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Catherine Nocon
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Zapplication

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Kroll Jul 2. 16 Replies

Greetings fellow artists!Last year I applied, and was denied entry into a art show, the contact person was kind enough to let me know the CD I sent in w/images was not a good quality, and she…Continue

APOLOGY

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Nocon May 17, 2018. 7 Replies

Good morning fellow artists. It is 8:11am (ET) and this is the first thing I'm doing on my computer. I posted a thread yesterday about a event I took place in on Saturday and in my comment I said…Continue

Booth Photo and results of 1st art show.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyra Richter Jun 20, 2018. 9 Replies

I had posted earlier asking about posting a photo and obviously, I figured it out. So, when you pull up my name, there's the photo right there of my booth. I love how this group covers a wide range…Continue

Posting a photo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jun 22, 2018. 1 Reply

Good Morning everyone. Just had my first art show this weekend and would love to post photos. How do I do this? A photo is downloaded on my computer here at work...can someone "walk it thru" for me?…Continue

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Sue Kroll replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"p.s., do not contact them too much, you could be put on a 'newbie' list with no sales tracking.  They would prefer someone with sales to get their commissions from. They have ways they do things and you need to be patient.  Check…"
Jul 2
Sue Kroll replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Just because the jury is meeting this week does not mean they will contact you immediately.  You need to see when the notifications will go out.  Juries take a long time (sometimes a whole month), they see the photos more than once. …"
Jul 2
Catherine Nocon replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Thanks Judy! I'm a waiting. :)"
Jul 2
Judy Christian replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"If the jury is meeting this week, that is all that it is supposed to say. You just have to wait it out."
Jul 2
Catherine Nocon replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Thanks Sue and ALL who replied to my post. I am checking it daily and the status is still 'received'. I'll wait until the end of the week to contact any one on it again. I was told by someone at the event itself that the jury was…"
Jul 2
Sue Kroll replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Go back to the show you applied for and check out the prospectus.  What does it say?  It should list the deadline, the notification date, etc.  I have to go back on occasion to check out the shows I have applied to so I know when the…"
Jul 2
Connie Mettler replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Yes, Zapp is the standard. If you want to participate in the best shows it is a very helpful tool. There is a lot of info on their site that will probably answer any questions you have."
Jul 1
Larry Berman replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"The status is something show directors can change at will. Doesn't mean that they are still jurying. If you sent images on a CD, were they the requested size? I've always done free image evaluations. You can e-mail me your images to…"
Jul 1
Carol Joy Shannon replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Zapplication is the way MOST shows handle applications, so get as savvy about Zapp as you can.  There are a few others, like Juried Art Services, but Zapp is the largest and most used.  Check it all the time.  When I did 22 shows a…"
Jul 1
Julia Passantino replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"As Larry and Greg mentioned, ZAPP provides the platform these festivals use to collect applications, jury, and communicate with artists. Each event sets its policies and timelines, so we can't always speak to notification dates (particularly if…"
Jul 1
Judy Christian replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
""everyone's take on Zapp"-- Zapp is fine as fine as I can see. Your app is showing as having been received, so there isn't anything else to do for now. After some time it should read something like "jury in progress."…"
Jun 28
Greg Little replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"It helps to be organized and makes life easier with the spreadsheet once I got into the habit of immediately updating any info I can also access it from anywhere with my phone, laptop or tablet."
Jun 28
Catherine Nocon replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"You are very organized Greg! "
Jun 28
Catherine Nocon replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Thanks Larry. That does make sense. When I talked to the contact person at the show, she said the Jury is meeting on July 1st, so, I'll look to see any changes in status. "
Jun 28
Greg Little replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Most all shows listed on Zapp will provide the notification date in their info page. I keep a spreadsheet of every show I apply to and in the spreadsheet I list the details such as app start, app deadline, show dates, fees, etc..."
Jun 27
Larry Sohn replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"Zapp merely facilitates applications to the show personnel.  It is up to the show to change status in the Zapp system and meet the deadlines they claim."
Jun 27

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Watercolors
Years in the Art Fair Business
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First show ever
Can't remember. It was 40+ years ago.
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No one. Found it online.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Have done 5 marathons.

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At 8:59am on January 3, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Catherine,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you joining us here and hope you'll find the site to be beneficial.  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.

At 9:33am on January 3, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

I got a late start myself and am still learning.  Reading the blogs about various shows and gleaning as much info as I can from the other artists here has helped my confidence level immensely...hope it does for you as well.  Btw, congratulations on running five marathons, that's just incredible!

At 10:00pm on January 10, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Catherine. 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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