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Problem hanging 2" deep panels on mesh walls

Started May 2 0 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

Trimline vs Showoff tents

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Apr 19. 7 Replies

Hi all.  There are certainly lots of vendors who use each of these brands, but I'm curious about the pluses and minuses of each.  The Showoff website has their own comparison, but there's nothing…Continue

Tags: tents, canopy, tent, showoff, flourish

Wholesale pricing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Dec 3, 2018. 5 Replies

I know this forum is for art fair vendors, but I'm guessing some of you may have run into a similar situation (although the Wholesale Business category here hasn't had much in the way of posting in a…Continue

Tags: art, for, your, prices, pricing

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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
Amanda McLenon replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Trimline vs Showoff tents
"Hi Carol, I am going to be listing my Trimline for sale soon and I am just down in Charleston, SC. I am ordering a taller canopy because I am crazy:) and will be selling my other canopy- it is 7'- really good shape- awning in the front and…"
Apr 16
CA Kaminski replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Murphy's law
"Oh my Larry...thanks for the chuckle this AM!  We’ve certainly all been there; it ends better when you can laugh about it.  Glad you didn’t get hurt when you went flying, and also that the night didn’t end on a…"
Mar 19
Larry Berman replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Armonk Outdoor Art Show booth question
"The way Armonk is laid out is rows of back to back artists with an isle down the center. I've never asked for a premium space but did have an outside corner half way into the show. If I were to choose, I'd ask for a center isle corner as…"
Mar 11
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Mar 10
CA Kaminski replied to Cheryl Hewitt's discussion Pros and Cons of Flourish Mesh Panels
"Cheryl - the ease of setting up the mesh vs. the ProPanels was also a deciding factor.  But, I'm giving up a pop-up and going to the Trimline, so it's really a wash for me.  You might also check Facebook marketplace and Fbk…"
Feb 26
CA Kaminski replied to Cheryl Hewitt's discussion Pros and Cons of Flourish Mesh Panels
"Hi Cheryl and welcome.  I haven’t been part of the group for very long, and don’t have as much experience as many other artists, but I’ve recently switched from Pro Panels to mesh walls.   I really liked my Pro Panels; I…"
Feb 26
Tenisha Dotstry replied to CA Kaminski's discussion ISO Trimline tent
"I'm in DC and I have a Showoff tent I'm looking to sell.  Please check out my listing for it.  It's this tent in the link with extras: https://showoffcanopy.com/showoff-canopy-standard.html Let me know if you're…"
Feb 10
CA Kaminski replied to Tenisha Dotstry's discussion Showoff Tent for Sale in Washington, DC
"Thanks for the quick reply, Tenisha.  You didn’t specify but to be clear, is it four walls?  Just asking since someone else only had three.  Do one or two of the walls have zippers?  It looks like you have a door wall in…"
Feb 4
CA Kaminski replied to Janet Donnangelo's discussion Trimline tent for sale.
"Hi Janet - is your tent still for sale? Thanks, CA"
Feb 4
CA Kaminski replied to Tenisha Dotstry's discussion Showoff Tent for Sale in Washington, DC
"Hi Tenisha - I’m also interested in your tent.  If it’s still available, I have a few questions.  Do you have carry bags for the parts?  An awning? Any issues (tears, zippers, etc.)?  How soon are you…"
Feb 4
CA Kaminski replied to Sandra Sigley's discussion 10x10 Trimline For Sale - $900
"Sandra - I’m interested but I didn’t see if you mentioned where you’re located. Thanks, Carol"
Feb 4

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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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