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So you've built up a respectable body of work, applied to a popular art festival, and gotten accepted! Now comes the not-so glamorous part of participating in fairs and festivals: The logistics of getting your work to and from efficiently, and without breaking the bank. A veteran of the art show circuit, Neil Estrick has developed a system that is both economical and efficient. In his video, Efficient Packing for Art Fairs, he shares invaluable advice that will help you avoid common headaches and achieve art show success!

Total runtime: 30:00

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Neil Estrick

Neil Estrick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art, with an emphasis in ceramics and photography, from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Utah State University. He has been making pottery since 1992, and specializes in wheel thrown porcelain. Neil was born and raised in Colorado, but currently resides in Grayslake, IL with his wife, a veterinarian, and his two sons. Since 2004 he has been the owner of Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC, in Grayslake, IL. In addition to being a working studio and gallery, the business has a large classroom studio space where Neil holds pottery classes for kids and adults. He also offers workshops for teachers, sells kilns and other pottery equipment, and repairs pottery kilns and wheels in the Chicago-Milwaukee area.
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