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talbot street 'fair'?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow Jul 1, 2018. 10 Replies

well I have had to sit here fuming for awhile so that my comments about the recent Talbot street 'fair'?would be rated pg. first of all, any of you who will be applying to TS should know that there…Continue

Tags: edina, st., talbot

cargo vans

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Apr 27, 2017. 1 Reply

would anyone like to offer opinions on dodge promaster vans versus ford cargo vans? interested in 2016 and later vans. all opinions welcome. thanks.Continue

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mesh panels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessica Mahan Feb 6, 2017. 1 Reply

3 10ft wide flourish mesh panels plus 1 6ft wide mesh french door. made for ez up type frame. used but no tears. vinyl carrying bag included, no stabilizer bars. North Georgia area for pickup or will…Continue

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Jacki Bilsborrow replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"Hey Johnnie, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this show with us.  You most likely helped someone to make a decision for next year's show.   Would you mind writing a review for this show…"
Jul 1, 2018
Robert Wallis replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"Sandra commented that she had some items stolen three years ago."
Jun 28, 2018
johnnie dobson replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"well put Sandra. I like your last comment and will saying the same thing to those considering Talbot until they return all vendors to the street its named for."
Jun 28, 2018
johnnie dobson replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"thanks for the heads up peggy. we too are not applying to shows who haven't figured out traffic flow."
Jun 28, 2018
johnnie dobson replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"linnea youre right about the zap refund option but Talbot does not notify you of your booth space until fees are paid. there was no refund after notification. we read reviews about the side st issues and called Talbot but were told that they…"
Jun 28, 2018
johnnie dobson replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"the empty spots that I noted Robert all had booth stakes. I assumed it meant that they were a legit space. I saw the few new homes, trees and construction sites and I don't question those. Talbot cant help the heat and it was fierce. what they…"
Jun 28, 2018
Robert Wallis replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"A bunch of those empty spots were unusable due to construction of new homes. There were two spots a couple of booths south of me on Talbot where construction debris and dirt were on the sidewalk, and there would have been no room behind the booths.…"
Jun 27, 2018
Linnea Lahlum replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"Not anymore. They have been on ZAPP the last 3 years, and now booth fee is due after acceptance, like other ZAPP shows. Plus, fee is refundable for a few weeks, less 20%, also in line with what other shows have done in recent years. The committee…"
Jun 27, 2018
Peggy Crago replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"Talbot also keeps your booth fee once you're accepted without giving you a chance to decline. I've decided not to apply anymore to shows with bad spots because it's not worth the risk. Vail, CO, is another example of this."
Jun 27, 2018
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to johnnie dobson's discussion talbot street 'fair'?
"My one experience with Talbot Street was 3 years ago and I swore I'd never do the show again nor say anything positive about it.  I found the same issues you'd described, plus I had merchandise STOLEN during the show to boot!  I…"
Jun 27, 2018
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talbot street 'fair'?

well I have had to sit here fuming for awhile so that my comments about the recent Talbot street 'fair'?would be rated pg. first of all, any of you who will be applying to TS should know that there is a reasonable chance that you might not be on Talbot st. which is the main drag and where the real crowds are. you could be on 17th, 18th or 19th side streets where the crowds aren't despite being told by the 'officials' that they are all good spots. what a load of horse manure. of course youll…See More
Jun 25, 2018
johnnie dobson commented on johnnie dobson's blog post point of a wait list?
"thanks to all, i think earthling was kinda right...their sandbox, their discretion (or lack of) ... and what rules? all that ...."
May 4, 2018
Joel Lockridge commented on johnnie dobson's blog post point of a wait list?
"I've seen quite a few people show up ready to set up just in case someone doesn't make it to the show last minute. If it's a local show for that artist, could very well be worth it."
May 2, 2018
Larry Berman commented on johnnie dobson's blog post point of a wait list?
"If asked, show directors will state that you need to be on the waiting list to get into the show if someone cancels. But in over 30 years of doing shows, I've seen a few occasions where artists have gotten into shows by walking up at the last…"
May 2, 2018
earthling commented on johnnie dobson's blog post point of a wait list?
"My experience tells me that "jury" can mean any of at least a dozen things. I have also never noticed any show stating that they WILL strictly follow a certain protocol for determining acceptance.Their sandbox. Their rules.Their…"
May 1, 2018
johnnie dobson commented on johnnie dobson's blog post point of a wait list?
"ok show directors, dont shun me yet. 'friend ' got to my computer while i was on this site and posted this after a heated discussion we were having about this subject. private discussion that should have stayed that way."
Apr 30, 2018

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Your Medium
clay
Years in the Art Fair Business
15
First show ever
decatur, ga
What is your website?
http://johnniedobson@etsy.com
What are the best things about art fairs
commraderie
Best show ever and why
madison wi, great art,great people,great weather,great state, great town, great sales.
Worst show ever and why
macon ga bbq fest - HOT HOT HOT open field, no shade no sales, police at gates sun morn to keep artists from leaving. unforgettable.
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virginia dauth

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point of a wait list?

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 9:28am 5 Comments

anybody have any experience with show directors letting artists into a show who 1) havent even applied to the show which of course means that they didnt (or couldnt) jury in on their own merits and 2) blew by all those in same media who were on a wait list after jurying in. i dont know if ill get any responses due to potential blackballing but i myself have chosen to follow another path so maybe the question is moot. still bothers me though and am wondering how…

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ann arbor

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 10:46am 3 Comments

does anyone out there have contact info for the director of the ann arbor show? we were part of the s. state st. show which i believe they also call the guild. are there many directors under the umbrella of a main diector? not sure how they work it. any help would be appreciated.

more art}

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:30pm 8 Comments

recently part of the edina fine art show in minneapolis. generally described as 50th and france st in edina. nice show with high quality art and a high reputation in an upscale suburb of minneapolis.

the title of this blog refers to the MORE ART (arrow) that was positioned on 50th st pointing to the lund (grocery store) parking lot where 40 or so artists found ourselves. out of sight (other than the sign) out of the way(all of us) and out of luck (some of us). i cant and wont say that…

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good sales at aa

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 1:46pm 9 Comments

i didnt think that nels and others questions were out of line . if its really none of our business why post at all? it would be good to have a reference points as  to what sales were in round figures, what was being sold, price range of the work and anything else that might help us out .i had read aa posts about how bad it is but leslies post has me rethinking about applying to aa. is so. univ. part of something else or is it a show by itself? more info never hurts, im not the irs . im just…

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