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Alison Fox
  • Female
  • Naperville, IL
  • United States
  • stained glass/mixed media
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Has anyone done the Chicago Flower and Garden Show? It's at Navy Pier Mar 10-18, 2012.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Fox Aug 17, 2011. 2 Replies

I rec'd an email today to apply.  My stained glass is very garden orientated so I can see why they sent me the app.  However, I have not read any reviews on the show.  It seems the artists are a…Continue


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John P Houle commented on Alison Fox's blog post Check out my pledge drive gift!
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Jun 13, 2019

Profile Information

Your Medium
stained glass/mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
strip mall in Palatine, IL
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The vibe from the art, the people, the whole atmosphere!
Best show ever and why
Marion, Ia show. A one-dayer that is beyond belief. It's not of this world.
Worst show ever and why
Mostly the northern suburbs (affluent) of Chicago. Go figure
Who referred you to Please be specific.
my other artist friends.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I make great pierogis.

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For The Love of Art

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 1:14pm 6 Comments

Just got back from a one day show in South Bend, IN, run by Shireen Kline. It's called "For The Love of Art".  Beautiful venue in downtown South Bend. Host hotel was an equally cool Hilton Doubletree. It's even connected to the Century Center, where the show takes place. She uses the 2 ballrooms at the center where roughly 45-50 artists have their spaces, with pipe and drape and electricity if you need it. Space fees start at $165 for a 10x10. No extra fee for a corner, which I really…


Help with picking your images for jurying!

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 11:43am 18 Comments

As a result of the St. Louis Mock Jury, I was introduced to two wonderfully helpful ladies, Cindy Lerick and Laura Miller.  They help run the St. Louis art show.  I got to know Cindy, thru contacting her with questions I had from the mock jury results.  Long story short, she had the idea to set up a Webinar with me, Cindy and Laura so they could look at my Zapp portfolio. Cindy sent me an email to connect to the Webinar, which was yesterday.  All went very smoothly and easily, especially…


A great idea.

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 6:54pm 20 Comments

This past weekend, my good friend and favorite jewelry artist, Amy Taylor and of course husband Tom, used their beautiful backyard garden and home as a small "show" for 7 artists.  The cost to us was $25.  That's it.  And that was for advertising.  Not sure how many times they've done their show, but it's at least 3 or more years.  My drive was an hour and one artist was from the Milwaukee area.  Amy lives in Glenview IL.

As a stained glass artist that exhibited, I have to…


Check out my pledge drive gift!

Posted on July 7, 2013 at 12:54pm 6 Comments

As you all know, Connie had a pledge drive and those that donated were put in a drawing for various gifts, generously donated by other members.  I won this beautiful! borosilicate glass cuff from Leslie Huston of St. Petersburg, FL.  Wanted to post so you could see how wonderful this is and being a glass artist myself, it will go so nicely with me at my shows.  So here's my shout out to Leslie.  Thanks so much again!   Here is the link to the picture I took.  …


Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 7:55pm on April 1, 2011, geri a. wegner said…
Your work is amazing,   Surprised you are doing so many Amdur shows if you say your worst shows are in the northern suburbs.  Further proof that money can't buy taste.  Welcome to AFI.
At 10:19pm on April 1, 2011, geri a. wegner said…
Sorry, I have a home in Illinois so I know nothing about Columbus.  I really can't figure out what people in different locales would be interested in.   Look forward to seeing your work this summer.
At 9:34pm on April 3, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, Alison.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us.  We all look forward to your participation here.  Also, visit the "member map" and add your location.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.  Let's make this a dynamic site!

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct.  You will find it at   There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you.  That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds.  It's a great time-saver.

At 10:02am on June 02, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Alison Fox a gift
Happy birthday, Alison...I hope it is a great day for you full of sunshine, friends and fun, and that the coming year brings you bursts of unparalleled creativity and $$$ too!
At 8:51pm on March 14, 2012, geri a. wegner said…

Alison, when do you have to have the photos taken?  I go up to Milwaukee all the time and could take your work for you.  Let me know and maybe the timing will work out.

At 11:11pm on March 18, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Alison Fox a gift
Thank you, Alison, for referring Christa Pomeroy Lawrence to Art Fair Insiders.
At 12:27pm on March 22, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Thanks for the gift, Alison. I needed that!

At 9:56am on June 01, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Alison Fox a gift
Thanks, Alison, for all your support at AFI!
At 7:40am on June 02, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Alison Fox a gift
Thank you for your generous support!
At 8:33pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Alison Fox a gift
Alison, thanks so much for all your support. You're help is appreciated!

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