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sean McDougal
  • Kingston, PA
  • United States
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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Can't remember.I think it was a local art festival.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people.
Best show ever and why
Artscape 2007. Great sales.Sold out of some things by Sat afternoon.Good music and just an all around good time.
Worst show ever and why
Boca Raton Museum of the Arts.No sales.Stuck at a dead end with portable toilets across from me that leaked and smelled all weekend.Also alot of rude people.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Can't remember.I keep getting e mails.

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Is there a difference between buy sell and selling prints?

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 9:57pm 39 Comments

I am curious what people think of this. We all talk as though we are so pure to our art. I only sell originals and have more than once lost out on a sale to a big less expensive print. So I thought about it and the fact is many artists are ordering prints from big print houses. Some of them are overseas. I know some artists who do greeting cards and small items with their work on it. Made in China. So isn't this buy sell? I see artists with mostly prints in the booth. Giclee all over the…


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At 9:57pm on October 22, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
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