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Olive Parker
  • Stevensville, MT
  • United States
  • Carved and painted leather jewelry…
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New Leather Artist from Montana - Hello

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Apr 12, 2013. 13 Replies

I am glad to have found this site.  I am new to the Art Fair world and hope to discover which shows would be the best for my kind of work, and to develop a strategy around where I choose to exhibit.…Continue

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Your Medium
Carved and painted leather jewelry paired with gemstones, small bags, leather home interior accents
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Western Design Conference, Jackson, Wyoming - People's Choice Award
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
I enjoy the public interaction and like selling directly to the person who will wear or enjoy my work.
Best show ever and why
Western Design Conference: I had great sales, and won a huge award. For my first show, it was fantastic.
Worst show ever and why
I haven't had a bad one yet, I'm still too new.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Web browser - looking for info on art fairs.

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At 5:10pm on April 8, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Olive. 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!

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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