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Michael Thomas
  • Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Schoeller May 25. 11 Replies

Is there anyone else out there whose primary residence is their RV and they do not have a physical residence anywhere? I ask because this will soon be my situation. I have just returned to the US…Continue

Question about Application Deadlines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Apr 17, 2017. 19 Replies

Hi Folks. Newbie here who is planning to begin doing shows in 2018. I am looking for a listing of the art shows organized by application deadline dates. I have looked at the ArtFairCalendar site and…Continue

Living in RV/Travel Trailer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Thomas Feb 16. 28 Replies

Hello Art Show Folks,I have been through some major life changes recently. As a result, I have decided to make the plunge and venture out to the art fair world to sell my photography. I am working…Continue

 

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Thomas Schoeller replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"https://rvshare.com/blog/state-residency/ This is something we (wife and I) are on the cusp of doing ourselves. Lot's of things to iron out, especially carrying my inventory which is all large format print media, and backfilling inventory…"
May 25
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Yes, I will be looking into both. I heard of each mentioned in some of the Escapees info I have been looking through"
Mar 3
Larry Sohn replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"You  might also look into "Passport America" and "Good Sam", I have found them useful in saving money on many things related to RVs and travel."
Mar 3
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Good advice. THanks!"
Mar 3
Carol Larsen replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"I recommend you join, if you haven’t already, some of the full time rv’s Groups on FB. They cover residency issues, insurance, etc. "
Mar 2
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Thanks Dale! I just joined them! I guess I was on the right track with that decision. :-)"
Feb 19
Dale Thurston replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Escapees RV Club is all about the fulltime RV owner. Has huge support network from mail order to domicile locations in Florida, Texas, South Dakota. You should find everything you need for a low price yearly membership. Welcome to the fulltime…"
Feb 19
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Thanks Ralph for your response. I will be doing something similar to what you described. "
Feb 17
Ralph Patterson replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Like Larry said there was a thread about a year ago.  During our travels we've spoken with a few full timers that travel the country from place to place.  The two I remember used a RV park in I believe North Dakota as their…"
Feb 16
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Hello Ralph, I have a follow-up question to a long ago discussion. How do you purchase your liability insurance when you are a fulltime RVer? I checked with RLI and they want my business to have a physical address. I have a physical address with a…"
Feb 16
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Hi Gary and Maureen, I have a follow-up question to a discussion from almost a year ago. I am about to get my RV and hit the road to art fairs. I checked into getting liability insurance with RLI and they needed a physical address in order to…"
Feb 16
Michael Thomas replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Hi Larry, Thanks for the response. You've given me a few options that I will explore. Also, thanks for the lead on the earlier discussion thread. Best! Mike"
Feb 16
Larry Sohn replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Not sure if this will work. A) Book yourself into an RV park or hotel. Declare that address, then have your mail forwarded from there. B) Use your Attorney & the attorney's address. They can act as a legitimate go between. C) Any…"
Feb 16
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Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs

Is there anyone else out there whose primary residence is their RV and they do not have a physical residence anywhere? I ask because this will soon be my situation. I have just returned to the US after working overseas for 7 1/2 years. I plan to purchase a travel trailer and travel around to art fairs. I will not have a physical residence. I plan to declare my domicile as Arkansas in that is where I am from and want to keep my medical network in that area.Here is the issue I am running into...I…See More
Feb 15

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Years in the Art Fair Business
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First show ever
I haven't participated in a show yet, but am considering doing so.
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http://mbthomasphotography.com
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I found it through a Google search for art fair information.
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I did not pick up a "serious" camera until I was 50 year old.

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At 9:03am on February 24, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Michael,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.

At 3:28pm on February 25, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Michael. 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.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.
Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.

Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

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 9:02am on April 19, 2017, Larry Sohn said…

Good morning Michael

Sorry I just saw your friend request.

Pleasure discussing your new proposed adventure, with you. Motorhome / trailer, enabling you to travel, explore without the time constraints of getting to airports, hotels or back "home" will open up paths you might have never known. May these paths bring you to unfound wonders.

Larry

At 4:27pm on April 19, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

So glad to be of help to you, Michael. Actually, just about every question about this business is answered somewhere on this site. We've been asking and answering for over 8 years ... hope to meet you someday.

At 11:27am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Michael Thomas a gift
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Thank you, Michael, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.

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