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Denise Johnson
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  • Westboro, WI
  • United States
  • Painting
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Denise Johnson replied to Connie Mettler's discussion The "Great Prize Grab" - the rest of the Pledge Drive
"I'd love a copy of Click Millionaires.  I need to be a millionaire."
May 22
Denise Johnson posted photos
May 17
Denise Johnson commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Some Thoughts on Shows
"Love your "After Show" tips Jeff.  It's hard not to be in a rush have to keep telling myself.."it's not a race." HA!"
May 17
Denise Johnson commented on Denise Johnson's blog post Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude
"What also bothers me is if it's a craft show they shouldn't be charging a jury fee.  They should ask for photos but I don't feel a fee should be charged.  I've found that's the way it usually is, but not for this…"
May 16
Connie Mettler commented on Denise Johnson's blog post Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude
"Yes, it depends on what you are selling. Generally I have found that if it is labelled "craft" the price points are lower and it is harder to sell higher end work. It kind of depends on the neighborhood because if it says Craft in the East…"
May 16
Denise Johnson commented on Denise Johnson's blog post Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude
"I absolutely agree Paula.  It seems I do much better at art shows rather than arts/crafts shows.  However, it always depends on what you're selling.  We also sell handcrafted cutting boards and we do much better at craft…"
May 16
Paula Decker Haynes commented on Denise Johnson's blog post Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude
"I have found that since I have been doing shows since 23013 that if there is much in the way of "crafts", fine art does not do as well. If I am wrong, I need to know which ones are not that way. I have only done shows in KY and have…"
May 16
Denise Johnson commented on Denise Johnson's blog post Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude
"Rumor was that the "rent" at the high school was too high.  There we could setup the day before. At the fairgrounds we couldn't.  So they eliminated a day they didn't have to pay rent and added many crafters and many…"
May 15
Connie Mettler commented on Denise Johnson's blog post Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude
"Do you know why they changed locales, Denise? or why the drop in sales? "
May 15
Connie Mettler commented on Denise Johnson's blog post Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude
"Do you have any idea about why the difference in sales?  do you know why it was moved from the high school?"
May 15
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Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude

Well not really a change in latitude but definitely a change in attitude at the Marshfield Art Fair held at the fairgrounds in Marshfield WI.  It's always held on Mother's Day and this was the second time I had done the show. The weather was beautiful but it was not a buying crowd for many of us. In years past, it was held at the high school and fine arts/crafts were sold. This year the venue was changed to the fairgrounds and more crafters were in attendance and at least one buy/sell. (it's a…See More
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My Artwork

My original ink paintings. Most are on Corian. I've just started making little lamps using Yupo paper for the shades.
May 10
Denise Johnson commented on Jacob ARCHIE Smith Jr.'s blog post Throwing in the towel, Archie Smith
"Hello Archie,  I don't know you and have never met you and that is my loss for sure.  What beautiful works!  I wish thee were someway I could help.  My husband and I have been doing shows for 30 years and we're getting…"
Mar 6
Connie Mettler left a comment for Denise Johnson
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Denise. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the…"
Feb 8

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Your Medium
Painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
I sold wood burned clocks at a school craft fair.
What is your website?
http://www.artfulearth.com
What are the best things about art fairs
The artists, the vibe, the crowd.
Best show ever and why
Art On The Rocks, Marquette MI. Great sales, beautiful setting on Lake Superior.
Worst show ever and why
Medford WI, no buyers
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
internet search
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm up in years but not old.

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Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 11:02am 7 Comments

Well not really a change in latitude but definitely a change in attitude at the Marshfield Art Fair held at the fairgrounds in Marshfield WI.  

It's always held on Mother's Day and this was the second time I had done the show. The weather was beautiful but it was not a buying crowd for many of us. In years past, it was held at the high school and fine arts/crafts were sold. This year the venue was changed to the fairgrounds and more crafters were in attendance and at least one…

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At 10:16am on January 27, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Denise,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

At 4:30pm on February 8, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Denise. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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