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Amy Ikenn
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • United States
  • glass and metals
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Did anyone try the fall show in Tubac, AZ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Billings Nov 14, 2014. 1 Reply

This is the first year they did a fall show and I'm curious how it went.  What was the mix of work?  Was it well attended?  How were sales? Continue

Tags: Tubac

Interesting new product for early morning setups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina L. Towell Sep 5, 2014. 5 Replies

Check out "Paper Shower" at .  Grown up wipes in place of real shower.  Sounds like the perfect way to transition from…Continue

Good News on the Buy/Sell front

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jun 27, 2014. 4 Replies

Good news on the buy/sell front! DW Events (yes, the director is my friend) kept one jeweler from setting up last Saturday at Deerfield, IL because she couldn't prove she made the work herself, and…Continue

Tags: Sell, Buy, Deerfield

Royal Oaks Clay, Glass and Metal show - thoughts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Warren Townsend Dec 28, 2012. 1 Reply

As a fused glass artist who is getting more focused and ready to do some more driving I am looking at this one.  Especially because there are too many Chicago area shows that weekend for me to…Continue


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Profile Information

Your Medium
glass and metals
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Deerfield Illinois
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Sharing your work and knowledge with people who appreciate it. And of course the high compliment that comes with someone paying for your work.
Best show ever and why
Lakeview in Chicago, perfect weather, interesting crowd and record sales.
Worst show ever and why
A first and only show in 3rd Lake Illinois. The ground was ready for sod, but not sod so it was pure mud - the show was not well advertised and it was hot. Uncomfortable and losing money on the weekend.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
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Amy Ikenn's Blog

The Art of the Educated Guess

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 4:07pm 5 Comments

"Setting up an art fair…


Geographically Challenged

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 1:22am 6 Comments

Looking at returns on shows, geography and my plans for the year.  I'm going to try to pick up some shows outside the Chicago area for the first time.  To see my reasoning check out my blog:  ... if you are so inclined I welcome any advice to an artist who is finally going to travel.

As promised, a summary of my OOAK experience

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:30pm 11 Comments

Updating this post to make it easier for the folks on AFI to find when searching!  


I actually wrote two posts about OOAK ... here is the beginning of the Post Setup/Pre Show post:

 Today, at the Chicago Merchandise Mart,  I set up the best indoor booth I've ever put together.  One of a Kind begins tomorrow and we are participating!This event costs more than…


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At 2:35pm on January 06, 2019, Connie Mettler gave Amy Ikenn a gift
Thank you, Amy, for referring Gwen Morris to Art Fair Insiders.
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Thank you, Amy, for referring Wendy Morris to Art Fair Insiders.
At 5:31pm on November 23, 2009, Connie Mettler said…
Hi Amy,

Great to see you here at ArtFairInsiders. Welcome! I look forward to your participation in this network. Please add some photos, join some discussions, tell us about your art fair experiences and invite some of your friends to join us. It is a great community.

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