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My second attempt for booth photo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darlene L Sours May 19. 13 Replies

Hello all, I would appreciate your input on my second posting of my booth. I do have much more inventory than what is posted but after setting up tent and cleaning it I was running low on time and it…Continue

Booth to crowded?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Martin Apr 16. 19 Replies

Hello from a newbie. I am a nature photographer and decided to bite the bullet and sign up for a few local art and craft shows. I certainly did not relize what I was getting myself into or the…Continue

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Darlene L Sours replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"This is good information. I also in mid-50's and will be putting up everything from time to time on my own. I am looking for something easy to use and sturdy for Metal Prints. Thanks for the info Sonja-Huge help"
May 19
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Wow, did not know that! I will definitely be doing another booth photo down the road. Thank you very much for your expertise."
May 9
Larry Berman replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"That's the problem with getting into good shows. You can't sell peripheral items like coasters and cards, they're considered reproductions and not allowed in the photography medium. And having them in a booth picture means you…"
May 9
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"I mentioned used panels in my reply to your post, and you are correct on the cost issue. I cannot get over what I have invested in this. You did not mention what you sell, if it is art work of some kind don't forget that it not waterproof and…"
May 9
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Hi Elaine, after viewing and reading so many reviews it is the basic Eurmax canopy that I am ordering today. Sonja is correct on me using flourish mesh panels I use small curtain or small s hooks to hang my work. Sometimes you can find used panels…"
May 9
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Thanks for your help Larry, how about one small table for my stone coasters and cards that I also make with my photos?"
May 9
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Hello Sonja, thank you and I decided to remove the black trunk."
May 9
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Thanks Sonja, I just added my other booth photo that I thought might be over crowded."
May 9
Elaine Weber replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Thanks Sonja, I appreciate the info. They significantly add to the cost. I have a lot to consider!"
May 8
Sonja Jones replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Hi Elaine,  I also have an EZ Up style tent, though not a Euromax.  I'm betting that what Ted has used to mount his artwork are the white mesh walls by Flourish.  I have them for my tent, and they are very well designed. …"
May 8
Elaine Weber replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Hi Ted, I am new to shows and have yet to purchase a tent. Being of the same age as you, I can appreciate finding something simple to setup. Did you get the basic Eurmax 10x10 Display Canopy package? It looks like you used the tent wall to directly…"
May 8
Larry Berman replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Remove the tables and all but one unframed bin. Hang the work symmetrically and the top row should all be the same top height. Keep smaller pieces to the side walls. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
May 8
Sonja Jones replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Hi Ted, I was just able to see the current photo, but I thought it looked pretty good overall.  I don't get a sense of crowding at all.  And I like the rustic theme you have with your framing and the wood display boxes.  The only…"
May 8
Ted Martin posted a discussion

My second attempt for booth photo

Hello all, I would appreciate your input on my second posting of my booth. I do have much more inventory than what is posted but after setting up tent and cleaning it I was running low on time and it was going to rain out. Putting up and tearing down everything in one day is quite the workout for folks in their late sixties and that's why we decided to purchase a Eurmax popup for one day smaller shows.lol Please let me know if this is any better than my last posting of my booth...booth to…See More
May 7
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion Booth to crowded?
"Thanks for taking the time to review this thred Mr. Emerson. As far as hanging my art, I purchased some used flourish panels and will use s hooks or curtain hooks 2 per frame. I also have 40# weights and dog cork screws if needed. I will take your…"
Apr 16
Ted Martin replied to Ted Martin's discussion Booth to crowded?
"Hi Cindy, yes they were quilted moving blankets. I have been checking out fitted table cloths and will be ordering soon.  Thanks again."
Apr 16

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At 8:28am on April 1, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Ted,

Welcome "newbie"!  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 for subscribing to the newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.

At 5:10pm on April 9, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Ted. 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.

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Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

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At 12:34pm on April 10, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Happy mistake, Ted. Please join in and share info and ask questions. That is the only way this site can continue to be helpful to new artists.

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