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Hotel share for Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts - Bloomington Indiana

I got what is probably the last hotel room in Bloomington for that weekend. Well the 29th and 30th (Friday and Saturday) It is a double bed room and I could share with another female artist if anyone needs a room. It is very cheap 60 bucks but I try to cut costs where I can!Let me know if anyone is interested.See More
Aug 21
Robin Chard replied to Lois Anderson's discussion Amish Acres and New Booth Layout
"Hey Lois, I don't know it you remember me but I came by to meet you 2 years ago at St. James. Anyway I like the wall hanging but the table still looks visually confusing to me. If you don't give peoples eyes a place to land they tend not…"
Aug 19
Robin Chard commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Cops, Robbers, and a Bag of Gold
"Thank you so much for the story. You have really made me think of the way I drag my stuff around by myself."
Jul 8
Robin Chard commented on Robert M. Wallis's blog post Francisco's Farm Art Festival, Midway, KY; May 17-18, 2014
"I was at that show too. You wrote a very fair and accurate review of it. I will go again too, if accepted! I think now that they have quit moving it around it will gain visitors again. Someone told me that a new administration at the college was…"
Jun 16
Michelle Robison replied to Robin Chard's discussion Fine! I got a @#@$# Pedestal! Everyone happy?
"I'd have to dig them out... I can't say off hand. maybe 24x16x16 is.. Some where in that ballpark.. I'd call. They're really nice to work with..."
Jun 12
Larry Berman replied to Robin Chard's discussion Fine! I got a @#@$# Pedestal! Everyone happy?
"I'd call them up with any questions. They are jewelers that do art shows. I met them at Three Rivers either last year or the year before.Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Jun 12
Delpfine Welch replied to Robin Chard's discussion Fine! I got a @#@$# Pedestal! Everyone happy?
"Thanks!  The site doesn't give the size of the cases.  Do you know offhand?"
Jun 12

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Your Medium
Silver & Gems
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Greensboro's farmers curb Market! My space looked like a jewelry yard sale!
What are the best things about art fairs
All the other Craft people!
Best show ever and why
A last minute day and a half show, some woman called out of the blue and needed to fill a couple of booths at an educational conference. You would have thought these women had never seen jewelry before. God bless them.
Worst show ever and why
This year at Nuse River Festival. My car broke down on the way there. (towing$) (repairs$) Had to take a fifty dollar cab ride to the thing $! left the top of my tent in the car! it was so hot I almost passed out! My jewelry was too hot to touch! Well it went downhill from there.
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Just found it on the web.

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At 1:28am on December 16, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Robin Chard a gift
Thank you, Robin, for referring Ashley Steenman to Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:38pm on February 03, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Robin Chard a gift
Thank you, Robin, for referring Randi VerBerkmoes to Art Fair Insiders.
At 8:31pm on September 11, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Robin Chard a gift
Thank you, Robin, for referring Vicki Gentry to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:23pm on August 25, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Robin Chard a gift
Thank you, Robin, for your review of the AFB Woodland Art Fair. We appreciate your willingness to help.
At 10:20pm on August 05, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Robin Chard a gift
Thank you, Robin, for referring Kathy Creech to Art Fair Insiders.
At 8:08pm on March 12, 2013, Michelle Robison said…

Thank you it always means a lot from another artist!

At 1:52pm on January 22, 2013, Kathleen J. Clausen said…

Hi Robin,

I'd love to be friends and share about shows.  Where are you located and where do you do shows?  I love your photos!

Kathy C.

At 1:25pm on September 11, 2012, Karole Bowlds said…

Hi Robin!

Love your posts and really love your work- you have great insights into the marketing portion of this lovely ride we call Artfairs!! I live in a rural State, so doing the Ag Fairs, which are plentiful here was a natural transition here. Next month is my transition month- my final outdoor show is October 13th. After that, it's all inside til Christmas. Then after that3 months of almost no shows except for my monthly Art Walk. I hope to expand into more of those! As each of my surrounding communities does them on different evenings (First Tuesdays, Third Thursdays, Final Fridays) it would be at least one per week! I Like the Art Walks because they specifically target people interested in  the Arts and hand crafts. And very community oriented!

Hope your season is going well- we are currently gearing up for fall winter shows- and the weather is definitely getting chillier!! Had some wild wind gusts at my outdoor show this weekend- the worst I have ever dealt with- about 70 mph, and I was right on the Bay. Had to close up early due to my tent having some damage, and jewelry being blown away! Off to the studio- time to work! Have a good week


At 9:28am on August 14, 2012, Debbie Moyer said…

Hey new friend!  I know the feeling - there is never enough time to make all the jewelry pieces that we want, or try out new techniques.  Someday you will just have to set aside some time to try some etching - it is really fun to do.  I call it my doodle work - I draw all the designs on the metal by hand with Staedler luminace red markers - the work better than sharpies.  What is great is that if you don't like it you can just sand it off & draw again.  

Keep the peace.....

At 11:31am on July 30, 2012, Stacey Pritchard said…

Really like the photos of your work. Looks like we share a love of natural rough stones. And thanks again for the awareness on the trademark. Since part of my background is in ceramic sculpture, I had been thinking about getting a mark, and now I know a bit more about what and how I should go about it for the jewelry. 



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