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CA Kaminski
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How much inventory for four day event?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CA Kaminski 17 hours ago. 2 Replies

I’m headed to Ann Arbor next month for my first four day event. I realize that’s a huge event, with many more artists participating than at other events I’ve been at, so I’m not sure how much art to…Continue

Tags: day, four, Arbor, Ann, Inventory

Show us inside your trailer and van!

Started this discussion. Last reply by CA Kaminski Jun 5. 6 Replies

Hi all.  I recently purchased a Trimline tent and am trying to find a better way to store everything in my 4’ x 6’ trailer.  After three shows, we’re already tired of just throwing everything on top…Continue

Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls

Started this discussion. Last reply by CA Kaminski Jun 11. 2 Replies

After a few years of using Pro Panels, I recently bought an entirely new set up...Trimline tent, mesh walls and wall covers.I used the mesh walls for the first time this past weekend.  I wasn't very…Continue

Tags: hanging, walls, mesh

Armonk Outdoor Art Show booth question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Mar 11. 1 Reply

I’ve searched AFI and am surprised that nothing came up in reviews or questions about this show.  Maybe it’s my iPad, but it keeps spinning and not pulling any results.What I’m curious about is if…Continue

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CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion How much inventory for four day event?
"Thanks for pointing that out Connie; of course that makes a difference.  I'm a contemporary painter, painting representationally (florals mainly) in tinted epoxy resin.  I know someone who told me he doesn't take any more pieces…"
17 hours ago
Connie Mettler replied to CA Kaminski's discussion How much inventory for four day event?
"What is your media? That makes a difference. When we started out we'd attend art fairs and actually count the pieces of inventory in artists booths in our media. That was very helpful. Unfortunately, we never did sell out ... "
19 hours ago
CA Kaminski posted a discussion

How much I inventory for four day events?

I’m headed to Ann Arbor next month for my first four day event. I realize that’s a huge event, with many more artists participating than at other events I’ve been at, so I’m not sure how much art to take.What do you do for longer events?  See More
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CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"Thanks Ryan - that info was helpful.  At least it let me know that what I’ve tried is about all I can do.   To be precise, I already use bumpers, but they don’t make any difference on the mesh.  What I started doing was…"
Jun 11
Ryan Rabbass replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"Hi there, not sure this would help, but I've had a similar problem on hooks on pro panels as well. this article at least helps on the hardware end to reduce the lean out. hope it helps! as for the mesh side, I'd love to use them instead of…"
Jun 10
CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Show us inside your trailer and van!
"Wow, thanks Tim.  That sure looks like it works well.  I may have to borrow a few of your ideas.  ;-)"
Jun 5
Tim Schroll replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Show us inside your trailer and van!
"This is my 5x8 trailer before and after. I also have a Trimline set up. The panels are of my own construction but to ProPanel specs for size. I did the complete interior with 2x2's and OSB attached to the ribs of the trailer. I designed it so I…"
Jun 5
CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Show us inside your trailer and van!
"Thanks Nancy.  My first idea was to build a floor about 6" - 8" off the bottom of the trailer so we could slide all the poles underneath, but still not sure what to do about the rest.  The cubbies here and the foam-encased poles…"
Jun 4
Nancy Reyna replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Show us inside your trailer and van!
"I haven't worked it out yet, but I took photos of the very organized van a neighbor artist had.."
Jun 4
Chris Fedderson replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Show us inside your trailer!
"Hello, Sorry, no photos, but yes, 2-cents... measure all your things and custom-design spaces for each... you'll end up packing a lot less air that way, and your things won't be rolling or sliding in transit.  Good Luck. --Chris…"
Jun 4
Nancy Falco replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Show us inside your trailer!
"I hope you get many replies. I just bought a 5x8 trailer and wondering how to set it up also."
Jun 4
CA Kaminski posted a discussion

Show us inside your trailer!

Hi all.  I recently purchased a Trimline tent and am trying to find a better way to store everything in my 4’ x 6’ trailer.  After three shows, we’re already tired of just throwing everything on top of everything else - not just the Trimline, but all the other accoutrement that we have to bring.  Of course, we always get home and find we need that one item that’s on the bottom and have to empty and refill the entire thing.We have an idea for how to best handle all the poles and legs, but would…See More
Jun 3
CA Kaminski posted a discussion

Hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls

After a few years of using Pro Panels, I recently bought an entirely new set up...Trimline tent, mesh walls and wall covers.I used the mesh walls for the first time this past weekend.  I wasn't very happy with the way my art hung on the walls.  Since I only use 2" deep panels, they were falling forward instead of "standing  up straight" against the mesh.  This kind of thing never occurred to me when I bought the set up.We tried using two hooks and spreading the picture cord as far apart as we…See More
May 2
Larry Sohn replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Trimline vs Showoff tents
"Enjoy your setup time reduction study. Mine takes me about 5 1/2 hours. Yes, that is for the complete setup, doing it by myself. If you get it down to 1 hour for two people, you can be my heroes ;-)"
Apr 19
CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Trimline vs Showoff tents
"Thanks Amanda but I drove to MD in March to buy a whole Trimline set up.  Now we just need to learn how to put it together in less time.  Have had two trial so far and think we’re getting the hang of it.  :-) Good luck selling…"
Apr 18
Tania Kennedy replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Trimline vs Showoff tents
"Not to add more to the mix, but we use an Aztec tent. Massively sturdy. Takes 2 people to set it up, but Much more polished and sturdy!! Way Way worth the investment!!!"
Apr 18

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At 8:58am on March 9, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi CA,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're so pleased to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial. Thanks for signing up and best wishes for continued success.

At 5:54pm on March 14, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, CA. 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.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

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