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Heading out of state

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sara B Letsch Nov 16, 2019. 7 Replies

So, I've been doing shows in my home state (Iowa) for 2 years now. I make one-of-a-kind jewelry out of fused glass and wire work.I am hoping to start doing shows out of state this coming year. I have…Continue

Hello all! Glad to finally have joined!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Nov 4, 2019. 1 Reply

Hello everyone! I've been lurking on here for over a year now, reading discussions and reviews and such. There is so much helpful information on here! Finally joined up myself!I'm Sara and I'm a…Continue

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Sara B Letsch replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"LOL Nope, I don't really mind it! And thank you!"
Nov 16, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"You obviously don't mind driving a lot - LOL.  Looks like a good selection - I hope you get into them!"
Nov 16, 2019
Sara B Letsch replied to Carol Knox's discussion Countryside Village Art Fair
"Did you end up doing it? I just got an application from them in the mail and I've never heard of them (which...I'm in Iowa, so that's not as surprising lol)"
Nov 16, 2019
Sara B Letsch replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"Good point! Here is my list so far: Mar 14-15 (FL) Lakewood Ranch Fine Art Show Mar 21-22 (FL) Naples Downtown Art Show May 8-10 (SC) Artisphere (applied already) May 16 (IA) Marion Arts Festival May 23-25, 30-31 (IA) Iowa Renaissance Festival Jun…"
Nov 16, 2019
Tina Hospers replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"Might help to share the list you've compiled for people to give feedback."
Nov 15, 2019
Larry Sohn replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"You did not mention AFSB. It is very well researched and comprehensive."
Nov 14, 2019
Sara B Letsch replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"I have been. And as I said, I do have a list. I've been using Zapp, this site, ArtFairReview and whatever else I can find to research whenever I find one that sounds like it could be a good fit. I just wanted to get an idea of what shows are…"
Nov 13, 2019
Larry Sohn replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"Look at ArtFairReview, Art Fair Source Book. To ask what shows to do, over the entire country would be overwhelming."
Nov 13, 2019
Sara B Letsch posted a discussion

Heading out of state

So, I've been doing shows in my home state (Iowa) for 2 years now. I make one-of-a-kind jewelry out of fused glass and wire work.I am hoping to start doing shows out of state this coming year. I have my first one in January in Florida and have been rejected from a few others. I have my list of ones I'm planning on applying to, but I would love to hear your thoughts as to ones I should check out (or avoid!). I've been doing a lot of research and such, but it's so hard to narrow it down!I realize…See More
Nov 13, 2019
Cindy Welch replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Hello all! Glad to finally have joined!
"Welcome!"
Nov 4, 2019
Sara B Letsch posted a discussion

Hello all! Glad to finally have joined!

Hello everyone! I've been lurking on here for over a year now, reading discussions and reviews and such. There is so much helpful information on here! Finally joined up myself!I'm Sara and I'm a couple years into doing fine arts shows. I make jewelry combining fused glass and wire wrapping and am taking the big scary step this coming year to venture outside of my home state (Iowa) to do shows!See More
Nov 4, 2019
Connie Mettler left a comment for Sara B Letsch
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Sara. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members…"
Nov 1, 2019

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Your Medium
Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
3
First show ever
Dubuque Fest in Dubuque Iowa (At least my first fine arts show)
What is your website?
http://www.nymphglassjewelry.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting other artists and getting to talk with customers face to face
Best show ever and why
iowa Arts Festival, Iowa City

Well run, enjoyable and my best sales for a weekend to date!
Worst show ever and why
Dubuque Fest my first year! I barely broke even (I didn't if you consider travel costs). And it was my first time camping out in my van and I was NOT well prepared for it!
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I discovered it through Google and have been lurking without a profile for over a year. It's my favorite resource! Decided I should finally sign up.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I also have a fitness business and teach group fitness classes!

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