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I need advice on how to get started selling work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Aug 18, 2016. 1 Reply

I have done Easter eggs for about 45 years. I started out trying to do pysanky, but due to poor understanding of the process as a young teen, I failed miserably. (Paraffin does not substitute at all…Continue

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gary carroll commented on Connie Mettler's page Posting in Discussions & Blog
"Yes. I don't make my living at this, and am not retired, and thus can possibly travel 1,000 miles to a show. Others have different situations. It doesn't really take that long to just throw out the emails I am not interested in."
Nov 18, 2019
gary carroll commented on Connie Mettler's page Posting in Discussions & Blog
"Thanks! Makes sense. I'd rather get too many than miss one I like!"
Nov 15, 2019
gary carroll commented on Connie Mettler's page Posting in Discussions & Blog
"I get many "call for artists" from this site (a good thing!) but they seem to be almost exclusively from places around a thousand miles (literally) away. Is there a way to narrow down the geography for such invites? If not, you might want…"
Nov 15, 2019
gary carroll commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Des Moines Artist Sues for Copyright Infringement
"Freedom of panorama is the legal right to publish pictures of artworks, sculptures, paintings, buildings or monuments that are in public spaces, even when they are still under copyright. The crossover is going to be how important the art was to the…"
Sep 11, 2019

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Easter Eggs
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Not Yet... just getting started. However, I have done the eggs for 40 + years.
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Google - searching.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I won a knife fight with a 450 pound black bear, on my front porch, using a 50 cent steak knife.

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At 11:12pm on August 29, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Gary. 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 9:35am on August 19, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Gary,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us here and hope you'll find the answers to your questions.  There's great networking to be had here as well as an abundance of information.  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.


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