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Michelle Davis Petelinz
  • Female
  • Raleigh, NC
  • United States
  • mixed media
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Did not jury into Mt. Gretna PA, so looking for an August show.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Thomas May 9, 2012. 3 Replies

It's probably too late for any show worth applying to, but I figured I'd ask if anyone knows of  any in the NC, VA, MD, DC, PA area in August still open? Thanks,MichelleContinue

Greetings from Raleigh, NC!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy Fletcher Mar 21, 2014. 11 Replies

I've just joined the site, and I'm interested in reading about artists' experiences at art fairs in the southeast.  Like many of us, I've experienced the downturn in the economy, and find myself in…Continue


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Profile Information

Your Medium
mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Festival Noir, Boston, MA
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting my collectors.
Making money!
Meeting and sharing information with fellow artists.
Best show ever and why
Artscape, Baltimore, 2009
The crowds, the weather, the sales, not necessarily in that order!
Worst show ever and why
2013 Art on Main, Hendersonville, NC. My first (and hopefully only) $0 show, despite having a piece of my work featured in the local arts newspaper during the week prior to the show! Will never return.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found it on web search for jewelry designer Delores Fawkes, with whom I did a show in Virginia a couple of years ago.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm ambidextrous, and often switch hands while painting.

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At 10:27pm on January 16, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to, Michelle.   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 6:46pm on January 31, 2012, Gloria Irla Marlow said…

Thank you Michelle.  Gourds are just so much fun.  There's nothing that you can not do to them.  I love your work and the colors you use.  Your work is so much fun and so interesting. 

At 4:01pm on June 17, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Michelle Davis Petelinz a gift
Thank you, Michelle, for your review of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. We appreciate your help.

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