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Kathleen Caid
  • Glendale, CA
  • United States
  • jewelry
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Kathleen Caid commented on sharon tesser's blog post Square Horror Story
"Oh, yes, I forgot about the ceiling they established for my income! I wasn't able to transact more than $7000/month with me Square! When I did the disbursement of the overage would not be made for 30 days! The bookkeeping was an absolute…"
Jul 2
Kathleen Caid commented on sharon tesser's blog post Square Horror Story
"I stopped using Square a couple of years ago when they mandated that I update my app. In doing so, I lost my complete history of sales and records that had been stored. I had asked prior to updating if this would occur and was assured that…"
Jul 2
Kathleen Caid commented on Mark Loeb's blog post Licensed work?
"Frankly, I think that you are all right. Photographers are trying to make a living just like everyone else and their images are their bread and butter. However, Mark, I applaud you for being a thorough and caring show organizer. I want to apply to…"
Jun 23
Mark Madachik commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"You can ditto this for the Annapolis Beer and Craft Festival.  A waste of time. The lady behind me was selling Gutter Guards...hear me cry...ok...maybe they were 'handcrafted',,,in China"
Jun 18
sandhi schimmel gold commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"I just got a voice mail from paul@jurying.net saying he wants to hear from every artist that was not happy with Annapolis. I sent a scathing email. Please write to him."
Jun 18
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"Quick! Sandhi & Michael, write to Paul with your take on the Annapolis show. He just responded to my email: Hi Kathleen, This is the first time I’ve heard this.  Thanks for writing to me.  Is there anything you can show me back…"
Jun 18
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"OK. I sent my letter to Paul. Here it is: Dear Paul, I strongly suggest that you drop these bozos from your roster. I participated in this show last week and there is nothing FINE about it. It is a glorified street bazaar/farmers market (but in a…"
Jun 18
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"I think separately. More emails in his inbox will make more impact. Plus, we each have our own viewpoint to express. I know he gets these because I had a run-in last year with a FAKE show that I paid for from his site and I got all over him to alert…"
Jun 18
sandhi schimmel gold commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"joint is good!"
Jun 18
Michael Heilman commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"Do you want to do a joint email or each separately?  I  would  be inclined to email to the  CEO, Paul Fisher.  My own email is mcheilman@aol.com. "
Jun 18
sandhi schimmel gold commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"I'm with you."
Jun 17
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"Michael, why don't you and I both write to the head honcho at JAS telling him what we think of his client (Annapolis)? It might get under his skin a little."
Jun 17
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"Michael, this is a tangent away from Annapolis, but since you brought this up and maybe Connie can add something, I find it a little difficult to navigate around this site looking for just the right thread that I want to read. It's probably…"
Jun 17
Michael Heilman commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Annapolis Fine Art, Craft and Wine Festival
"Hello. I am sorry that  you had  to  go through this.  Earlier this  year,  about March, I  believe, a fellow  AFI member posted a query about this show.  I  delivered myself of what I thought was a…"
Jun 17
Kathleen Caid received a gift from Connie Mettler
Jun 16
Robert M. Wallis commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Piccolo-Spoleto Art Fair, 2 weekends
"The dirt won't hurt you but it will play hell with fabrics, and if it infiltrates framed work under glass, it will have to be disassembled and cleaned. I wouldn't advise a fabric or clothing artist to do the show because of the cleaning…"
Jun 16

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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

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.

The…

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Double Booked

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 3:22pm 10 Comments

I just found out I was accepted at St James 4th Street Section, Louisville, and it is the same weekend as the Rio Grande Balloon Festival & Art Fair, Albuquerque, to which I am also accepted.

Has anyone out there done these two shows and have some evaluative comments to make concerning the pros & cons of doing one over the other?

I'd love to hear from anyone who can help me with my coin toss.

Gopher fields at outdoor shows

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 10:50am 5 Comments

Does anyone out there have any good suggestions for leveling out display items at an out door show. Everything is off kilter and tipsy standing in a gopher-ridden field!

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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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