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keith wilkie
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Howard Alan Events cancels Chevy Chase, MD Show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Wright Jun 13, 2013. 9 Replies

Well this message is lovely, AFTER accepting full payment for participation in the show.  Seems they would work out the details before soliciting submissions and show fees!  I hope they plan to…Continue

Public access festival or destination art show

Started Jun 14, 2011 0 Replies

This past weekend I participated in the Annapolis Arts & Crafts Festival - two days with maybe 200 exhibitors, a dozen or so were painters like myself.  Only into art festivals for a couple of…Continue


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First show ever
When I was in high school in northern California I participated in sidewalk shows at local shopping centers and first discovered the thrill of having someone pay for one of my paintings. Some 40 years later, painting again, I was in the one-day Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Festival and had a wonderfully successful experience selling paintings.
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What are the best things about art fairs
Interaction with people that would never otherwise see you art; Getting first hand personal feedback and reaction to your work; making someone's life better with art; making a bit of income.
Best show ever and why
Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Festival. My first show in years (three years ago) and in one day I sold close to 20 of original paintings - what a morale boost! Great weather, great location and atmosphere, great volume of people and plenty or art-buying going on!
Worst show ever and why
Frederick art festival. In mid-June it had to be 90+ degrees and equally unbearable humidity, no breeze, very little traffic and nobody buying art, then it rained.
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Bethany Beach

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 8:10pm 5 Comments

Looking forward to the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Festival this Saturday at Bethany Beach, DE.  As one of 25 painters accepted this year, I'm glad to be going back as it's a favorite of mine - even though I only manage to find time for 4 or so shows a year.  More later on this great show!…


Bethesda Row Art Festival

Posted on October 15, 2011 at 8:54pm 8 Comments

Opening day today was quite nice.  Sunny, cool but windy.  Saw only one "tent" blow away - with no weights.....

Great venue, Great crowds, Sold more than expected original paintings.....what a pleasure.

Hoping for a wonderful day tomorrow as well.

inner harbor art festival baltimor

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 7:40pm 2 Comments

interested in any feedback from folks participating in last year's Inner Harbor Art Festival in Baltimore, MD (September).

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At 10:13am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave keith wilkie a gift
Many thanks for your pledge again, Keith. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 3:19pm on June 04, 2013, Connie Mettler gave keith wilkie a gift
Keith, I really appreciate your generous support of our websites. You are an "angel!"
At 10:21pm on October 17, 2011, Jacki Bilsborrow gave keith wilkie a gift
Thank you Keith for your review of the Bethesda Row Art Festival at Art Show Reviews. You did it so fast, too. It is much appreciated. What did you think of that site? Jacki B
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