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Topic: Art Show? It's my first one -- what do i need?  (Read 1071 times)
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« on: July 26, 2006 08:15:00 PM »

i can't find a good site anywhere on getting ready for my first art show, so, of course, i came here Smiley

this show is an artwalk--being held indoors in the loft area downtown in my community.  i'll be in side of a business, so i'm guessing i'll have internet, and can use paypal's virtual terminal for cc's (anyone know if you can sign up for just one month?)

but i'm not sure about display--no wall space, and you've got to bring in your own.  i'm going to have a lot of framed and unframed (but backed on matboard in self sealing plastic wrappers) collages on watercolor paper.  from about 8x8" on up.  i have no idea how to display them.

also, does anyone have a list of stuff you need to take?  so far, i've thought of:
recipt/invoice forms
biz cards
artist statement/postcards
cash drawer
stuff to take ccs

um, what else do i need?  i feel like such a dumb newbie.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 10:50:40 PM »

I couldn't help you with displays but my kit always has
Drinking water,
A really tasty lunch. (boy will you love that...)
A small folding table to write receipts on.
Two inch clear tape has a multiple of uses and I find I need it every time. You can twist it around poles to create displays and it is incredibly strong. You can even create loops with it to allow things to hang lower.
Plastic ties.,
A knife to cut them with.
White poster board in small pieces to make those impromptu signs you didn't think you would have a need for. And a sharpie.
I have a whole tool kit I keep packed.
Good luck!


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