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Barrie Lynn Bryant
  • Kirby, WY
  • United States
  • Hand Crafted Picture Frames
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Barrie Lynn Bryant's Discussions

Pro Panels Needed at Winter Park Sidewalk This Weekend

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Mar 13, 2019. 3 Replies

My wife and I have been juried into TWO categories and have TWO booths this weekend, March 15-17, at Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival and need to rent some extra Pro Panels for our second booth. A…Continue

Sedona Arts Festival Needs Artists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lucia Friedericy Oct 3, 2017. 10 Replies

It may still be true, but the Sedona Arts Festival has space available for its show next weekend. Set up for show is October 6 and show is October 7-8, 2017. I'm just passing along the message that…Continue

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Redmond Arts Festival Info Needed -- Got Soap or Art?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janice Tayler Mar 16, 2019. 3 Replies

I'm wondering about this Redmond show that accepts only 70 artists, er, uh, 70 curated designers, artists, and craftspeople? Anyone have news about it? I love the idea of a show that size, and it's…Continue

Tags: Redmond Arts Festival, Washington, Seattle, Redmond

Artfest SPOKANE Reviews or Info NEEDED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant May 12, 2017. 6 Replies

Hey there, folks. I'm researching Washington State and just might apply to Artfest Spokane soon since the deadline is March 13, 2017. The show is June 2-4 and could be a perfect time to be in…Continue

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Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Kristen Nazzaro's discussion Matting and Mounting Advice
"Apologies for my delay. Robert, I can imagine how licking the gummed linen tape even once would be bad enough LOL! I use this product because it is super strong, but I moisten the adhesive with distilled water in a spray bottle. I use this tape for…"
Feb 10
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Kristen Nazzaro's discussion Matting and Mounting Advice
"Hi, Kristen. I have been absent from AFI for a while now since I'm doing fewer outdoor fairs and traveling less. And COVID stopped all motivation to stay informed about art fiars, anyway. But AFI has been an important asset to my career, so I…"
Feb 4
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: What is SEO? Everything you ever wanted to know
"I will have to listen later. I can probably learn plenty from hearing just what gets answered that has already been asked. Thanks a million, Connie and Scott, for doing this!"
May 14, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: What is SEO? Everything you ever wanted to know
"Interesting, Connie. I'll see if I can come up with a question and then tune in. THANKS!"
May 13, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"We got ours on Saturday. $Kaching!$"
May 11, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"UPDATE: Still no stimulus from Uncle Sam..."
May 8, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"They don't offer special times for seniors out where I live, but I'm only 54 so it probably doesn't matter anyway. But I got up and left home before dawn, drove across the open range and got to Cody, which is 76 miles from my home, at…"
May 8, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"And I thought this no mask wearing business was just where I live in Wyoming. I have been out once since March 10, and it was to Walmart in Cody 3 weeks ago. I have never before spent $400 on groceries like I did that day. I did it so I could stay…"
May 7, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Connie Mettler's blog post ZOOM with us on Tuesday, May 5
"I sent my request to be included in the webinar on May 4 since I want to improve my site, merglennstudios.com, and Frank replied quickly with the details I needed to log into it. I tested the link and got myself ready to attend it using my iPad…"
May 6, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Alison Thomas's discussion An obscure warning
"Such a strange "obscure" warning. Since alcohol evaporates so quickly, how in the world did the gloves catch fire due to the presence of alcohol? Wyoming Whiskey here in my little town of Kirby, Wyoming, population 92, has recently…"
May 6, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"I heard from Brookside in Kansas City that they have rescheduled their show for September 18-20. Brookside has always been the first weekend in May, and we would have been there this year had there not have been the pandemic. Interesting that…"
May 4, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Connie Mettler's blog post ZOOM with us on Tuesday, May 5
"I sent a request."
May 4, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Al Marcenkus's discussion Upgrade from 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to Cargo Van?
"The Mercedes Metris looks like a great vehicle. Searching online I find 2016's for less than $19,000 with low miles on them. That sounds like an excellent type art fair and touring vehicle. AWESOME! I bet more will become available due to…"
May 4, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"One of our better shows has become ArtSplash! in Sioux City, IA which happens Labor Day weekend. We have decided not to apply to ANY shows until we see a vaccine start working. Sioux City has become one of America's hot spots for COVID-19 due…"
Apr 30, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Definitely sound advice. Be part of the change. Don't get left out. It's difficult to be proactive, but so important. Love you lots, Connie. Thanks for keeping up the good spirits and info for artists here on Artfairinsiders. WOOHOO!"
Apr 29, 2020
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"It is great that shows are putting accepted artists into the shows next year. But it presents a real problem for scheduling next year for artists who either didn't apply or were waitlisted or whatever. You know what I mean, I bet. We were…"
Apr 29, 2020

