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robert casarietti
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • United States
  • acrylic on canbas
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robert casarietti replied to DORI SMITH's discussion Going about art fairs wrong
"Keep in mind Dori that we are all playing against lots of customer appeal...economic conditions and market.  Your game plane makes sense and most likely will work but you have been juried into some top shows, which tells me…"
Jul 16
robert casarietti replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Permanent Booth Part 2
"My first thought are the same people visiting the place and who is responsible for theft, insurance?"
Jul 9

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Your Medium
acrylic on canbas
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Del mar California
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
the art
Best show ever and why
Breckenridge Colorado. Sold 16 pieces
Worst show ever and why
Vail in early June. No people. Prior to Season
Who referred you to Please be specific. Art in the Rockeis

Robert casarietti's Blog

Florida in February.

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:28am 1 Comment

Hi All:  We are Contemporary Artists traveling to Florida last January and staying the month of February.

What shows offer the rather easy set up and lots of medium income traffic between the ages of

25 and 50?   Thanks in advance for any input.  Best Robert

Art Fairs.....

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 10:20am 7 Comments

After 15 years of doing art fairs, they are not what they were.  In the past people came to Art Fairs to Look at and Purchase art.  Now, they are pure entertainment, "Cultural Exposure" if you must.  The cost of spaces has doubled in the past 3 years and the overall costs of doing a show food, gasoline, accomadations has doubled.  We decided not to do shows any longer and if we do, invest in major indoor shows in major metro areas.  With this in mind, we increased our sales last year about…


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At 11:08pm on January 29, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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