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teresa wooden
  • Female
  • Burlington, WI
  • United States
  • ceramics
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Jury Photos vs Body of Work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Foster Aug 14, 2013. 4 Replies

I am a potter and work in both stoneware and porcelain.  I carve images of foliage and animals through layers of colored slip onto stoneware, and I apply slip ( like decorating a cake)  in foliage…Continue

Tags: work, of, body, photos, jury

American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Il

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregg Rasmusson Dec 10, 2012. 3 Replies

Went to visit the ACE today, having heard glowing reports.  The work there was extraordinary!!  By far the finest art or craft show I have ever seen.But...The energy was very low.  Not a ton of…Continue

Tags: ace, expo, craft, american

Buying Space in Show's Guide/Magazine (Ann Arbor) - Worth it or Not??

Started this discussion. Last reply by teresa wooden Jun 3, 2011. 2 Replies

Wondering if anyone has thoughts on whether it is a good investment to place a small ad in a show's guide/magazine or not.  Particularly in a huge show like Ann Arbor.  The costs for the show are…Continue

Ann Arbor Newbie -- What should I expect?

Started this discussion. Last reply by teresa wooden Jun 2, 2011. 12 Replies

I still consider myself a rookie at art fairs and got into Ann Arbor, the Original this year.  I've had people tell me it's overwhelming, a monster, and exhausting.  I'm getting nervous.  Maybe…Continue

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Racine Starving Artists, Racine, WI
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
meeting people and sharing my passion.
Best show ever and why
Broad ripple, Indianapolis 2011 - good income
Worst show ever and why
Small craft festival in West Bend, WI. Truly pitiful. We were in the second of two buildings. Never be in the "second" building. No-one there.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
ran across it while surfing the web.

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In praise of smaller local shows vs "The Big Show"

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:30am 20 Comments

Last year I was thrilled to participate in some of the "bigger" shows, like AA Street Original, Madison on the Square, St. James Court, Krasl, among others.  I'm still a newbie, and the booth fees and travel expenses blew me away, but I wanted the exposure. Financially I did okay, and made about 5 to 8 times my booth fees.  But the travel and  long hours were exhausting and I felt I needed to step back and consider whether it was all really worth it or…


Art Fairs a Workable Part of an Artist's Marketing Plan Anymore??

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

I just did St.  James Court for my first time.  What a huge show, with great publicity and ratings.  Some artists did really well.  I spoke with so many artists, however, who were struggling with the sales totals even though they had "veteran" spots and local mailing lists and had been selling there for umpteen years.  So, while killing time in my booth and watching the crowds roll by, I began to wonder:

Has the "art fair" become today's "ice cream social" neighborhood event?  An…


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At 8:36am on August 14, 2011, Elena Rosenberg said…
Happy to have discovered your beautiful work, first here, then over on your website and blog!
At 10:14am on March 16, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
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