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Cindy Welch
  • Female
  • Houma, LA
  • United States
  • Tumbled Travertine, Solvent Ink,…
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Cindy Welch's Discussions

What are you doing this weekend? (April 21-22, 2018)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Scovern Apr 23. 19 Replies

As I sit here enjoying java 2.0 on a beautiful spring morning, I wonder what everyone is doing this weekend?  Are you doing a show?  Prepping for shows?  Taking a weekend off?  Something else?Continue

Tags: weekend, plans, doing, you, are

Red River Revel -- Decor & Furniture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Mar 1. 3 Replies

Good afternoon everyone.  Dh and I are in search of a new show or two to try in either this year or next year to replace one that we are doing.  I have a question about Red River Revel in Shreveport,…Continue

Tags: Louisiana, Shreveport, rrr, revel, river

What are you doing this weekend? Dec. 9-10, 2017?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Dec 10, 2017. 4 Replies

Just popping in while I wait on wax to dry.  It is about as boring as watching paint dry or grass grow. LOLI have prepped some quart size mason jars for painting.  Will get to it this weekend.  This…Continue

Tags: weekend, plans, doing, you, are

Spring Arts Festival (Gainesville, FL)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Nov 16, 2017. 8 Replies

I received a post card for the Spring Arts Festival in Gainesville, FL. The dates ... April 7-8, 2017. It has some association with Santa Fe College. It is a 49 year old show. I am wondering if this…Continue

Tags: Santa, Fe, College, Festival, Arts

 

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Lisa SantaMaria replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"If the attendance had been 6000 like the last one instead of 2000 and my sales were also tripled, I’d be delighted. It’s always a gamble! "
7 hours ago
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"I read the review.  I am sorry it was not better for you.  I suppose I have been fortunate."
7 hours ago
Laura Lee replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Thanks!"
7 hours ago
Lisa SantaMaria replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
8 hours ago
Lisa SantaMaria replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Cindy, I submitted my review and was asked follow up questions, but haven’t been notified that it has been posted. I will add the link here when it is.  Laura, I was also left with a poor impression of the owners. I’m not looking…"
yesterday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Laura, I am sorry the promoter was not more flexible.  I suppose this shows that one's experience can vary from one show/promoter to another.  We have had very good experiences at the VMD shows we've done.  What was their…"
Tuesday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Where can I find your review?"
Tuesday
Cindy Welch replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Trailers 1 axle or 2 Decisions
"We are near the coast in Louisiana.  Dh looked online, and called around, up to about 4 hours away.  (Due to how far south we are, that means east, west and north.)  Prices were not significantly different no matter where he…"
Tuesday
Cindy Welch replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Trailers 1 axle or 2 Decisions
"We got a spare.  We also have a v front on our trailer.  Dh has it and other necessary tire changing tools right inside the curbside door.  Having the spare gives us peace of mind, especially when considering we often travel after…"
Tuesday
Cindy Welch replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Trailers 1 axle or 2 Decisions
"Our locks were from the dealer.  Dh go them.  I'll try to get a picture later today."
Tuesday
Laura Lee replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"We ended up not participating due to the weather.  We were supposed to set up Thursday afternoon and is was pouring at the time.  The show owner would not allow us to move our time and was not flexible at all.  She would not even…"
Monday
Lisa SantaMaria replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Cindy and Laura, i submitted a review.  Laura, I’m interested in your thoughts. I didn’t get a chance to look you up. Hope you did better than me. Considering the door was about a third of the last show I guess I did ok, but I def…"
Monday
Cindy Welch replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Trailers 1 axle or 2 Decisions
"The end of last summer we bought a new 6x10 single axle.  We were going to buy smaller but at the last minute decided to up to the 6x10.  It's roof is high enough inside that dh, who is 5'11" can stand up straight in…"
Monday
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Lisa and Laura, When this event is over, I hope you'll do your own review so we can all read about it.  I would suggest that if you do your own review that you start a new discussion so it's more easily visible in searches. …"
May 17
Lisa SantaMaria replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Sounds great! My booth is SamAndTilly (broken China jewelry) Good luck. "
May 16
Laura Lee replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"I did and was told that nothing is available.  Our set up time is Thursday at 2pm so we hope that maybe the weather looks better by then.  We have wood products that can't be outside for 3 days, even under our canopy.  I'll…"
May 16
Lisa SantaMaria replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Did you ask if there is an inside space available? I know rain is painful, but the forecast where I live (Chapin) is wrong more often than right when it comes to rain."
May 16
Laura Lee replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Yes, but my booth is outside.  Based on the forecast we don't know what to do. "
May 16
Lisa SantaMaria replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Thanks for all the information, Cindy. Keeping my fingers crossed!"
May 16
Cindy Welch replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Vintage Market Days
"Laura, which show are you doing?"
May 15