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Hand Crafted Picture Frames
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18
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http://merglennstudios.com
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T'Louise and Kathy Funderburg

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Society of Gilders *GOT GOLD LEAF?*

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 4:26pm 11 Comments

Everyone familiar with me knows that I'm a picture frame designer, maker, carver, and gilder who makes frames exclusively for his wife's artworks. During 1999 I began studying picture frame history and soon discovered gilding in all its glory. I was lucky enough to have a friend who gave me the first 10 years of Picture Framing Magazine (1990-1999) wherein I discovered a treasure trove about frames, frame making, gilding, and the industry.

In 2004, I received a professional…

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Space Coast Art Festival PRIZE WINNERS

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 9:28am 4 Comments

I did this show that happens Thanksgiving weekend many years ago, but quit it and a few others before it so that I could be home in Wyoming for Thanksgiving. Seeing the list of winners makes me wish I could still travel to Florida for two reasons: I see a lot of friends and a gobs of prize money! I haven't yet heard about sales, how the change of venue is progressing, and how the other show not too very far away on the same weekend …

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Congratulations, GREG LITTLE!

Posted on November 11, 2015 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Greg might be unaware of his fame today, but I was just visiting the Collectors of Wood Art website HERE HERE HERE and discovered he's the featured artist on their home page. I don't know how often that feature changes, but it doesn't really matter all that much. What does matter is that Greg is a member of Collectors of Wood Art and that his work is being featured.

I'm a fan of that site and organization anyway and…

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Pre-Show News: Mandarin Art Festival in Jacksonville, FL

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 8:17pm 3 Comments

MANDARIN ART FESTIVAL is a small show located in an affluent Jacksonville, Florida neighborhood, and it may be one of Florida's best kept secrets. This year 90 artists will exhibit on the grounds of MANDARIN COMMUNITY CLUB, which is the historical Freedom School site built by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1872. The St. Johns River can be seen behind the homes…

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At 12:20pm on March 22, 2017, Ernie Komarek said…

Hi Barry,

I'm probably not going to do any shows this year. I'm dealing with health problems that prevent me from doing much traveling. I did just receive an invite to "Art on the Levee" in Ft. Benton, MT. It's really a nice show in conjuntion with their Fort Benton Days celebration - parade, rodeo, etc. The setting is in a nice park and show organizers were excellent and the crowds were motivated buyers. 

Contact: TONI MOLINARIO 622-5346 (artontheleveeftb@gmail.com)

In 2015 booth cost $75.00 for 3 days (last week of June). You can select your booth on the application form. Booths are 15 x 10'-15'. Most booths are under large shade trees but it can get breezy. Set up is real easy with artist parking close by. 

At 8:10am on September 16, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Thank you, Barrie!

At 6:32am on August 17, 2015, Peter Grimord said…

Thanks Barrie, It's a pleasure to be your friend and I truly hope to meet both you and your wife on the road at some point.  Most of my shows are not too far afield from my home in north/central PA.  It sounds like the south/east USA is your best market and this was alway inexplicably one of my worst.  Probably my restrained overall style of art, no matter the medium, is responsible.  I used to describe my sculpture booth presentation as the "booth that looks like nothing is in it".  It's THAT restrained and this impulse is always carried through anything I do as an artist,...or anything else for that matter.    

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Hey Barrie, thanks so much for your upbeat participation on this site. I always read what you have written, lots of optimism and good common sense. Thanks for everything.
At 8:28am on February 4, 2014, Joan Pinkus said…

Nice meeting you Barrie. Thanks for telling me about the no Y. I so enjoyed looking at the booth photos. I'd love to get feedback about my booth. I'll have to figure out how to upload a photo here.  Thanks again, Joan

At 9:54pm on February 3, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

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At 2:23pm on January 31, 2014, Joan Pinkus said…
Barrie I enjoyed looking at the booths from the Kentucky show. Thank you for sharing that info.
 
 
 

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