Cicero, NY

Your Medium

felting with merino wool, pottery - hand thrown and poured

Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever


What are the best things about art fairs

People I meet Excitement in seeing others enjoy my items Learning from others Friendships

Best show ever and why

Cayuga because I met some wonderful people, had a great inventory that sold well. Extremely organized, well attended, great space - organizers were helpful and just so very wonderful!

Worst show ever and why

Won't mention name but was not well attended, not as advertised, small spaces - people unfriendly - was juried but had booths filled with commercially made items.

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

Was performing a search for Elizabeth Moldenhauer and found the site - so exciting!!!

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  • The Strawberry Festival in Melbourne, FL, is March 17-18.  It is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity.  www.brevardhabitat.com, 321-728-4009.

  • Hi, Pat.  Sorry I didn't reply right away.  I have this pesky job that gets in the way of doing what I really love!  Due to work commitments, I only did one show this month.  Most of my activity was in the fall months, but I hope that next year is a different story.  I am just starting to apply for large out-of-town shows.  Other than small local shows, I have done the Strawberry Festival in Melbourne, FL, and Mount Dora in Mount Dora, FL.  I just posted a review of Mt Dora, so it should be published soon.  I am planning to do that one next year.

  • Hi, Pat.  I'm new, too, so it is nice to connect!  Your profile comments are interestng and helpful.  I know you are reluctant to mention names in your "worst show ever" question, but it would be helpful to everyone if we knew which show to avoid!

  • Thanks! I am still learning this computer posting and typing info messages and hopew I get it correct. Good to be here!

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