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Victor Currie
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  • Newport Beach, CA
  • United States
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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Beverly Hills
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The camaraderie and the opportunity to interact with buyers directly.
Best show ever and why
Marin Art Festival. Really fun and relaxed atmosphere and the people who came in were real buyers, not just lookers. I've never been to a show where I saw more people leaving carrying artwork out with them. I'm very sad that it isn't continuing.
Worst show ever and why
Huntington Beach Food, Art, and Music Festival. They had no idea how to integrate art into their event (the promotors usually do large name band concerts, food festivals, and college tailgate promotions). There was no promotion to the regional art collector community, and a $20 gate fee for the people not going to the concerts part just to come in to the art section. Most of us sold nothing, simply because nobody was there to buy (I literally had seven people walk into my booth during a 9-hour day).
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I originally found you through the podcast.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
For most of the last three decades, I directed commercials and produced television projects before deciding to reach back to my artistic roots.

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At 7:55pm on September 8, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hey Victor, cool stuff...welcome to AFI.  Please take advantage of all this site has to offer and don't be shy about chiming in on the discussions and blog posts either as we'd love to hear what you have to say...thanks for joining and continued success!

At 12:01am on September 9, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Victor.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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At 9:28am on September 11, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Indeed!  Don't be intimidated, we're all pretty friendly and ready to help if you need it...enjoy!

At 11:44am on September 11, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

thanks for joining, Victor, and thanks for your solidly helpful comments about HBFest.

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