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What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony DeCoste Sep 5. 17 Replies

My wife is an oil painter and over the last five years we’ve been displaying her work at local Art Festivals in New England each summer and fall.  Through this time, we’ve learned a lot and noticed…Continue

Tags: take, down, tear, up, set

"Only one bin of prints allowed"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Butts Jul 31. 4 Replies

Hello - We see this rule at many shows.  However, there is never any details on how large that bin can be.  I am really tempted to make a "bin" that is the size of our folding table fill it with the…Continue

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Tony DeCoste replied to Robert Lesko's discussion PRO PANEL SET UP FOR SALE
"I see this post is 2 years old, but any of this still available?  Interested in the mini desk"
Sep 17
Tony DeCoste replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Great points Larry.  Didn't think about the environmental impact of the water bottles, totally agree"
Sep 5
Larry Sohn replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Pretty good list. I agree with what some other's have added / commented to it also. I don't care about awards either. Many shows do not allow the placing of awards in / at the booth. Also it is sometimes not an accurate or unbiased judging…"
Sep 5
Tony DeCoste replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Was referring to an area on the festivals website where exhibiting artists can get discounts on items such as hotels, restaurants, art supplies, etc.  Not a discount on their art itself.  What do you think of the rest of my list? …"
Sep 5
Larry Sohn replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"What do you mean by " Artist discount area"? If an artist is "discounting" their work and advertising such, they should not be at the show."
Sep 5
Pat Falk replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Of course sales are #1 and easy load in and out (park behind booth with no dollying as many of us are aging).  All these suggestions are great.  The question is: How do we get shows to take notice? "
Sep 3
Tony DeCoste replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Thanks Connie.  Yes, agree that to get everything on my list assumes a well established and well funded show.  "
Aug 7
Connie Mettler replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"This is a wonderfully comprehensive list, Tony. Thank you. But let's say this is a smallish event trying to get started without a large budget or well-heeled sponsors. What I want from that show: Level booth space with easy access a little…"
Aug 7
Tony DeCoste replied to Jim Parker's discussion What does it cost to actually put on an art show?
"Great thread!  Does anyone do this FOR profit?  If yes, given the conversation I'm assuming there's much more emphasis on gathering festival sponsors and selling them advertising opportunities in the festival brochures, signage,…"
Aug 6
Tony DeCoste replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Thanks Fletcher!  Great feedback..."
Aug 5
Fletcher Dean replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Great list! I would add: * Forget the prizes - they affect very few. I would rather they spend the money on advertising. (I say this as someone who just won a prize this past weekend. Take my money and print some flyers or a banner!) * Plan load-in…"
Aug 5
Tony DeCoste replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Thanks Bernadette.  Just want to ensure I'm understanding where you are coming from.  You see festivals that have appropriate rules, but don't enforce them?   Related to this topic, we totally agree with no buy/sell,…"
Aug 5
Bernadette Szajna replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"I have to agree that adding enforcement of rules to your fabulous list would be a good move! Rules like: no buy/sell, jewelry only in jewelry category, no t shirts etc."
Aug 5
Tony DeCoste replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Thanks Larry!"
Aug 2
Tony DeCoste replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"Thanks Reid!  All great suggestions. Love the WiFi idea"
Aug 2
Reid Watts replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"A perfect show would: Allow me to set up any time during a two day period before the show, and break down either the evening of the last day of the show, or the next day. That way I can work around inclement weather during setup and break…"
Aug 2

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Oil
Years in the Art Fair Business
6
First show ever
Wickford, RI
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My wife is the artist...I'm in charge of setting up the tent, social media and tech support :)

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At 8:21am on June 27, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Tony,

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At 9:04pm on June 29, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

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