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A note to promoters:

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Scovern May 15. 1 Reply

Disclaimer: this is my opinion. May or may not reflect those of other potential show participants.I'm looking now at shows in the Fall and am reluctant to throw more good money after bad on jury…Continue

Wanted: Buff ProPanels 7' - Utah/Intermountain West

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steven Robertson Feb 28. 3 Replies

I don't know exactly what I have, but they look buff (six fit across the back of a 10' pop-up so they're 18 or 20" wide), two-piece, and 7' tall. (I purchased them second-hand.)I'm looking for a few…Continue

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Steven Robertson replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"It is with great disappointment that we inform you that our next festival, The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival - Balloon Fiesta Show (Oct 2-4 & 9-11, 2020), is cancelled. Ugh."
Jun 25
Steven Robertson replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Just got a note from Jerry Scavezze saying that the county won't allow the Salida Arts Festival to happen. Could we get a thread on those that are actually happening? Seems that would be more useful - just assume everything is dead unless…"
Jun 6
Al Scovern replied to Steven Robertson's discussion A note to promoters:
"Both great suggestions.  I get 3 to 4 invitations-to-apply emails everyday for fall shows that are almost absolutely certain to cancel. I am completely jaded, I admit, but I can’t see these as anything other than attempts to harvest jury…"
May 15
Steven Robertson posted a discussion

A note to promoters:

Disclaimer: this is my opinion. May or may not reflect those of other potential show participants.I'm looking now at shows in the Fall and am reluctant to throw more good money after bad on jury fees. Nearly every show to which I've applied has been cancelled. And very, very few have returned the jury fees.At a time when I have nearly zero income, I'm wary of applying to anything and having my remaining savings (dedicated to this project) eaten up, in part, by cancellations.May I suggest one of…See More
May 15
Steven Robertson replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"This was to be my first year. Got accepted into a bunch... The only proper show I've done so far is Litchfield Park in March. I do photography - bees and other pollinators - some birds and wildlife. Generally close-ups."
May 13
Steven Robertson replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Thanks, Mark. Appreciate the info and any more you can send my way."
May 13
Steven Robertson replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Jackson, WY cancelled both July and August. Ugh. Does anyone know of anything in the Intermountain West that's actually happening? I'm not very risk averse. And someone has got to be the first."
May 13
Connie Mettler left a comment for Steven Robertson
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Steven. 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…"
May 2
Steven Robertson commented on John Leben's blog post What Will Art Fairs be Like After the Pandemic?
"One nice thing about the US is that it's not monolithic in the approach to the virus. By that I mean, some states will allow fairs and shows before others do. And there will be a first. Those who are more cautious can watch and see what…"
Apr 27
Steven Robertson replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"I'll do the first show that I can - for a variety of reasons. But I'm more willing to assume risk than most. And would assume that whatever customers might show up are less risk-averse than the average, too. Your mileage will vary, of…"
Apr 22
Steven Robertson commented on John Leben's blog post What Will Art Fairs be Like After the Pandemic?
"One thing we know is that things look different in the rear-view mirror than they do through the windshield. There's a lot we don't know yet about this outbreak - and the virus itself. And, whether you choose to believe it or not, there…"
Apr 10
Steven Robertson commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Stop blaming me
"I apologize if my comments seemed political. I'd intended to identify the mechanics of the situation and note its unanticipatable nature. Please delete this and my other comments if they're inappropriate for this board."
Apr 8
Steven Robertson commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Stop blaming me
"You'd be very hard pressed to find a more ardent advocate of personal responsibility than I. That said, I find it exceptionally hard to "plan for" having your ability to make a living taken from you under threat of arrest. I…"
Apr 8
Steven Robertson commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Stop blaming me
"Ah, I see the first sentence now - missed it on my several reads. "Not being ready..." I'm usually an up-by-your-bootstraps, fix-it-yourself kind of guy. But when you're told, by law, that you can no longer support yourself,…"
Apr 6
Steven Robertson commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Stop blaming me
"I read and re-read your post. I cannot figure out who is blaming you for what. Can you clarify?"
Apr 6
Steven Robertson commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: Show Organizers & Coronavirus
"Three weeks seems reasonable to me. Three months does not. "
Mar 23

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Snow Goose Festival - Delta, UT
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At 3:16pm on May 2, 2020, Connie Mettler said…

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At 9:12am on February 25, 2020, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Steven,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thank you so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.

 
 
 

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