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Jim Dalton
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  • West End, NC
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Jim Dalton's Discussions

New web site up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Dec 3, 2015. 4 Replies

Our new web site is up, we would appreciate all comments, criticisms and suggestions. Linda Dalton PotteryContinue

Square comes into the fold

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Parker Jun 18, 2015. 8 Replies

Square posted on their facebook page tonight that they would offer an NFC reader for Apple Pay with an EMV capability for chip cards in the same device, and that it would be available for no charge…Continue

Wooda, Coulda, Shoulda

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Nov 18, 2014. 5 Replies

Apple's initial public offering was on December 12, 1980.The stock opened at $22.00 per share.The stock has split three times since the IPO so, on a split-adjusted basis, the IPO price was $2.75.The…Continue

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Don't sell Apple short!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Newton Dec 3, 2014. 5 Replies

Does everyone remember when they first heard of these? Then there was itunes, iphones, ipads, etc, etc. When Apple decides to dominate they do it by innovation; creating demand for something we did…Continue

 

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Cynthia Margaret Bye replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"I also like your post from a few years ago about using rubber pads or something like that for extra grip on the bottom (of the PVC type). Thanks again!"
Sunday
Cynthia Margaret Bye replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"That looks nice!  I've been using The black EZ Up sandbags and they weigh 40 lbs each, but I want to upgrade my look.  Yes...sometimes they have weight requirements at the shows and will actually weigh them! I used to participate in…"
Sunday
Cynthia Margaret Bye replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"I like the buckshot idea!  I have been successfully using black sandbags that weigh 40 lbs each, but I am trying to make my display more sleek in appearance and the PVC tubes look nice!  Using shorter tubing will be more convenient to…"
Sunday
Greg Little replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"Since first making my pvc weights years ago I have made 2 different options. First is filling the pvc with lead buckshot to get a 50 lb weight that is 17 inches tall. I also bought 4 dumbells from Walmart that are just as heavy and available in all…"
Saturday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
Friday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"I've never had anyone come around to weigh my weights. I think mine finished out at 42 pounds. Five gallon water buckets mid point on 3 walls adds more, plus merchandis on walls. "You want to put a scale under each leg?  Go ahead and…"
Friday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"Mine have handles too. I rotate them in truck so handles rest on floor to keep them from rolling."
Friday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"Use tiedowns rather than bungy cords so they rest on ground and strap to legs. Dead weight on tent and no swinging."
Friday
Cynthia Margaret Bye replied to Jim Dalton's discussion How to make weights for your tent for less than $30
"Great Instructions and wonderful additional tips from others on the forum! My important question is: How much do these weigh? ...or more specifically... When using cement along with 4" PVC, what is the weight per foot? Most of my shows require…"
Friday
Fletcher Dean replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"OMG. I get that same question every show. I just tell them I have a really long telephoto lens - and then bask in the blank stare I get in return."
May 31, 2018
Connie Mettler replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"Got to love both of these stories. Thank you, Al."
May 10, 2018
Connie Mettler replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"LOL."
May 10, 2018
Larry Sohn replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"Another fun one... After the customer raved about my works. "This is wonderful... you have a great eye...These are great... Did you ever think of doing it professionally?"  My response... "I don't want to lose my amateur…"
May 9, 2018
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, 2018
Al Scovern replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"So, I just got back from Brookside which was, I must say, a disappointment after a great show in Fort Worth. I missed my favorite booth neighbor Jeri Vitello and her hysterically funny husband, and sales were just average or a bit below, and then I…"
May 9, 2018
Larry Sohn replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"As a photographer, I like when they ask, "What type of camera do your use?" I answer differently, depending on my mood and how I read them... "I wonder if people asked Da Vinci, what type of paint brush he used" or "I…"
May 8, 2018

Profile Information

Your Medium
Clay
Years in the Art Fair Business
15
First show ever
local guild
What is your website?
http://lindadaltonpottery.com
What are the best things about art fairs
meeting patrons, seeing them acquire art they like, cultivating collectors, getting input from patrons on directions they wish the work would go, hanging out with other artists
Best show ever and why
Boston Mills, Ist week, 2008. Nobody had seen our work before and it just jumped off the shelves
Worst show ever and why
High Point, NC, least traffic ever at a show
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Larry Berman

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Where are you going?

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:27am 4 Comments

Wayne Gretzky is quoted as saying "I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been". For artists who are passionate about their art, who love interacting with patrons, and assisting them in acquiring that perfect piece, whether for themselves or as a gift, we all have second thoughts about continuing on our present plan of applying to a bunch of art fairs, selecting the perfect images of our work, getting the perfect booth slide, the perfect artist statement, etc and dealing…

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Rained out at Atalaya

Posted on September 27, 2010 at 5:12pm 2 Comments

Atalaya is a well run, well organized art fair at Huntington Beach State Park just south of Myrtle Beach, SC. It offers a picturesque setting, cash awards, friendly and helpful staff, and though music and food are available they are not intrusive. What they were unable to provide, however, were buyers. Crowds were good on Friday, indeed, there was a long line waiting for entry when the show opened at noon. Everyone looked and commented on how nice the art was, but did not buy. All the artists… Continue

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At 11:19pm on July 22, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Linda and Jim. I'm pleased to see you both here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. 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!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
At 9:08am on October 20, 2011, Pat Finney said…

Hi Linda and Jim,

  Any ideas you have on photographing iridized glass would be greatly appreciated.  I'm having a little more luck but still not where I think I should be.  Thanks,

Pat

At 10:40pm on March 12, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Jim Dalton a gift
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Thank you, Jim and Linda, for referring Karen Plum to Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:55pm on July 4, 2012, John Beasley said…

Hey Guys, how was your weekend? I hope it was better than the Farm! :o) This evening we used the beautiful goblets you made, did you know that red wine tastes better in a Dalton goblet?  

At 4:52pm on February 04, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Jim Dalton a gift
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Do you believe this? Your discussion is still rolling along -- 49 pages of comments must be saying you guys are genius for starting this one. Thank you for your continued posting and info at AFI.
At 2:35pm on November 13, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jim Dalton a gift
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Thank you, Jim, for referring Melody J. Curtis to Art Fair Insiders.

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