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Colette A. Zilka
  • Cleveland, OH
  • United States
  • Jewelry
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Reapplying to a show- what images to use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sabine Chadborn Jan 19, 2011. 4 Replies

I'm heading into the applications of my second year doing shows, and as I prepare to apply to shows I have gotten in, I ask myself "they saw those slides already.  But I haven't created any new…Continue


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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Offical show out of college was the Queen West Art Crawl
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Actually talking with your customers about your work and their interests
Best show ever and why
any Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland! Not only are the shows inexpensive, but they are well run and attract many people
Worst show ever and why
The Clfton Art and Music Festival, Cleveland OH. It was my second outdoor show that I did, so some of these problems were due to not having the right equipment.

My tent was worse than an easy up, it was pouring buckets for set up and then got extremely hot towards the end. I got heat exhaustion/heat stroke. I neglected to bring weights for my tent, because every time I used it had been in low wind situations rather than the high winds that day. My home made tent walls were ok, but then got pushed in by the wind and destroyed a $200 part of my display. I only made one sale the entire day.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Oddmall, Hudson, OH. I was looking for something that would let me know about upcoming fairs and shows.

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Can one artist have many different styles?

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 1:03pm 10 Comments

 When I look at other peoples work, it feels as if everyone has narrowed thing down and their work covers a small part of the spectrum of art.  It feels clean and focused.  


When I look at my work, I feel that it has many different styles and levels.  I have cheeper wearable things, expensive one of a kind things, and artwork.  In those categories, I feel like my work covers a wide range as well. From texture to humor.  I kind of like not doing the same thing all the time, I…


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