Profile Information

Your Medium
Tumbled Travertine, Solvent Ink, Chalk Paint, Metal, Resin, Wood, Glass
Years in the Art Fair Business
Since December 2012
First show ever
At a local church
What is your website?
http://www.cynthiawelchdesigns.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Getting to show/sell something I've created!
Getting to meet awesome people
Being outdoors at shows
Best show ever and why
Southdown Plantation Marketplace in Houma, LA
We have a good day in sales, it is the closest to my home (less than 5 minutes)
Worst show ever and why
In general, shows at churches .... they almost never have properly advertised for artists/crafts people nor for shoppers, leading to little to no foot traffic
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Internet search
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Been married to the same awesome man since 1979!!

Cindy Welch's Blog

Vintage Market Days (VMD) of Mississippi Review

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 9:53am 5 Comments

Let me start by saying I never really know where to put these reviews because it is not an "art" show.  So Connie, if you want to move it elsewhere, please do.  I will fill you in on our experience but YMMV. 

This past weekend dh and I went Brandon, MS, which is a suburb of Jackson, to attend Vintage Market Days of Mississippi.  VMD is not for every artist or crafts person, which is true of any show.  There is no show or event that fits everyone, including VMD.  VMD is a…

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Review: Vintage Market Days of Mississippi

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 10:09am 10 Comments

This past weekend my husband, our daughter and I had a booth at Vintage Market Days (VMD) in Brandon, MS, near Jackson.  This was our first ever VMD event.  I had applied to the one in southeast Louisiana but was wait listed due to my category being full.

VMD is a franchise based promoter that has been doing shows around 5 years.  They started off in middle America, Oklahoma I think.  Promoters buy a franchise or a given area to run a bi-annual show, spring and…

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Bust of a Show

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 9:22pm 31 Comments

We had that show that is near my house.  It has been a bad weekend all around for the artists, the organizer, the shoppers, EVERYONE.  Oh, and the weather was a major player too.  Where do I start. 

Let's start with the weather.  It was predicted it would begin…

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Trunk Sale vs. Craft Show

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 5:19pm 17 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I hosted a trunk sale in my home.  I had mentioned it here on AFI and Connie mentioned blogging about it so here I am.  Specifically Connie had suggested blogging trunk sale vs. a craft show.  This is my first blog here so try to be forgiving if I don't pull it off well.  <smile>

I have been doing my craft, making travertine tile coasters, trivets and plaques for 3 years this month.  I actually got into this coaster business somewhat accidentally. …

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Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 6:37pm on June 14, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Cynthia.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at http://www.artfairinsiders.com/page/code-of-conduct. There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 10:17am on September 3, 2014, Linda Patrick said…

Hi Cynthia!  We have been in Memphis visiting grandkids.  You can see my jewelry at Laurindalee's Paper Bead Jewelry on Etsy or Facebook - Laurindalee's  or my home page on facebook  Linda Myer Miller Patrick.   My son lives in Metairie and manages Rick's Sports Bar on Bourbon.  To find those festivals just look under a search for festivals in Alabama.  Look for Elberta Sausage Festival, Daphne Jubilee Festival, Strawberry Festival in Loxely Alabama.  It just takes some time doing the legwork.  Love your coasters!

At 5:51pm on November 20, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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Happy birthday, Cynthia. Thanks so much for being such a great team player here. Hope the next year is your best ever and dreams come true.
At 11:15pm on December 01, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 12/1/2014.
At 9:48pm on December 15, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 12/14/2015
At 9:18am on June 27, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Cindy Welch a gift
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Cindy, I can't tell you how much I (and others) appreciate your upbeat and helpful comments and posts on AFI. Many thanks. I hope all your family's health problems are going away. Really soon.

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