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Geoff Coe's Blog – January 2011 Archive (3)

Venice Nokomis Rotary A&C Show: Jan. 15-16, 2011

The smiling, well-dressed lady in the bright blue bib strode into my booth, extended her hand, and said: "Hi, I'm Sharon.  I'm a Rotarian.  How can I serve you today?"

A Dr. Seuss couplet begins to spring to mind, but never mind that: Let's talk about this long-running show, held at the Venice Municipal Airport about 2 hours north of the Bonita Springs show. 

This local event with the hometown-y feel has been running for years, and deserves to.  Venice is a long-established…


Added by Geoff Coe on January 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Estero (FL) Fine Art Show @ Miromar Outlets: Jan 8-9, '11

I'll keep one a little shorter than usual, since I've reviewed previous editions of this show.


Produced by Patty Narozny's Hotworks LLC, this was billed as the "seventh biennial" edition--it made a quick return following the successful November 2010 event.  It was blessed with beautiful weather and solid, if not spectacular crowds.  Even better, folks on Saturday were…


Added by Geoff Coe on January 10, 2011 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Ft. Myers' "Art & Craft Show at Bell Tower": Jan. 1-2, 2011

In an apparent attempt to boost artist participation at this 3rd-year show, promoter Howard Alan lowered the fine-artist booth fee to $250 and invited crafters as well.  And the weather was sunny/partly cloudy and warm, with a refreshing breeze all weekend. 

Unfortunately, those things didn't help: there were only 90 booths this year, compared with about 100 in 2010 (according to my 2010 notes).  And whereas the show was crowded with patrons in 2010 despite chilly weather, there was a…


Added by Geoff Coe on January 3, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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