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Debbie Sampson
  • Columbia, MD
  • United States
  • oil, pencils and charcoal
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Looking for shows in Kentucky

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbie Sampson Jul 27, 2009. 10 Replies

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Your Medium
oil, pencils and charcoal
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
I don't remember...
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting different people and get to travel to places I normally would never do.
Best show ever and why
Anything in Kentucky, I'm surrounded by horses!
Worst show ever and why
So many, so little time!
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Back in the Saddle!

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 6:47pm 1 Comment

Well guys, sorry I haven't been posting or 'blogging' but alot has happened since my last post. The economy is making a come back but you have to 'evolve' your self and your work. If you have been on the art show circuit for along time, your stuff becomes 'tired' looking and  people that have seen you for 3 -5 years at the same shows start to see it too. Time to relook your work and think of ways to 'update' it. What? Do I hear that is what my work is and I'm not changing a thing? Well, as…


Cutting down on traveling, are you too?

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 5:24pm 5 Comments

Well, I traveled long and hard this year and I think I will be staying closer to home with all the traveling expenses and make a long story short, I added the expenses and what I netted.....That was alot of traveling and work to only make a few hundred dollars a show! So I decided to stay closer to home and try the smaller shows in my area plus it was taking a toll on my health. I'm getting very creative on where and how I'm displaying my work and extending my subject manner to…


Beware of galleries that are miss-representing what they really are

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 1:50pm 7 Comments

I just learned a great expensive lesson.Beware of 'gallery owners' that approach you and tell you wonderful things about what will happen. Always go and check out the place and make sure it is what they say. He highly exaggerated what they sell, was treated with disrespect, they used some of my equipment without my permission, left the artists alone at the booth that he was representing to sell t-shirts.....yes I said t-shirts....I have high end oil paintings and was there just to demonstrate… Continue

Worried about no money for future booth fees...

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:33am 13 Comments

Well, since this has been a very slow year for me, I cannot apply for any shows for the next season since the money I made went to bills so now I have to wait until something comes in and call the last minute to see if I can get in a show when I have the money. This economy is really taking a toll on me and everyone including the buyers. Will we be extinct within 10 years? I'm not quitting, this is the only thing I know how to do. Also, I hurt myself very badly on my back setting up my booth. I… Continue

Kentucky Shows 2010 part 3

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 11:17am 0 Comments

I am finally home after my 'tour' of shows in Kentucky. And what a tour it was! I thought Florida was hot but boy, it was sweltering. I never show in the heat and try to avoid it, usually Kentucky is tolerable but not so this time. My last show was Francisco's Farm in Midway College. I heard it was a great show and now I know why. Set-up on Friday was unbearable with the weather blistering. I took my time and usually a 3 hour set-up took me almost 6 hours, resting and drinking plenty of water.… Continue

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