• Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Sounds great, thank you so much for your willingness to help me navigate this. I will gather a list of questions and plan on getting in touch after the holidays. And yes, I might be interested in purchasing your set up.

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thank you Thomas! All good tips. After the holidays when I can concentrate on this more I will pull together a list of specific questions. Your booth set up looks really clean and professional—bonus points for sure! Do you exhibit on the outside walls as well? Just investing in the set-up seems like a lot. Going to have to really put some s…[Read more]

    • You bet. Your right in that the initial investment in significant. I didn’t exhibit outside the walls because my prints are sensitive to sunlight, but depending on your medium and booth location people do it all the time. My don’t we connect after the holidays, a phone call would be best. And I’m uncertain if I’ll do them next year as I might…[Read more]

      • Sounds great, thank you so much for your willingness to help me navigate this. I will gather a list of questions and plan on getting in touch after the holidays. And yes, I might be interested in purchasing your set up.

  • Looking ahead and giving some serious thought to doing a local street art fair this summer (it would be my first) but would love to know:

    Who has done one and what was your experience like? Bonus points for posting a picture of your booth set-up!

    Was the the time and money invested worth the experience both in terms of exposure and profits…[Read more]

    • Very important question, Jennifer and I’m looking forward to our community’s answers… I know quite a few do retail shows. In fact, @thomasgrubba has done quite a few this year and may have some thoughts. @kellyoneill, too!

      I wanted to share that I have a workshop on retail shows that is a great “how to” resource. Look it over:…[Read more]

    • Hi Jennifer, there’s a lot to think about before giving this a go and I learned the hard way. The initial cost is not insignificant but even more important is researching the fairs where your art will fit and developing your brand. I didn’t do very well this last year and did 10 fairs in the area. I probably should have only done 5. I also…[Read more]

      Hi Jennifer, there’s a lot to think about before giving this a go and I learned the hard way.
      • Thank you Thomas! All good tips. After the holidays when I can concentrate on this more I will pull together a list of specific questions. Your booth set up looks really clean and professional—bonus points for sure! Do you exhibit on the outside walls as well? Just investing in the set-up seems like a lot. Going to have to really put some s…[Read more]

        • You bet. Your right in that the initial investment in significant. I didn’t exhibit outside the walls because my prints are sensitive to sunlight, but depending on your medium and booth location people do it all the time. My don’t we connect after the holidays, a phone call would be best. And I’m uncertain if I’ll do them next year as I might…[Read more]

          • Sounds great, thank you so much for your willingness to help me navigate this. I will gather a list of questions and plan on getting in touch after the holidays. And yes, I might be interested in purchasing your set up.

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Thank you!

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    Thank you , Michael!

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    That is gorgeous!

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Thanks, Karen! I just made my first sale from the site too so I’m pretty pumped about that!!! What is your site? Would love to check it out and didn’t see a link to it in your profile.

  • My newly re-designed website focusing on my fine art and my first collection of oil and cold wax floral paintings went live today. Please check it out and let me know what you think! https://jenstefanek.com

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks for the recommendation I will definitely look for it!

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    It’s brilliant and probably upped the value of this piece and all subsequent pieces too!

    • My husband said he read a different article that said it doubled the value of the painting so the buyer was pretty pleased.

  • I plan on switching my IG account to a Business account in the next day or so but I need some opinions on whether to change my IG handle as well. I am really trying to market myself as Jennifer Stefanek Art and Design but my IG handle is @thepicadillyproject. I’m rather fond of the name but am beginning to think that it would be better marketing…[Read more]

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    I’ve finally cleaned up my studio space which is a room in my basement so I am trying to use it more. Even though it’s got a window the light isn’t great but I’m hoping to repaint the walls white and add some better lighting to make it better to work in. I try to paint as often as I can but that usually equates to 3 or 4 times a week for a few…[Read more]

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Just wanted to follow up with my framing quest. I ordered oversized mat board and backing board from my local frame shop, Frames Unlimited in Novi. Pricing was way better then ordering online and paying oversized shipping fees. Also found a great and economical resource for acrylic/plexi called Downriver Plastics in Canton. Their price for a great…[Read more]

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    Thanks Andrea, I’ll let you know if I need the resource info. I’m hoping to get it all in one place to save time. I’ll be making some phone calls tomorrow.

    • Just wanted to follow up with my framing quest. I ordered oversized mat board and backing board from my local frame shop, Frames Unlimited in Novi. Pricing was way better then ordering online and paying oversized shipping fees. Also found a great and economical resource for acrylic/plexi called Downriver Plastics in Canton. Their price for a great…[Read more]

  • Hi everyone! Detroit Metro artists, I need your framing resources. I have a large drawing that I need to frame for an upcoming exhibition. The drawing is 30″x44″ I have frame moldings that I am going to assemble and want to float mount the drawing in the frame which will measure 34″x48″ (so standard mat board you can get at Blick or Hobby Lobby is…[Read more]

    • Good question… Framing is SO frikin’ expensive! I don’t know about board but I did a special order for an interior designer (paint on clear plexi) and she bought the sheets from a place in Royal Oak. Tons of sizes and thicknesses, plus she was specific about them NOT having green edges, which I’m sure you don’t want either. If you want the…[Read more]

      • Thanks Andrea, I’ll let you know if I need the resource info. I’m hoping to get it all in one place to save time. I’ll be making some phone calls tomorrow.

        • Just wanted to follow up with my framing quest. I ordered oversized mat board and backing board from my local frame shop, Frames Unlimited in Novi. Pricing was way better then ordering online and paying oversized shipping fees. Also found a great and economical resource for acrylic/plexi called Downriver Plastics in Canton. Their price for a great…[Read more]

  • A post for Detroit Artists Week was in my IG feed today. I hadn’t heard of it but it looks interesting, It’s next weekend. Here’s a link: https://detroitartweek.org/

  • Jennifer L Stefanek posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you! I’m glad I finally managed to get some stuff posted. Hope to get a few more pieces posted soon!

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