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Sheila Lamberson
  • Bloomington, IL
  • United States
  • Mixed media - oil on B&W…
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Sheila Lamberson replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"Did you see someone has a used Trimline and walls for sale on this site for $1200 (also in CO). I used an EZUp for several years before moving up to a Trimline. There is no comparison in the feeling of security from the weather. My EZUp would allow…"
Mar 22
Sheila Lamberson replied to Ron Gage's discussion Wanted: 2x6 black gridwall, Westland MI area (Detroit).
"I have 12 black 2 x 6 panels plus gridwall T-legs. The T-legs have only been used indoors a couple of times. The panels are all in good shape. I’m asking $20/each. I live in central Illinois (Bloomington)."
Mar 16
Sheila Lamberson replied to Connie Powell's discussion Setting up a grid wall panel display
"Here’s the setup with my Trimline. "
Jan 11
Sheila Lamberson replied to Connie Powell's discussion Setting up a grid wall panel display
Jan 11
Sheila Lamberson replied to Connie Powell's discussion Setting up a grid wall panel display
"I used grid walls with an EZ Up for years. Just buy the heavy duty wire ties (cable ties) and hang them from the top criss-cross sections of the tent. Start in the corner and put 2 side by side. Wire tie the sides to the legs and the 2 grid walls to…"
Jan 11
Sheila Lamberson replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"Always brushed on."
Jun 15, 2018
Sheila Lamberson replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Finishing artwork?...
"An oil painting should always be varnished. I like to use Gamblin Gamvar because it can be safely applied as soon as the painting is dry and firm to touch (no curing period)."
Jun 15, 2018
Sheila Lamberson replied to Chuck Hinrichs Jr.'s discussion Item Name Badges For Products
"That’s a great idea! I’m going to look into black clips (I use black mesh walls) for use with my clear name badges. I don’t like the way they currently don’t hang straight. This should fix that. "
Mar 7, 2018
Sheila Lamberson replied to Chuck Hinrichs Jr.'s discussion Item Name Badges For Products
"I print Avery labels, business card stock size with title, medium, and price and slide them into standard clear name badges with pins on the back. Then I just stick the pins into my mesh walls next to the paintings."
Mar 7, 2018
Sheila Lamberson replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Suggestions for gallery walls?
"Thank you so kindly Sonja!"
Jan 9, 2018
Sheila Lamberson replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Suggestions for gallery walls?
"I switched to black mesh walls this past year from grid walls and really like how quickly I can set them up. Plus they really make my paintings pop."
Jan 9, 2018
Sheila Lamberson replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion Can't decide on a site builder
"Thank you!"
Dec 23, 2017
Sheila Lamberson replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"I’d also suggest more consistency in your framing choices. Too many varieties can be distracting for the overall booth look."
Nov 25, 2017
Sheila Lamberson replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion Can't decide on a site builder
"Thanks Connie, I’ll check it out. This is the first iteration, so definitely plan on continuing to improve it!"
Oct 26, 2017
Sheila Lamberson replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion Can't decide on a site builder
"I just published a website using Squarespace. I still have a lot of tweaking to do (that’s the extent of my technical acumen), but it’s a starting point and I can manage it myself. www.sheilalamberson.com"
Oct 25, 2017

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Your Medium
Mixed media - oil on B&W photos; oil paintings
Years in the Art Fair Business
14
First show ever
Ballunar Liftoff Festival, Houston, TX
What is your website?
http://sheilalamberson.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people and talking about art.
Best show ever and why
Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair, Mt. Vernon, IL
Worst show ever and why
Main Street Festival, Franklin, TN rained the entire weekend.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
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At 3:17pm on January 10, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Sheila. 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.

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