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R. C. Fulwiler
  • 74, Male
  • Lakeland, FL
  • United States
  • Digital Photography
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Boca Museum Show: The Show that Was....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Parker Feb 14, 2014. 5 Replies

 

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Richard L. Sherer commented on R. C. Fulwiler's blog post What About Jury Fees?
"I was out about $105 for jury fees for summer art shows in Colorado resort areas, Either I or they have canceled all. One booth fee paid refunded, other will be applied to 2021. Housing deposits of about $2K fully refunded without cancellation fees…"
Apr 24
Judy Christian commented on R. C. Fulwiler's blog post What About Jury Fees?
"Some of the shows that I have had cancel, are automatically putting us on for 2021 without going through the jurying for next year. Which should mean (I hope!) that we don't have to pay a 2021 jury fee. That feels fair to me."
Apr 24
Ron Mellott commented on R. C. Fulwiler's blog post What About Jury Fees?
"Good point, Mr. Fulwiler!   Since jury fees are non-refundable and not being refunded, and arguably for many shows in excess of what is needed to actually jury the event, seems at least a part of jury fees could be refunded given what has…"
Apr 23
R. C. Fulwiler posted a blog post

What About Jury Fees?

Shows have been reaching out to us and refunding booth fees.  Thank you, but that's our money.  If you're anything like me, your main concern is about future shows when things begin to get back to normal, say in August or September and beyond.My biggest artist expense right now is jury fees!  Some shows are deferring deadlines and/or jury fees, but still want their "cash cows" ponying up!  Why not roll the clock back and lower or get rid of them?When I started doing shows in 1981, there was no…See More
Apr 23
R. C. Fulwiler commented on Connie Mettler's blog post News from Winter Park
"For artists and patrons, the fact is, if we hold the art fair there is no certainty of catching the virus.  And, if caught the survival rate is high.  On the other hand for artists, by canceling the shows there is a certainty of financial…"
Mar 13
R. C. Fulwiler commented on Connie Mettler's blog post News from Winter Park
"I sit here on a Thursday night after three days of producing work to replace what we sold last weekend.  Getting ready for Tarpon Springs here in Florida. Set-up tomorrow.  Oh, by the way, we did an art fair last weekend and we were…"
Mar 12
Connie Mettler commented on R. C. Fulwiler's blog post Veteran Artist Needs Help
"Oh, no!. Thank you for posting this, RC. Ron has been a friend and mentor to other artists for a very long time and has made a lot of contributions to this website. I'm heading to PayPal now and will share this info on all of our networks."
Jun 11, 2019
R. C. Fulwiler posted a blog post

Veteran Artist Needs Help

Ron Mellott, long-time photo/artist, needs financial help from us, the Art Fair community.  Suffering a near collapse at his last art fair, he was helped by neighbors to pack-up.  Seeking medical attention, he was checked into the hospital and under-went triple by-pass surgery on his heart.Having invested jury and show fee money for a full summer schedule he finds several…See More
Jun 10, 2019

Profile Information

Your Medium
Digital Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
35
First show ever
Stevens Point, WI 1981
What is your website?
http://www.Knot-Not.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Depositing all those compliments in the bank on Monday morning... just don't try to cash them out!
Best show ever and why
MainStreet Fort Worth, TX. Sales
2nd. best Plaza, Kansas City, MO. $$$ & fun!
Worst show ever and why
Rockford, IL 2008. Two days of constant rain from the hurricane that hit Houston, TX.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Ron Mellott

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What About Jury Fees?

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 2:00pm 3 Comments

Shows have been reaching out to us and refunding booth fees.  Thank you, but that's our money.  If you're anything like me, your main concern is about future shows when things begin to get back to normal, say in August or September and beyond.

My biggest artist expense right now is jury fees!  Some shows are deferring deadlines and/or jury fees, but still want their "cash cows" ponying up!  Why not roll the clock back and lower or get rid of…

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Veteran Artist Needs Help

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 11:28am 1 Comment

Ron Mellott, long-time photo/artist, needs financial help from us, the Art Fair community.  Suffering a near collapse at his last art fair, he was helped by neighbors to pack-up.  Seeking medical attention, he was checked into the hospital and under-went triple by-pass surgery on his heart.…

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A Disturbing Incident

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 12:35pm 28 Comments

A friend and I took our wives on a photo safari to The Plant City Strawberry Festival yesterday.  We met in a large parking lot shared by a Hooters and a McDonald's.  We left my car, and rode in his.  After dark, when we returned, I noticed a few people chatting behind a car a few spaces away. 

 As I was transferring my camera and tripod to my trunk, we were approached by man on a bicycle.  He interrupted our goodbyes and began talking.  My wife and my friend saw the “pan-handle “…

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How NOT to Notify

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:29pm 16 Comments

"Hello RC FULWILER,

Your entry 1912.157431 ...was not juried into Art on the Square 2015.  Your interest in the show is appreciated and we wish you much success with your work."

I had no idea what show this was from.  Art on the Square is a common name in this business.  It took quite a while to figure out it was Belville, IL.  Gee thanks!  I guess that's all $40 will get you these days.

Total Disconnect

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 12:06pm 12 Comments

I just received the result from the St. Louis Mock Jury and wanted to share my observations with anyone who might be interested.

To those who have been following my earlier blog:

http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/something-to-think-about

I don't jury with the images that benefit from a great title, but I do jury with images that are distinctly different from "same-old,…

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At 3:06pm on February 22, 2015, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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It's always a pleasure to have you show up at AFI, R. C. You ask good questions and push others to think about our business. Have a great 2015 show with lots of "Yesses."
At 11:19pm on February 02, 2015, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week Award - January 30, 2015.
At 12:58am on January 27, 2015, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 1/26/2015.
At 2:48pm on January 21, 2015, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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Great job, R.C., getting that discussion going. I miss these solid informational give and takes on the site. Useful info for newbies and a chance for you to say some things --show directors do read!
At 6:31pm on April 24, 2013, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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Happy birthday, R.C. Hope this is the first day of a great year with lots of fun and frolic and fabulous funds. Interestingly, this is my ex-husband's birthday also. Nah, you don't remind me of him ;)
At 2:24pm on January 14, 2013, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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Congrats, RC, the members have voted your post about jury fees as Post of the Month.
At 7:59pm on December 17, 2012, Connie Mettler gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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Congrats R.C. on winning the Post of the Week Award - 12/17/12.
At 8:09pm on March 12, 2012, Geoff Coe said…

Hey RC...good meeting you at Bonita!  I see that we'll also be doing shows at Sanibel this weekend and at Stuart.  See you there!

At 10:08am on September 29, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Hi R. C., my sister-in-law saw your work at the Plaza -- it was her favorite of everything and is planning on purchasing more for Christmas presents. Hope it was a good show for you.
At 9:42pm on March 02, 2011, Jacki Bilsborrow gave R. C. Fulwiler a gift
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Thank you, R C, for submitting a fantastic review at www.artshowreviews.com. We really appreciate your help.
 
 
 

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