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Photo from the Sedona Arts Festival. 

Just had to share this photo with you. Do you think she should use Pro Panels instead?

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Comment by Robert Wallis on April 9, 2015 at 3:40pm

The booth looks good from I can see. There's more of an "organic" feel to it and much warmer than a booth lined with Propanels. The work on the walls isn't a formal presented traditional gallery fare and has a light-hearted look to it. I'd say it succeeds well, although incorporating the weights inside the booth is a bit unusual.

Comment by Savina Francisco on April 9, 2015 at 4:07pm
I was thinking of making a sign much like this one - using driftwood! Wow! I'm a fantasy wildlife Artist, so I think it would work well. In my opinion, her non traditional booth will get her more attention. It's well put together but the one thing I'd suggest is that she get enough of those draperies to cover the white walls entirely...It looks a little piecemeal with the white walls showing through. Otherwise I think it fits her style well!
Comment by Kandy Myny on April 9, 2015 at 4:14pm

I think about getting pro panels all the time. Some people wish they could but there expensive and also then you need the proper vehicle to transport them. I bought mesh panels for my craft hut. Its much easier to load and unload and fits in a minivan. I would have to get a cargo van if I bought pro panels.  I went back and forth about it for awhile. Some people need to be able to set up easy and travel light. I still might get them in the future but setting up by yourself is hard. But propanels do look more professional.

Her booth looks like it suits her work and personality she probably does well regardless :)

Comment by geri a. wegner on April 9, 2015 at 4:21pm

Am I missing something?  How does the title of this correlate with pro panels?

She fits her booth which fits her work.  Nice to see something different.  And, she looks so happy!!

Comment by Robert Wallis on April 9, 2015 at 5:18pm
"She fits her booth which fits her work." Thanks Geri! You said what I really wanted to say :-)
Comment by Thomas Felsted on April 10, 2015 at 3:41pm
This is a really cool photo. It's inviting. Her outfit is half the fun. It's very unlike my booth with dark solid pro panels, as I sit dressed in corner in a grey outfit giving patrons the death stare as they walk by. I'm jealous.
Comment by Cindy Welch on April 10, 2015 at 5:26pm

I am wondering how the title fits the photo too.  But here goes ... I like the feel of her booth.  The walls seem to go with her style, which I really like.  In fact, since her name is visible in the photo it makes me want to check out her work online and see if she is coming to my area.

Comment by James Ritchie on April 10, 2015 at 6:55pm

Pro Panels for Meg Harper's work and style? I don't think so. She's obviously figured out what works for her art and style quite successfully !

Having said that, and call me dense, I have no idea what this nice lady's booth has to do with the title of this post. And I really would like to know, "Why DO people attend art fairs?"

Comment by James Ritchie on April 10, 2015 at 6:57pm

BTW - The link to the Sedona Arts Festival is ".org" not ".com"

Comment by Bob McGill on April 10, 2015 at 7:13pm

A better question is "Why is there so much emphasis placed on the display?" Her booth looks great, especially when you look at her art. I mean, come on, she could go out and pay $1500 for some fancy pro panels to display her "fun" art, and that would just be a waste of money. The focus should be on the art, not the presentation, unless it distracts from the art. It is very unfortunate that so many people now focus on the panels. As long as it is presented in a way that is cohesive with the work being displayed, the artist has made the booth part of the work. I think she captured it well and should win a prize for NOT following the crowd that wants everything to look the same. You go girl !!!!! Have fun with it, because your work is fun, whoever you are.


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