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Mark Loeb
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Free Online Business of Art Seminars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Phillips Mar 27. 1 Reply

Thriving in the art world during a pandemic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Mar 20. 6 Replies

 

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Mark Loeb replied to Chris Umhoefer's discussion Does anyone make significant sales online, and if so, how and where?
"There are so many people looking for help navigating the online art sales world.  We're trying to run some workshops for them. If you feel you are very comfortable with one or more of the online platforms and willing to be on an online…"
Apr 2
Keith Phillips replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Free Online Business of Art Seminars
"Unfortunately, I don't live in a part of the country where I can take advantage of the excellent art and craft shows that you support, but I would still like to thank you for doing this for the art community. It shows a true concern on your…"
Mar 27
Mark Loeb posted a discussion

Free Online Business of Art Seminars

Integrity Shows will be working with various artists to offer a series of online seminars for artists on a variety of subjects from Social Media Marketing to Hosting Studio Tours.  In these days we all have to find additional ways to sell our art.For the next few days, we are evaluating people's interests- please complete the survey at www.is.gd/careerseries.Let us know both: what you would like to learn; as well as what…See More
Mar 26
Larry Berman commented on Mark Loeb's blog post Jury Criteria and transparency
"Sorry Mark, I can't. But I can provide instructions on having the artist shoot their own and then send it to me for editing. http://bermangraphics.com/blog/photograph-your-booth/ Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Mar 20
Connie Mettler replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Thriving in the art world during a pandemic
"I'm a little jealous of the people who don't know what to do with themselves and are already bored. Good grief! Most of us work at home (and then on the road) and despite economic hardship there is still plenty to do. Right? Me today: work…"
Mar 20
Larry Berman commented on Mark Loeb's blog post Jury Criteria and transparency
"So did St Louis. Larry Berman"
Mar 19
Connie Mettler commented on Mark Loeb's blog post Jury Criteria and transparency
"The Des Moines Arts Festival eliminated categories altogether a few years ago. It still produced a fine show. What do you think about doing that?"
Mar 19
Mark Loeb commented on Mark Loeb's blog post Jury Criteria and transparency
"Thanks, Larry.  Would you be interested in coming to Detroit on August 1-2- our Belle Isle Art Fair.  I would lie to make an opportunity for artists to contract with you for a booth shot before opening both days.  I could also set up…"
Mar 19
Larry Berman commented on Mark Loeb's blog post Jury Criteria and transparency
"A few things to throw out. Having a three year jury is good for those artists but I would consider having an emerging artist category where the booth is free or reduced cost (and the show provides the tent) but they have to jury again the following…"
Mar 19
Mark Loeb posted a blog post

Jury Criteria and transparency

Looking back at my posts, I am fixated on the subject of creating a fair jury and clearly providing information to artists so that they can choose the best shows for their art.  For each artist, there is a different answer, including things that range from proximity to price point. How can I provide answers that would be helpful to all of them?The next section is very long and very detailed.  Maybe it would never be read if posted on my web site.  Still, if we're going to be transparent the…See More
Mar 18
Barry Shandler replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Thriving in the art world during a pandemic
"The safest place to be now is it your home. Its may be good they are cancelling plays, concerts, basketball games,craft shows, and even places like skiing in Vail. Otherwise I would be right there first in line. Being older over 60 its best for me.…"
Mar 15
Richard L. Sherer replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Thriving in the art world during a pandemic
"None of my shows start until May 2 and the first little one day show at church is not a big deal. The weekend shows do not start until Memorial Day. It’s a snow melt thing in Colorado. Two things I will throw out there about surviving the…"
Mar 12
Mark Loeb replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Thriving in the art world during a pandemic
"I expect all of us, and most of the country and beyond will have some pain from this. It would not surprise me if I had to cancel some of my shows, and I am working to minimize the damage to artists.  I believe that when this is over people…"
Mar 11
Barry Bernstein replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Thriving in the art world during a pandemic
"Whoops, I just read your post about refunds. Your shows are far enough into the future that the issue of cancellation will be resolved in the next 60 days, which is long before we reach the 3 week buffer. I just hope other shows follow suit."
Mar 11
Barry Bernstein replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Thriving in the art world during a pandemic
"If any of your shows are cancelled, are you going to refund the booth fees?"
Mar 11
Mark Loeb posted a discussion

Thriving in the art world during a pandemic

Let's get everyone's best advice.  Here's my thoughts-First thing- Don’t Panic.  It won’t help and it’s not necessary. I have started this conversation so that we can support each other in a time of worry.   Many of you have survived down turns of various kinds.  Please share your advice.  All of us have worries and questions, let’s address them here and get through this together. First off, some good news.Most of us will survive this and in a short time, the world will be familiar again. We…See More
Mar 11

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Years in the Art Fair Business
29
First show ever
I used to go to the original Ann Arbor Art Fair with my mother (a painter) back in the 60's and 70's.
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http://integrityshows.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Great people. Everyshow is like a reunion.
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Connie

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Jury Criteria and transparency

Posted on March 18, 2020 at 11:34am 5 Comments

Looking back at my posts, I am fixated on the subject of creating a fair jury and clearly providing information to artists so that they can choose the best shows for their art.  For each artist, there is a different answer, including things that range from proximity to price point.

 

How can I provide answers that would be helpful to all of them?

The next section is very long and very detailed.  Maybe it would never be read if posted on my web site.  Still, if…

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Licensed work?

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 10:09pm 55 Comments

As you might expect from my previous post, I am being extra careful to be pro-active in the jury process.  I'd love to get feedback on something from other event coordinators and some artists.

Photographer  "___________" a talented artists regular in my events has some really cool prints.  I like them enough that I have purchased a few.

Then I found an identical image at Target on a cheaper substrate.

I ask. He tells me that he had licensed the image to Target for a…

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How did that happen?

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 1:00pm 25 Comments

Every few years, it happens.  A buy sell booth makes it through our careful deliberate process.  I'd like to explain how that happened, and why we can't do more about it.

A painted metal artist this last weekend at the Clay, Glass and Metal Show should not have been included in the fair.  While he was possibly an artist, the style and quantity of work he showed indicated that at least a good amount of his…

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Define Art?

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 9:55am 3 Comments

Is the perfect show impossible?

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 7:56am 7 Comments

My surveys for the new Palmer Park Art Fair have been coming it.  It was a beautiful show, and, the only thing that most of the artists mentioned as negative was that the wind on Saturday was problematic.  All but one of my surveys came in with positive comments.  The remaining one had nothing but negatives.  According to this one artist absolutely everything that others said was completely untrue.  Their parking was convenient, his was not.  Their setting was beautiful, his was not.  It…

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At 7:25pm on March 5, 2009, Christy LaRoy said…
Hey Mark, it looks like to me you run some local art shows? If so I was wondering if you had the chance to give me a few tips. I've been helping with Monroe's Street fair and we are really wanting it to be a premier art show.....any suggestions?
At 11:51am on June 03, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Mark Loeb a gift
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Many, many thanks for your support!
At 8:59am on April 14, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Mark Loeb a gift
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Happy birthday, Mark. I hope it is a great day full of fun and friends and that this year makes all your entrepreneurial dreams come true - the other ones too! I look forward to working with you again
At 1:39am on June 24, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Mark Loeb a gift
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Congrats Mark on winning the Post of the Week - 6/23/2014.

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