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Virginia Dauth
  • Female
  • Dallas, GA
  • United States
  • soft pastel
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Why Are We Taking It On The Chin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virginia Dauth Feb 16, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi All,I am passing on some info for all artist who work hard at creating one of a kind pieces of art and who derive their living from their art. A fellow artist local to me in Georgia e-mailed this…Continue

Info on Jacksonville Fine Art Show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virginia Dauth Feb 15, 2012. 2 Replies

 Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and thus far am enjoying it. I enjoyed reading the posts on the Mt. Dora show as I participated in that show as well.But for now, I would love to find out any info…Continue


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Virginia Dauth commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Stop blaming me
"Oscar, No this virus is not your fault or anyone's fault. People get sick is it their fault, sometimes because of the lifestyle they choose but no one wants to get sick and pay the bills but what alternative do you have. This happened, so we…"
Apr 9
Virginia Dauth commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Stop blaming me
"Hi Oscar, I am not offended by your post as you are entitled to your opinion. Just remember we are all in charge of ourselves and the choices we make. Let me repeat that "the choices You make " . I have been out of the art show business…"
Apr 9

Profile Information

Your Medium
soft pastel
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Mt Dora Arts festival, Fl
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Selling one on one to the customer and not having to pay a gallery 50%
Best show ever and why
Atlanta Dogwood Festival- because it is an urban show
Worst show ever and why
Many- no sales
Who referred you to Please be specific.
A friend, fellow artist who is a potter

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Could Use Some Help!!

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 12:30pm 8 Comments


Has any one done the " Bluffton Annual Arts and Seafood Festival" in Bluffton, SC. It is in October and a paper application.I recall that someone from the group did but can't remember who and don't know where to look for the info. I am Sooo technically challenged.

I would greatly appreciate any info that you could provide.

Thanks, Virginia

Vandals Hit Magic City Art Connection, Birmingham, Al.

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 7:01pm 10 Comments

I did the Magic city show this weekend . Sales very poor and Sunday non existent because of rain. So glad I and many others left before the pouring rain hit at about Noon. Funny, The city called the show early on but the event did not.I was back home in Atlanta just before that hard rain came in.

Vandals, came through on Friday night and hit two inside rows of tents on both sides of the park. They put 6 inch cuts on the sides of many tents. I was so thankful that I escaped any of this…


Artisphere, Greenville SC Show -I called the Director

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 8:42pm 5 Comments

After all the discussion about some feed back for our app fees, I decided to call Liz Smith the director of Artisphere Show ( of which I was not accepted into for the 2nd year)

I wanted to get additional info as to scores , how many accepted per category, etc.

I must say that Liz was very forthcoming as we talked for about 45 minutes. She told me that 854 applied for 120 spaces of which 13 went to last years winners. There were 88 that applied in my category with 13 accepted…


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At 12:42pm on April 20, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow said…

Thank you, Virginia, for your review at  We really appreciate your help.

At 3:17pm on April 15, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Virginia Dauth a gift
Thank you, Virginia, for referring Jim Greenwood to Art Fair Insiders.
At 3:24pm on December 24, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Virginia Dauth a gift
Congrats Virginia on being awarded the Post of the Week Award - 12/24/12.
At 6:57pm on October 3, 2012, Hal Moran said…

Virginia, I forgot how much I paid per yard for the fabric, but I'm sure you can Google and find a provider. I do remember with everything included, conduit, etc it was a fraction of the cost for Flourish mesh panels.

At 8:50am on October 2, 2012, Hal Moran said…

Hi, Virginia.

The mesh panels were made from Textilene #80 fabric. It comes 61" wide. You can get it from your local awning company or search for it on the internet. If you can't sew the edges, an awning company can do it and place grommets or eyelets around the perimeter. It's a great fabric and very tough. I used 3/4 inch rigid conduit for the "stay bars." You can drill through the conduit and tent legs and secure with a nut and bolt, or use conduit straps to secure the conduit to the legs. I recently cut my conduit into 5' lengths and once I hung them with plastic tie wraps I used conduit connectors to connect them. I also use tie wraps to secure the fabric to the conduit and the tent legs. You may be able to see how I configured it below. Hope this helps.

At 8:41am on February 22, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Virginia Dauth a gift
Thank you, Virginia, for referring Johnnie Dobson to Art Fair Insiders.
At 4:00pm on February 20, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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

When you have a chance, please 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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