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Laurie Leonard
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  • Jeannette, PA
  • United States
  • jewelry
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My pledge drive win!

Started Jun 22, 2019 0 Replies

Holbein AUHolbein AU7983 Heavy Body Acryliccolor set of 5 primary colors (60ml tubes) value $59.95@from Holbein Artist Materials…Continue

St. James Court Art show hotel?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Leonard Jul 30, 2015. 2 Replies

I'm trying to find out if somebody (Lori Kay?) booked a block of rooms for St. James Court art show or if she is going to this year.  It was at the Sleep Inn for $59 a night in the past.  Thanks!Continue

I am shamelessly asking for votes for 'The Crafts Report' cover contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Leonard Jun 14, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi everyone!      'The Crafts Report' magazine is sponsoring a FACEBOOK contest where they asked artist for submissions of photos for a cover contest.  The staff of the magazine chose 32 of the…Continue


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My pledge drive win!

Holbein AUHolbein AU7983 Heavy Body Acryliccolor set of 5 primary colors (60ml tubes) value $59.95@from Holbein Artist Materials http://holbeinartistmaterials.comConnie,Thank you for making donating fun! Thank you Holbein art supply for supporting artists and Connie’s page!See More
Jun 22, 2019

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Small local show at a hotel party room
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Feeling creative and seeing people appreciate your hard work by buying your art
Best show ever and why
Yankee Peddler 1995. I had the hit of the show and sold a vanfull of it every weekend. Best total, best day ever and won the 'Excellence in Craftsmanship award', I'm still glowing!
Worst show ever and why
Greengate Mall 1987. One day I sat there for 12 hours and sold one $15.00 item. I understood what people meant when they said 'I'll just do mall shows until I go broke'
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Saw your site mentioned on Art Fair Sourcebook forum and googles you.

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2015 Pledge Drive - I won a Prize!

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 10:00pm 7 Comments

Hi Connie!  I wanted to thank you again for all you do for the art community and for putting your heart into this site for us all to learn and benefit!  I entered the pledge drive again this year because I want to support your site and help keep it running and because it is FUN!  

Although my name did not get drawn for a prize, I was probably the first one to tell you which prize I wanted in the 'prize grab' at the end.  I chose 2 free months advertising for your festival on the…


Plein Air Mt. Lebanon Artists' Market

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

Hi Everyone!  Just finished my last outdoor show of the year in Mt. Lebanon, PA this last weekend.  Mt. Lebanon is a very well to do neighborhood south of Pittsburgh.  The show is put on in the PNC bank parking lot one block over from the main road (Washington Road).  

New directors took over the show this year and approached me at a show earlier in the year and invited me to exhibit there.  Now, I know several of my friends have done the show under the old management and have…


Kenan Center's 100 American Craftsmen in Lockport NY

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 3:10pm 2 Comments

Just returned from The Kenan's Center 100 American Craftsmen show in Lockport NY and thought I do a review.  I've done this show for 4 years and it is truly a pleasure to do.  There are only 100 artists and it is located in the skating rink building on the grounds of the Kenan center.  Load in is extremely easy as you can pull right up to one of the garage style doors that open on all around 2 sides of the building.  Set up is Thursday and Friday till 3:00 so you have all kinds of time. We…


Voting for round 2 is happening today!

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:08pm 4 Comments

OK....I need your help again.  Thanks to all of my facebook friends, family, and anybody who would listen, I made it to the semi-finals for the cover contest put on by 'The Crafts Report'.  If I win this round, I'll be up against just one other artist for the cover!!!!  Here is a direct link to vote:…


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At 11:58pm on June 21, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Laurie Leonard a gift
Laurie, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
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Laurie, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 10:06am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Laurie Leonard a gift
Many thanks for your pledge again, Laurie. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
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Thank you, Laurie, for referring Gina M. Chalfant to Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:48pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Laurie Leonard a gift
Laurie, thanks so much for all your support. Your help is appreciated!
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At 1:07pm on December 30, 2011, Ann Marie Crosmun said…
Happy New Year! So glad to hear from you. Been thinking about you lately too. How are you doing? Wish I could get back into Three Rivers so we could see each other again. Let's stay in contact, I'm at
At 3:21pm on March 13, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, Laurie.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please 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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