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margaret luttrell
  • Knoxville, TN
  • United States
  • mixed media/encaustic
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ouch..this could hurt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Wallis Sep 12, 2014. 25 Replies

Hi Guys,I know the members of this forum are savvy in getting to shows and handling the expenses better than I am, since I am just getting back to showing again this past Fall.Consequently, I landed…Continue

American Craft Council Show in Atlanta/March (???)

Started Feb 16, 2011 0 Replies

I'm doing the ACC Show next month for the first time and was wondering what to expect. Any input will be greatly appreciated. I seem to have a good booth spot but boy, it's an expensive show to do…Continue

 

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Linnea Lahlum commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"I was there too for the first time. It was a 600 mile drive for me. Far outside my usual range but I had never been to Memphis and before and wanted to explore that part of the state. I had an outside booth. I didn't see any buy-sell, but…"
Nov 3
Tammy O'Connor commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"I was there, wish we'd met! I experienced the show much as you did. I was outside on the end of an isle. I'm a bit mixed in my emotions about this show - my first in Memphis. On one hand, they did give me a corner booth a luxury I usually…"
Nov 3
Christina L. Towell commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"I would think that a city like Memphis would have a more prestigious show, maybe River Arts is the one.  Let us know if you decide to try it and the outcome...always enjoy your show reviews."
Oct 27
margaret luttrell commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"No Christina.....I would absolutely not.....but there is a show in Memphis called "River Arts" that I have heard is really good.....so maybe this trip to Memphis won't be my last....."
Oct 27
Christina L. Towell commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"Thanks, Margaret, enjoyed your recap of this show.  It's a sad state of affairs that promoters feel the need to include buy/sell to an "art" show...do you think you'd ever try it again?"
Oct 27
margaret luttrell replied to Cindy Welch's discussion Budding Photographer
"Hey Cindy, I am not a photographer now.....but I was for many years and I taught photography both darkroom and digital for 16 years at a private prep school...I sent many a photographer out into the world. All this technical talk might not be where…"
Oct 25
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"I remember doing this show and seeing so much buy-sell/imports.  When a number of us complained to the show chair about a guy selling Peruvian imports, the response was," He won't be invited back next year."  That…"
Oct 19
Melanie Rolfes commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"Thanks Marge glad u are back. Nice review"
Oct 18
Bobby Weiss commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"Thanks for sharing. I've been wanting to try this area and spread out some."
Oct 18
Joel Lockridge commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15
"Excellent review. I've been wondering about this show and had heard of it in the past. Mystery solved!"
Oct 18
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Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15

I haven't written a review in quite a while......Things have been busy and I have been on the road way too much.....as all of you know the drill. But I thought I would review a show I did for the first time last weekend in Memphis, a place I haven't seen too many reviews from and this show was not the easiest to get a read on beforehand. I like to try new ones though and I have a pretty good track record with choosing smaller venues that usually are well worth it.Even though I live in the same…See More
Oct 16
margaret luttrell commented on Melanie Rolfes's blog post Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park IL
"Glad it was a good show for you. I did Port Clinton back in 2014 and it was a miserable show for me as I was put two feet away from a band (really)and nobody could hear me. Not only did I not make expenses but I remember having a heck of a headache…"
Sep 1
margaret luttrell commented on Connie Mettler's blog post 2017 Prizewinners: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
"I am so glad that Ken Tutjamnong won Best of Show...He was across from me at Gasparilla along with being the nicest guy, I could not take my eyes off his work ...it is truly stunning. So happy for him."
Mar 26
margaret luttrell commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Fairhope......Art Fun in the Deep South for some!
"This sounds like the show to do.....Thanks for the heads up Nick......Your dinner alone makes me want to apply....much better than canned peas, cabbage and frozen fish patties......Just sounds like a higher end show all around. "
Mar 23
Nick Cantrell commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Fairhope......Art Fun in the Deep South for some!
"The Eastern Shore Art Center's Outdoor Art Show coincides with this event, adding another 150, or so, artists. To the consumer, it appears to be one big show. However, I've found over the years that there is a more stringent jury process…"
Mar 23
Len Jagoda commented on margaret luttrell's blog post Fairhope......Art Fun in the Deep South for some!
"Paul - Money is tight and purse strings had gotten tighter over the last several years; although I have noticed a more positive attitude and increase in commissions in the last 4 or 5 months. I don't have Barrie's good fortune; my…"
Mar 21

