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Jay Heinrich
  • Hillsboro, TX
  • United States
  • Leather/Acrylic
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Heinrich Aug 16, 2017. 3 Replies

Does anyone have input on the The Shops at LaCantera Art Festival in San Antonio 10/7, 8? Deadline is approaching and not sure which way to go. ThanksContinue

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Started Jun 16, 2017 0 Replies

Does anyone have any input on the following three shows?New Braunfels Fall into ArtArt@The Domain AustinCottonwood Art FestivalThanks much, trying to decide on viable shows.Continue

Wind, Heat, Equipment, etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Heinrich Apr 15, 2017. 6 Replies

Am fairly new to the "show circuit" and have a few questions for members with experience:How do Pro-Panels stand up to the wind? Seems they would be like sails as well as seeming "frail". Also mesh…Continue

Ruidoso Art Festival

Started Mar 6, 2017 0 Replies

Is anyone familiar with, or have info on, the Ruidoso Art Festival? Continue

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Jay Heinrich commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Art Fair Jackson Hole, 2 shows -- extended deadline
"I am at least two days driving from the show and considering it but wonder about comments relative to the return (sales) at the show. I'll have probably $1.5K plus into it if I go and wanted to limit liability if I can. My work is western…"
Feb 15, 2018

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Batesville, IN
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Best show ever and why
Colorado State Fair Fine Arts - acknowledged winner
Worst show ever and why
Phippen Prescott AZ - arrogance
Who referred you to Please be specific.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Only artist in the country doing my style of art.

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At 7:54am on July 7, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Jay,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll take a look around and make yourself at home.  Thanks and continued success.

At 4:16pm on July 12, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Jay. 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 1:59pm on August 24, 2017, Leslie Sealey said…

Hi Jay, I sent you a message with a rough estimate...will still be a while before I post it, as I have some travel coming up.  Thanks!

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