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S Brian Berkun
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S Brian Berkun replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Another crazy idea....
"Nice, a selfless and heartfelt project!"
Sep 7
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Social Distancing and Face Mask Wearing Signage.
"Don, you have some great ideas.  Very creative.  You sound like you are prepared."
Jul 27
Greg Little commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Social Distancing and Face Mask Wearing Signage.
"I doubt that any shows will be happening anytime in the near future that would warrant putting up with all the massive safety precautions needed to participate and ensure our safety and the safety of others. There are entirely too many people out…"
Jul 13
S Brian Berkun commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Social Distancing and Face Mask Wearing Signage.
"I've thought of buying one of these from Harbor Freight however, all the stores I've checked locally don't have them, they donated a lot of the safety stuff at the beginning of the COVID to hospitals and other health care workers."
Jul 9
Don M Meinders commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Social Distancing and Face Mask Wearing Signage.
"I think that it is going to be left to our- own ingenuity. I recently redid my booth in anticipation for Fall shows (hopeful thinking). Across the front I have a "picket fence" with a gate in the middle on a screen door spring. On the…"
Jul 9
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Social Distancing and Face Mask Wearing Signage.

I don't have an answer for this so I thought I'd start the discussion/thread.I've seen lots of signage meant for "normal" stores; tape on the floor, printed round thingies that promote social distancing, etc. However, I've yet to find something ready made, though my search is by no means extensive, that might be appropriate for an art fair booth short of making my own. I've even "googled" images thinking I'd make my own poster to put up.Anyone hit on something that they would like to share?See More
Jul 8
Connie Mettler commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"Another resource from Sofia Toledo at the Simple Dollar website: Our team at The Simple Dollar enlisted an insurance analyst to create our guide about who qualifies for unemployment, how to apply, and what to expect in this new landscape. You can…"
Jun 30
S Brian Berkun commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part 2: Looking ahead to future shows and musing about problems to overcome
"Another thought, it seems that the plastic shield that you have to work around every time you need to come out from the back would be more easily mitigated by wearing one of those plastic shield do-hickies (cough guard) that you can then remove more…"
Jun 19
S Brian Berkun commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part 2: Looking ahead to future shows and musing about problems to overcome
"Nels, reading your post makes me realize what a daunting task it may be to keep yourself safe as-well-as others, hadn't thought it through as thoroughly as you have. Then there are the "rough riders" who wont wear a mask no matter…"
Jun 19
S Brian Berkun replied to Jay Snively's discussion Penrod or Big Four? - requesting input on how to choose...
"You have about a month to decide I'v taken a wait and see position. Some shows have already canceled into September while others have taken it right up to the money due date and large gatherings were canceled by local authorities. The decision…"
Jun 16
Connie Mettler commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"Here is an Event Safety Alliance guide specifically developed for events, full of helpful information if you are interested in learning more on what to expect when art festivals reopen: "
May 20
S Brian Berkun commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
May 14
Connie Mettler commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"NYC ART FOUNDATIONS LAUNCH $1.25 MILLION FUND TO PROVIDE COVID-19 RELIEF TO ARTS WORKERS Learn more: https://www.artforum.com/news/nyc-art-foundations-launch-1-25-million-fund-to-provide-covid-19-relief-to-arts-workers-82936"
Apr 30
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"Wyoming Arts Council recently announced $500 grants in support of artists affected by COVID-19. Applicants must prove income loss to be approved and the application mentioned it could take 6 weeks to receive payment. I do not know what other state…"
Apr 23
Connie Mettler commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"Many good links from CPA Elaine Grogan Luttrull from yesterday's podcast on applying for the PPP:  Find an eligible bank: https://www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find Interim Final Rule from the SBA:…"
Apr 17
Connie Mettler commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"Here is another good list at American for the Arts: https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center#impact Thanks to Patty Narozny for alerting me."
Apr 15
S Brian Berkun commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"A comprehensive list of response funds for artists can be seen here, WESTAF.ORG. "
Apr 13
Connie Mettler commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"This is a terrific set of webinars especially for artists to help navigate the financial relief programs that are available, produced by the Mid-America Arts…"
Apr 9
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Some Resources for Artists in Need

Some of the discussions on various social media pages have revolved around resources for artists. Here are some that you may or may not have come across and may or may not be of use to you.…See More
Apr 9
Connie Mettler commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Some Resources for Artists in Need
"and here's a real good one from Zapplication.org: Today, a consortium of funders (see list below*) announced the creation of the Artist Relief, a $10 million national emergency relief fund for artists and creative workers that will provide…"
Apr 9

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Your Medium
Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
32
First show ever
Pearl Street Fair, Denver. It was 1982 (I think?) Colorado was in one of its bust cycles in the oil industry and at $35 for an 8 x 10 framed print I couldn't giv'm away!
What is your website?
http://sbrianberkun.zenfolio.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Being with other creative individuals.
Best show ever and why
Park City Utah 2006, great enthusiasm for my work which was expressed in purchases and compliments!
Worst show ever and why
Breckenridge, CO (year?) Memorial Day weekend show, it rained, it snowed, it was miserably cold, there may have been 12 people who came to look at the show in a big parking lot. Had to load out with everything wet. Yet, there was one other photographer who praised my work and suggested I raise my prices! ;-)
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Social Distancing and Face Mask Wearing Signage.

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 4:30pm 4 Comments

I don't have an answer for this so I thought I'd start the discussion/thread.

I've seen lots of signage meant for "normal" stores; tape on the floor, printed round thingies that promote social distancing, etc. However, I've yet to find something ready made, though my search is by no means extensive, that might be appropriate for an art fair booth short of making my own. I've even "googled" images thinking I'd make my own poster to put up.

Anyone hit on something that they would…

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Some Resources for Artists in Need

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 8:30am 21 Comments

Some of the discussions on various social media pages have revolved around resources for artists. Here are some that you may or may not have come across and may or may not be of use to you.…

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Wickenburg, AZ Art Club's Artisan's Fair at Gold Rush Days 2020

Posted on February 25, 2020 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

Just The Facts...

Show Hours and Dates: Wickenburg Art Club's Artisan's Fair and Fine Art Show at Gold Rush Days 2020. February 14, 15, 16, 2020 9 - 5 all three days. Load-in was Feb 13th from 8 - 5. 

Logistics, Load-In/Out:

Load in for the show was Thursday  starting at 8 am. Depending on your location load-in/out can either be frustrating or less so. Local police were assisting with the move-in but it…

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Peoria Art Fair

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 11:00am 2 Comments

First time exhibitor at this show. The weather was a big component to this years show. Setup was early Friday, starting at 7 AM, glad I got there early because by 10:34 it started to rain just as I had finished and was ready to leave. It rained throughout the day.

  • Friday evening the show was to be open from 5 - 8 PM, at 7:45 the tornado warning siren went off closing the show for the night, which was pretty well finished anyway, too few people, too few sales.
  • Saturday…
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18th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival, CO

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 6:53pm 4 Comments

Breckenridge CO, Main Street Art Festival 8/1-3/2019

First time exhibitor for this show. The show was held Thur-Sat as the Farmers Market had dibs on Sun. Weather was relatively good with occasional drizzle until Sat when it really rained for about 45 mins 2 hours before ending, this is a mountain show, rain happens!

Sales were slow in coming, some artists doing well on Thur and not on Fri, vice versa for this artist. Saturday was slow in coming. Main street in Breckenridge…

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Thank you, Brian, for your review of the Estes Park Art Market. We are so thankful to have AFI members like you.
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Thank you, Brian, for your review of the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. We appreciate all your help.
 
 
 

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