Pawtucket, RI

Your Medium

Ceramic Sculpture and Painting & illustration

Years in the Art Fair Business

Been earning my living with my art for many years, but have only logged a few in art fairs.

First show ever

Sidewalk art fair at 13 years old. We applied as a class. Had been doing batik on sheets of muslin. I didn't have the patience to iron off the wax. The judge came by, touched mine, said "UGH!" and walked away. I was crestfallen, but, apparently I got over it.

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What are the best things about art fairs

Connecting with my audience, as well as other like minded artists. Seeing them again at the next show. Making business decisions and seeing them work out. Earning a living doing what I love to do.

Best show ever and why

The best is yet to come.

Worst show ever and why

There was one summer when I scheduled six shows, and got rained out of three, hurricaned out of a fourth. Lost each booth fee, of course. But even a bad show is another day in business. I keep that in mind.

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

Through my emails from art fair calendar.

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