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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Cathy V. Barker
  • Birmingham, AL
  • United States
  • metal
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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people and having them comment on your work.
Best show ever and why
Christmas Village - Birmingham
Sales were great!
Worst show ever and why
Christmas Village - Birmingham
I was by myself and if I got distracted people actually tried to steal from me!
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Can not remember I have been getting e-mails for a while.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Crafts put me through nursing school. I swore that if I ever got a paying job I would not have to make another craft item. Fast forward 40 years and I am back doing what I truly love!

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At 8:14am on May 14, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Cathy,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're so happy you've chosen to join us here and hope you'll find the site beneficial to your new chosen path.  Thanks and best of luck to you.

At 10:38pm on May 18, 2015, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Cathy.  We’re so glad you joined us.  I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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