Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Tina Hospers
  • Female
  • Damascus, OR
  • United States
  • Wood
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For Sale: 5'x8' Interstate LoadRunner Cargo Trailer - Like New

Started Jul 8, 2019 0 Replies

Located in Damascus (near Portland), Oregon - Like new, 5 x 8 Interstate LoadRunner Cargo Trailer, licensed and registered.  Still within warranty period.  Purchased for our business, but quickly…Continue

Art Expo New York '18 - Advice Requested

Started Mar 19, 2018 0 Replies

If there are any artists out there who have been through Art Expo NY (or any of the other large Art Expo venues) could you please contact me so that I might heavily pick your brain for advice,…Continue

Tags: Shows, AENY

Would Appreciate a Booth Review - Newbie!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Hospers Mar 2, 2018. 7 Replies

I have been gleaning everything I can from this site while trying to make deadlines in completing applications for our first year of submitting to shows.  We live in rain country and set up our booth…Continue

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Tina Hospers replied to Scott J. Morgan's discussion seeking indoor fine art (only) shows and interior designers
"I have done that show, (2018) Larry - in fact, it was our very first Fine Art Show ever.  Talk about Deer in Headlights!  The show cost us around $11,000 to do between booth, flights, hotels, food, Ubers, crating our art and…"
Dec 18, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"You obviously don't mind driving a lot - LOL.  Looks like a good selection - I hope you get into them!"
Nov 16, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"Might help to share the list you've compiled for people to give feedback."
Nov 15, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Dan McCarthy's discussion Artist statement displayed in booth?
"I didn't mention in my post above, but we also have a beautiful 3 fold brochure as well as business cards.  We have a ton taken and a strong amount of people following up with orders and custom orders."
Sep 30, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Dan McCarthy's discussion Artist statement displayed in booth?
"We have a notebook on our desk.  It has our bio, our process (with photos) all of our products, and many custom orders that we have completed.  People enjoy going through it.  I could do a video, but haven't had time.  The…"
Sep 30, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Barbara Pitorak Bloom's discussion Buy sell vendors at juried art festivals
"I guess what frosts my cookies is getting waitlisted for these high end shows to later find out that they let in buy/sell over our handmade and designed artworks.  We were invited to 8 out of our 10 waitlists this year and once there, I…"
Aug 14, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Kris Tracy's discussion Making money at art shows
"Hi - following, but adding our experience.  Our first show was April 2018 followed by about 20 - 25 other shows, good and bad.  Investment range for our particular art has now exceeded $100,000 (tenting, propanels, truck and trailer, now…"
Jul 29, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"I'm in the same vein - we have 2 Ankers which only do part of the job - we use a lot of lighting for our shadow boxes.  So, we're about to get the Yeti 1000 - expensive, but these things are so easy to use and those of us who are…"
Jul 8, 2019
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For Sale: 5'x8' Interstate LoadRunner Cargo Trailer - Like New

Located in Damascus (near Portland), Oregon - Like new, 5 x 8 Interstate LoadRunner Cargo Trailer, licensed and registered.  Still within warranty period.  Purchased for our business, but quickly outgrew and we purchased a Transit to replace it.  Excellent condition. 4 inch Drop Spring Axles, 24 Cam Lock Door.  Door Grab Handles ++++.  Includes NEW spare tire, 2 wheel locks, ball lock, 2 padlocks, Lever lock for the ball, 2 trailer security door locks. Only reasonable offers considered.  $3200…See More
Jul 8, 2019
Tina Hospers commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Podcast: On the Road Again, Where do you Sleep?
"Hi Bill - we are also in Oregon and have just outgrown our 5 x 8 NEW trailer (less than a year old) and bought a new Transit 250 - so, if you're interested in our Interstate Trailer, please contact me directly.  Haven't put it on the…"
May 21, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Where do you sleep?
"We have to do hotels and need a King bed or otherwise I'd go Airbnb (I ran one for awhile) but hardly any of them offer a King bed.  It's just what we are comfortable with - we like our space!  Definitely adds to our costs, and I…"
May 4, 2019

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Street Fairs before graduating to our first juried art show: Art Expo NY '18 (deer in headlights!).
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
As a customer - seeing the variety of talent in the world. As a creator, watching the amazingly positive reactions to our work.
Best show ever and why
Bellevue Festival of the Arts was a game changer for us as newbie artists. Spectacular sales and responses to our work which really encouraged us. Now looking forward to being a part of BAM - the museum show!
Worst show ever and why
Art in Bloom, Medford. Total misrepresentation that it was an art show and was nothing more than a glorified street fair.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Luke @ Florish
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Love my cats and dogs - all rescues and therapy pets.

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At 9:43am on January 15, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…


You're so welcome!  We're here for you, so take a good look around and make yourself "at home"!  Thanks again for signing up and best of luck to you both...

At 11:53pm on January 12, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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At 6:45pm on January 12, 2018, Tina Hospers said…

Thank you so much, Tina!  So great to be here and to learn the ropes!

At 9:28am on January 12, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Tina,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site to be informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.  Btw, my name is Christina but everyone calls me Tina, how about you?  Is Tina your given name?


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