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Jennifer Cresse
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/12/2005

Art Photos at Craft Fair

I was just invited to participate in a local craft fair and sell some of my art prints. I am wondering if anyone has any advice on how to display and what sizes to have on hand and such.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Jen Cresse

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7/7/2006 12:31:58 PM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  Two of our members do this a lot, so you may want to contact them. (I think they both have shows this weekend).
Joy Brown and Charlene Bayerle are both good at this sort of stuff and I'm sure they would be happy to answer your questions.

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7/7/2006 2:07:51 PM

Kathy Radford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/2/2006
  Jen, let me know if you get any info from Joy or Charlene as I am doing Some Shows and could use some pointers as well. Kathy in NH

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7/8/2006 11:21:39 PM

John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
Jen, I have been doing art festivals in south Mississippi since early this year. I have had several very good shows and some not so good. I use the 10'x10' EzUp canopy and a set of Pro Panels for display. I also have matted art in sling racks (from Dick Blick)as well as a carosel for 5x7 note cards.

Let me say that no one can tell you all you will need to know. Each time I do a show, I learn something new, so there has been gradual improvement as time goes by. I advise that you check the local scene to see how many show opportunities you will have. Don't spend a lot of $$ to gear up unless there will be a good number of art and craft festivals.

Let me add--even on a slow day, I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking to the guests in my booth. I try to make as many personal contacts as possible. gte your business card in as many hands as possible. Ask for other's cards and use a guest book. I have followed up with people and made sales after an event.

Please feel free to contact me for more specific information.


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7/9/2006 6:13:08 AM

Tami Rook
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2006
  I am suppose to put 8 photos in our local fair (4 color and 4 b/w) this is my very first time doing such a thing. How do you pick the right photos? What size is best? And how do you display them (mat or back mat maybe a frame) Is there something they are looking for more then others? I have not been able to pick the photos please can anybody give me some advise?

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7/9/2006 8:40:52 AM

Kathy Radford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/2/2006
John, I have done a few shows, I like the idea of a guest book. I never thought of that.

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7/9/2006 11:21:59 AM

Kathy Radford
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/2/2006
  I have just posted two shots of my booth at the Plaistow, NH Old Home Days Celebration. My husband, who is very handy, made the display for me with some old screening panels from an old screen house. So far it is working out fine and is very lightweight. Kathy in NH

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7/10/2006 12:50:15 AM

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