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Weldon Lee
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OOHs & AAHs Don’t Pay the Bills

Started this discussion. Last reply by Weldon Lee Apr 24, 2013. 25 Replies

I need your help. I am a wildlife photographer who has been trying, with little success, to sell my photographs through my website and more recently at art/craft fairs. During our last three…Continue

Introducing Myself . . .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Weldon Lee Jun 21, 2012. 6 Replies

Connie Mettler, asked that I stop by the Discussions area and introduce myself. Hopefully, this is the appropriate place. So, here goes . . .My name as Weldon Lee. My wife, Lori Huff, and I live in…Continue


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Your Medium
Photography - Specializing in Wildlife Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Cortez, Colorado
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Opportunity to sell my work and meet great people.
Best show ever and why
I've only participated in a couple of shows (three to be exact), but anticipate doing several beginning next year. As a result, the Cortez Labor Day Show has been my best.
Worst show ever and why
Fortunately, I've never had a really bad show.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I found the link on the Art Fair Calendar web page.

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Looking for Input

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 1:42pm 10 Comments

It appears that some artists apply for more than one show on a given weekend and if they happen to be accepted into both shows, they cancel one of them. This makes good sense to me. However, I have two questions concerning this practice . . .

1) How prevalent is this among artisits?
2) Can this practice create a bad name for that artist among festival promoters and cause the artist to be black-listed from the festival involved?

2013 Estes Park Arts & Crafts Show

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 2:05pm 4 Comments

       First, I want to mention one of the highlights of this show, at least for my wife, Lori Huff, and I. On Friday evening we were joined by AFIers Dick Sherer, his wife Jean, Steve Sawusch, and Steve Appel at the Dunraven Inn for dinner. If you’ve never dined at the Dunraven, you don’t know what you’re missing.…



Posted on August 23, 2013 at 12:42pm 3 Comments

WHO: AFI artists at Estes Park Show, and prospects
WHERE: Dunraven Inn, 2470 Highway 66, Estes Park, CO
WHEN: Saturday 7:00 p.m.
WHAT: The best Italian (and American) food
RSVP: This restaurant will be packed, so I need to know ASAP how many will be joining us in order to make reservations. Reply below, or contact me via email:

A fun time to get to know other AFIs and talk art shows.

Art Market - Estes Park, Colorado

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 1:01pm 8 Comments

My wife and I participated in Art Market in Estes Park over the Memorial Day weekend. Unsure of where to post a review, I clicked on Art Show Reviews (what a unique concept) only to find Art Market not listed among the Colorado shows. No problem, I'll just submit data about the show and get it listed under Colorado shows. Then I can post my review. After all, I am on the Board and chair the Marketing Committee for the Art Center of Estes Park, which hosts Art Market. Silly me. That was a…


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At 12:17pm on July 09, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Weldon Lee a gift
At 11:09am on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Weldon Lee a gift
Weldon, thanks for your support. I really appreciate it.
At 11:01pm on June 11, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Weldon.   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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