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Gloria Irla Marlow
  • Female
  • Royal Oak, Mi
  • United States
  • gourds, dolls, many different…
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Gloria Irla Marlow's Discussions

Is it fair to sell work in more than one neighboring shops

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Ryder Sep 4, 2013. 5 Replies

where do I go from here?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gloria Irla Marlow Jun 15, 2013. 5 Replies


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Your Medium
gourds, dolls, many different mediums and techniques
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Belleville Strawberry Festival
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Besides being outside the best things are the community of other artists, the ability to show and sell work and speaking with people who are interested in all kinds of art.
Best show ever and why
To date, in the summer I would have to say Royal Oak Art in the Park. The organizers are very helpful and attentive and the sales were good. In the winter we did the Birmingham Winter Market. All tents were provided and decorated for us and while not primarily an art show we did our best sales all year and the atmosphere was festive and fun. It was cold but we were allowed a heater for our tent which took the worst of the chill off. We're doing both these shows again
Worst show ever and why
Belleville Strawberry festival. It turned out to be more of a carnival than an art show. Most of the vendors were selling things like garage door openers, bought items and advertising local businesses. There were only a few of us there that were actually artists and we did very poorly sales wise. Plus the people attending weren't interested in art and came to attend the carnival.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I actually found it first with a search engine

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Halloween shows in Michigan

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 9:26pm 9 Comments

Just for curiosities sake, how many Michigan artists would be interested in starting an annual Halloween art fair in Michigan?  Ghoul Tide is the only one I know of and they haven't been exactly friendly nor has the EHAG organization on line. So if I could find an organization to help us start one in a good location, would anyone be interested in helping me organize and run one?  I have to tell you I have no experience running a show but I have put on and judged competitions for shows.  Not…


one more rant about buy sells

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 11:27am 39 Comments

We only did one summer show this year.  It was Northville's Art in the Sun.  The weather on the first day about took out the tents and unfortunately about 30% of the artists packed up and left.  Too bad for them because the rest of the weekend was beautiful.  Two tents over from me was a woman who was selling all sorts of boxes and trinkets obviously buy and sell.  And people were buying from her because her prices were understandably premade tiles.  Even though the organizers knew these…


Ghoultide Gathering

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 10:37am 10 Comments

Has anyone here ever done the Ghoultide Gathering held in Chelsea Fairgrounds Michigan last year and previously in Northville Mi?  I've been attending for three years as a patron and the list of artists is growing.  When they held it in Northville it was in a little park filled with historical Victorian buildings where the artists were divided up and housed in different buildings all of which were decorated for Halloween. One house actually had a coffin with a covered manikin in the parlor…


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At 10:09pm on January 02, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Gloria Irla Marlow a gift
Thank you, Gloria, for referring Paul Irla to Art Fair Insiders.
At 7:38pm on January 30, 2012, Michelle Davis Petelinz said…

Thanks for "friending" me (is that really a verb nowadays?!).  Your gourds are beautiful.  I'm especially intrigued by your figural work.



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