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Thomas Harris
  • Bloomington, IN
  • United States
  • Ceramic
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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Taste of Fishers
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
exposure to new clients, new artists, people and stories
Best show ever and why
Cherokee Triangle. It was the best and worst of times. see cherokee triangle blog entry.
Worst show ever and why
first year, Art fest in Fishers. all day. Not a sale. not one. really?
Who referred you to Please be specific.
first was mentioned by an artist when in Itasca. See there are reasons other than profit to go to new untested fairs.

Thomas Harris's Blog

Cincinnati Summerfair: Does it Match the Couch?

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 11:30am 9 Comments

Cincinnati SummerFair last weekend was the beginning of  back-to-back shows in June. Big show, some 300 artists on meandering paths in Cony Island right on the River. Immediate confusion coming in, as I feared my GPS was taking me on an "adventure" when I crossed the bridge from Ohio into Kentucky. Can't be right...but heard a  voice in my head, "Trust the GPS Thomas". I  forged on, and sure enough  the highway curved back into Cinci, right to Coney Island. Happy I was.

During setup I…


Whats this for? (and what do people do with your artwork once they buy it)

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

If you come upon a mysterious object, such as what I  found at this puzzlePhotos blog (above photo, from site, not my work) , you will surely wonder about its function.

But if it is a work of art, such as a painting,photograph,a sculpture, the question isn't normally asked, at least not in the same way.…


Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the Same

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 12:00pm 34 Comments

And God said, I will smite your tent down with wind and rain and hail.

And Lo, the security guard will raise you from your slumber and lead you to your crushed and sagging tent. He will provide you with light and encouragement in your hour of need.

But beware the False-prophet who will stop and with forked tongue declare your type of tent is banned from…


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At 5:06pm on November 28, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Thomas Harris a gift
Congratulations, Thomas. The members have chosen your post "Cherokee Triangle in Louisville Ky: Creation and Destruction in the Eternal Recurrence of the same" as the Best Blog Post for May.
At 9:32pm on June 18, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Thomas Harris a gift
Congratulations, Tom, the members have voted your post about the deluge at Cherokee Triangle as "Best of the Month." Thanks so much for this contribution to the site.
At 12:47am on May 21, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Thomas Harris a gift
Congratulations Thomas for being awarded the Blog Post of the Week 5/21/12.
At 5:31pm on April 17, 2012, Maria Oliva Tyra said…


It was great to meet you at the Great Lakes Art Fair. Too bad you won't wander this far afield again….LOL Thanks for keeping me company during the bag lady drought.

Good Luck to you this season!

Maria Oliva Tyra

At 6:45pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
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