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Jay Snively
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Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...

Started this discussion. Last reply by beth clark Jun 17, 2020. 9 Replies

Penrod in Indianapolis and Big Four in Louisville have both invited me. Both are the same weekend and I'm trying to determine which show would be better for me. (I'm aware that one or both of these…Continue

Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Wheeler Feb 15. 12 Replies

Zapp's website says acceptable image file formats are jpeg, jpg, tiff, png. For the purpose of uploading to Zapp, is there a format or formats preferred over the others?Also, is there any benefit to…Continue

Take Orders vs. Sell off the Wall?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Mar 22, 2020. 4 Replies

This question is for those who sell reproductions or prints (as most photography is done).Do you ever take orders as opposed to selling off the wall? If that doesn't make sense, here's why I…Continue

How to Efficiently Find Art Fairs to Consider?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jan 8, 2020. 17 Replies

I'm relatively new to doing art fairs and I'm in the process of searching for appropriate art fairs to apply for 2020. The region I'm looking for is within 500 miles of Dayton, Ohio.I'm familiar with…Continue

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Scott Wheeler replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"Thanks for the info!  If Zap shows the jury the file that I uploaded then I'm fine.  Zap does downsize the file for view on their website.  I think that is why I see a difference."
Feb 15
Robert Wallis replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"I do judging on a major midwest art fair, and look at several media besides photography. Only rarely have I seen images that were soft, and usually it was with a new or low-skills artist. If you're doing all the right things, then I…"
Feb 15
Scott Wheeler replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"I re-saved the image at 1.7mb 1920x1920 at 72ppi.  Uploaded to zapp and it is still soft looking on the zap website.  So I re loaded the file into Photoshop and it looks great.  The downsized image also looks perfectly sharp on my…"
Feb 15
Robert Wallis replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"Make sure your color space is still being retained in Save for Web. 4 meg file size seems awfully large, usually around 2M is typical, unless your work has a lot of intricate textures. There will be a reduction in sharpness and Save for Web does do…"
Feb 14
Scott Wheeler replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"I've been noticing the same problem on zapp.  I am a photographer who does large prints.  IN Photoshop I downsized my image to 1920 pixels at 300 ppi and did a save for web with high quality.  The file size is 4 mb.  I…"
Feb 13
Jay Snively replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"I appreciate the point, Connie. It addresses an item I've been wondering about. I'm not too concerned with sales at the art fair, anyway. My primary goal for doing a fair is to find those who express an interest in my work and add them to…"
Jun 16, 2020
Jay Snively replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Thank you ALL for your comments - it's very helpful. Thanks especially to Kathleen for the details - I would find the complicated logistics a little stressful."
Jun 16, 2020
Connie Mettler replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Weighing in here on the likelihood of sales at both of these events. I hear the worries about high unemployment casting a pall on sales. However, the demographics of attendees at art fairs probably shows that these are the people least likely to…"
Jun 16, 2020
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Hi Jay, We have only done Penrod, so cannot compare, but logistically, it is a nightmare!  Although it is a one day show, you have to set up the night before.  The museum grounds, while beautiful, are a maze and the artists are assigned to…"
Jun 16, 2020
S Brian Berkun replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"You have about a month to decide I'v taken a wait and see position. Some shows have already canceled into September while others have taken it right up to the money due date and large gatherings were canceled by local authorities. The decision…"
Jun 16, 2020
Donald Markham replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"Kentucky COVID cases are climbing at a faster rate than Indiana’s which in my feeble mind means a greater risk of cancellation, I do live in Indiana and have also been invited to Penrod but most of the shows in Indiana (At this point in time)…"
Jun 16, 2020
Joan Glover replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"I did Big Four last year, and it was very good for me. Setup and breakdown was a breeze. Great customers and location. However, there were some artists that said "won't be back". My medium is basketry. I'm going again this year."
Jun 16, 2020
Jay Snively posted a discussion

Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...

Penrod in Indianapolis and Big Four in Louisville have both invited me. Both are the same weekend and I'm trying to determine which show would be better for me. (I'm aware that one or both of these shows may not happen in 2020.)As a newbie at the art fair business, I've done only one show to date, so I don't have a good feel for how my work is likely to do in a given venue.My medium is photography - mostly abstracts and nature details. I do very few landscapes and no wildlife.I know Robert…See More
Jun 15, 2020
Jay Snively replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"Thank you for the kind words, Barrie. Regarding Instagram, that's been on my to-do list for too long. Numerous credible sources have said Instagram has been a good investment - I have no doubt that it's something I need to be doing."
Apr 25, 2020
Jay Snively replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"I've seen so many businesses leave money on the table by not building or utilizing their mailing lists. This applies to all industries. It's not about hounding people to buy your stuff. It's not about filling people's email inbox…"
Apr 23, 2020
Tony burns replied to Jay Snively's discussion Zapp Image File Format and Resolution?
"Adobe photoshop is about the easiest way to do this on your own. Ive done this as well for a couple artists here and their - Zapplications even has some text on how to do this from their site ! a step by step approach . Not sure of the cost of the…"
Apr 18, 2020

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Fine art photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
One
First show ever
Art on the Lawn 2019, Yellow Springs, OH
What is your website?
http://jay.photo
What are the best things about art fairs
Connecting with people
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I don't own a television

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At 9:09am on March 19, 2020, Stewart Rein said…
I am a photographer. Most weekends, I’ll be in a different city. My large hanging pieces sometimes show wear and tear. I ask buyers if they will allow me to print new and ship. About 75% say yes. I include the shipping price (about $20 for a 45x30) in the cost. This has worked well for the past 13 years.
At 7:54am on March 21, 2019, Paula Shoulders said…

Hi Jay, just saw your message and then lost it. I'm having a hard time navigating. I'm much better at email if you would like to contact me. 

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Thanks, Paula

At 6:19pm on March 12, 2019, 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.

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