About

Location

South Lake Tahoe, CA


Your Medium

Sculpture (Bronze and copper wall sculptures)


Years in the Art Fair Business

My whole life! Grew up doing Art Shows and Fests with my parents over 32 years and have been showing on my own since the late '90's


First show ever

As a "helper" at my parents shows: 1983ish. With my family showing my work with them: 1996. On my own: since about 1999.


What is your website?

https://www.KellySmithCassidy.com


What are the best things about art fairs

The energy of the people, both artists and patrons. The sense of community. Being able to talk to the clients in person and getting to know them through the process.


Best show ever and why

Village At Northstar Labor Day Weekend 2011. Best sales, best entry fee price, very nice organizers, very high clientele yet laid back, great amenities!


Worst show ever and why

I remember so many from my childhood. Seeing my family suffer from poor show organization, little to no marketing and high entrance fees just about drove us away. The worst shows for me are the ones in a "carnival" type of setting where there are frequent shows a month in the same place like in a casino parking lot.


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

My brother, fellow artist, and roadie: Rick Smith ("Bell Borja Studio")


What is one fun fact about yourself?

I am also a writer for the local monthly newspaper, Tahoe Mountain News. I am working on a book on art marketing.


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  • Great job, Kelly! Thanks for your upbeat and helpful conversation. Hope we meet one day.
  • Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Kelly Lynn.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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  • huzza i say ! dare u make fun - cold fried chicken .  the frog is actually a french magician living in the french quarter of sunami ville. - the woman is a harlet and a lie.  im gonna do some cal. shows .all of them at once . going after the big league shows because my fans demand it. -- 

  • dont fear the zombies , and now get to work -ok-

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