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Ron Andrews
  • Newbury, NH
  • United States
  • jewelry
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Need opinion on Art League of Marco Island Show in Florida

Started Jan 27, 2017 0 Replies

Hi everyone,Has anyone done Pam Patullo's "Art League of Marco Island show?  I have signed up for the show but realized this week that I would need to travel six hours to do it.  I need other…Continue

Show fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum Mar 23, 2016. 5 Replies

I am just getting back into shows full time after taking a 3 year hiatus.  I am finding it a struggle to come up with the booth fees for those shows that are requiring payment with the application. …Continue

The Kerry Way - American Made Art and Craft Shows, CT

Started Oct 9, 2012 0 Replies

Hello all artists out there.  Does anyone know anything about The Kerry Way - American Made Art Shows in CT.?  Please get back to me as soon as possible.  They still have openings for the fall in all…Continue

Lil Street Craft Fair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Shay Jul 22, 2012. 7 Replies

Geri, Yes, the one in Chicago at the end of this month. I am signed up for it bit understand that it's not a good show. I would like opinions of other artists/crafters who have done this show in the…Continue


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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Vermont Crafters - Hanover, NH
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
being surrounded by art and the people
Best show ever and why
Summerfest - Ocean City
financially rewarding
Worst show ever and why
Lewiston Maine Hot Air Balloon Festival
surrounded by crap- I actually left
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Larry Berman

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Howard Alan Virginia Beach Art Show

Posted on April 24, 2016 at 7:24am 0 Comments

This will be Howard Alan's second year in Virginia Beach.  Did anyone do this show last year and can comment on it.  We are heading down to this show this coming week and would like an idea of what to expect.  Many thanks!

Question about shows

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 8:54pm 4 Comments

Has anyone done any of Mike and Pat's shows in New England?  Mostly one day shows (Sunday) and mostly Mass and CT.  Anyone out there have an opinion on them?



Need opinion of other artists

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 9:37am 7 Comments

To all jewelry artists, I need your opinion.  I create seaglass jewelry which for the most part I set in sterling

silver.  I make my own bezels, cuffs, bails, etc.  Those are my high end items.  They run from $75.00 to $495.00.

All those items are in cases.  I also have lower end items which are mainly drilled seaglass that I incorporate with sterling silver findings.  I have items that run from $5.00 to $69.00.  Those items are displayed on velvet covered tables in dishes of…


Show insurance

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 8:53pm 10 Comments

Having liability insurance is a "good" thing for you the artist.  If someone gets hurt in your booth and they decide to "sue" you are covered.  Also, if for some reason you are out of work because your studio was broken into or whatever, or your art gets stolen you are covered.  The city is trying to protect themselves and you.  It's not that expensive so go for it.  I just had to make a claim because I sent $2200 worth of jewelry to Chicago and it was stolen from the lobby.  The insurance…


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At 11:57am on July 2, 2012, Caroline Kwas said…

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Thank you, Ron,for referring David Hollier to Art Fair Insiders

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