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Julie K Koleszar
  • Female
  • Jackson, MI
  • United States
  • Semi-precious Jewelry
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Julie K Koleszar replied to C.C. Barton's discussion Cost of shipping work to galleries - any better ideas?
"As a Gallery Owner, this question is one I’ve not found a good answer for! My best advice is to talk to the Gallery about which pieces we can honestly think will sell, not pieces we are in the fence about. I do not want something shipped to me…"
Aug 28, 2019
Julie K Koleszar replied to Matt Gwinn's discussion Things I learned from my First Outdoor Event
"One of the things I’ve learned about pricing is if you price your items too low people won’t buy because they equate quality with price. If you go too high you won’t sell, but don’t be afraid to raise your prices…"
Aug 28, 2019

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Your Medium
Semi-precious Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
HollymArt at Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson MI
What is your website?
Best show ever and why
Grand Haven Art Festival 2014 - I feel it was my first true art show and the reception I received from the public and the other exhibitors made me feel like I had genuinely arrived and that I was truly qualified to be a part of the Artist Community.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Google search for art fair information
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I raced for the US Ski Team and medaled at the Junior Olympics.

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At 7:08pm on August 04, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Julie K Koleszar a gift
Thank you, Julie, for referring Mark Savio to Art Fair Insiders.
At 12:08pm on January 13, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Julie.  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 of yourself 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!

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