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Sharon " Sherry" Wilson
  • Female
  • Vero Beach, FL
  • United States
  • Jewelry
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Sharon " Sherry" Wilson's Discussions

Sunset Boulevard Art Shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellen DeVita Jul 1, 2011. 1 Reply

My Buy/Sell Solution.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Nov 19, 2009. 24 Replies

Artigras Open Jury Fall 2009

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Nov 5, 2009. 2 Replies


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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
2 but making jewelry fo 43
First show ever
Mental Health Assn. Diva Shopping Night.
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Watching the people who come to the events and meeting wonderful customers who appreciate my work.
Best show ever and why
Having the honor of being selected to participate in the members show and sale at the Florida Craftsmen Gallery in Saint Petersburg, Florida as it is the only gallery devoted totally to crafts people.
Worst show ever and why
Mount Dora Craft Fair in October of 2009. We signed a contract stating that we would only sell items that we made but buy/sell was everywhere. There were almost 400 booths and 1/4 of them were jewelry. The promoters stated that it was there job to bring people to the city so they really didn't about the craftsmen. The contract said they had the final say as to who was in the event regardless of the show rules and regulations. According to Sunshine Artist, 63% of the auditors would not return and half of the rest said they were not sure.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I have never left a show. I have signed a contract and feel I should honor it. If I don't, why should the promoter?

Sharon " Sherry" Wilson's Blog

Dunedin Art Harvest

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 8:24am 2 Comments

We started out with cool and wind conditions on Friday but at least we had a Friday afternoon set up. The Junior League did a find job of organizing the event and one of them helped me get my tent up. Saturday was again windy and cool with jackets a necessity. Sunday a bit warmer. There were good crowds brought out by lots of advertising. A continental breakfast was served both days and water was given to us at no cost. Lunch delivery was offered at a small charge and booth sitting provided if… Continue

Siesta Fiesta

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 7:23am 13 Comments

Another in the long list of Howard Allen events. Well advertised. Hige crowds. Lots of dogs of all sizes. Beachy atmosphere and casual feel but few people parting with their money. In my section, beachy sayings on wood sold well as did the inepensive jewelry. Did see some floral arrangements and garden art going by but very few bags were evident. No one really raved about their sales. Weather was warm with a nice breeze both days. Threat of rain vanished as the day went on Sunday. Sunday was…


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At 10:28pm on November 04, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Sharon " Sherry" Wilson a gift
A little something to refresh you after the jurying! Great report, Sherry. Thanks for being here.

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