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Shannon Eaton
  • Portland, OR
  • United States
  • Watercolor and Acrylic
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Hello! I am new to the site.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shannon Eaton May 24, 2018. 5 Replies

Hello everyone!I am new to this site and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Shannon and this year has been my first year as a vendor. I was previously laid off from my office job, and I thought…Continue

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Your Medium
Watercolor and Acrylic
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The freedom to sell my own art and meet new people.
Best show ever and why
Buckman Art Show in Portland, Or. I had great success for selling my work, and the variety of the Artist at the show was wonder full.
Worst show ever and why
I attended a Anniversary Party that was asking for Vendors. It was free, however I showed up with my trimline canopy and it took forever to set up and take down. Many of the people there were not interested in buying art.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
A rep at
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to bring my dog to my outdoor events, and many people comment on how well behaved she is. She also looks like a fox.

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At 4:57pm on May 22, 2018, Shannon Eaton said…

Hello Connie!

It's very nice to meet you. I have been enjoying your podcasts the last couple of days. It's truly helpful and inspiring as a new art vendor. I will introduce myself and check out the discussion forums.

Thank you again!

At 9:51am on May 22, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Shannon. 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 make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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At 9:03am on May 9, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Shannon,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for subscribing to our newsletter and best of luck as you proceed.


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