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Kathleen Caid
  • Glendale, CA
  • United States
  • jewelry
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Delpfine Welch commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?
"I sell jewelry.  I did the show a few years ago, but I heard the same thing from a jeweler who did last year's show (in addition to the Starbirds that Cindi mentions)."
Jan 21
C.C. Barton commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?
"I would like to hear from 2-D artists about this show.  I'm a printmaker/painter and have retired from all outdoor venues so I'm always on the hunt for a good high quality indoor show."
Jan 21
Robbie Curnow commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?
"Woodlands was bad for us. The only show we have lost money at. Our jewelry was too creative and weird for them. They loved blue topaz and very mainstream mall looking jewelry. Our location was also an issue. We were separated from the rest of the…"
Jan 21
Cindi Hendrickson commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?
"I have heard the same comments from other jewelers, Delpfine (Robert and Talley Starbird). "
Jan 21
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?
"Thanks, Delphine. When did you do the show and what do you sell?"
Jan 21
Delpfine Welch commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?
"The Lubbock show was not a good one for me.  I did it once and haven't been back.  There are a lot of people, but they just stream by. "
Jan 21
Kathleen Caid posted a blog post

Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?

I am going to exhibit at the Woodlands Waterway show in Houston April 10th but since I am coming out from California, to maximize my trip, I thought I would apply to other Texas shows around that same time period. I was just accepted to the Lubbock Arts Festival for the following weekend but before I accept, I wanted to check if anyone out there has done this show and what they have to say about it. I could find no blog threads on the site relating to Lubbock. Anybody? Beuller... Beuller...?See More
Jan 19
Connie Mettler commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"Your case was all packed with your work (jewelry?) in it. You left to get your motorhome and when you returned it was gone? Please keep us up to date on this Carol. What kind of insurance did you have? Will you get at least wholesale value for your…"
Nov 14, 2014
Carol Larsen commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"I forgot to add....there was one more thing we did that we had never done before, my business partner had taken panaromic pictures of the booth 1 hour before breakdown. I have proof of all the pieces in the original line versus the remaining line.…"
Nov 14, 2014
Carol Larsen commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"I wish to thank you for writing about this experience. I just had one "case" of goods stolen during breakdown inside a building where more than 1/2 of the other exhibitors had already packed up and left. Unfortunately because of the style…"
Nov 14, 2014
Nadia Korths commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"Wow! What an encouraging of what determination can do."
Nov 1, 2014
Kathleen Caid received a gift from Connie Mettler
Oct 27, 2014
Connie Mettler commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
Oct 24, 2014
Kathleen Caid commented on Nels Johnson's blog post AN ARTIST' WORST NIGHTMARE--YOUR BOOTH GETS DESTROYED AT AN ART SHOW
"Nels, have you ever heard of a California display/tent company called Vitabri? Their showroom is only a half hour away from where I live so I went to see them. I was very impressed with their product and am saving up to get one for myself. You may…"
Oct 24, 2014
Melanie Rolfes commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"Great news and impressed how pro active you were in getting back your work. Congrats and be proud of your hard work"
Oct 23, 2014
Christina L. Towell commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"So thrilled that this story had a happy ending...congratulations and thanks for sharing it all with us."
Oct 23, 2014

Profile Information

Your Medium
jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
2
First show ever
Pasadena Bead & Design Show
What is your website?
http://antiqueartistry.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Validation from the buying public. In the immortal words of Sally Fields when she won her Oscar: "They like me!!!"
Best show ever and why
Not enough experience to answer this question yet.
Worst show ever and why
Not enough experience to answer this question yet.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
No one. I was surfing the web to find as much as I could about this whole Art Fair world so that I can somehow wiggle my way in and, lo, I stumbled upon this site and became engrossed.

Kathleen Caid's Blog

Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 5:58pm 6 Comments

I am going to exhibit at the Woodlands Waterway show in Houston April 10th but since I am coming out from California, to maximize my trip, I thought I would apply to other Texas shows around that same time period. I was just accepted to the Lubbock Arts Festival for the following weekend but before I accept, I wanted to check if anyone out there has done this show and what they have to say about it. I could find no blog threads on the site relating to Lubbock. Anybody? Beuller...…

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Bad News and Good News

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 6:30pm 41 Comments

Three weeks ago, while I was in Louisville, Ky, for the St James Court Art Fair, in the week preceding the show, my van was robbed and 3/4 of my beaded jewelry was stolen. I didn't realize it had happened because I wasn't using the van for driving around (I was there also to visit my son and granddaughter who live in that city) and didn't even notice it until I started out that fateful Thursday morning to go set up for the show.

Well, you can believe that I was devastated, in shock,…

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Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 6:03pm 12 Comments

Another learning experience for me.

I did this show because I was going to be nearby and could fit it into my schedule. It is held on a large field adjacent to the parking lot of the Navy/Marine Corp Memorial Stadium. Easy load in and load out as vans can drive right up to the tents with wide access aisles. No vendor amenities to speak of. They gave you water if you went to the show office and asked for it. Period.

There was a man directing you to your space when you pulled…

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Piccolo-Spoleto Art Fair, 2 weekends

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 10:00pm 11 Comments

Charleston, S.C.

I was accepted to, and sold at, both weekends of this famous art fair (famous in its region). I sell very expensive, beaded jewelry, to put myself in context. It was my first time there. There was no assigned parking for exhibitors; just fend for yourself and hope you don't get a ticket or a boot. That was nerve wracking. The weather in Charleston, around Memorial Day, is so variable, and on set-up day it was 94 degrees with 87% humidity, very exhausting.

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At 10:38pm on October 27, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Kathleen Caid a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 10/20/2014.
At 11:57pm on June 16, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Kathleen Caid a gift
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Congrats on winning the Post of the Week - 6/16/2014.
At 9:09am on May 10, 2011, Michael Romanik said…

Hi Kathleen -

Unfortunately, the Highlands Craft Show was a bust for me.  I pretty much made booth fee.  It's a nice show, a lot of high-quality work, but also some 'questionable' things.  It was not a good indicator when one exhibitor told me that someone on the show committee called him to ask him if he would be in the show last year.  I've applied several times to get in to the show and finally got in last year - but I think most everyone who applied got accepted.  If you're coming from CA, I'd strongly consider not doing it.  It seemed that clothing did okay there.  My jewelry was a bit too contemporary for the clientele.  An 'aged crowd,' it seemed that traditional, 'conservative' work did okay there.  I didn't apply this year and probably never will again.  I hope that this helps.  This is my experience with the show....

At 10:11pm on May 02, 2011, Joy Hafford gave Kathleen Caid a gift
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Welcome Kathleen. Nice to see you here. Your lamp shades and chandeliers are beautiful. Best wishes on your upcoming shows.
At 10:36pm on March 31, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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