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Kathleen Caid
  • Glendale, CA
  • United States
  • jewelry
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Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Downers Grove
"We don't have a review for this show on www.Artshowreviews.com.  It would be so helpful if anybody who has done this show would spend a few minutes to review it.  It isn't hard to do and as you can see, people count on this…"
May 2
Rebecca Cortez commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Downers Grove
"This is not an AAmdur event. It is run by the Downers Grove Management Corp. Did you check Juried Art Services? This is where it was offered. I always call the promoter to get a feel for an event. I called this group and they were very helpful. Fee…"
May 2
Karen Holtkamp commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Downers Grove
"The former.  Too saturated.  Unfortunately Chicago is the northern version of Florida."
May 2
Kathleen Caid posted a blog post

Downers Grove

I just checked the site and I couldn't find any write-up for the Downers Grove show, mid-September. Anyone out there done this show? Any comments? It is one of Amy Ardmur's Chicagoland shows. She does so many in that condensed area during the good weather months. Is that a good thing or bad? Is it just too saturated with shows that the buyers are fed up; or, are there so many shows because one can't feed enough to the beast?See More
Apr 29
Kathleen Caid commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Tubac Arts Festival, 2016
"Dear Carrie, I was so happy to read your review. Like you, I have close family living in Tubac and I attend the Tubac festival, as a shopper, every year during my excursion to the Tucson Gem Show. I make woven beaded jewelry and do many art fairs…"
Feb 29
Kathleen Caid commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Re: Do you make all the parts of your media?
"Andrea, like you, I make jewelry using vintage and antique components. I combing bead embroidery and bead-weaving with many kinds of elements to do what I do. I can spend hundreds of dollars and sometimes 100 hours making one necklace! Personally, I…"
Feb 12
Bobby Weiss commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?
"Thanks for the feedback. I was looking for information on this show as well!"
Oct 6, 2015
Kathleen Caid commented on Judy Christian's blog post Reston VA Show, a short report
"Erin, I didn't mean to come off as condescending but I detect that you do mean to. I am sorry for ruffling your feathers with my comments. But, my viewpoint is a reasonable one even if politically incorrect to say so. And, most certainly the…"
Jun 1, 2015
Kathleen Caid commented on Judy Christian's blog post Reston VA Show, a short report
"Thank you for this data, Erin. We can't know these little things, coming from different locales, all over the country, and your added data is much appreciated However, I need customers who will go to some trouble to arrive at an art show, and,…"
Jun 1, 2015
Kathleen Caid commented on Judy Christian's blog post Reston VA Show, a short report
"I did Reston as a first-timer and was placed at the very end of the street, in front of the art center, 706. I did have a lot of traffic through my booth but sales were slim. Coming out from California was expensive, and thank goddess, I made enough…"
May 30, 2015
Kathleen Caid commented on Larry Berman's blog post Artworks Inquiry Scam
"I was once burned for about $6500 on a sale like this, way back in 2005. It was with credit cards payment, though. I had been given an approval code but about a month after the sale and shipment of the goods, that money disappeared from my account.I…"
May 28, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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.

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Downers Grove

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 5:26pm 3 Comments

I just checked the site and I couldn't find any write-up for the Downers Grove show, mid-September. Anyone out there done this show? Any comments? It is one of Amy Ardmur's Chicagoland shows. She does so many in that condensed area during the good weather months. Is that a good thing or bad? Is it just too saturated with shows that the buyers are fed up; or, are there so many shows because one can't feed enough to the beast?

Lubbock, Tx Art Fair?

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 5:58pm 7 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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At 10:38pm on October 27, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Kathleen Caid a gift
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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
At 10:36pm on March 31, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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