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Bettie Grace Miner
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  • Indio, CA
  • United States
  • Acrylics; Digital Art; Collage
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Help Wanted to Set up Tent/Booth Phoenix & Tucson, AZ & Indian Well, CA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bettie Grace Miner Feb 3. 2 Replies

Help Wanted! I need someone to set up/break down my booth in Phoenix, AZ on 3/1 & 3/3. Also looking for help in the Coachella Valley, CA.I have a problem with my hands and I'm having surgery on…Continue

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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, 2018. 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 replied to carrie jacobson's discussion How old are YOU? Where are the young artists?
"I'm 64 and regret that I didn't do this when I was younger. Before doing art fairs, I got roped into to doing very expensive indoor, hard-wall shows like Art Expo, Spectrum Miami, etc. It was a lot easier to do, but there were NO sales and…"
Feb 24
Bettie Grace Miner commented on Patricia Ragone's blog post ARTFEST, Scottsdale, Nov.19-20
"Has anyone had any current experience with this show? These reviews are all from 2011. Thanks!"
Feb 24
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Bettie Grace Miner's discussion Help Wanted to Set up Tent/Booth Phoenix & Coachella Valley
"Thank you, Kathleen. That's terrific advice. I've always been a little scared of Craigslist due to crimes reported for certain listings. But it would seem like this sort of thing would work out. I appreciate your suggestion and I just may…"
Feb 3
Kathleen Caid replied to Bettie Grace Miner's discussion Help Wanted to Set up Tent/Booth Phoenix & Coachella Valley
"I use Craigslist to hire a helper every time I go on the road. Go to labor:Gigs, Events, in your destination city. I pay $100 for set up and another $100 to break down and load my van. You will get a MASSIVE amount of responses so you can only keep…"
Feb 3
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Annette Piper's discussion Artist Marketing Formula - Paid Program - Has anyone done it?
"I bought in to one of these kind of programs (not this one) and had high hopes because the "Marketing Coach" had good standing in the art world and really seemed to know the business. All of the advice I got was good, but was really just…"
Feb 2
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Wendy Merkle's discussion What is the ONE THING you wish Show Owner/Directors would do?
"Kimberly, I love it! That's an excellent idea. I hope it will be adopted. I'm 64 with back problems (among other things) and it's getting tougher all the time. That would also save a LOT of expense for artists. "
Feb 2
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Wendy Merkle's discussion What is the ONE THING you wish Show Owner/Directors would do?
"I love it! That's an excellent idea. I hope it will be adopted. I'm 64 with back problems (among other things) and it's getting tougher all the time. That would also save a LOT of expense for artists. "
Feb 2
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Wendy Merkle's discussion What is the ONE THING you wish Show Owner/Directors would do?
"The problem is that even when they do, and even when I've had a prominent sign in my booth advising no photos, they do it anyway (or try). They are either oblivious of the signs, or don't care. It's a mad, mad world out there."
Feb 2
Bettie Grace Miner posted a discussion

Help Wanted to Set up Tent/Booth Phoenix & Coachella Valley

Help Wanted! I need someone to set up/break down my booth in Phoenix, AZ on 3/1 & 3/3. Also looking for help in the Coachella Valley, CA.I have a problem with my hands and I'm having surgery on both (one at a time), with the first one on February 4th. So, I won't be able to handle much weight or gripping of anything. UPDATE:Also lookin for help in Tucson, AZ, March 28 & 4/1/2019. Experience with Trimline is plus! I will pay and maybe even buy lunch!See More
Feb 2
Bettie Grace Miner replied to JEFF LEEDY's discussion I feel compelled to warn you.
"Thanks so much for the heads up! It's just this kind of thing we need to share with other artists in our community."
Feb 2
Bettie Grace Miner replied to Maureen Roberts's discussion Artist owned Airbnb in New York City private room with en suite bath / private room shared bath.
" Hi Maureen, If you have a mailing list, please add me. I don’t go to NY often, but when I do I’ll contact you. Thanks, Bettie Miner, B Bettie@MinerWorksofArt.com"
Jan 18
Bettie Grace Miner posted a status
"Help Wanted! Someone to set up/break down my booth in Phoenix, AZ on 3/1 & 3/3. Also looking for help in the Coachella Valley, CA."
Jan 14
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018

Profile Information

Your Medium
Acrylics; Digital Art; Collage
Years in the Art Fair Business
10
First show ever
January 1999, "Moments", Westwood, CA
What is your website?
http://minerworksofart.com
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 ArtFairInsiders.com? 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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