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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Carrie Gardner
  • Female
  • Ypsilanti, MI
  • United States
  • Fused Glass
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Carrie Gardner commented on Barry Bernstein's blog post Barry Goes Back to College: Life in the Twilight Zone Part 1
"Waiting with bated breath for the results of this experience."
Feb 7
Carrie Gardner commented on Charles T. Dana's blog post Good sales, should I continue to do art fairs?
"My sentiments exactly Charles.  I will be 74 but I do love the interaction with the public and the artists. "
Feb 7
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post 10,000 Artists and Counting
"Sounds great.  I will be proud to display one at all of my shows.  Will the red bus show up on the red dot? "
Jan 16
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post 10,000 Artists and Counting
"I really like the logo. It will look good on a 4 X 4 sheet and will be easy to laminate.  So will the Dot.  Either will be fine or both.  People could choose which ever they want. Good Job Connie and CZ."
Jan 16
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post 10,000 Artists and Counting
"I'll leave that up to you as I haven't seen the logo.  I would like to meet you some time.  Maybe you will be at a show that I am doing.  That sign just might expedite that."
Jan 14
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post 10,000 Artists and Counting
"What a great idea.  Thanks for suggesting CZ.  Even if you could just put it on line and we could print our own and even laminate it.  There wouldn't be a cost to AFI."
Jan 11
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post 10,000 Artists and Counting
"We all owe you a huge big thanks Connie.  I know it must be a lot of work for you but it is so helpful to all of us artists."
Jan 9
Carrie Gardner commented on Mark V. Turner's blog post King Canopy Comments - Tuff Tent.....
"Good Luck on your first show Mark."
Jan 2
Carrie Gardner replied to Hal Moran's discussion How would you respond?
"My reply is "I can't account for other peoples honesty, only mine." "
Dec 27, 2013
Carrie Gardner commented on Mark V. Turner's blog post King Canopy Comments - Tuff Tent.....
"Thanks Lois,  I will certainly get some and try it. Carrie"
Dec 27, 2013
Carrie Gardner commented on Mark V. Turner's blog post King Canopy Comments - Tuff Tent.....
"I have used the $200 EZ-UP for 8 years now and have been in some really bad storms.  I do have it weighted well. I have at least 50 lbs on each corner.   It has worked well for me but, I do fused glass jewelry and if it would happen to get…"
Dec 27, 2013
Carrie Gardner commented on Robin Rebeck's blog post Why do vendors leave trash behind after the show?
"It would never have crossed my mind to leave trash behind."
Dec 13, 2013
Carrie Gardner commented on Mark V. Turner's blog post Havre de Grace 50th Annual Art Show Review and A Reducing the Wearable Vendor Rant
"My head is spinning.  I do fused glass jewelry.  My pieces are one of a kind.  It takes a lot of time, energy and yes talent to create hundreds of pieces and not repeat just for sales.  Frequently I am the only fused glass artist…"
Sep 9, 2013
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What about this logo? Does it work for you?
"I like it Connie.  Easy to read, not too cluttered.  Classy."
Sep 2, 2013
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What about this logo? Does it work for you?
"The handles of the cup seem to draw the eye to Art Fair Calendar if that is what you are trying to accomplish."
Aug 31, 2013
Carrie Gardner commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What about this logo? Does it work for you?
"I like #4  without the cog. "
Aug 30, 2013

Profile Information

Your Medium
Fused Glass
Years in the Art Fair Business
8
First show ever
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor MI
What are the best things about art fairs
Talking with the people about glass
Best show ever and why
Brighton MI. This show is very well run and the friendliest people you will ever want to meet. Most importantly a crowd that came to buy.
Worst show ever and why
There have been several but the two that really stand out are:
1. Westland Summer Festival. Westland, Michigan. Extremely high booth fee. There were two artists all the rest was buy sell.
2. Fire and Ice, Port Huron Michigan. High booth fee. Not organized at all. Not well advertised. They put two fused glass artists right across from each other.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Found it on line.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I will be 73 in June and I just went bungee jumping.

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At 12:42am on March 21, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Carrie.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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Posted on July 11, 2011 at 10:59am 1 Comment

I have ATT and have never had a problem getting on line.  I have heard that square takes up to 30 days to put your money in your account. I have Chase Bank business account and for $5 a month, I have Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. I only have to use my phone to call into Visa, etc. and get my authorization number.

Carrie

 

 
 
 

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