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Bettie Grace Miner
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States
  • Digital Art; Collage
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Rancho Mirage Art Affair or Master Craftsmen's Expo in La Quinta CA?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Hospers Aug 14. 1 Reply

These two shows, Rancho Mirage Art Affair and Master Craftsmen's Expo in La Quinta CA are on the same weekend, 11/3-11/4/2018 in the Coachella Valley, CA. I haven't done any festival shows yet so I'm…Continue

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Bettie Grace Miner commented on William Lee's blog post Law
"My understanding is that if it's in public, it's OK. But I wouldn't want to count on that. I have a large collection of musical artists that I've painted and I have a model release on every single one of them. Even still, if I…"
Sep 26
Bettie Grace Miner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Another art fair hit by the economy
"This trend is worrisome to me as I'm sure it is to others. One thing I've noticed about customers since I first started doing this is 2000 is that they are either less and less sophisticated or quality just doesn't matter anymore. The…"
Sep 26
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Chris van atta's discussion Artist Statement for Zapplication
"I had a hard time with that, too. And 500 characters (not words) is so little that it's difficult to be articulate. They are looking for a description of how you create your art. What materials, techniques, etc., that you use to create it. If…"
Sep 9
Tina Hospers replied to Bettie Grace Miner's discussion Rancho Mirage Art Affair or Master Craftsmen's Expo in La Quinta CA?
"I'm waitlisted for Master Craftsmen's Expo, so I'd also be very interested in hearing anyone's experience with this show.  Seems as though most of my waitlists do come through, but it is a LONG drive for me - would like to…"
Aug 14
Bettie Grace Miner posted a discussion

Rancho Mirage Art Affair or Master Craftsmen's Expo in La Quinta CA?

These two shows, Rancho Mirage Art Affair and Master Craftsmen's Expo in La Quinta CA are on the same weekend, 11/3-11/4/2018 in the Coachella Valley, CA. I haven't done any festival shows yet so I'm trying to get it right. I couldn't find any reviews here. Has anyone ever shown at one or both of these shows? If so, please let me know your opinion about each. Thanks!See More
Aug 8
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Chuck Hinrichs Jr.'s discussion Item Name Badges For Products
"You can buy sheets of "business cards" at Staples, Office Depot, etc., use a Word template using the number on the box, then run them through your printer. They just break away and are very clean. I usually order foam core cut to size…"
Aug 7
Bettie Grace Miner replied to DORI SMITH's discussion Going about art fairs wrong
"I appreciate your advise on the smaller shows. But, and it's just my opinion, people are going to buy what they like. If an artist they like doesn't have something that moves them, they'll pass. If you have something they like,…"
Jul 16
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Greg Kittle's discussion For Sale - (9) 7' Knock Down Panels + Pro Desk
"Hi Greg, Where in SoCal are you? I'm interested in your set up. It seems quite complete, but please tell me if there is anything else I'll need in order to set up at a show. I've always done indoor-hardwall shows, so this is new to…"
Jul 11

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Your Medium
Digital Art; Collage
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
January 1999, "Moments", Westwood, CA
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people
Best show ever and why
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival. Much of my art is related to Jazz and the people were there for the entire weekend, giving them time to really get to know me and my artwork. They were also high earners and had money to spend.
Worst show ever and why
Art San Diego, 2014. Though it was in November, and the show was indoors, it was beastly hot and the building not only had NO A/C, but was designed to not allow air to flow. No one wanted to stay and everyone was cranky. It was a very expensive show and they were trying to take it from being a local show to a national one, but the regular visitors were not receptive to anyone outside of San Diego.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I was looking for a source to buy art walls for an outside booth when I came across your information.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I drove a cab, at night, in Seattle to work my way through college. I was the only woman on the night shift.

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 8:35am on March 16, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Bettie,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you join us here and hope you'll find the site beneficial and entertaining...thanks and enjoy!

At 4:16pm on March 22, 2015, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Bettie.  We’re so glad you joined us.  I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 9:48am on March 24, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Oh, you are so welcome, Bettie and yes...see you around!

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