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Geoff Coe's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

"Flogged by the weather forecaster?": Collingswood Crafts & Fine Art, Aug. 20-21, 2011

It's a sad commentary on my state of mind, perhaps, that I started to post this with a show date of "July 20-21" before catching myself.  When you aren't sure what month it is, it may be time to go home and take a few weeks off!

I wish I were able to.  But alas, the "Northeast Extension 2011" from Fort Myers, FL continues, and so do the I can't help but be a…


Added by Geoff Coe on August 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

"Enough Money to Pay the Chiropractor": Ocean City (NJ) Boardwalk Art Show, Aug. 5-7, 2011

After week after week of insanely hot and therefore only moderately profitable shows in MD and NJ,  I was really looking forward to spending three days on the family-friendly Ocean City (NJ) Boardwalk, hoping that the sea breeze would kick in to cool off patrons without putting a damper on sales.  And for the most part, it worked out.

When I began booking…


Added by Geoff Coe on August 10, 2011 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Charbroiled in Cherry Hill: Cooper River Art Festival, July 30-31, 2011

By early August, nobody really needs to read another review that talks about the heat, and besides, I'm tapped out of metaphors on the subject.  But as long as heat continues to keep folks from venturing to art fairs, or shuts down the neurons controlling impulse buying and pursestrings, it's relevant. 

And so it was at Cooper River last weekend.  Low 90s and drenchingly humid for Friday setup; drier but low 90s (again) on Saturday and Sunday.  Run by Bill Kinney of Paragon Events,…


Added by Geoff Coe on August 4, 2011 at 2:20pm — 3 Comments

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