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Sandra J. Atkins-Moran
  • Carrollton, TX
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Craft Hut for Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra J. Atkins-Moran Mar 14, 2016. 2 Replies

Craft Hut for Sale.Shoulder surgery has made me need a lighter weight tent; so selling an old and loyal friend. Original heavy gauge steel pipes, skylight, awning zippers on all sides.  Zippered…Continue

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Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Hadn't heard the wet sneakers idea before, but be sure to wear socks.  I've gotten blisters from walking around in wet shoes.  Thanks for all the ideas, guys."
2 hours ago
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Yes to all of the great ideas above.  And, yes, if you've been seriously heat affected once you are more susceptible to problems every time you encounter sever heat or exercise in high heat conditions.  I've ended up in the…"
8 hours ago
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Ejaz Khan's blog post SEVEN MINUTES WITH THE ARCTIC WOLF by Ejaz Khan Earth
"Wonderful!  What a treasure these creatures are. And thank you for capturing their beauty on film and for helping conserve them.  Bless you!"
Jul 3
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Victoria Jackson's blog post Looking for a Trimline Tent
"OK.  Good luck."
May 29
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Victoria Jackson's blog post Looking for a Trimline Tent
"Can you use a Light Dome and mesh display sieds as well as the normal canopy sides?"
May 29
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Darlene L Sours's discussion New here and hoping to get enough information on set up to hit the Fall Art Fair circuit
"I have a Light Dome canopy, mesh sides, weights, etc if you're interested in a less expensive way to begin. I'm in the Dallas area and can give you some show pointers as well (I spent 46 years in the business doing art fairs solo.)"
May 20
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Ted Martin's discussion Booth to crowded?
"Make sure you have enough room for handicapped access.  Wheelchairs do need enough room to maneuver.  These people are your customer, too."
Apr 15
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Has anyone had experience with the Toledo Zoo "Wild About Art" show?
"For what it's worth, a similarly-themed show in Dallas was a total bust."
Apr 11
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Cassie Beyer's discussion Tips for Pricing? Rounding to the nearest $10?
"It looks like a gimmick and cheapens your work. I agree with Greg."
Jan 12
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Judy Christian's discussion The V Word-
"Well said, Chris.  Public perception begins with advertising and how the show is presented to the public.  And that begins with how the show promoters see us:  as valued exhibitors presenting fine and artistically created art or as…"
Jul 13, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Judy Christian's discussion The V Word-
"yep.  That's a fingernails-on-the-blackboard sort of word, isn't it?"
Jul 11, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Connie Mettler's blog post How You Get to be Chosen to be in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
"Kind of a nothing article.  This tells the public nothing except that it's hard to get in.  I suppose that part is informative....."
Jul 4, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"My one experience with Talbot Street was 3 years ago and I swore I'd never do the show again nor say anything positive about it.  I found the same issues you'd described, plus I had merchandise STOLEN during the show to boot!  I…"
Jun 27, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"thanks,  Maybe I have a bad can because it was the Krylon brand, It ruined a piece I'd spent weeks on.  Sigh."
Jun 16, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"How do you keep the spray from dripping or splotching?  I've used this on my charcoals and sometimes it works fine but other times it leaves large spots and has ruined pieces.  I'm spraying outdoors in a protected area with the…"
Jun 16, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Again, thanks."
Jun 15, 2018

Profile Information

Your Medium
Fiber
Years in the Art Fair Business
39
First show ever
Sertoma - Austin, TX
What is your website?
http://none
What are the best things about art fairs
The job security and he insurance package!
Best show ever and why
Art on the Square - Belleville, IL
hey take god care of their artists and teat them like valued guests instead of paid renters.
Worst show ever and why
Art of the Square - Madison, WI 2009
Booth broken into twice on the same weekend-ransacked, stock dropped into water on the ground. Second night was peed in and several pieces stolen. Staff was great in helping with cleanup,but it never should have happened once much less TWICE!!!! Over $2000 loss and damage.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Read the offering regularly, decided it was time for me t have some input. (Plus Connie is one of my favorite people)

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At 10:19pm on February 23, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Sandra.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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