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  • Rome, GA
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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

Tags: ford, vs., promaster

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

Tags: panels, display, mesh


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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
decatur, ga
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
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.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
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…


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…


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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At 8:36am on February 22, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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

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At 8:37am on February 22, 2012, Connie Mettler gave johnnie dobson a gift
Thank you, Johnnie, for referring Penny Dobson to Art fair

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