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Jacque Crable
  • Burlington, IA
  • United States
  • Metal Sculpture
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Please critique my booth shot!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Daniel Apr 3, 2016. 2 Replies

Please critique my booth shot so I can fix it... metal is hard to show... No cnc involved here, everything is made by hand and I do all our powdercoating. I need to make a new booth shot…Continue

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Some advice please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Oct 16, 2013. 4 Replies

Howdy, I could use some advice.  Jerry & I will be visited by a couple art buyers next week, they are VERY interested in a large piece that we have.  They are driving  6 hours to meet us and see…Continue

Sugar Creek Hotel space

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow Feb 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Just to inform you all that are thinking about Sugar Creek in Normal IL in July, that the hotels are filling already.  I was told that we got one of the last rooms in our hotel because of the…Continue

Zapp question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elle Heiligenstein Jan 28, 2013. 3 Replies

I have a Zapp question...Should I archive my shows that I was accepted in, or should I leave them in for proof of being accepted in these shows?Continue

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Steve Daniel replied to Jacque Crable's discussion Please critique my booth shot so I can fix it... metal is hard to show... No cnc involved here, everything is made by hand and I do all our powdercoating. I need to make a new booth shot
"I find the grass a little distracting. Maybe you'd want to try a carpet. But as Larry said, you'll want to show a little canopy too, just to make sure they don't think it's an indoor set-up. Another vote for more of the larger…"
Apr 3, 2016
Larry Berman replied to Jacque Crable's discussion Please critique my booth shot so I can fix it... metal is hard to show... No cnc involved here, everything is made by hand and I do all our powdercoating. I need to make a new booth shot
"You need to show a white canopy, maybe the edges on each side and some of the top. Besides that, depending on the level of shows you're applying to, there are too many "on a stick" items and not enough sculptural items in the picture…"
Apr 3, 2016
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Please critique my booth shot so I can fix it... metal is hard to show... No cnc involved here, everything is made by hand and I do all our powdercoating. I need to make a new booth shot

Please critique my booth shot so I can fix it... metal is hard to show... No cnc involved here, everything is made by hand and I do all our powdercoating. I need to make a new booth shotSee More
Apr 3, 2016
Christina L. Towell replied to Jacque Crable's discussion please critique my booth shot (metal is hard to show) in the group Midwest Art Fair Business
"Hi Jacque, I think it's beautiful but I can see what Larry's saying...maybe a flat background would be better?"
Mar 14, 2016
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Jacque Crable's discussion please critique my booth shot (metal is hard to show) in the group Midwest Art Fair Business
"Jacque, I don't have any powerful credentials, so my opinion is just that, my opinion.  That being said, I like this picture.  I don't feel distracted by the background drape.  The blue flower is beautiful.  Do the stem…"
Mar 13, 2016
Larry Berman replied to Jacque Crable's discussion please critique my booth shot (metal is hard to show) in the group Midwest Art Fair Business
"Please post to the forum for jury images.http://www.artfairinsiders.com/forum/categories/jurying-for-art-fairs-craft/listForCategory Think about a solid non distracting background. Larry Berman"
Mar 13, 2016
Jacque Crable added a discussion to the group Midwest Art Fair Business
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please critique my booth shot (metal is hard to show)

and does this meet Larrys approval for a single pic?I want to take new photos and am open to ideas, but my ego is breakable so please be kind of nice...thanks, JacqueSee More
Mar 13, 2016
Jacque Crable replied to Chris Hoyt's discussion What Qualifies as Hand Crafted?
"We are metal artist and do use a plasma cutter and mig welder, not a CNC, Jerry cuts everything out by hand with no two flowers or flower petals looking the same.  It takes alot of time and a steady hand, but our customers appreciate his…"
Jan 24, 2015
Jacque Crable replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Anyone do Spring Bloom in Bloomington Illinois recently?
"Linnea,  We have done Spring Bloom for the past 6 years, it has had ups and downs...the people that run the show are great to artist, and bend over backwards to do whatever they can to make you happy.  The customers that come are buyers,…"
Jan 24, 2015
Jacque Crable replied to Heather Jordan's discussion January– Inventory Panic or Procrastination?
"I wasn't there to see the customers faces when they (panic'd) but that always is a good thing in my booth, I love watching them look around then possibly find the piece they wanted, grab it and not put it down.  And we move the large…"
Jan 5, 2015
Jacque Crable replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? June 27-29, 2014?
"Sue Stookey,  - she knows what she is doing with this show, and it shows.     Just to let you know that we are home and exhausted after the show and moving our daughter from her previous address, to the Des Moines area, we put 1,000…"
Jul 2, 2014
Jacque Crable replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? June 27-29, 2014?
"The Other Art show in Des Moines for us...It is our #1 show with Tons of followers. We have been in this show since the beginning, and have seen nothing but positive changes happening..."
Jun 26, 2014
Jacque Crable replied to Loralea Kirby's discussion A bit of advice from seasoned Art Fair Insiders :)
"Mel,  I am always interested in books about art shows, what titles are you talking about that help with advice on customers or helping escort talkers not buyers out of your tent?"
Mar 25, 2014
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Jacque Crable's discussion Does a website make a big difference?
"I forgot to mention that FASO is e-commerce ready, so all websites have the ability to be a store. The whole idea from Clint is that artists be able to sell their work.   I always hear that artists don't want to pay for a website, and I…"
Feb 28, 2014
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Jacque Crable's discussion Does a website make a big difference?
"I listened to the first one and learned some really good new details. There's a bit of audio trouble throughout, but I understood most of what Scott said. THANKS A MILLION!"
Feb 27, 2014
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Jacque Crable's discussion Does a website make a big difference?
"After I comment, I'll check out those links you've posted, Connie. I'm always fine tuning.   We use Fine Art Studios Online (FASO). Created and designed with artists in mind by Clint Watson, a former gallery art dealer. Your site…"
Feb 27, 2014

Profile Information

Your Medium
Metal Sculpture
Years in the Art Fair Business
since 1993
First show ever
probably the municipal auditiorum in burlington, ia
What is your website?
http://uniquelyyoursmetal.com
What are the best things about art fairs
the new family of artist we are always making
Best show ever and why
Midwest Artfest, (The other Art Show) Des Moines, IA
It's indoor in hot or rainy weather,
Worst show ever and why
a show in Springfiled IL, it was a beerfest not an artshow
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I was looking up information about a show and your website came up.

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 4:00pm on July 28, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Jacque.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.
 
When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!
 
Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.
 
We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at http://www.artfairinsiders.com/page/code-of-conduct. There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.
 
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At 6:33am on December 12, 2012, Nels Johnson said…

Hi.  Dont do Saugatuck, not worth the effort.  Newbies are stuck in bad places.

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I am just trying to help

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am 8 Comments

I am not the most experienced artist out there, but for some reason I have gotten us into all the shows that we signed up for this year, this is a first for us.  The answer (for us) is that I listened to other artist when they had a suggestion...that simple.  We ha\/e friends that argue that the problem is with Zapp or the jury system, etc.  always an excuse.  Sorry honey that is not it, I don't care how long you ha\/e been doing art shows, sometimes a friend can suggest something that…

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