Profile Information

Your Medium
mixed media/encaustic
Years in the Art Fair Business
off and on since 1982
First show ever
Los Olas Art Fair(the original) in 1982
most recent-2010
Beaux Arts 2011
What is your website?
http://www.margeluttrell.com
What are the best things about art fairs
not giving 50% commission away-
getting paid that day
seeing who buys your art and feeling a personal connection.
Best show ever and why
Coconut Grove Art Festival 1985
I was young- green and it was such a high to sell your work there. I don't think I realized how big it was until I got down there from Tennessee.
Worst show ever and why
Can't say I have ever had a worst show. Never been rained out but that is because I have a big gap between then and now, and I'm just starting the show circuit again.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Saw it on the web-

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Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 4:30pm 9 Comments

I haven't written a review in quite a while......Things have been busy and I have been on the road way too much.....as all of you know the drill. But I thought I would review a show I did for the first time last weekend in Memphis, a place I haven't seen too many reviews from and this show was not the easiest to get a read on beforehand. I like to try new ones though and I have a pretty good track record with choosing smaller venues that usually are well worth it.

Even…

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Fairhope......Art Fun in the Deep South for some!

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:49pm 17 Comments

It was the 65th year of the  Fairhope Arts Festival this past weekend. In a cute suburb of Mobile Alabama, the show hosts 236 artists throughout the town's main cross streets. It's 300 dollars to participate with a prize chest of over 10 thousand dollars. The show is a three day event that starts at ten each day and ends at 6 on Friday and Saturday and then on 5 on Sunday.

Load in on Thursday at 6 pm was pretty uneventful and was easy to maneuver as was load out. The show is set up in…

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Naperville Woman's Club 37th Annual Art Fair .....just meh

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 9:09am 18 Comments

Just a short review of the last show I did in Naperville, Illinois. It was the only show I had scheduled for this month and since I had done well at Old Town I thought that heading back to the Chicago area would be more of the same. That's the thing about this business.....it takes you high and then it BAM...slaps you right in the face. Ha! 

Naperville Woman's Club Art Fair is located in Naperville Settlement, a re-enactment of a early mid-west village with all the "feels".…

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Thanks for a wonderful prize!!!

Posted on June 15, 2016 at 8:06pm 2 Comments

Just wanted to get a shout out to the guys at "Flourish" who so kindly accommodated me when I was lucky enough to win the third prize, the Mesh Panels,  in the Fund Drive Auction.

Honestly, I hardly ever win anything. In my twenties I won a car in a "Paint a Body" contest.....That's the biggest thing I can remember. This was just as good! I love that so many of us were able to win something. How many times does that ever happen.

And most of all Thanks to Connie, who keeps this…

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At 11:41am on July 8, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Margaret. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you. Happy Birthday!!!

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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Connie Mettler

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At 5:10pm on June 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Many thanks for your support, Margie!
At 6:11pm on March 28, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thank you, Margaret, for referring David Wolters to Art Fair Insiders.
At 7:27pm on April 10, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Many thanks for all your recent contributions here at AFI, Marge. I really appreciate your wealth of experience, sense of humor and generosity in sharing. This is how we make this site go 'round ;)
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Congrats Margaret on winning the Post of the Week Award - 5.27/2013.
At 9:55pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Margie, thanks so much for all your support. Your help is appreciated!
At 9:10pm on December 02, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thank you, Margaret, for referring Judy Sells to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:58pm on May 09, 2014, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thank you, Margaret for referring A. Denise Rollings-Martin to Art Fair Insiders.
At 4:14pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thanks so much for your pledge again, Margie. I appreciate it and it really helps me with my mission of supporting the artists so they can earn a living in this crazy business.
At 7:55am on July 22, 2014, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thanks for your thorough review of the CPFA, Margaret. Hope you'll get closer to Michigan next year so we can meet. I appreciate your participation on AFI so much.

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