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Patricia DeMaria
  • Female
  • Columbus, OH
  • United States
  • Fused Glass
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Secret Santa

Started Nov 20, 2017 0 Replies

So glad we’re doing this again this year! It’s lots of fun, so get signed up, everyone!!

Cloud Productions

Started Feb 12, 2011 0 Replies

Does anyone have experience with Cloud Productions in Ohio?  I am wondering if they are more "flea market" than "art show" and if I want to get involved!

Tags: market, flea, Productions, Cloud


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Patricia DeMaria commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: A2 Artoberfest - new event!
"Why is this being posted when Zapplication says the deadline has passed and no application for entry can be made? It's a tad bit frustrating!"
Jun 17, 2020
Patricia DeMaria commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: What is SEO? Everything you ever wanted to know
"I've really enjoyed learning about website building and SEO from your podcasts, and I am proud to announce that I now have a website up and running!! It's all thanks to you, Connie, that I conquered my tech fears and my photography fears…"
May 14, 2020

Profile Information

Your Medium
Fused Glass
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
ComFest--Columbus OH
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Striking up conversations with folks from all over the country/world
Best show ever and why
Columbus Winterfair 2011: Lots of people wanted custom made bugs and we had great conversations about what was special about the people they were buying for. (Also I made a boatload of money)
Worst show ever and why
Sauerkraut Festival, Waynesville, OH. Thousands of people who were there to shop cheap buy/sell items, not art, plus no wifi or cell coverage, and terrible wind.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found it via a search engine
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm a former veterinary student who spent 35 years designing theatre sets and lighting.

Patricia DeMaria's Blog

Putting the Funk in Funky Ferndale

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:03pm 9 Comments

 Late night web-surfing is a bad habit of mine-I start looking at stuff around 9:45 pm, and the next thing I know it's after 2 am and I've signed up for membership in The Original Twinkie Fanciers Society! This past summer I found myself applying to the Funky Ferndale Art Show in Ferndale, Michigan, at five minutes to midnight just because it was The Deadline. Actually my thinking ran along the lines of "It sounds good, my art is funky, and I can stay at Mom's house to keep costs down." Bam!…


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At 1:01pm on July 10, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Thank you so much, Roberta, for your continued support of our website through the years. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.
At 11:17pm on June 16, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Patty, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
At 1:21am on July 16, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Patty, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive. We couldn't do it without you.
At 4:00pm on January 08, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Happy new year, Patti. Thanks so much for playing Secret Santa with us again this year. Hope it was fun for you and the new year makes your dreams come true.
At 10:09am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Many thanks for your pledge again, Patty. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 9:51am on January 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Thank you for being a Secret Santa again this year, Patty. Happy new year!
At 11:19am on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Patty, your generous gift is really appreciated. Thank you so much.
At 5:02pm on June 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Patricia DeMaria a gift
Many thanks for our support! I truly appreciate it.
At 10:19pm on February 12, 2011, geri a. wegner said…
Patricia-just went to your website. Love the name and love the bugs even more. They are so much fun.
At 6:41pm on September 19, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Patricia. 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 to your profile 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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