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Michael Lee
  • Male
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • United States
  • Oil Painting
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Your Medium
Oil Painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Dunwoody lemonaide days
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting customers face to face and making new artist friends.
Best show ever and why
So far my best show has been Fransisco's Farm in Midway, KY. I sell equestrian oil paintings and I was in my target area. That show was in 2008. The same show in 2009 was not nearly as good for sales.
Worst show ever and why
Athfest in Athens, GA. It was incredibly hotter than hell. tons of people but they were all college students with no money. I have only $0 a few times and most time it was because of bad weather. Athfest is by far the hottest most miserable I have ever been during a show
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Michael Lee's Blog

A Message To The Art Show Thief

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 12:06pm 12 Comments

The best compliment you can give me is to pay me for my art not steal it. I am flattered that you were so enamored with my painting. However you are not Thomas Crown just as I am not Monet. I am a living, breathing artist who makes his living from my talent selling my oil paintings.

I have a suspicion I know who you are but I am not positive therefore I did not go to the trouble of reporting the theft. I thought long and hard about reporting the theft to the police as I sat in the…


Walking Zombies At Suncoast Arts Fest

Posted on January 25, 2010 at 2:02pm 6 Comments

This show boast that 70,000 people come to it. Yes that may be true but of that 70,000 only a very few come to buy art. The rest are walking through on their way to the mall stores. I really wanted this to be a great show but The patrons had no intention of buying from the artist. The set up was easy, the volunteers were great, the booth had about 5ft of space on each side so you can use the sides for display space.

Plenty of parking what more could an artist ask for? Well buyers… Continue

Longwood Arts and crafts Festival in Fl.

Posted on November 23, 2009 at 10:27am 2 Comments

So much for doing my homework on this show. Over the past few years I think I know how to pick the right show for my work. I am an oil painter and my paintings are bright colorful and certainly affordable to the right crowd.

I deserve a bad grade for choosing this show. If you create art that can be mounted on a stick, pole, rod, rebar, pipe etc then this would be the show for you. If you are a fine artist working in 2d then I would stay away from this show.

I must give… Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 5:29pm on November 23, 2009, Connie Mettler said…
Hello Michael,

Great to see you here at ArtFairInsiders. Welcome! I look forward to your participation in this network. Please add some photos, join some discussions, tell us about your art fair experiences and invite some of your friends to join us. It is a great community.

Thank you for jumping right in and starting the discussion. We are all glad for the info.

All the best,

p.s. My top tip for maximizing this site is to be sure to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each discussion. That way the system will automatically email you whenever anyone responds to a topic that interests you. It's a great time saver!
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