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Kay Cummins
  • Phoenix, AZ
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  • Jewelry
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Contemporary Crafts Mkt and aging shows in general -- thoughts?

Started Jun 29, 2013 0 Replies

I got an email from Roy Helms of Contemporary Crafts Mkt (CCM) stating that they didn't get enough apps to run the San Francisco show next March and that the Pasadena location in June 2014 didn't…Continue

Tags: Monica, Santa, San, Francisco, California

Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson, TX and HA Shows?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Finkenbiner Jan 6, 2012. 1 Reply

Anybody have any scoop on this show in May?  Sure would like a review on it.  I did well in Houston and would love another TX show.Also most of the Howard Alan shows are not in my area - but I was…Continue

Tags: Cottonwood, Arts, Fest, Richardson, Junction

Anyone have feedback on Contempory Craft Market in SF or Santa Monica?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kay Cummins Apr 10, 2013. 5 Replies

These shows are new for me and I have a strong show waitlisted for the same timing as SF.  So was curious as the show fees are due soon.  I'm a Jeweler and know there will be lots of jewelers there.Continue

Tags: Santa, Monica, Francisco, San, Craft

Rain and Pool noodles - anyone have a photo of this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum Nov 15, 2011. 4 Replies

Can anyone help me understand how to use pool noodles in the tent?  I've read the forum but am lost.  Mine are 5ft long and I wedged them in the top edge of the canopy along the frame, but couldn't…Continue

Tags: damage, Rain, Noodles, Pool, Tent


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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Chandler Art Walk
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Community and Sales!
Best show ever and why
Scottsdale Arts Festival ---- people loved my work and sales were great. Perfect weather, great vibe and great artists.
Worst show ever and why
Prescott Home & Heart Marketplace - lots of buy sell and retailers like Costco, no customers, no sales and big expenses. Taught myself to do better research!
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Larry Bergman's site for one.

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Do you wonder when a "Show" Marketing Photo was taken?

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 3:51pm 10 Comments

OK so we all look for new places to show and sell our work.....and we receive show notices with a photo of the show with HUGE crowds shopping along with the details of the show.

So my question is - do you wonder WHERE that photo was taken and WHEN it was taken?  Have you ever questioned it?  Contacted a show?

I wonder .... was that photo taken 10 years ago and used for the last ten years?  Is it even for this show?  On other shows do you wonder - where are the people?  Was this…


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At 10:20pm on April 9, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, Kay.  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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At 4:51pm on June 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Kay Cummins a gift
Many thanks, Kay, for this support!
At 1:54pm on June 16, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Kay Cummins a gift
Thank you, Kay, for referring Fran genn Saperstein to Art Fair Insiders.
At 6:09pm on May 15, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow said…

Thank you Kay for your show review at  We appreciate your help.

At 4:54pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Kay Cummins a gift
Kay, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
At 9:48pm on July 25, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Kay Cummins a gift
Thank you, Kay, for taking the time to write a review on the Open Arts Festival Downtown Boulder. We appreciate all your help.
At 9:50pm on October 20, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Kay Cummins a gift
Thank you Kay for your reviews for the Cottonwood Art Festival and the Bayou City Festival Downtown Houston. We appreciate all your help.
At 10:58pm on October 29, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Kay Cummins a gift
Thank you, Kay, for your review of the Bayou City Downtown Art Festival. We appreciate all you do for us.
At 10:56pm on November 13, 2013, Laurel Peterson Gregory said…
Thanks so much Kay, I really appreciate the input!
At 4:36pm on May 01, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Kay Cummins a gift
Thank you, Kay, for your review of the Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival. We really do appreciate all your help.

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