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Troy Smith commented on Barry Bernstein's blog post Birmingham, Birmingham, Greatest City in Alabam.'..
"Richard - Thanks for your insights, we also agree that a good insurance partner will take the pain out of facilitating the additional insured certificate requests process. All of our additional insureds certs are free and unlimited for our ACT…"
May 4
Troy Smith commented on Barry Bernstein's blog post Birmingham, Birmingham, Greatest City in Alabam.'..
"Barry - Thanks for all of your comments, your insights are appreciated. Your question about the pros & cons of purchasing an annual vs. an event policy is a very common question that comes up. Here is a great link/resource to compare the two…"
May 4
Troy Smith commented on Barry Bernstein's blog post Birmingham, Birmingham, Greatest City in Alabam.'..
"Barry, First, thank you for your business and for being a policyholder for these many years. I loved reading your post today and learning about your experience at the Magic City Arts Festival except regarding the damage of one of your art…"
Apr 29
Troy Smith commented on Troy Smith's blog post 3 Reasons You Need Art Fair Insurance
"Robert, I am sorry to hear about your misfortune, but happy that the small investment made in your ACT policy has helped out. We are all beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel with shows beginning to happen again. Be of success in…"
Mar 7
Robert Wallis commented on Troy Smith's blog post 3 Reasons You Need Art Fair Insurance
"I'll add one more reason to get ACT insurance. I recently had a storage locker break-in and a bunch of easy to hock/sell stuff was stolen; Rocknroller cart, lights, rolling tool chest, and so on. The worst part was that in the thieves frenzy to…"
Mar 7
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3 Reasons You Need Art Fair Insurance

Did everything go smoothly at your last art fair? You may have had a good time selling your work and meeting new customers, but that may not have been the case for everyone. Someone out there may have caused some property damage or had someone get injured in their art booth. Accidents can and do happen at art events and regardless of the type of event you’re…See More
Mar 1
Troy Smith posted a blog post

5 Things Every Artist's Website Needs

Talking about the importance of a website seems redundant in the covid 2020 era, but even with the prevalence of the internet in our lives, there are still a number of ways you can use your website to maximize your presence and reach. A website works as a digital hub for your clients to interact with your brand when you are not around. It makes it possible for people to…See More
Oct 19, 2020
Mark Zirinsky commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"Richard, great idea about using the donated pieces as the cost of advertising, I will see if that will fly with my CPA. "
Mar 9, 2020
Troy Smith commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"Well said Chris, we are worth exactly what we charge."
Mar 9, 2020
Chris Gug commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"Excellent topic and well-written post about a subject I have strong thoughts on. As a photographer with high price points, I, like many of you, and bombarded with donation requests and offers for exposure. My first cheeky comeback is, “many a…"
Mar 9, 2020
Mark Zirinsky commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"Ah, a correction, I meant Sausalito not La Quinta; Sausalito has a silent auction, La Quinta does not"
Mar 9, 2020
Troy Smith commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"Great feedback Mark, our brand is the one thing that we have to protect and build over a lifetime."
Mar 7, 2020
Mark Zirinsky commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"My rule of thumb, I will consider a trade if the group is 1 of the top 10, in that market, in north america. (or other continental market). At every show I receive at least 3 requests for this, that and the other donation, I quickly try to turn the…"
Mar 7, 2020
Troy Smith commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"Richard, As normal your comments are spot on."
Mar 6, 2020
Richard L. Sherer commented on Troy Smith's blog post Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money
"I usually donate something moving slow out of inventory to silent auction to support the organization putting on the show: Rotary, Chambers etc. There are some scammers out there, so be aware. The best one I had was a fellow doing a cable network…"
Mar 6, 2020
Troy Smith posted a blog post

Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money

Working as an artist or crafter allows you to use your creativity to create works of art and crafts that people want to have. But how they want to buy can sometimes be an issue.Like many other professions where creativity and skill are needed to do the job, artists and crafters occasionally have to deal with people that don’t always seem to understand how the buying process works. Sometimes it is a friend who just wants the product for free because...well, because you’re friends. Sometimes it…See More
Mar 6, 2020

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Insurance provider/Amateur Archaeologist-Photographer
Years in the Art Fair Business
5 years
First show ever
Clark County Fair
What is your website?
http://https://www.actinsurance.com/
What are the best things about art fairs
The variety and creativity you get to experience.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Our policyholders were listing ArtFairInsiders as how they heard about us.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
My former boss was a world-renown Anthoropolists/Archeologist Dr. Richard Hansen who found the cradle of the Maya civilization. I spent a month Mirador Basin in the remote jungles of Northern Guatemala.

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3 Reasons You Need Art Fair Insurance

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 2:00pm 2 Comments



Going It Alone





Did everything go smoothly at your last art fair? You may have had a good time selling your work and meeting new customers, but that may not have been the case for everyone. Someone out there may have caused some property damage or had someone get injured in their…

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5 Things Every Artist's Website Needs

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Talking about the importance of a website seems redundant in the covid 2020 era, but even with the prevalence of the internet in our lives, there are still a number of ways you can use your website to maximize your presence and reach. A website works as a digital hub for your clients to interact with your brand when you are not around. It makes it…

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Free Publicity? When Compensation Doesn't Mean Money

Posted on March 6, 2020 at 8:53am 8 Comments

Working as an artist or crafter allows you to use your creativity to create works of art and crafts that people want to have. But how they want to buy can sometimes be an issue.



Like many other professions where creativity and skill are needed to do the job, artists and crafters occasionally have to deal with people that don’t always seem to understand how the buying process works. Sometimes it is a friend who just wants the product for free because...well, because you’re…

Continue

Do You Share the Graffiti Artist Spirit?

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 8:59am 4 Comments



Do You Share the Graffiti Artist Spirit?





In Our Time of Mass-Produced Art and Overwhelming Advertising, We Should Celebrate Artists Who Push Back



Independent artists at art events and craft fairs are believers. They believe that handmade, unique, and locally produced work is worth fighting for. They believe that their designs and crafts can have…

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At 6:16pm on October 17, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Troy. 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.

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At 9:36am on October 9, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Troy,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us here and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.

 
 
 

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