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Mark Zirinsky
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  • sculpture and metalwork
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Woodlands?

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Brian Berkun Dec 14, 2020. 2 Replies

Honored to be accepted to the Woodlands, TX waterway show (April, 2021).Curious to hear others experience at this show, good, indifferent, etc, obviously last show as 2019 so will have to extrapolate…Continue

Sections of St james - Kentucky art show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Mar 29, 2020. 10 Replies

I am applying for the st james court art show, yet there are 4 distinct sections to the show. I am ignorant of the show layout, certain parts of a show usually have a flavor, or focus, if you will. I…Continue

need 2 extra pro panels

Started Feb 25, 2020 0 Replies

Hello all,I am looking for 2 extra pro panels, either black or dark blue, to add to my assortment of booth display items so I can do a few extra walls when I am set up on a corner. I am in Denver,…Continue

Tags: panels, pro, 2, wanted

which show: gold coast or omaha?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Joy Shannon Feb 25, 2020. 14 Replies

Ah, I guess it is good luck, accepted to 2 shows on the same weekend; Omaha, nebraska, and gold coast Chicago. I am doing the uptown show in Chicago the following weekend, and the drive from Omaha to…Continue

Tags: coast, Gold, omaha

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S Brian Berkun replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion Woodlands?
"Did it once, they had me on the lower level next to the water. Although it was a nice place to be not a lot of people came down to see the art there. Artists that were in the park area did better. Also, load in was a little tricky in that area."
Dec 14, 2020
Mitchell Evans replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion Woodlands?
"I've been to Woodlands Waterway a couple times. I've found it to be extremely well organized and well attended. The only downside...one that won't be a problem for the forseeable future I think...is maybe a bit too many art vendors.…"
Dec 14, 2020
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Woodlands?

Honored to be accepted to the Woodlands, TX waterway show (April, 2021).Curious to hear others experience at this show, good, indifferent, etc, obviously last show as 2019 so will have to extrapolate from there. Of course, this year the economy is different, I am speaking of the oil and petrochemical industry not doing as well as previous yearsSee More
Dec 12, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"The last few years, I have been highly organized with show schedules, deadlines, applying in multiple categories, etc. This year, well, like everyone lese, that went out the window. I backed out of shows, that I wanted to do for a long time, finally…"
Nov 25, 2020
Mark Zirinsky commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Just $2?
"Thank you Connie for all you are doing. "
Jul 15, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"on their website, says the show has been cancelled for 2020"
Jun 29, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Agreed, patriot should not be a synonym with idiot.  Next show that is still on the plate is Breckenridge, aug 7, remains to be seen if that happens, and carefree AZ in November. The Breckenridge show seems ti be doing everything correctly,…"
Jun 29, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"And now the St James shows in Kentucky. I have heard good things about the series of shows, applied to a couple of sections, got accepted and chose the Belgravia section.  Seems they are offering what now seems to be a standard offer: automatic…"
Jun 29, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"And now Main Street Ft worth: "Following weeks of watching, learning, understanding, planning and considering all options, the board of directors of Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel the MAIN ST.…"
Jun 24, 2020
Mark Zirinsky commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part 2: Looking ahead to future shows and musing about problems to overcome
"Nels, thanks for the feedback on Ft Worth. Seems most of my shows this year have 2 things in common: a) in the top 15 shows, and b) cancelled. Just when you think you are on a roll.  Your point about weather at shows is taken. In my trimline…"
Jun 23, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Park City cancelled"
Jun 19, 2020
Mark Zirinsky commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part 2: Looking ahead to future shows and musing about problems to overcome
"My ideal booth setup is where it is open on all 4 sides,  I can show work on the inside and outside surfaces, so i effectively have 3 outside and 3 inside surfaces, 10' long each. so, effectively 60' of wall space. When I have to set…"
Jun 17, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Park City/Kimball sent out an announcement, reproduced here: "Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate ever-changing rules and restrictions regarding COVID-19. While specific plans and details are still evolving, I am excited to…"
Jun 13, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Just for comparison, the IMTS show in Chicago, held every other year in September, just cancelled. This is the largest show in N America for machine shops, machining and manufacturing, attracting some 150,000 people from all over the world. Some of…"
Jun 10, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"and now Edina, Mn. After rescheduling from June to August, they decided to cancel 2020 and simply hold it next year in June 2021 "
Jun 8, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"and now Edina, Mn. After rescheduling from June to August, they decided to cancel 2020 and simply hold it next year in June 2021 "
Jun 8, 2020

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Your Medium
sculpture and metalwork
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
cherry creek / stanley
What is your website?
http://studio-z.org
What are the best things about art fairs
You see the reactions of people to your work. Ideas start tumbling out of other artist's mouth. People look, laugh, cry,
Best show ever and why
Cherry Creek Stanley show. My first show, sold my highest price piece with 5 minutes of show opening
Worst show ever and why
Loveland Sculpture festival. Almost no people attended the show; it was very disheartening.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
other artists
What is one fun fact about yourself?
As an artist, I recognize that my business plan (make pretty things at great time and expense) is for the birds; and that is ok. The reactions of customers, when they squint, and their eyes go wide when the recognize what they are looking at, that makes it all worth while.

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At 11:57pm on April 3, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

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