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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Jane Shaffer
  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • United States
  • Jewelry
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Jane Shaffer commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Des Moines Artist Sues for Copyright Infringement
"You are correct that once the work is created it is copyrighted.  But, I believe it has to be registered before you can file a lawsuit.  I'm not sure of the outcome, but I do think that there is a difference between a painting hanging…"
Aug 30
Jane Shaffer replied to Barbara Pitorak Bloom's discussion Buy sell vendors at juried art festivals
"I understand (but don't approve) of letting in the buy/sell at shows having trouble filling their spots.  But I don't understand why shows are letting in buy/sell when they are turning down truly handmade art and have waitlists."
Aug 14
Jane Shaffer commented on Harry Mackie's blog post Going out of business
"We are going to miss seeing you at shows.  I hope this is so you can enjoy a long and relaxing retirement."
Jul 17
Jane Shaffer replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Anyone have issues using Hotwire?
"I use Hotwire all the time and this only happened to me once.  It was for a show in a small town without many hotel rooms and it was the day the acceptances went out.  I attributed it to everyone who got accepted immediately getting on…"
May 31
Jane Shaffer replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Black Swamp OH vs, Mount Mary WI in early Sept?
"We only did Black Swamp once, 2 or 3 years ago.  We make silver jewelry.  We did OK.  The set up is hard because you have to do it at 6:00 a.m. in the dark.  It's very friendly and everyone is helpful.  It is a college…"
May 29
Jane Shaffer commented on marirosa hofmann's blog post Anyone know about art fair on the square in lake forest Illinois ?
"We have done Lake Forest for several years.  It is a good location in a wealthy neighborhood.  We make silver jewelry and have consistently had good shows there.  I can't comment on how wall art does.  We live in the Chicago…"
Apr 16

Profile Information

Your Medium
Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
10
First show ever
Custer's Last Stand
What is your website?
http://shafferstudio.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Good weather, good sales and nice customers
Best show ever and why
Madison Art on the Square - Most sales ever, and no one complained or tried to bargain
Worst show ever and why
Oak Brook Gift & Confectioners Show - no one came -- literally, the only thing I sold was to a fellow artist.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I found it when searching on line for information about the Gold Coast Show moving to Grant Park

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At 5:52pm on February 24, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Jane. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. 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

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At 12:09pm on March 31, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Jane Shaffer a gift
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Thanks for referring Susan to the site!
At 3:51pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jane Shaffer a gift
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Thanks so much for your pledge. I appreciate it and it really helps me with my mission of supporting the artists so they can earn a living in this crazy business.
At 11:55pm on July 10, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Jane Shaffer a gift
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Jane, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 11:03am on June 27, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Jane Shaffer a gift
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Jane, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
At 9:35am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Jane Shaffer a gift
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Thank you, Jane, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.

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