Anyone done any art festivals?

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  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I just got into one. :cheer: I really didn't think I would, since it's juried (I had to submit several slides) and I have no prior events to my credit. It's in a high-rent district of town and considered (from what I've heard) an excellent event, very artist-friendly.

    So, I'm nervous about everything. Pricing stuff, designing my booth. I plan to have a few framed pieces and several copies in varying sizes, matted and bagged. A brochure, business cards, and just for fun a table with a camera display (I recently picked up a couple of box cameras, the Polaroid 80A, old Kodak A1, my SX-70 Land camera - stuff like that).

    Anyone else done this? Any ideas or input would be much appreciated!! :D
     
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    Thats awesome. I would like to do one some day.

    I find that when there are a few 'busty' girls in bikinis handing out cards or flyers you get more attention. Maybe every half hour the girls do a song and dance routine. I think you should be able to pull this off and still seem classy. :wink:
     
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    Congrats Terri YAAY!

    Now if you need to frame and matte your photos let me know. I can get you everything at wholesale cost straight from the factory :D (That's what my pop does for a living)
     
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    um...thank, Graig... (I think) It's in April, maybe a little too soon for bikini time, but --

    &lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;you know what they say (well Chase anyway) :LOL:

    Voo, you're the best!!! I have tons of matting to do.

    I'm not certain if I should put foamcore under the images I'm going to "matte and bag" for added stability, or if I should let well enough alone. I always thought putting a nice quality matte around the image (taped from the back) and slipping it into those acid-free bags was considered the norm, but I'm hearing different things from different people...adding foamcore sure would drive up the cost. :? Any thoughts on that??
     
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    So let me get this straight, Terri is going to be at her booth in a bikini signing autographs? Well, something like that at least... right? :)
     
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    :roll:
     
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    8) :lol:
     
  8. MDowdey

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    when? ill be sure to be in atlanta........ yay for boobies!!


    md
     
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    thats great terri ... you do great work .. so im sure you'll go far in the photography biz :D

    i think the frame and matting is a good idea ... dont forget to get some flyers or cards made up .. even if they dont buy a piece now, they may someday .. so give'em something to hold on too :D
     
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    Sorry bout that. I was in a weird mood this morning. Too much coffee :D
     
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    Graig; you made me laugh, no apology needed!! :D

    Dew - you're right!! I didn't think about getting some flyers made up and that's an excellent idea. Thanks!!

    Mr. Dowdey: If you made the trip and didn't come find me in my little booth I'd be very wounded. :p It's April 24-25th, Inman Park Arts & Crafts Festival in sunny Hotlanta.... I'll be the one staring like a deer in headlights...

    Believe me, you guys will be hearing more, as I wonder what the heck I've gotten myself into..... :shock:
     
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    Terri,
    Don't worry about it, you'll do fine and you'll have fun. You will meet a lot of oddballs, but you will also meet a lot of nice folks. I have't done one of those things in years, but I don't imagine they've changed a whole lot. Maybe I'll stop in and look you up and check out your work...
     

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