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Susan Parry
  • Female
  • Signal Mountain, TN
  • United States
  • glass jewelry and sculptures
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Susan Parry's Discussions

Deland show-need advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Thomas Nov 4, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone, I will be doing the Deland Art show in Florida this month for the very first time and wondered if anyone else has done it? I'm concerned about set up. Art Fair Source book says that set…Continue

As I promised- a review of 4 Bridges--with some added questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Jellema May 11, 2014. 21 Replies

I have participated with this show almost every year--for several years and would like to tell you a bit about it's history before I talk about this year's show. Originally, this show took place in…Continue

Harbor Art Festival-need advice, please

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Parry Nov 21, 2012. 8 Replies

Has anyone done or know anything about the Harbor Art Festival that's held by the Palm Harbor Area chamber of Commerce Dec. 1-2 in Downtown Old Palm Harbor? I couldn't find out anything about it on…Continue

thank you to everyone who has responded about artistic integrity from Susan Parry

Started Jan 21, 2012 0 Replies

You've all been so wonderful to take the time to respond to my post and I feel so honored to be  involved with such creative, inspiring and encouraging people. Some of you have experienced first hand…Continue


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Profile Information

Your Medium
glass jewelry and sculptures
Years in the Art Fair Business
more than 17
First show ever
Hodge Podge, Signal Mountain
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The wonderful people I get to meet and that I can make a living doing what I love.
Best show ever and why
TACA- now TN Craft, Nashville. Great management, sales, and wonderful customer/friends.
Worst show ever and why
Mulberry Street Festival in Macon, GA. Poorly run, lots of buy-sell, and almost always bad weather (the weather pattern seems to be the same there each year).
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Susan Thornton, a jewelry making friend of mine
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I used to belly dance.

Susan Parry's Blog

-The Psychology of Color with booth walls--Need Opinion, please

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 2:44pm 15 Comments

A friend gave me her old Pro-Panels minus the outside covers which means I will have to recover them myself. I know this won't be an easy fete, but one I can afford. What color do you all think I should use for my walls. I am a woman who makes glass jewelry. My hanging frames are either Fern green or black.

My husband thinks I should use light gray and I think a cream or oatmeal color.

I looked up some sites about how certain colors repel or attract certain customers. It says…


Asking about the Rosen Show and ACRE-please advise

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 3:09pm 9 Comments

I had a meeting with a local shop owner who has run a strong business for several years, and one I completely trust. She looked at some of my work ( I do sculptural and blown glass jewelry) and said she thought I'd be a great fit for The Rosen Show in Philadelphia. I have not done much in the way of wholesale, but am ready to put the effort into learning. Normally, I do juried art shows.

She also suggested ACRE.

Has anyone done either of these? I noticed that Rosen…


Sandy Springs Show-Has anyone done it?

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 10:27pm 11 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to ask if anyone has ever done the Sandy Springs show in Georgia? I'm debating about applying for it.  I would really appreciate any comments you might have.

Thank you, Susan

Question about Paragon's Sarasota, FL show-need advice, please

Posted on October 10, 2015 at 9:11pm 5 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I had thought about applying for a Paragon show that will be held in Sarasota, FL and wondered if anyone had done it and what his/her feelings about it were. I missed the deadline (unless they extend it). The reason I thought about trying it is that I am doing the Osceola show in Kissimmee (for the first time) and the Space Coast Art show two weeks later. Since I will be coming from Tennessee, it would be nice to have a show the weekend of 11/21-11/22 to fill in the…


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At 5:08pm on September 28, 2018, Connie Mettler gave Susan Parry a gift
Thank you, Susan, for referring Nancy Collins to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:21pm on June 07, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Susan Parry a gift
Susan, thanks so much for all your support. It is appreciated!
At 11:04pm on December 09, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Susan Parry a gift
Thank you, Susan, for referring Paula Marksbury to Art Fair Insiders.
At 11:07am on November 04, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Susan Parry a gift
Thank you, Susan, for referring Laura Hepworth to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:09pm on October 22, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
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