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Ann Reif
  • Lake Ozark, MO
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  • jeweler
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Midwest Salute to the Arts

Started this discussion. Last reply by phillip hall Aug 8, 2011. 3 Replies

Does anybody know if they allow Rv Parking at this show? Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by megan mckinnon Mar 3, 2015. 5 Replies

Does anyone know anything about the Paseo Art Festival  in Oklahoma City?  It is over Memorial Day weekend.Continue

Catagory help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by CM Fox Oct 21, 2010. 1 Reply

What category, Painting or Mixed media, would paintings done on hardboard, textured using various processes and done with oil pastel and oil bar/paint stick?  No brushes involved.  I think pastels…Continue

Nurit 8000?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karole Bowlds Jul 21, 2010. 5 Replies

The backlight for the screen on our Nurit 8000 quit working.  Everything else seems ok.  I can't find anywhere in the manual that talks about a setting for it.  Has anyone else had this problem?  Is…Continue

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
can't remember
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
A great way to make a living-----sometimes.
Best show ever and why
I love the Mattie Kellie show in Destin. It is on the beach. Where else can one sell jewelry and watch the dolphins!
Worst show ever and why
Any show the is totally rained out.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I can't remember, but I think it was Nicole Collins.

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Art in the Park- Columbia, Mo June 5-6

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 10:35pm 0 Comments

This is an established show that has good community involvement and a staff of professionals and volunteers to put it on who know what they are doing. Not an overwhelmingly large show it is about proportioned to the size and market for the area it serves.

The location for the show is Stephens Lake Park on the east side of town about a mile from the big University of Missouri Campus. The park is lovely for the people who attend but a little unhandy for the artists. The administration does… Continue

Festival of the Trails- Gardner Kansas June 11-12

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 10:31pm 6 Comments

In the nearly 30 years we’ve been working art shows there have been some really poor ones to remember. This show will rank right up there with the worst.

Held in a portion of the Johnson County Fairground the show was set up in 2 buildings with an asphalt parking-lot in between. The committee had arranged a “preview” party on Friday evening to attract the more interested public. No one came. If the committee thought they would attract art collectors to the event with a veggie… Continue

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At 11:23am on March 31, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Ann. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. 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!

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At 11:34pm on July 5, 2010, Sarah Kaufman said…
Hey Ann!!! Wish we had gotten more time to visit in Evanston :) Peanut says hi!
At 1:18pm on July 6, 2010, Sarah Kaufman said…
That is crazy!! So glad you didn't get hurt, and so glad he paid for your tent ... so did you upgrade?? What made him so mad about the show?? He wasn't even in the wind tunnel, where all the jewelers had to pack up and then wait 2 hours until the end to load their vans.

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