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Cherie Smittle
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • United States
  • Drawing, Acrylic, Oil, Pyrography
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Finished my 2nd Event

Finished my second event...Burro Races in Georgetown CO. Since my last event, I purchased Flourish mesh walls and absolutely love them.  My husband does setup was talking them up to other vendors.I decided to forgo the wood curtain on the back, glad I did the tent looks clean and crisp. I will be using smaller S hooks next time as it was difficult inserting the larger hooks in the mesh.  Now I just need to figure out a good way of showing my stickers. I had them hanging on the wall but they…See More
May 26, 2019

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Your Medium
Drawing, Acrylic, Oil, Pyrography
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
GlacierFest 8/11/2018
What is your website?
http://cheriesmittleart.com
What are the best things about art fairs
networking and learning from others
Best show ever and why
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Worst show ever and why
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Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
google
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an adventure sport enthusiast.

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Finished my 2nd Event

Posted on May 26, 2019 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Finished my second event...Burro Races in Georgetown CO. Since my last event, I purchased Flourish mesh walls and absolutely love them.  My husband does setup was talking them up to other vendors.

I decided to forgo the wood curtain on the back, glad I did the tent looks clean and crisp. I will be using smaller S hooks next time as it was difficult inserting the larger hooks in the mesh.  Now I just need to figure out a good way of showing my stickers. I had them…

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My first art fair (mountain festival)

Posted on August 24, 2018 at 12:41pm 12 Comments

I participated in my first mountain festival Aug 11, 2018.



I feel it was a success, sold quite a few pieces (mostly stickers and economical prints, a few giclee’s).



Lessons learned:



In setting up my booth I decided to professionally frame my 16x20’s and original sized artwork to grab the customers attention. It worked, but a lot of people did not want to purchase those they wanted the smaller size and I found myself…

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At 9:58am on June 15, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Cherie,

Welcome Newbie!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun! Thanks so much for signing up and best of luck as you move forward.

At 5:30pm on June 22, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Cherie. 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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