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Linda Welcome
  • Ellington, CT
  • United States
  • Soft Sculpture
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Your Medium
Soft Sculpture
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Simsbury Woman's Club
Simsbury, CT
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The money and the chance to meet your buyers.
Best show ever and why
Westport Handcraft Show
Westport, CT

Access to discerning buyers.
Worst show ever and why
Way too many to list.
Low attendance, cheap people obnoxious people, poor organization.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found on line...looking to return to craft fair circuit after 20 years away!!!

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Where Do I Fit In

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 11:56am 15 Comments

I have been "in the business" since 1981. Got my start in local craft shows...Greenwich, Westport, etc. Then switched to entirely wholesale. Did NYInternat'l Gift Show, Chicago, LA, etc. for 5 years. Picked up several very successful catalogs and sold to them for a three year period. All went out of business. In '95 I had to go to work in the real world but in 2007 started selling on Etsy - Not Ebay - Etsy. Husband downsized. Need additional $$ to survive. Problem: Most of the shows I did…


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At 11:31am on October 14, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Linda.   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!
Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us.  You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question.  Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page.  You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

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Connie Mettler

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