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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Melissa Hardison
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • United States
  • oil painting
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Looking to buy pro panels North Florida

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Hardison Oct 31, 2018. 4 Replies

I’m looking to buy a set of pro panels but currently have limited ability to travel. I can meet anywhere within 100 miles of Tallahassee Fl. Thank you. Seems like there are lots of Items for sale in…Continue

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Melissa Hardison replied to kara unland's discussion frustration and feeling like the biggest loser
"Don’t change your work - I think you need to come at this from an impartial marketers perspective. Don’t take your current results personally so far, you need to revise your strategy. This is a niche, unique product, and uses some sub…"
Jun 8, 2019
Melissa Hardison replied to Lisa Sabo Brown's discussion Tent and mesh panels
"How much for just the panels and related accessories (don’t need weights)? Can I use with any tent? Sure you wouldn’t be willing to ship the lighter stuff? Thanks"
Jun 8, 2019
Melissa Hardison replied to Rick Wallace's discussion sell everything in shot?
"Remember lots of businesses rise and fall every day and could want a lot of themed art for a setting: a restaurant, hotel, bar, etc.your work looks commercially accessible."
Jun 8, 2019
Melissa Hardison replied to Rick Wallace's discussion sell everything in shot?
"The only concern is if you believe the price you offered is too low. But you can’t retroactively raise it for this buyer, you can just decline the deal. You already sell your work for such a low price - $2500 may be fair once you subtract your…"
Jun 8, 2019

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oil painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
What are the best things about art fairs
Seeing a variety of art and meeting new people
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I found out about your website by searching for art display panels.

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At 9:46pm on April 24, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Melissa. 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 make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 12:52pm on April 24, 2017, Melissa Hardison said…
Thank you, Christina!
At 10:11am on April 24, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Melissa,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll gather all the information you need here to get started on this new path.  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.


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