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CA Kaminski
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  • Greensboro, NC
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How much inventory for four day event?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CA Kaminski Jun 25. 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 Larry Sohn yesterday. 9 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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Larry Sohn replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"So, are your hanging hooks going into the Mesh walls or into the covers?"
yesterday
Gary Shah replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"I am thinking about buying Propanels. Appreciate if you would share your experience and any cons? Thanks"
yesterday
Gary Shah replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"Some of my paintings in frames were stooping forward. I raised the point where i attrached the wire on the back of the frame. This solved most of the problem. The higher the wire attaching point on the frame lesser was the stoop. Hope it works for…"
yesterday
CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"I have Gary - it’s just the nature of the beast.  But thanks for the suggestion."
yesterday
CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"Thanks Larry - I’ve tried all except E.  I’ll give that a try.   As for the mesh panels with covers, I have the white mesh walls and also the gray fabric covers that adhere to the mesh using the Velcro on the mesh wall. (You…"
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"I don't quite understand what Flourish Mesh panels with Covers, you are speaking of? I have the Flourish Mesh Softwalls. Currently I use the double sided Black Softwalls. The trick is a bit of what you said.  A) Make sure the Mesh is…"
Tuesday
Gary Shah replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls
"Have you talked to Flourish about the problem/ They may have a solution or they may agree to take it back at a reduced cost. good luck."
Tuesday
CA Kaminski replied to Cheryl Hewitt's discussion Pros and Cons of Flourish Mesh Panels
"Just FYI - I don't leave them in someone else's care.  I take them to a place where they have lots of washers/dryers available for you to do the wash yourself and use the largest one.  We have all invested a lot of money in them…"
Oct 30
CA Kaminski replied to Cheryl Hewitt's discussion Pros and Cons of Flourish Mesh Panels
"Amanda - I thought I responded to you yesterday, but did a general reply inadvertantly.  Did you see it? I can't recall if I heard about using the laundromat from a post on this site or from Flourish directly, but as I mentioned, it works…"
Oct 30
CA Kaminski replied to Cheryl Hewitt's discussion Pros and Cons of Flourish Mesh Panels
"Amanda - I've tried two ways.  First was by using a brush and soapy water while the walls were up in my driveway, then rinsing with a hose.  It's a bit of a challenge since they have some give to them when you're trying to…"
Oct 29
Marc Fink replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Trimline vs Showoff tents
"I made the mistake of ordering a show-off this spring--biggest mistake I ever made in my long art show career (my first dome tent after years of ez-ups). I went all the way and ordered one with full awnings and rear lean-to; but Chris--who runs the…"
Aug 26
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…"
Jun 25
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 ... "
Jun 25
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
Jun 24
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

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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.

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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.

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