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Jim Swallow
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  • Saint Petersburg, FL
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2 out of three jurors know what they are doing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Feb 19, 2014. 12 Replies

At ArtiGras this weekend the first two judges came into the booth and asked questions about my technique and seemed interested and when the buzzer went off after a minute they seemed like they wanted…Continue

Bad Last minute Art Patrons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patty McPhillips Feb 22, 2014. 10 Replies

At ArtiGras in Jupiter this weekend a woman came up to my booth and said that she would give me 750 for a piece marked at 1000 then told me to think about it and she would come back after dealing…Continue

Boca Museum Show February 8-9 UnProfessional

Started this discussion. Last reply by R. C. Fulwiler Feb 12, 2014. 31 Replies

I was accepted to the Boca Museum of art show coming up Feb 8 & 9 and paid for the show in early January and thought I was all set. I started advertising and letting clients and future clients…Continue

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
20 plus
First show ever
Las Olas 1984
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
meeting art lovers
Best show ever and why
Mount Dora, 2014
I received my first Award of Excellence
Worst show ever and why
Greater Charlotte Festival of Art in October 2013.
Nobdy knew there was a show that weekend. Promoter did a terrible job
Who referred you to Please be specific.
to many artists at shows. been on mailing list for a short time. found on web

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At 10:09pm on February 4, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Jim.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please 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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At 11:13pm on February 12, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Jim Swallow a gift
Thank you, Jim, for reviewing the Boca Museum Festival of Art. We do appreciate your help.
At 2:42pm on February 19, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jim Swallow a gift
Many thanks, Jim, for joining this site and for all the stimulating discussions you've been part of. This is what makes the site relevant and helpful to others. I hope you'll continue to take part.

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