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marge luttrell
  • Knoxville, TN
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  • encaustic mixed media
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Your Medium
encaustic mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
4 Bridges in Chattanooga
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
meeting fellow artists and patrons...and watching someone fall in love with my work right in front of my eyes.
Best show ever and why
Old Town...because I make major major bank
Worst show ever and why
there have been a few....Occasion For The Arts-Williamsburg....nice people, great organization but the oldest geriatric crowd that wanted to know everything about what I did, but did not buy anything....Never did so much talking for so few sales.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Been on here for years -can't figure out why it doesn't recognize me........
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I'm a travel junkie...send me anywhere and I am happy.

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Winterfair....Ohio's Best Christmas Markets

Posted on December 7, 2016 at 12:00pm 18 Comments

I haven't been writing much lately. I have done a bunch of shows this year (26) and truly have just beat myself up physically.....Plus, the time in-between has been studio "bust a move" keep the inventory fresh and plentiful. But I figured that I would end up the year reviewing my last two shows.

Two weeks ago I did Cincinnati Winterfair. Based at the Covington Convention Center, which is nicely equipped with rugs and big pushcarts to load in our work. The booth fee…


Thoughts this November.

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 8:43am 31 Comments

I have a show in Louisiana this weekend and I'm wondering if it is worth the drive. (around 7 hours) .....The country is in shock and art is probably the last thing that people are thinking about and also probably afraid to spend. I will go because it's paid for and because it is what I do... but I am truly afraid that the art world is looking back towards the 2008 dive bomb. I truly hope that doesn't happen but I am not encouraged. Would like to know how you feel. This does not need…


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At 10:49pm on October 19, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

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