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david addario
  • Hooksett, NH
  • United States
  • digital art
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Well it finally happened...Tent Down in Chicago

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jun 21, 2017. 18 Replies

After ten years doing shows my luck finally ran out..For the first time I lost a tent at the Amy Amdur show at the North Shore Festival near Chicago. Although I had plenty of weights it just couldn't…Continue

Tags: weights, tent down, insurance, storm damage

Does anyone know where I can buy used Pipes and bases to hang drapes?

Started Sep 15, 2013 0 Replies

I just need one side. (2 vertical, 1 horizontal and two bases) Had no luck on here on the classifieds and new ones cost over $200 just for one side. I tried ebay and googled USED pipes, but only…Continue

Hello from New Hampshire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karole Bowlds May 28, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello everyone.  I have been reading these boards for over a year now and finally decided to join. I have received so much valuable information and thought it was time to share my experiences,…Continue

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david addario replied to R.C. Matteson's discussion Sugarloaf declares chapter 7
"Connie- Its worth noting that the charge could be reversed for whatever reason, I don't know bankruptcy laws and how credit card companies verify,  but for now, I have my money back."
Jun 16, 2020
david addario replied to R.C. Matteson's discussion Sugarloaf declares chapter 7
"Im not sure Connie, I use an AE card because they offer so many protection benefits like extended warranty refunds, etc. I think it depends on what type of account and benefits your card comes with. My assumption is that they refund me and then try…"
Jun 16, 2020
david addario replied to R.C. Matteson's discussion Sugarloaf declares chapter 7
"I was able to get all my money back from their canceled shows by calling American Express. Took about 10min. explained the situation and was credited  my lost fees. If you charged your sugarloaf fees on your AE card you may want to call them.…"
Jun 16, 2020
david addario replied to Brian Reagan's discussion COVID-19 Economic Impact for Artists
"If you pay taxes and have them withdraw the funds from your bank account, wouldn't they have your bank information? If you send them a check, then I don' know."
Apr 4, 2020
david addario replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"LOL. If I have to suffer he suffers with me. He'll eat it and he will like it. If I end up having to live on the street he is coming with me as well. (:"
Mar 12, 2020
david addario replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"Yes, I did it last spring and it was good."
Mar 12, 2020
david addario replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"As of last week, I was praying my March and April shows don't get canceled. As of today I have changed my tune and am no longer poo-pooing this crisis. Not so much worried about getting the virus, well I am a little, but I think it would be…"
Mar 12, 2020
david addario replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"HI Elizabeth- I would not feel bad about not going. We each have to make our own decisions on what is right for you. Some might say to tough through it at any cost but I finaly learned after 15 years its not worth putting your heatlh health before a…"
Jul 28, 2019

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Your Medium
digital art
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
concord NH main street market days
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
traveling to new places, selling your work.
Best show ever and why
boston world trade center, boston ma..
Worst show ever and why
my first year I did a one day show in boston and no one came through the door until 2pm, and then only about 25 people came. I sold nothing
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What is your plan for this time of year?

Posted on January 10, 2016 at 10:16am 10 Comments

Just curious as to what Artist mostly do during the show off season?  A lot of people go to Florida for shows, some just take a break and/or work on their Art, others try to dig deep for small local shows or venues like Home shows or Flower Shows, or get a temp job? Since I'm tired of watching my bank account dip this time of year Im considering a new strategy. I mostly take a few weeks off, work on updating new product, applying to shows and doing my taxes. How about you?

Does anyone use a Miura M010 Reader for Square?

Posted on September 5, 2015 at 9:46am 7 Comments

Looking to convert my credit card terminal and move strictly to square and researched this add-on (Miura device) that can swipe and read chip cards. It has a key pad and runs off blue tooth. Just wondering how well it works.

Looking for feedback regarding the new chip reader requirments effective October 1

Posted on August 31, 2015 at 4:30pm 46 Comments

I just got a call from my credit card processing company asking if I wanted to update to a new terminal that can read chips? My understanding is that all new issued credit cards will have chips (sooner than later) and was wondering before I shell out another $500 for a wireless terminal what everyone else was doing for the short and long run . So far I have only had one credit card that I could not accept  so it has not been an issue. I assume most are using the square and was wondering how…


Disability Insurance for self-employed artist?

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 8:44am 7 Comments

As I approach the ripe young age of 50 there are times I ask myself how long my body can take the grind and physical toll on my body from all the long drives, setups, breakdowns, standing on my feet for hours etc. that are part of the job description for art shows.

Recently I threw out my back (not from doing a show, but from all things, exercising!)  and although I am recovering quickly (hopefully in time for my next show next week) I am really starting to think what would happen if…


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At 9:44am on May 17, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, David.   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!

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