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Deb Tewell
  • Fort Collins, CO
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Deb Tewell replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Virtual Art Fair platforms
"Yes. You're right. That's the correct name of the fest. Thanks for letting everyone know."
Aug 12, 2020
Deb Tewell replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Virtual Art Fair platforms
"A jeweler friend of mine participated in a virtual show in March and I visited her booth. From my perspective it went well and she said she made some money. 26 of her shows cancelled this year. The organizers used Booth Central, a company that has…"
Aug 12, 2020
Deb Tewell replied to Carol Larsen's discussion How can you plan with such a short time line
"I also make fiber art wearable garments and agree with Linnea and Larry. I am working every single day. My last show of any given year is in December and my first is usually in May. I work like crazy January through April. I have so much inventory…"
Apr 25, 2019

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Years in the Art Fair Business
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Exposure; selling what I create; making contacts with others who do what i do!
Best show ever and why
Taos Wool Festival--made the most money there!
Worst show ever and why
Colorado Springs Art & Music, 2018; poor sales for all artists
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Not sure
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I used to design visitor center exhibits and was contracted to research/write the label copy for a South Dakota visitor center owned by Kevin Costner.

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At 8:34pm on August 26, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Deb. 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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At 10:40am on August 19, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Deb,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thank you for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.  I love your "fun fact" and the similarity of our last names!


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