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JoAnn VanDeCarr
  • Hopewell Junction, NY
  • United States
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white Plains Outdoor Art show

Started this discussion. Last reply by JoAnn VanDeCarr Feb 5. 2 Replies

considering this show in June and wondered if anyone had done it recently.  Not hoping for a fortune, just a chance to sell in Westchester, NY      JoAnnContinue

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JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"as a woodworker, I get "where do I buy the kits for these" but once that was followed with" no,well then canI have some paper to trace yours?""
May 9
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Carol Knox's discussion Strategies for the Seasoned Artist
"Let's consider people moving on to "retirement activities".  Most folks in their planning hope to have time for travel, painting, wood crafts or a pottery class.  We are blessed to have this every day - and enjoy most of…"
Apr 29
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Lyra y Jose's discussion Woodstock-New Paltz Art Shows- Anyone have experience with these shows?
"excellant promoter   Show was 2 days after a hurricane one year and they quickly hired college kids to dig moats around the large tents and kept bringing straw for the ground.    About half local patrons and half from Westchester.…"
Feb 12
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to JoAnn VanDeCarr's discussion white Plains Outdoor Art show
"thanks   will probably give it a try as we are fairly local.  Can you suggest any other Westchester shows?     JoAnn"
Feb 5
Don Hart replied to JoAnn VanDeCarr's discussion white Plains Outdoor Art show
"We have done this show many times over the years and have always done well. Do keep in mind that this is the type of show you cant do year after year. Since it depends on the local population (mostly in walking distance) you will sell it out after…"
Feb 4
JoAnn VanDeCarr posted a discussion

white Plains Outdoor Art show

considering this show in June and wondered if anyone had done it recently.  Not hoping for a fortune, just a chance to sell in Westchester, NY      JoAnnSee More
Feb 4
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Framed artwork or Matted only?
"always best to have different sizes and price points but the problem with small matted watercolors is they can look like greeting cards.  Be sure your display and signage highlight how special these are."
Jan 28
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Heard once from a customer they would not shop where prices were not posted.  Felt that the quote would be higher if they looked affluent and a stupid number if they did not look serious"
Dec 30, 2017
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Scott Zuziak's discussion Intro from newbie, Chicago :)
"love the formality of the piece juxtaposed with the rough  base.  Good eye and very professional looking.   See your only problem at shows is packing them safely.   JoAnn"
Sep 26, 2017
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Christmas Open House Idea
"Did something similar locally (NY).  Remember to work out liability and insurance  Things happen   JoAnn"
Sep 19, 2017
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Gregory Tomb's discussion Light Dome for sale also sheerly mesh combo unit walls
"interesting  but I can buy mesh walls new with stabar for my tent for $685    sorry  JoAnn"
Aug 24, 2017
Connie Mettler left a comment for JoAnn VanDeCarr
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, JoAnn. 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…"
Aug 24, 2017
Christina L. Towell left a comment for JoAnn VanDeCarr
"Hello JoAnn, Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for signing up and best wishes for continued success."
Aug 24, 2017
JoAnn VanDeCarr replied to Gregory Tomb's discussion Light Dome for sale also sheerly mesh combo unit walls
"what is the price for canopy and mesh walls?  could you do walls only and for how much?  also where are you?  thanks JoAnn"
Aug 23, 2017

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Your Medium
wood
Years in the Art Fair Business
38
First show ever
church basement fundraiser
What are the best things about art fairs
feedback from patrons
Best show ever and why
juried in after many tries and nearly sold out
Worst show ever and why
school show where promoter came over the PA and told everyone to go home 2 hours early as there were NO customers
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
found searching online for used equipment
What is one fun fact about yourself?
part time librarian

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At 8:31am on August 24, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello JoAnn,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for signing up and best wishes for continued success.

At 12:48pm on August 24, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

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