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Amy Furgiuele
  • Female
  • Peoria, IL
  • United States
  • art jewelry - lampwork (glass) and…
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Amy Furgiuele's Discussions

Have you ever cancelled out of a show and if so, why?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Megan Horan Jul 13, 2011. 17 Replies

At a show not too long ago, I heard another artist mention that he had decided to cancel out of the rest of his shows this summer (since his sales had been so low so far), try and get back any booth…Continue

Tags: cancellation, show

Displaying Jewelry... put it under glass or let it breathe in the open?!?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Garrett Feb 25, 2013. 18 Replies

I was going to post this in a couple of the jeweler's forums and then realized that lots of other folks look at and buy jewelry, so I'd be missing out on some information from people not in my media!…Continue

Tags: presentation, displays, cases, jewelry

So... how do we appropriately review shows for this summer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Munks Jun 9, 2011. 33 Replies

I had an interesting discussion with a couple of other artists this weekend.  Like MANY of you, we sat at a show with non-existant crowds the first day (Yes, it was beastly hot like a lot of other…Continue

Tags: promoters, reviews, shows, art

The Naperville, IL Women's Club Juried Fine Art Fair that happens in June... anyone ever done it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum Apr 2, 2011. 2 Replies

While I am familiar with the Naperville Riverwalk show that happens in September, I hadn't heard of the Women's Club Fine Art Fair that occurs in June.  Has anyone ever done this show and has…Continue

Tags: June, Women's, Guild, fairs, art

 

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Your Medium
art jewelry - lampwork (glass) and silver
Years in the Art Fair Business
6
First show ever
I started out sticking my toe in to the water of things by doing local farmer's/Saturday markets. Once I had enough courage, my first real show was the Quincy, IL Midsummer Arts Faire, where I won an award! It was a great way to get started!!
What is your website?
http://www.lookingglassarts.com
What are the best things about art fairs
I love getting to meet other creative artists and getting to meet new, interesting people. The hardest day at an art show is still 100 times better than the hardest day in the office!
Best show ever and why
Hard to say... Love doing the Quincy show, as their group takes such amazing care of the artists and really treat us like royalty. Love doing my St. Louis area shows because they are so darn profitable!
Worst show ever and why
GOLD COAST ART FAIR 2010! Too many artists, horrible set up, HORRIBLE sales and just all around everything bad.... First and hopefully only show where I ever lost money in doing it.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Joined to comment (i.e. warn others!!) on Gold Coast Art Fair

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Excellent shows to do in the St. Louis area

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

Well, I'm in the center of Illinois so I might as well check "both ends", right?? So, on that note...several artists and I have been talking about the abundance of shows in the St. Louis area, but we've also heard that many are "not like they use to be" and that others aren't exactly as they are advertised. So, then... what ARE some good shows in the St. Louis area and do you consider them more art or craft based? We're all looking to start our application lists for next year and we'd love to… Continue

Excellent shows to do in Chicago

Posted on September 8, 2010 at 2:52pm 11 Comments

Several artists and I have been talking about the abundance of shows in the Chicago area, but we've also heard that many are "not like they use to be" and that others aren't exactly as they are advertised. So, then... what ARE some good shows in the Chicago-land area and do you consider them more art or craft based? We're all looking to start our application lists for next year and we'd love to hear from those of you with first hand knowledge... thanks!!

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At 9:32pm on October 2, 2011, Barbara Poole said…
Hi Amy, Thank you for asking. It was an interesting show. Well run, great people and for a lot of people great sales. But it was not the show for me. I just did okay. It was a big 2-D show. I saw lots of paintings, big paintings, walk out of the park. The crowds were a little unprepared for wearable fiber and there was not a lot there. Which you would think would be a good thing, but I find that I do better when I part of a pack not a lone wolf. So I will not do it the again, but happy I did.
At 1:16am on June 15, 2011, Sandra said…
I just saw that you are in Peoria...the Lincoln Parke Art Faire may be too small for the journey...if you are used to doing the larger shows then this one probably won't work for you...it runs the gamut from crafty to artsy to fine art/jewelry but it all worked...it is a two day show.
At 1:00am on June 15, 2011, Sandra said…

Hi Amy...no, it is a very small show but very nice...usually in September.  A couple of weeks ago I drove by the Lincoln Park Conservatory and saw a "call for artist" sign. Call the Conservatory.  In the meantime, I will look through my files to find contact information. 

I'm not doing it this year...actually not doing any outside shows this year...last year I had a really hard time with the heat and I was afraid to put myself though all of that again this year.

Be well and happy creating,

Sandra

At 8:15am on June 5, 2011, Lynda Wallis said…

Yes Amy, it was really wonderful to meet you yesterday. I'm happy to have my brain 'picked', it was VERY interesting to simply be a visitor to that show. I spent close to 4 hours talking with artists, quite a luxury and very enlightening.

I LOVE you work! Best of luck to you today!

At 1:59pm on May 19, 2011, Barbara Poole said…
Go for it. I think it will be a good read. 
At 9:24pm on May 18, 2011, MICHAEL ALAN STIPEK said…

Amy,

 

I don't know if you got my comment on the "Friend" page, but it's OK to use my comment on the "Jesus photo"!  Thanks!

 

Mike

At 2:03pm on May 10, 2011, MICHAEL ALAN STIPEK said…

Amy,

I'll see you there at Deerfield!

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Thank you, Amy, for referring Brock E. Eddleman to Art Fair Insiders.
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