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Amy Perrier
  • Bellaire, MI
  • United States
  • Reverse Glass Painting w/Acrylic…
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Perrier Dec 26, 2010. 4 Replies

Hi Everyone! I'm a new member and I just love this website!  So much good information here.  I've been doing art shows for 3 years with my reverse glass acrylic paintings.  I recycle old, wooden…Continue


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Your Medium
Reverse Glass Painting w/Acrylic Paints
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Parkside Art Show in Central Lake Michigan
What are the best things about art fairs
I enjoy meeting and talking to people who like art. My husband and I love the adventures that each show brings. We like to explore different areas of our state and this is the perfect way to do this.
Best show ever and why
My best show ever was this past summer at the Traverse City Art Center show on the NMC campus. It was a one day event that co-insided with the TC film festival. I had record sales, decent weather for most of the day, and several repeat customers from that event.
Worst show ever and why
I have learned over the past 3 years to stay away from "craft" shows as my work is fine art. I did a show that was staged in a horse barn last fall. I was right next to the pumpkin carver and across from the duck tape hats guy. Big mistake, but it was a local show and I was trying to be supportive of my community.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I found you on the internet while looking up shows.

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Ludington, Michigan Art Fair Review---Sweatin Bullets at a Lukewarm Show

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 12:39pm 5 Comments


My second year for this show, I’m glad I went although sales were down.  Emily Kanine works her butt off to accommodate the artists and has an easy-going, common sense approach to any glitches that may come up. 

Sales were half what they were last year for me, but I was still ahead at the end.  Several other painters I talked to reported the same thing.  I think lower price points did better, but I talked to a few of those artists too, and everyone reported a slower than…


My Big, Fat, First Review of East Lansing (Michigan) Art Fair

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:00pm 11 Comments

First off, I want to explain that 99% of my shows are small, juried, fine art fairs on the northwestern shores of Lake Michigan, in lively little tourist towns,  and not nationally ranked.  The shows I typically do have somewhere between 60-90 artists, not over 200 like ELAF.   My usual show is set in a park, frequently on or near water; nice shows, intimate, grassy green tent floors, lake breezes, and I have no idea how many people come through, but it’s not 70,000 like ELAF. 

I tell…


Ludington West Shore Fine Art and Craft Fair

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 10:16am 4 Comments

This was my first time at Ludington's Art Fair, so I didn't really know what to expect.  155 artists which is about double the size I'm used to doing.  It was a Saturday/Sunday show, July 2nd and 3rd.  We arrived on Friday to set up.  Our hotel was literally 30 or so yards from my booth and we were able to leave our trailer in their parking lot for easy access throughout the day.  Load in and out was very simple from one of several streets surrounding the park.  Sidewalks angled through the…


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At 9:04pm on December 25, 2010, Julie Sitzema said…

I don't do the gifts but I'm guessing they're the virtual bouquets, gifts, cards etc. that you can send to others on other networking sites.  I don't do them - no time for that or the games.  


To "friend" someone is to add them to your friend list or network so you can easily see their posts, comments, photos, etc.


Were you on the end of the center isles at Boyne City last year?

At 1:43pm on December 27, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Amy. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please 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!

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 6:34pm on December 27, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…

I haven't done a show in many years.  Life got in the way, but love to go to shows and learn about all kinds of art from others.  Hope you have a Happy New Year.


At 12:24am on January 3, 2011, Steph Mader said…

Amy, your work is wonderful. I'd love to see more of it.

The glass tree piece on my site is done with glass powders and little particles of glass (frit). I make the back plane of the scene in glass frit on to of a clear glass sheet, and fire it so it melts together. Then I build the next visual plane forward, fire that, etc. The tree piece I think is only three or four layers, but some of the bigger ones are five or six layers. I am in love with the way the light shines through; everything but the black trees is transparent color.


I'm glad to find another glass-girl here!


At 2:11pm on January 11, 2011, Shane Reed said…
I started my photography business in 2008.  Shortly after starting my business I started shooting alphabet letters of architecture and other objects found in urban settings.  These letters can be used to spell words, or names to make contemporary art for you home.  This project took off, and became an overwhelming success.  I used the money from selling my alphabet letters to fund my photography business.  These letters are fantastic sellers and I’m thankfully too busy with my real passion to have time to sell them anymore.  So I’ve decided to sell the high resolution digital files for a fair price to the right person who is interested in making an abundance of extra income.  This idea will be unique to you, and if you're driven will make you lots of money.  The market is enormous!  If you’re interested and would like to discuss things further please contact me and please check out our alphabet photography click on “client” menu and enter the password “abc”.  We have b&w and color alphabets, and I’ve also custom created numerous word art pieces with quotes.  You’d receive everything with unlimited reproduction rights.  The letters can be put on anything you can think of or you can sell them just as letters to go in frames.  I always just sold them as letters for $5 per letter.  The profit margin is very high as it costs about 10-20 cents to print each letter and they sell for $5 each.  I look forward to hearing from you.
At 3:10pm on March 12, 2011, Dann Jackson said…
Hi Amy, Thanks for getting in touch, and ask away! I'll try my best to answer you correctly if it's not too technical. GoPayment Support is a great resource for the technical issues. Also, I really enjoyed seeing your work. Most of the time reverse glass paintings don't interest me, but yours are very sophisticated and well done. Look forward to hearing back from you. Dann
At 1:52pm on June 21, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Amy Perrier a gift
Happy birthday, Amy. I hope this is a great day for you with lots of friends and fun and this will be a banner year for you, one that sees dreams come true. Thanks for being part of our community.
At 8:41am on October 13, 2011, Kathaleen Kammer said…
Thanks Amy, I understand, I am going on 53 and my working life  to support my family has been the priority. I don't have any pictures of my work to show anyone, only the soap I've made, I am taking a vacation soon to organize myself and get a start on something. I really appreciate your input, sometimes the time I have for what I really want to do sends me into the panic mode, because I'm 52. I will hang in there, day by day. moment by moment.
At 2:30pm on May 28, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Amy Perrier a gift
Congrats on being awarded the Blog Post of the Week Award for 5/28/12.
At 11:19pm on May 28, 2012, Shelley Henneke Goodlaski said…

Davisburg is located between Flint and Detroit, near Clarkston.  This year I will be in the Flint Art Fair and the Plymouth Art fairs. 

Where do you live?

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