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What to do: Jewelry artists, how to handle touching and trying-on considering the Covid situation?

So, whether or not we may be ready, different places are loosening the shelter in place restrictions.  Not sure when art fairs will be happening for sure or not,  but I'm starting to think about how it will work when customers are actually looking for jewelry again at art fairs.  Has anyone had any thoughts about how to protect ourselves and customers?  Do you think it's going to be possible?  I'm still having a hard time accepting that I'm "elderly" and "high risk!  LOL  Seriously, how will…

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Added by Kathleen J. Clausen on May 14, 2020 at 12:55am — 16 Comments

The Stars were out at the Sanibel Masters Art Fair.

We were at the Sanibel Masters Art Fair the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, run by Richard Sullivan.  This was our 3rd year of doing this show.  Richard is very visible, seen walking through the show and helping to direct traffic at load in and out.  We appreciate the time he has spent getting to know and placing the artists.  The show was impressive in the variety and quality of the art work.  Load in and out could have been confusing, but was manageable because of the staff help…

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Added by Kathleen J. Clausen on December 5, 2013 at 1:21am — 11 Comments

Interesting mix of pleasure and frustration this week.

We just did a great show in Springfield, IL this weekend, AN ART AFFAIR, organized and promoted by artist Ed Martin, who has considerable experience as a participant, and thus carried out the most wonderful show experience for the artists.  I posted a review of the show.  This is an up and coming show and I highly recommend it for next year.  Finding a comfortable indoor show in April in Indiana and Illinois is wonderful!

On the other hand, I have applied for the 4th Street Art Fair…

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Added by Kathleen J. Clausen on April 16, 2012 at 10:52pm — 7 Comments

Forgotten essentials!!! Panic strikes!

Oh, geez!  We travel to Sanibel Island every Thanksgiving week.  This time we got into the Sanibel Masters Art Show, so loaded up all of our show gear, and drove the larger, but older minivan.  Already I've been anxious about this show since I've been reading about boulderbrook productions, and felt like a nimnal because my computer won't get me to the page that shows the artists' booth sites and the show map.

So yesterday we were about to go on a little shopping trip off island when…

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Added by Kathleen J. Clausen on November 23, 2011 at 1:33pm — 9 Comments

Selling jewelry to friends

I was at a reunion last weekend.  44 years since I was an exchange student with 19 other people.  I was wearing some of my jewelry as I always do, and had listed my "profession" as a jewelry artisan in the update material.  Several people admired my work, and a couple of people want to purchase things.  I felt sort of awkward.  Of course I'll sell to them, it is how I make my money these days, but still felt funny.  Anyone else relate to this?  I'm proud of my work, but I wonder if this is a… Continue

Added by Kathleen J. Clausen on July 13, 2011 at 8:23pm — 8 Comments

Wonderful welcoming show in Louisville

Wow!  We were blown away by the welcome we had at the Crescent Hill Art and Music Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on July 3&4.  This is an old-fashioned neighborhood 4th of July Celebration and I envy the people living in this neighborhood! It looked to be a delightful combination of music (2 stages), food, art show. pet show,  silent auction and fun run, held on and near the shady grounds of a historical house/museum.

 Set-up was Saturday afternoon and Sunday early morning.  My…

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Added by Kathleen J. Clausen on July 6, 2011 at 1:32pm — 5 Comments


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