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Erika Carrado
  • Leesburg, FL
  • United States
  • Acrylic
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Years in the Art Fair Business
1978 0 2013
First show ever
Was in New York in the East Village! I use to do paintings for childrens rooms. I was so proud to be accepted for the most famous Art Show.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The art, the crafts, the food, the friendly people, the all around atmosphere.
Best show ever and why
The best show was in New York where I grew up. It was in the East Village. I was sooooo proud and honored to have been chosen to be in that show. I was only in my 20's at the time. I'm now 73!
Worst show ever and why
Yesterday was the worse ever! At Ocala's Art Show at SSI. It was on a desolate road, and 2 cars showed up all day. It was at The National Defense Security building outside where they had a mountain of cement debris, wrecked cars piled on top etc. After the awards were given out I was packing up to leave, and the lady comes over to me who ran the show and says to me "are you leaving?" I said yes I have a puppy at home and it's dead here. She had the nerve to say "it will pick up, we still have 45mins. left". I could not believe it! I forgot all about the ribbons if they even were giving them out. It was a horror and an embarrassment for the Ocala Art League. We were there from 4:30 to 9:00, but we left at 8:15.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found you from another site! Don't remember the name, but it was regarding Artist booths.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm very anomated, and make people laugh.

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Posted on October 9, 2013 at 10:43pm 3 Comments

I'm introducing myself!  I'm a new member, and my name is Erika!  I'm an acrylic artist and was wondering if anyone has any tips in finding art instruction DVD's at good prices. I always like to keep up with things. I was thinking of looking on YouTube, but didn't have a chance yet.  Was hoping someone had any idea's where to find them besides local art stores.  I'm retired and I'm always looking for bargains! Hope to see you on here!


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At 9:10pm on September 25, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Erika.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. 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!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

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