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Joe Cieslowski
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Old pro new to forum...HI!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Aug 12. 6 Replies

I was asked to introduce myself and give a little of my background.  Here goes......I earned a BS & MS in Tech Ed in '69 and taught graphics and woodworking in high school.I couldn't feed my…Continue

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Judy Christian replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"Welcome, Joe!"
Aug 12
Joe Cieslowski replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"Connie, That's 1.7 million people. lol If I made $1.7 million, I would have only done the show once, lol I do get at least 6-8 months work out of the show. Joe, Makin Chips and Havin Fun!"
Aug 12
Connie Mettler replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"I hope you said you earned 1.7 million at the Expo last year ..."
Aug 12
Joe Cieslowski replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"Greg and Connie, thanks for the warm welcome Greg, I like your work.......a lot of sculpting going on! Connie, miles??????  I've shown from Mass. to MD.  One year I did 32 shows......6 in MD.  That was 12 days of just driving,…"
Aug 12
Connie Mettler replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"Hi Joe ... glad to have you. I'm sure you have a lot to share. I also started in this business just about the same time as you. We've probably met over the years when we came East to do some shows. You've also seen it all, the…"
Aug 12
Greg Little replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"Welcome.... this is an excellent site and I know you will enjoy it. As another wood artist I look forward to seeing your creations"
Aug 11
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Old pro new to forum...HI!

I was asked to introduce myself and give a little of my background.  Here goes......I earned a BS & MS in Tech Ed in '69 and taught graphics and woodworking in high school.I couldn't feed my family on a teachers pay and started doing art and craft shows in '77.  I did just about everything wrong off the beginning but learned a lot, quickly, mostly from great advice from the show vets.I came up with a good booth design and a unique product line of relief wood carvings and they sold!  Went…See More
Aug 10
Connie Mettler left a comment for Joe Cieslowski
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Joe. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members…"
Aug 10

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Your Medium
wood
Years in the Art Fair Business
42
First show ever
Small church fair......shared a table with my neighborhood.....lol
What is your website?
http://NA
What are the best things about art fairs
How I've made my living for 42 years.........I love to trade with other artists.
Best show ever and why
Eastern States Exposition

Big $$$$$$$
Worst show ever and why
My first one......did everything wrong.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I just found it on the net
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I've made a living doing my own thing and it is fun.

I laugh easily and you can't get me down....is that a fun fact?

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At 1:47pm on August 10, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Joe. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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