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Sam Hufman
  • Female
  • Creede, CO
  • United States
  • stained glass
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Your Medium
stained glass
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
I attended Gallery on the Green in Walters, OK, because it was away from people I knew. I figured if I didn't do very well, no-one would know. I won first place that year, and Best in Show the next.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The interaction with the buyers, and the opportunity to see what things people like and don't like about my products.
Best show ever and why
Hangar Holiday in Wichita Falls, TX This was the best run show I have attended; they averaged about 10,000 shoppers each of two days. Good profit and easy show.
Worst show ever and why
A very small show in Windthorst, Tx. It had been good for a number of years, but had fallen on hard times. The last show they held was poorly advertized and very poorly attended. I barely made booth rent, and most other venders did'nt make their booth rent.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
No-one. I was checking out an art/craft show in Woodland Park, CO, and some of the comments I read were on this site.

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How to respond to "Can you take less for this?"

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:34pm 27 Comments

  It has been a long time since I have someone ask if I can take less for an item. At the show I did last week, I had two people ask. One was actively looking at an item, and I felt she was more-or-less interested. The other one, however, just strolled by, slowed slightly, and asked, "Can you take less for these items?" having never picked up an item to even SEE THE PRICE. I have done shows for a long time, but I don't feel that I have a good response to this question. Any suggestions?

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At 2:30pm on July 29, 2013, Allen Monroe Davis said…
Hi Sam, can you tell me anything about the Woodland Park Art Festival. My husband and I have only begun doing shows and we would really appreciate any advice as Woodland Park will be our third show. We don't know if we should bring some of our higher priced items or less expensive pieces. We are so totally confused! The other two shows that we did both were so different. Thank you so much, Jodi!!

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At 10:08pm on July 31, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Sam Hufman a gift
Thank you, Sam, for referring Connie Clements to Art Fair Insiders.
At 12:52am on July 20, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Sam. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.
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