, just like the artists in this business. We help one another. If you can figure out the business details to make a profit you'll love it.

Now I read your page -- seems you've been part of this business for a long time. We're still pleased to have you join.

At 8:24am on August 19, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Russ. 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.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

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.

Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 8:46am on August 18, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Russ,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.


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