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Bob Stewart
  • Lees Summit, MO
  • United States
  • Photography, Painting, Mixed Media
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Your Medium
Photography, Painting, Mixed Media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Ponca, Oklahoma
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What are the best things about art fairs
For me it is travel and exploration, and the opportunity to grow artistically.
Best show ever and why
Lots of shows are worthy of consideration for different reasons: from financial success or awards received or how well managed the event is, to just a fantastic setting and beautiful weather... but I guess I will say Art Fair Jackson Hole 2006. It became my favorite show and I did it a couple more times basically just because of how awesome that area is, and the artistic environment that exists there.
Worst show ever and why
Town Art Show, Overland Park, Kansas 2002
(First and only time!) This was the first annual, but I took a chance on it. Everything about it was inferior. It was hot, the attendance was bad, the layout in a hot parking lot was bad... but the most terrible thing of all was that the merchants did not want us there and treated us like trash. The graphics should have been my first clue, because they looked like they were done by an amateur. I know people who continued to do it, but to my knowledge it never got much better and I think it is no more!(?)
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I googled “art festival blogs”

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Plaza Art Fair Integrity

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 1:30pm 35 Comments

I just joined Art Fair Insiders and frankly it was for this very purpose. Something has bothered me for a long time, and I have tried to deal with it in a variety of ways... none of which has been effective. Even politely worded editorials to the newspaper have been ignored. I have exchanged emails with the director of the Plaza Art Fair for several years now, and at one point I was assured that the injustice which was (and is) taking… Continue

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At 11:45pm on September 23, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Bob Stewart a gift
Tahnks, Bob, for referring Kay Stewart to Art Fair INsiders.
At 11:40pm on September 23, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Bob. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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