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Martha Giberson
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  • Melrose, MA
  • United States
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Post-Sandy Recovery workshop

Started Jan 7, 2013 0 Replies

If you were affected by Superstorm Sandy, please plan to attend “Rebounding from Sandy: Recovery Workshop for Artists,” hosted by New York Foundation for the Arts this Thursday, Jan. 10th from 6pm -…Continue

Certificate of Insurance Explained

Started Jul 12, 2012 0 Replies

Some shows  are asking for a "Certificate of Insurance" with the show listed an "additional insured".  Some insurance companies are charging a fee for this, ranging anywhere from $12.00 up to…Continue


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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
1983 in Portsmouth NH
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
connecting with other artists and with the patrons who buy art.
Best show ever and why
Smithsonian Craft Show because it's and affirmation of the skill and creativity I bring to my work and because it delivers the patrons that appreciate and buy the work.
Worst show ever and why
There are more than a few contenders for this award but they all boil down to not delivering enough people who buy along with inconsistent jurying and allowing buy/sell in the show to fill the empty spaces.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
lots of rain, high wind that drove the customers away and the forecast was for more of the same, it being the last day of the show it seemed counter productive to stay especially since there didn't seem to be new people showing up. Since the Show Director didn't call if over the exhibitors did.

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CraftBoston, April 9-11, 2010

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 7:16pm 2 Comments

This show is sponsored by the Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC) in Boston, MA. SAC is the oldest non-profit crafts organization in the U.S. SAC also sponsors CraftBoston Holiday show to fill the gap left when Crafts in the Castle ended a couple of years ago. This is a craft only show located in the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston Harbor, there were about 200 exhibitors. The quality of the show is very good and has some non-traditional exhibitors. There are non-profit booths which cannot…


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At 3:43pm on November 19, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Martha Giberson a gift
Great to see you here, Martha! Thanks so much for participating.
At 2:38pm on November 30, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Martha Giberson a gift
Many thanks, Martha, for stepping in and providing very useful information. It is always good to hear what you have to say, so well-seasoned and appropriate.
At 6:41pm on December 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Martha Giberson a gift
Happy birthday, Martha. I hope this is a great day for you and the next year makes dreams come true. Thanks so much for joining us here at AFI. I really appreciate your balanced opinions & experience.
At 11:12am on July 13, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Martha Giberson a gift
Thanks so much, Martha, for returning to this forum and adding your very helpful information. Without people like you, seasoned and intelligent, this site would sink... just like the shows ;)
At 10:49pm on March 29, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Martha Giberson a gift
Thank you, Martha, for referring Liza Lina Schuck to Art Fair Insiders.
At 3:07pm on June 19, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Martha Giberson a gift
Martha, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.

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