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Denise Johnson
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  • Westboro, WI
  • United States
  • Painting
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Florida In January

Started Aug 2, 2017 0 Replies

We're headed to Dunedin Florida for the month of January - something we've never done before.  Wisconsin winters are kicking my butt.  In looking at shows on the Gulf side, I see Howard Alan Events -…Continue

Tags: shows, art, florida

Where to winter?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Jul 17, 2017. 3 Replies

So hubby suggests we go to Florida, Arizona, somewhere warm for maybe a month or 2, January and February most likely and do some shows. I am a painter. We live in Wisconsin. Anyone have any tips on…Continue

Art In Bayfront Park Duluth MN Good Show?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Hedin Jul 17, 2017. 2 Replies

Trying to decide if I should do this show.  Deadline is today.  I'm already signed up for another smaller show that weekend but did the Park Point show in Duluth several weeks ago and it was good.…Continue

Tags: Park, Bayfront, In, Art

Pricing Prints

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise Johnson Jul 12, 2017. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to share what they charge for prints? I am just beginning to sell 5x7 and 8x10's, matted, backed and bagged. I'd appreciate anyone sharing what they sell theirs for and any…Continue

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
I sold wood burned clocks at a school craft fair.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The artists, the vibe, the crowd.
Best show ever and why
Art On The Rocks, Marquette MI. Great sales, beautiful setting on Lake Superior.
Worst show ever and why
Medford WI, no buyers
Who referred you to Please be specific.
internet search
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm up in years but not old.

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Change In Latitude...Change In Attitude

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 11:02am 7 Comments

Well not really a change in latitude but definitely a change in attitude at the Marshfield Art Fair held at the fairgrounds in Marshfield WI.  

It's always held on Mother's Day and this was the second time I had done the show. The weather was beautiful but it was not a buying crowd for many of us. In years past, it was held at the high school and fine arts/crafts were sold. This year the venue was changed to the fairgrounds and more crafters were in attendance and at least one…


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At 9:48pm on June 28, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Denise Johnson a gift
Denise, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2017 Pledge Drive.
At 4:30pm on February 8, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Denise. 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 10:16am on January 27, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Denise,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for signing up and continued success.


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