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Kathleen Caid
  • Glendale, CA
  • United States
  • jewelry
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Annette Piper commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"What an amazing story of support and luck (and some hard slogging too!)  I'm so thrilled for you!"
2 minutes ago
Cynthia Welch commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"I am so happy you had a postive outcome.  Doing the happy dance down here in Louisiana!  <vbg>"
1 hour ago
Robin Miller commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"Kathleen, your story brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy that you  had the outcome that you did! Your work is exquisite, by the way.  "
3 hours ago
Karen Stefanoff commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"That's amazing. I'm so glad you got it back. I had an incident during bad weather at a show and someone took my cart with all of my jewelry packed. I did get it back the same day. My anxiety was horrendous. I can't imagine what you…"
4 hours ago
Connie Mettler commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"That is helpful information from Cerf+. Thanks for including that. Also, RLI.com has insurance packages to cover this. Here is their link: https://www.insuremyhomebiz.com/startnewquote.asp"
4 hours ago
Christine Lush-Rodriguez commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"It is a good thing you did all that you did for all those connections to be made. Congratulations on the return of you beaded babies. They are a piece of you!!!"
5 hours ago
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"DeBorah, here is one of the letters that I received from Les Snow, program manager at CERF+, who was incredibly proactive and helpful during this ordeal. I think the first step towards getting ourselves actual protection would be to look at this…"
5 hours ago
DeBorah Beatty commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"So glad it turned out, but it has me thinking. Is there such a thing as insurance you can carry on stock? I know about the liability insurance many shows want you to carry, but is there any protection available in this sort of case? "
5 hours ago
Connie Mettler commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"This is really great! I agree with C.C. and others, that your efforts had to have helped you emotionally get through this. In case you missed it, there are even more comments and well wishes on our Art Fair Insiders Facebook page. Your plight really…"
6 hours ago
Beth Kukuk commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"so happy to hear such great news!  really appreciate you sharing it!"
6 hours ago
Kathleen Caid commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"Thank you C.C. and all the rest. Yes, I was diligent for the three days I had before leaving Louisville, doing everything I could, looking in dumpsters, walking through the flea markets over the weekend, etc. But, all the while I was doing that, I…"
7 hours ago
C.C. Barton commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"Excellent news Kathleen!  I remember feeling so bad for you when I read your original post and this good news really lifted me up.  More than anything, I'm impressed by your determination in taking charge of the situation rather than…"
7 hours ago
A. Denise Rollings-Martin commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"I am so happy for you.  You've been on my mind since this has happened.  God Bless. "
7 hours ago
Joel Lockridge commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"I do love a happy ending.  Theft of the boxes containing my higher-end work is a nightmare of mine. "
8 hours ago
lisa cutler commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"What a roller coaster of emotions you must have been on.  So very happy your story has a happy ending.  My car, loaded with my inventory and personal belongings (including the invaluable laptop) was not in the parking space where we had…"
9 hours ago
Dona Calles commented on Kathleen Caid's blog post Bad News and Good News
"Kathleen, I am so happy for you! It is a reminder that when we show up and do what needs to be done, the universe supports us. Your willingness to follow through and do whatever you could do paid off, and is an example for us all. Congratulations…"
9 hours ago

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

Bad News and Good News

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 6:30pm 34 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.

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.

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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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