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Carol F. Metzger
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
  • fiber, beads, maille, jewelry
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What is Hand Made by Artist, again?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol F. Metzger Jun 9, 2012. 10 Replies

I've been absorbing everything I can form this forum, trying to plan for the 2013 season as I have missed most of the boats for this year. I am bothered by a seeming paradox. One promotor states…Continue

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New to Art Fair Biz - CFM Designs, Chicago

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Bertram-Long Jul 2, 2012. 9 Replies

Greetings.I just did my first tent show and learned a lot about what NOT to do. I found this site about a week before the show. The advice to attend a show before getting a booth is good. If I had, I…Continue

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Your Medium
fiber, beads, maille, jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
This weekend will be the first on my own. I have been in the Hyde Park Community Art Fair with the Hyde Park Knitting Guild a few times, but that was mostly "education," not selling.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
I love talking to other artists about the work.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Google search on " art fair tent weight per leg chicago area "

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At 4:24pm on May 28, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, Carol.   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!

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