Art Fair Insiders

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

DeeDee DeFabio-Lake
  • Lake Saint Louis, MO
  • United States
  • Mixed Media Jewelry
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  • susan turner patton
  • Janet Weilbrenner & Stacy Benesh
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Profile Information

Your Medium
Mixed Media Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
6 yrs
First show ever
craft show in my O'Fallon, MO
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Well organized, advertised & attended.
Best show ever and why
Kentucky Crafted open line of communication w/ artist, well advertised & attended. Also May fest in Tulsa, OK really took care of the artist & was very informative of weather conditions b/c they change so quickly there.
Worst show ever and why
Zona Rosa in KC, MO Made it hard for artist to set up, not understanding of the artist made you feel like a dollar sign & thats it.
Who referred you to Please be specific.

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At 12:44pm on October 07, 2010, Connie Mettler gave DeeDee DeFabio-Lake a gift
Thank You, Dee Dee, for referring Diane Balber to Art Fair Insiders.
At 3:33pm on April 27, 2010, susan turner patton said…
Hi DeeDee,

Thanks for the kind words!

All I can say is - keep trying to get in!! I've never applied for it & I don't go every year :-( but it is an awesome show & well attended. You'd fit right in & do very well, I'm sure! Ask Tom Gross what he knows, too; you can tell him I said so. Ironically, with the exception of 2 shows, the Art Guild has totally shut everything down - no exhibits, no gallery, no classes, bare-bones staff - until they get their funding straightened out. They mostly operate thru membership fees, grants & (corporate) donations, & the money just hasn't been there as in past years. I doubt they'd ever give up the fall show, though, unless they were truly desperate. So hang in there! :-)
At 11:05pm on April 21, 2010, Connie Mettler gave DeeDee DeFabio-Lake a gift
Thumbs up for referring Susan to the site to join us all! Thank you!
At 11:04pm on April 21, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, DeeDee. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. 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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At 11:00pm on April 21, 2010, Dodie Eisenhauer said…
Hi DeeDee and no, I'll not be in Springfield. I'm home for April and May. I'm caught up with orders almost so I'm giving my attention to remodeling right now. You can only ignore a house so long! I'm still thinking of working in another wholesale show before Chicago. My next retail is Wichita in September. Hope Springfield is good for you.
At 9:00am on April 21, 2010, tom gross said…
Hi DeeDee,

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