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Sue Kroll
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Need some input.......

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Dec 30, 2014. 2 Replies

I applied to La Quinta 2 years in a row.  Last year they told me I was rejected.  It seems…Continue

Tags: festival, rejections, displays, art, pro

Art Buyers Beware!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Kroll Oct 2, 2014. 5 Replies

I was attending an fine arts festival in near Sacramento over the weekend.  There was an 'artist' there who was selling 'original oil paintings'.  If you looked closely you could see where she was…Continue

Tags: canvases, printed, fakes, art, bogus


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Sue Kroll commented on Connie Mettler's blog post No La Quinta Arts Festival in 2020
"There were two articles on this....One was the cancellation of the show because they did not like the city's proposal (I didn't see what the dispute actually is over the city park), and another was them (artists, promotors, etc) having a…"
Jul 12, 2019
Sue Kroll replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"p.s., do not contact them too much, you could be put on a 'newbie' list with no sales tracking.  They would prefer someone with sales to get their commissions from. They have ways they do things and you need to be patient.  Check…"
Jul 2, 2019
Sue Kroll replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Just because the jury is meeting this week does not mean they will contact you immediately.  You need to see when the notifications will go out.  Juries take a long time (sometimes a whole month), they see the photos more than once. …"
Jul 2, 2019
Sue Kroll replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Go back to the show you applied for and check out the prospectus.  What does it say?  It should list the deadline, the notification date, etc.  I have to go back on occasion to check out the shows I have applied to so I know when the…"
Jul 2, 2019
Sue Kroll replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"I will say my bit about the overall impression, nothing about your art as it is hard to see in this photo.  Grid walls says you are a beginner because everyone starts out this way.  I know $1200 Pro-panels are probably out of the question…"
Jul 2, 2019
Sue Kroll commented on Connie Mettler's blog post No La Quinta Arts Festival in 2020
"I think it is because there are so many art shows in the area now that it is not the money-maker it used to be.  Coachella Valley is inundated with not-so-high-quality shows, it has really put a bad 'dent' in those shows who really…"
Jun 14, 2019
Sue Kroll replied to Rick Wallace's discussion sell everything in shot?
"You need to inform the buyer that you own the copyrights to all your paintings and that means they cannot copy your work. HOWEVER, you can sell them the copyrights along with the art (for an extra fee) and then they can do anything with it."
Jun 8, 2019

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