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Donna Gilbert
  • Gainesville, GA
  • United States
  • Clay - Functional
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Promoter Integrity shows questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Gilbert Dec 21, 2019. 4 Replies

We are thinking of doing the Kensington Metropark Artfair in Milford, MI.We've not done any shows with the Integrity Shows folks and was hoping to get some info from some artists who have.  We make…Continue

Tags: Shows, MI

Show change from 3 to 4 days

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Nov 9, 2018. 17 Replies

We are successful at most of our shows.  We make elegant functional pottery.  Our experience at four day shows includes South University, which is one of the top Ann Arbor Shows MI; Arts, Beats and…Continue

Tags: Art in the Park Plymouth, 4 day shows, 3 day shows

Estero FL, Fine Art Show Review?

Started May 16, 2016 0 Replies

I've looked in the reviews under state, "Florida" and month "November" and haven't seen any reviews for this "Hotworks" promoter's Estero FL show.  The promoter Patty Narozny also does the Boca Raton…Continue

Tags: November, Florida, Reviews

Artoberfest Winter Springs, FL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Gilbert May 12, 2016. 2 Replies

Has anyone done this show?  Is it more of a beerfest than a buying public? It's the same weekend as Maitland's "Art Under the Stars" which is doubling its ad budget in 2016 and I'm considering going…Continue

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"I'm hoping we get into East Lansing Art Festival the week before Kensington Metropark in Milford or Summerfair Cincinnatti the week after the Milford Show so we can leave the Atlanta area and have two shows back to back.  "
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"Thank you Connie.  I've spoken to Mark on the phone and he's one of those smart, honest, warm promoters that I and others can trust.  I told him our needs and he was honest about where he thinks we'd do well and what show…"
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Connie Mettler replied to Donna Gilbert's discussion Promoter Integrity shows questions
" The integrity shows are run by Mark Loeb he has been producing shows in metro area for probably 20 years. The show is in a lovely location in the world to do area. I have not attended or gotten much feedback point but I would like to make so…"
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Promoter Integrity shows questions

We are thinking of doing the Kensington Metropark Artfair in Milford, MI.We've not done any shows with the Integrity Shows folks and was hoping to get some info from some artists who have.  We make elegant traditional functional  pottery and are successful at many shows, but we're driving from Atlanta.  How well attended are their shows?  How well advertised and promoted are they?  We're looking to hook up 2 back to back shows in MI in May:  East Lansing MI show is May 16-17th (lots of people…See More
Nov 15, 2019

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Your Medium
Clay - Functional
Years in the Art Fair Business
15
First show ever
Celebration FL
What is your website?
http://www.PotteryForLiving.com
What are the best things about art fairs
People appreciating our work and the ability to make a good living.
Best show ever and why
South University Ann Arbor Michigan 2004. We made a lot of money and the show was beautiful and the promoter Maggie Ladd is an expert, is onsite and with her organized helpers runs an artist friendly professional, easyto set up, & a great show.
Worst show ever and why
Cornelia GA, a tiny show in a place hard to find.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Delores Fawke, jeweler
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I was a professional actress who was hired often in the NY metropolitan area and eventually stopped acting because I didn't want to be on the road away from my husband and daughter. Now my daughter is married and my husband and I work & travel together.

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Application Photos: full range of work or not?

Posted on January 18, 2016 at 12:12pm 8 Comments

I am really perplexed about this especially regarding some of the top shows.  We're experienced artists at shows.  Often a promoter's instruction sheet, instructs artists to submit the photos representing the full range of their work which means if you are a 3D artist with functional ceramics, you are to show not only your more intricate items but also your "more ordinary," for lack of a better word items:  the ones that are  less complex to produce and less impressive and lower…

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At 6:30pm on November 13, 2015, Connie Mettler said…

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At 8:33am on November 12, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Good luck, Donna!  And, yes, let us know how it went...safe travels.

At 7:46am on November 12, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Donna,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to have you join us and hope you'll find the site helpful, inspiring and fun!  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

 
 
 

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