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Reid Watts
  • Lexington, SC
  • United States
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Reid Watts replied to R.C. Matteson's discussion Sugarloaf declares chapter 7
"During the Great Financial Crisis, much was made of what was called “counter party risk”.  Banks stopped doing transactions with other banks because they feared that the other bank could go bankrupt before a transaction…"
Jun 16
Mark Zirinsky commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"Any ideas for how to implement social distancing at an artfair?"
Mar 31
Vicki Perkins commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"All of our art shows have been cancelled in SW Florida. I would imagine with how this pandemic is going that there won't be any shows this season in the US until late this year...maybe. Everyone stay safe!!!"
Mar 29
Reid Watts replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Would You Do the Show?
"This is the best article I have found to date outlining what might happen in the near future: https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/four-possible-timelines-life-returning-normal/164134/?oref=ge-rail-most-read-hp . I hope it helps inform your…"
Mar 28
Reid Watts commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"In yesterday's daily press briefing by the SC Governor and staff, the state's epidemiologist singled out outdoor festivals as exactly the type of gatherings they want to prevent.  Other state's epidemiologists probably have the…"
Mar 28
Sonja Jones commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"Yeah, I don't know about any current shows actually going on, but one I'm scheduled for at the end of June, the Boston Mills show in Peninsula, OH, is taking a wait and see stance.  If the show ends up getting cancelled, artist can…"
Mar 27
Brenda Flynn commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"I think everything up until June has been cancelled because of all the county and state regulations everywhere. Has to be in compliance with CDC and governmental laws. I'm hoping all this is over with by May...if not, I'm in a LOT of…"
Mar 26
Judy Christian commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"I know that is not the kind of info that you were looking for, but thought this was a good place to post- as a good example."
Mar 25
Judy Christian commented on Reid Watts's blog post Are any art fairs still being held?
"I talked to Cathy Welner today here in Ohio concerning the Hudson Art Show this August. The booth fee is due April 1. Their plan is to send out an email telling us that the due date for the booth fee is held back until May 1.  I think that this…"
Mar 25
Reid Watts posted a blog post

Are any art fairs still being held?

Rather than trying to follow the ever-growing list of cancellations, I was wondering if any art fairs anywhere in the country are still actually being held.According to Zapplication's calendar, there are still uncanceled art fairs scheduled for this weekend.  Is that for real?Anybody gearing up to participate in an art fair this weekend?  Next weekend?See More
Mar 25
Reid Watts replied to Judy Christian's discussion Elephant in the Room- Thoughts?
"Franklin: Sorry to hear that you may have Covid 19.  I agree with your optimism - I was just trying to describe the worst case. Did you contact a doctor and were told that no test is available yet?"
Mar 25
Reid Watts replied to Judy Christian's discussion Elephant in the Room- Thoughts?
"Actually, what Don presented was far from the worst case. I don’t see why the US mortality rate should be any different than the Italian or even Lombardi rate, which is close to 10%.  Even in Lombardi, local doctors say the real rate is…"
Mar 24
Reid Watts commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Hurricane Season Coming? Special Offer for AFI members
"Catchy clickbait title!  But in reality: 1) The hurricane season started on July 1: it is already here. 2) The only way to protect yourself, your tent, and your art in a hurricane is to evacuate along with everybody else.  These weights…"
Oct 7, 2019
Reid Watts replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion What makes up the perfect show? From the artists perspective...
"A perfect show would: Allow me to set up any time during a two day period before the show, and break down either the evening of the last day of the show, or the next day. That way I can work around inclement weather during setup and break…"
Aug 2, 2019

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Years in the Art Fair Business
10
First show ever
2007 Craftsmen's Classic in Columbia, SC
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Are any art fairs still being held?

Posted on March 25, 2020 at 9:16am 7 Comments

Rather than trying to follow the ever-growing list of cancellations, I was wondering if any art fairs anywhere in the country are still actually being held.

According to Zapplication's calendar, there are still uncanceled art fairs scheduled for this weekend.  Is that for real?

Anybody gearing up to participate in an art fair this weekend?  Next weekend?

Airbnb

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 2:10pm 16 Comments

This is an answer to Connie’s question “Just wondering if any of you are having any luck trying Air BnB?”  I decided to start a new thread on this, since I think it is a substantive issue.

I have used Airbnb a few times, with positive experiences up until last month, when a host canceled my reservation.  The host, who is listed as a Superhost with all good reviews, canceled my fully-paid-for reservation “because a family member needs to use it”.  I was refunded my payment by Airbnb,…

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Adding brakes to your utility trailer is easy and inexpensive

Posted on December 8, 2017 at 2:32pm 1 Comment

I just finished adding brakes to my 5x8 utility trailer, which turned out to be surprisingly easy to do. So I thought I would post a report:



I have been thinking for years that having brakes on my trailer might be a prudent investment, even though they are not required in the states that I use the trailer in. My trailer is a 5x8 utility trailer that weighs fully loaded 2200 lbs. I recently purchased a new tow vehicle that has an integral trailer brake controller with an anti-sway…

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Is your pricing keepin up with inflation?

Posted on November 19, 2017 at 7:11pm 11 Comments

In the midst of all of these “for sale” blog postings, I thought I should get a discussion going on a topic of interest to us all.  So here goes:

Despite historically low inflation, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) has increased by 18% in the last ten years (from 207.3 to 244.3).  Have you increased your prices by 18% as well?  If not, why not?

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At 11:23pm on September 22, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Reid Watts a gift
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Congrats Reid on being awarded the Post of the Week - 9/22/2014.
At 11:45pm on November 6, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Reid. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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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 7:43pm on November 6, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Reid, Welcome to Art Fair Insiders. Checked out your site and really enjoyed viewing your pictures, especially the animals. Hope you have a great weekend,



Sabrina
 
 
 


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