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Jacki Bilsborrow
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  • Coldwater, MI
  • United States
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Need Canadian show reviews

Started Apr 5, 2017 0 Replies

We have now added a place at Art Show Reviews for Canadian show reviews.  As of right now we don't have any reviews.  We also only have one show listed.  If you have done some Canadian shows could…Continue

Tags: reviews, shows, art, Canada

A Few Fun Facts about some of our AFI members

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Biggins Aug 20, 2015. 10 Replies

Every so often it is fun to get to know some of our newer AFI members.  So, here are a few of our members who have done some very unique things.Ann Dickinson Sargent is a prize-winning poet who has…Continue

Tags: fun, facts, accomplishments, unique, members

What Norm Darwish meant to me

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Williams Jul 24, 2015. 4 Replies

I just stopped in to Connie's last Thursday before I had to go out of town.  I knew Norm was getting bad but I really thought he would still be with us when I got back from Atlanta.  I was very upset…Continue

Tags: photographer Norm Darwish

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow May 7, 2015. 3 Replies

I will be in Atlanta this coming weekend and was wondering if there are very many AFI members who are doing the Chastain Park Arts Festival.  Let me know if you are doing the show.  I am thinking of…Continue

Tags: Atlanta, Georgia, Festival, art, Park


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Latest Activity

Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Estes Park Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show, Colorado, Review
"Chau, I could add this show to, also.  We don't have a lot of shows that take place in Colorado on our review website.  This would be a good addition.   I will add it if you would write a review for us…"
Jan 19
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Chau Nguyen's discussion Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts 2019 Review
"Hello Chau.  I take care of the page.  We would love to have your review for the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts to add to our website.  I can add the show to the website for you.  Would you write a review…"
Jan 19
Jacki Bilsborrow posted a blog post

Cancelled - Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego

Unfortunately, the Art and Craft Show held in Old Town San Diego will no longer be held.  This show had been held in the Historic Old Town San Diego.  Old Town is a quaint area that attracts tourists to San Diego.The Arts & Crafts Show Old Town San Diego first began in 2011.  This art and craft show had something for everyone, fine art, entertainment. delicious…See More
Nov 4, 2019
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Nels johnson's blog post The Shaw Art Festival— Saint Louis—Small Show, big bucks, for somei
"Happy Birthday Nels.  What a great little show.  It sounds like the community really appreciates have the artists and the show in their town."
Nov 1, 2019
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 14th Annual Art Fest on the Green
"They have the best logo.  So creative."
Nov 1, 2019
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post CERF+ and California Fires
"Thanks Richard for posting this.  I am sure while the wild fires are on people's minds people don't realize there are artists there that may have lost their homes are their art supplies and stock.  It is always good to share what…"
Nov 1, 2019

Profile Information

Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
I actually have worked for a handcolored photographer for many years and helped him do matting, framing, shipping, and other work around the studio.
First show ever
First real art show I ever went to was the Ann Arbor Art Fair. I really loved working at that show. It was amazing.
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting new people, seeing all the great work of the other artists.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Art Fair because it is so big and there is something there for everyone. I enjoyed the art atmosphere, the creative people, and the patrons.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Connie Mettler, of course.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I was a member of a National Championship Cross Country team 2 years in a row.

Jacki Bilsborrow's Blog

The 2018 Review of the Art Show Reviews Website

Posted on January 12, 2019 at 7:12pm 2 Comments

Can you spare 7 minutes of your life to help the art fair community?  Let me convince you.

Below you will find some very interesting facts about   I have spent some time evaluating the information from the website from 2018 that I would like to share…


The Garage Sale Art Fair - One of my favorite shows

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 8:50pm 8 Comments

This was the 22nd year for the Garage Sale Art Fair.  I love coming to this show.  There is something for everyone here.  This show is held the last Saturday of February.  Winter can be rough in Kalamazoo and by the end of February people are ready to get out and shop.

The show is put on by Bonnie Blandford and Michael Kifer of Road Wife Productions LLC.…


Elkhart For the Love of Art Show

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 1:30am 7 Comments

     The Elkhart For the Love of Art Show was held on March 12, 2016. This show is held in the Elkhart RV Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is located not far from the Elkhart City limits. It is also right off of the I 80 Indiana Toll Road which makes it very visible to people coming from the toll road or from Michigan.

     The RV Hall of Fame sits in the center of a huge open area. There were signs along the road in Michigan and near the Hall of Fame announcing the art show. They…


Comment Wall (41 comments)

At 11:11pm on August 25, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Jacki. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and 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!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
At 10:46pm on September 23, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Thanks Jacki...good to be here. I recognize you also. Have a great week.
At 3:09pm on October 4, 2010, Maria Camera said…
Hi Jacki, Thank's for your nice comments and for adding me as a friend!
At 10:05pm on October 5, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Thanks Jacki...that was an awesome surprise...almost as good as my new granddaughter.
At 8:43pm on October 11, 2010, Sabrina Aughenbaugh said…
Jacki, Yes I have a 5week old granddaughter named Madeline Grace. It's like holding a little piece of heaven. I'm having fun being grandma and yes the quilt you see on my profile is one that I made for her. Her mother loves owls and they are not easy to find in baby things, although since I designed the quilt, I seem to be finding more out there in the stores. Have a great week....Sabrina
At 3:08pm on October 19, 2010, Barbara Burkhardt said…
Hello Jacki, I can still see you on duty at the Levin Dinner - you filled a needed spot with efficiency. Barb
At 9:56am on October 26, 2010, JD Hillberry said…
Hi Jacki,
Thanks for the comment about my profile picture. That drawing has been my logo and "brand" on my business cards for over 20 years. Several shows have used it for promotion as well. I was the featured artist at the Bayou City Art Festival in Houston and it was on 10 Billboards all over town. There are some pictures of different ways it has been used on my site here:
At 11:30am on December 10, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift
Happy birthday, Jacki! The sun is shining just as I'm sure it was on the day you were born. May the year ahead be your best ever. Many, many thanks for all the good you have done for me. Love
At 9:41pm on February 01, 2011, Sabrina Aughenbaugh gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift

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