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David Perry Lawrence
  • Milwaukee, WI
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Looking for Flourish mesh panel and stabars

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Perry Lawrence May 24, 2016. 6 Replies

I'm outside Milwaukee and am looking for used mesh walls and sta bars. I might need an 'off size' since mine is not a Flourish tent, but if you have any, I will check with Flourish and see if they…Continue

Three 'silly' questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Perry Lawrence Apr 21, 2016. 7 Replies

Hi all--Being new to all this, yet to even to get a booth photo done, I have three silly little questions:1. When I put up my brand new canopy, the ABCanopy from Amazon, the instructions said to…Continue

Review of the ABCanopy from Amazon

Started Apr 18, 2016 0 Replies

This is a long review, but several people have asked for my experiences with this model canopy, so here they are.Let me state that I have never owned a canopy, much less ever erected one before, so…Continue

What size fair to attend?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Perry Lawrence Mar 23, 2016. 7 Replies

Hi--I've been looking thru the recent Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism brochure for art fairs. The listings show the number of attendees for each fair as given by the people putting them on. I expect this…Continue


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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Ajijic, Mexico. 2010
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting the people. Making money
Best show ever and why
Any show in Mexico. Didnt always make much money, but they were fun.
Worst show ever and why
Milwaukee Public TV, winter 2014. Bitter cold just carrying things in from the car. Extremely low turnout. Took 20% fee of all sales and didnt send the check for 5 weeks.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found by using search engine term 'art fair blogs'
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm 6'5". I was chasing a parade in Mexico and fell. Iit took 8 5'6" Mexicans to lift me to my feet!

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Photographer's entries - 'Hand made or directly supervised by the artist'

Posted on February 6, 2016 at 5:10pm 17 Comments


I've been researching a number of show's entry rules, and I'm a little at a loss on this phrase about photographer's entries: ''Must be hand made or directly supervised by the artist'. This phrase pops up over and over and is used specifically in the rules for photographers, not just for other artists in other categories. It seems to put someone without a $4000 printer at something of a disadvantage. As an alternative, how is a photographer to 'directly supervise' the printer, who…


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At 10:36pm on February 09, 2016, Connie Mettler gave David Perry Lawrence a gift
Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 2/8/2016
At 4:56pm on August 26, 2015, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, David. 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.

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At 8:55am on August 21, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Sorry...I meant to refer to you by your first name rather than your last, David, sometimes I just get ahead of myself.

At 8:53am on August 21, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Lawrence,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're so happy that you've chosen to join us here and hope you'll find the site amenable to your particular artistic leanings.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.  p.s. no more parade chasing...


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