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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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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?
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 Please be specific.
Saw it on the web-

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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…


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 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".…


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…


Old Town: There is a reason it's #1...

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 10:23pm 14 Comments

This past weekend I was at Old Town, this year's AFI listed #1 show. I was a bit skeptical since I was there last year and just did ok, no great shakes. Not that is was bad, but sometimes when you do a show for the first time the payback isn't as good as your expectations.

That didn't stop me from sending in my money this year when I happily got accepted. The show is well organized and about two weeks before, you get a packet with all that is necessary to be able to understand what…


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At 11:41am on July 8, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, 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!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
At 5:10pm on June 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
Many thanks for your support, Margie!
At 6:11pm on March 28, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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
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 ;)
At 10:27pm on May 27, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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
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
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
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
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
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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