Polk City, FL

Your Medium

textile art

Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

Began with thread painting (free motion embroidery) over my watercolor and acrylic painted scenes on fabric. First fine art show in April 2015

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What are the best things about art fairs

Good and bad: Love to meet people and see how my work challenges their senses. Buyers buy from me because they like what they see. Everyone else that fills my booth, challenges my work and picks at my brain (quilt ladies). I'm rarely alone.

Best show ever and why

Best shows in Florida are at Lake Wales and Leesburg for sales of my 2D work. If I snag an award, it is never where I sell well.

Worst show ever and why

I only do mostly central Florida shows. Winter Haven, no sales. Why? Flea market crowd. Also, bad is nearby Bartow (Bloomin Arts). Car show crowd. That's my guess. I do better in same county but other shows.

Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.

internet search while looking into subscribing to Sunshine Artist

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I like to 4x4 in a Jeep and sleep in a tent (but not when doing an art show).

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  • Hi Jan,

    Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  You sound like someone I'd have a lot in common with as I, too, am a fiber artist and love to go to craft fairs and antique shows.  We're delighted to have you joining us here and hope you'll find the site beneficial to your particular needs.  Thanks and best of luck to you as you begin again.

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