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sharon tesser
  • Lawrenceburg, IN
  • United States
  • fiber
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St james 1600 association

Started this discussion. Last reply by sharon tesser Jul 16, 2013. 3 Replies

I was just accepted into this portion of the st James. I am supposed to send my booth fee immediately. Any advice? Magnolia? 3 rd? I know its not the main section. Is it Mars? ? Do customers come out…Continue

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st james 1300 association

Started Jul 2, 2013 0 Replies

WDoes anyone have any advice 3rd st? Magnolia? ? WContinue

 

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sharon tesser replied to Bruce Cain's discussion 10X10X8 Trimline and Propanels for sale - Nashville, TN
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Palm Beach FIne Art and Craft

I haven't found any reviews for this one. It's a long way from home. I'd appreciate any information. My work is decorative fiber. Thanks!SharonSee More
Oct 13, 2015
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Jul 11, 2015
sharon tesser commented on Carol Joy Shannon's blog post I won!
"I won too! I am thrilled to have a consultation with Connie Mettler and can't wait to set that up.  Thanks AFI You guys are the best!  "
Aug 27, 2014
Alan Anderson commented on sharon tesser's blog post Square Horror Story
"No documentation.  This is what I have heard from customers that are hesitant to give us their email addresses.  That's why I referenced it as such.  Square categorically denies it."
Aug 13, 2014
Bill McLauchlan commented on sharon tesser's blog post Square Horror Story
"@Alan "Many folks suspect that one of Square's revenue streams is selling those emails and phone numbers...."  Link please."
Aug 13, 2014
Alan Anderson commented on sharon tesser's blog post Square Horror Story
"New note on SalesVu.  No limits OR surcharge on keyed transactions.  2.7% on all but Amex."
Aug 13, 2014
Alan Anderson commented on sharon tesser's blog post Square Horror Story
"Don, those rates you have are the amount in ADDITION to the Exchange (which is about 1.3%, I believe).  Still, very good rates. Note to anyone using the old knuckle busters (click clack) or manual receipts with card info on them - if those docs…"
Aug 13, 2014
Alan Anderson commented on sharon tesser's blog post Square Horror Story
"Folks, I wrote a sizable blog last year about Credit Card Processing.  I was in the Retail Software business for years and am not associated with any processor.  The hands down leaders in this space are SalesVu and Shopify.  I have…"
Aug 13, 2014
Lynnea Bennett commented on sharon tesser's blog post Polling the Community- Christmas Shows
"good to know about Winterfair Columbus as I am in it this year.. and I make jewelry."
Aug 8, 2014
Britt Hallowell commented on sharon tesser's blog post Polling the Community- Christmas Shows
"If you are planning on doing Columbus Winterfair all I can say is don't get your hopes up for much. I've done it 3 years running bc what else is there to do around here in winter, and I've never lost money but I generally profit…"
Aug 8, 2014
Rhonda Newsome commented on sharon tesser's blog post Polling the Community- Christmas Shows
"I live in Ohio, near Columbus. State pride is big in Ohio. Anything with an Ohio on it has sold well for me!"
Aug 6, 2014
Alan Anderson commented on sharon tesser's blog post Polling the Community- Christmas Shows
"Any ideas for GOOD Florida shows in December is appreciated.  Last 2 years December was a bomb for us."
Aug 6, 2014
Roxanne Coffelt commented on sharon tesser's blog post Polling the Community- Christmas Shows
"I'm looking for a show near N Indiana, because the local one here got cancelled."
Aug 4, 2014
Lynnea Bennett commented on sharon tesser's blog post Polling the Community- Christmas Shows
"I live in/near Ohio ... since I am on the Kentucky side I get the horse thing... lol.  I looked at your website and if I were you I'd take a variety.  Oddly enough in Cincinnati chickens are hot... but don't limit your work to…"
Aug 4, 2014

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Your Medium
fiber
Years in the Art Fair Business
new
What is your website?
http://www.sharontesser.com
What are the best things about art fairs
getting out of my studio and having people seeing my artwork.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Internet
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I have 6 kids

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Palm Beach FIne Art and Craft

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 7:28pm 0 Comments

I haven't found any reviews for this one. It's a long way from home. I'd appreciate any information. My work is decorative fiber. Thanks!

Sharon

Polling the Community- Christmas Shows

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 8:20am 6 Comments

I am planning to do my first round of Christmas shows this years. I am a 2d artist- ( decorative fiber- or 2d mixed media ) My work is fabric but looks like paintings-www.sharontesser.com I create pieces of every subject matter. I wondered at Christmas time if people purchase a certain type or genre of work for the holiday. What I know is in Kentucky I sell every horse I make- in Michigan the same is true for beach scenes. I am completely at a loss…

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Advice and Opinions on Commissions NEEDED!!

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 8:30pm 18 Comments

I have had several commissions and so far all clients have been pleased. I usually get 1/2 payment upfront, full payment upon delivery. I  usually have several emails and a delivery date; I've never been late. Three weeks after delivery of the piece at issue I just received an email from the client who " tried the piece in several locations and have decided that it just isn't going to work for them." This was a portrait of their baby daughter's feet (no one else wants this) done in the…

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Square Horror Story

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:57pm 69 Comments

I am in my second year of art fairs and have been using square since the beginning. This weekend in Chicago at the Highland Park Fine Art and Craft show I had a disaster happen. I had a $510 sale which looked like any good sale I've ever had. The payment authorized. The signature line was given,  the people signed, they declined to give me an email and they accepted a paper receipt. I pressed the "no thanks " for the receipt page and continue, and we were done. Off they went with the art.…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 9:25pm on August 30, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Sharon.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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At 10:41am on March 6, 2013, Suzanne Ens said…
Welcome Sharon! I'm a fiber artist too and also add mixed media to my fiber (unless it is wearable). I think you should apply to shows in the fiber category and not mixed media. For one thing you are primarily fiber and many shows do stipulate that if you fit into one medium you should choose that category rather than mixed. Secondly you may find that your work stands out in the still smaller fiber category and also that the mm category is simply humongous and heavily filled with award winners, whose work would not fit into any other category other than mm. Looking forward to pictures!
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