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Ruth Finkenbiner
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Zapplication not online?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Jan 4, 2016. 2 Replies

Anyone else having issues getting to Zapp?  I'm getting a DNS error, tried on both laptops and a tablet.Continue

Frisco - Art in the Square - March

Started this discussion. Last reply by Margaret Aden Apr 1, 2015. 2 Replies

Any more recent feedback on this show?  I've searched the reviews and haven't found any feedback for the past 2 years and was wondering if this show has gotten any better.Continue

Taxing Internet Sales - aka The Market Place Fairness Act

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer May 1, 2013. 4 Replies

Anyone else concerned about this legislation that's making it's way through Congress?  Reporting taxes for all online sales?  For the last few years we've had 25-50 sales a year that are outside of…Continue

Returns - from a commission show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annette Piper Mar 11, 2013. 4 Replies

Any experience in dealing with a return from a commission show that was a few months ago?  We had a patron buy a gift that she was sure her daughter would love.Daughter decided it wasn't her style…Continue

 

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Your Medium
Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
9
First show ever
Burien Art Walk
What is your website?
http://www.fusionsilver.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Great sales to great people, meeting other artists.
Best show ever and why
RAGS - wearable art with great sales and really great artist support
Worst show ever and why
SeaTac International Festival, bad sales, trinket show that should never advertise for hand crafted art
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Website search
What is one fun fact about yourself?
We are now Full Time RV'ers, having purged most of our "stuff" and gone on the road with a much more simplistic lifestyle and are loving it!!

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Ruth Finkenbiner replied to Ann R Alexander's discussion Tent decisions
"Quick question for those of you who have purchased from ABC Canopy, did you order direct from the company or through Amazon? It was cheaper to order from the company but I have received no shipping info, expected the tent last week and we're…"
Jul 1, 2019

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Cancelling a long running art show, due to lack of organizational skills!

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 12:25pm 4 Comments

So, I’m sure that’s not what the Choochokam Arts Foundation told the artists, they had varied explanations but it just comes down to the fact that this organization that has long lacked for planning skills, failed once again and this time the failure was big enough to cause a cancellation of an event that’s been running for 39 years, cancelling it when it was too late for artists to apply and make other plans for…

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Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts - 2014

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 1:50pm 4 Comments

Here you go Connie, a short blog on Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts.

This was our second year participating and it truly felt like an entirely different show, different crowd, etc.  Last year we had a booth location that was close to the end of the show on a side street, plus we had to deal with the Pac 12 Championship Game on Saturday of the show and it seemed most of the attendees were not there for the art show, they were there for the game and didn’t want to buy anything…

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Demise of a favorite show

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 6:15pm 4 Comments

Or maybe the title of this post should have been “Is this any way to treat your artists?”

 

It’s kind of sad, a wonderful little community show, in an absolutely perfect location on Whidbey Island, one of the most artistic communities in the Pacific Northwest.  The locals support this festival and they have great volunteer support.  Whidbey Island is very supportive of the arts, Langley is listed in John Villani’s “The 100 best Art Towns in America”. 

 

You know,…

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Back in the Game - Started with a Double Header & our first AWARD!!

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

2014 has been off to a much different start than we ever expected.  After getting waitlisted for 2 January shows, rejected / waitlisted for our Feb shows it looked like our first show of the year was going to be in March in Albuquerque before we continued on to Texas.  Well, that all changed as we left Tucson AZ for Dallas TX in a hurry due to an impending death in our immediate family.  We ended up cancelling a few shows and rearranging our travel schedule.  So after a much longer break…

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At 12:07am on December 16, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week Award - 12/15/2014.
At 4:57pm on December 10, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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You rock, Ruth! You've been such a great member here. I appreciate this ... and look forward to seeing if you can get the rest of the guys to come out and play ... Thank you.
At 11:32pm on August 05, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Thank you, Ruth, for your review of the Art on the Green in Coeur d'Alene. We are so lucky to have you as a member of AFI.
At 10:34am on July 26, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Thank you, Ruth, for your review of the Sequim Lavender Festival Street Fair. We are lucky to have you as a member here.
At 2:11pm on July 25, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Thank you, Ruth, for your review of the Choochokam Arts Festival. Your help is so appreciated.
At 1:20am on July 12, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Thank you, Ruth, for your review of the Edmonds Art Festival. We appreciate all you do for us.
At 1:56pm on June 20, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Congrats, Ruth! Your post was chosen as Post of the Month. Thanks for the story and all of your contributions to AFI.
At 11:53pm on June 02, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Congrats on winning the Post of the Week - 5/20/2014
At 10:38pm on May 12, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Thank you, Ruth, for your review of the El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affair. You have helped us so much since you joined us here at AFI and we appreciate all your help.
At 1:16pm on December 11, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Ruth Finkenbiner a gift
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Thank you, Ruth, for your review of the Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts. Your help allows us to provide more information for our west coast artists and we appreciate that.
 
 
 

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