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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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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?
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 Please be specific.
I was looking up information about a show and your website came up.

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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.

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!
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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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