Brimfield, IL

Your Medium

pencil/colored pencil

Years in the Art Fair Business

24 years, off & on

First show ever

Spoon River Scenic Drive, Farmington, IL, 1986 or 1987

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What are the best things about art fairs

I like sharing my work with the public. Plus, I have family in Fairbanks, Alaska, & my work often depicts Native Alaskans & sled dogs; I love sharing Alaska with people as well.

Best show ever and why

My best show was at Peoria's Riverfront Market. It was the best in terms of sales, but I also had a customer who'd boated downriver with her husband from Chicago. She was quite interesting to talk with, &...she bought one of my prints!

Worst show ever and why

The worst show by far was during a cold, rainy Spoon River Scenic Drive in October. I didn't have an EZ-up tent at that time, only some contraption with tarps that my husband had cobbled together for me. He'd tried, but I just could not get the thing situated. The vendor next door took pity & tried to help, but that ended when he adjusted the top & I got gallons of cold rainwater dumped on my head.

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

DeeDee DeFabio-Lake of Detail Dee'Signs, Lake St. Louis, Missouri..

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  • Susan I love your work!!!! I'm so happy you like the site. I anted to let you know I keep trying to get into the art show in Peoria I think Juried Art Services does the applications & I can't get in. I've applied the last 3 yrs. I think it's in it's 48th year? Do you know anything about this show? I'd heard that it was good. Taks care, DeeDee
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  • Hi Susan,

    So Glad to see someone I really Know! This is a great site to connect and network with artist throughout the country - or just down the road!!
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