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Andrea Olson
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • United States
  • fused glass/beading
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Started Nov 7, 2017 0 Replies

It's a 5 hour drive for me and I am wondering the same it worth it?It's a college town and I wonder how much spending money is available?Continue

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Andrea Olson replied to Bobby Harr's discussion Beaux Arts or BocaFest
"I do fused dichroic glass jewelry and have done Beaux for about 6-7 years.  Last year they moved the show (due to construction) to a field.  it was bad and has been changed back this year.  This has been a well run and good show for…"
Oct 24
Diana Carkin commented on Andrea Olson's blog post Passed on it
"Art Attak was horrible. I didn’t even sell a $5.00 card. Never again!"
May 12
Andrea Olson commented on Jessica Curning-Kuenzi's blog post Any one have experience with Eurmax PREMIUM pop up canopy?
"I purchased a Eurmax about a year ago and yes, it is heavy for one person.  I'm a senior woman, working alone and I can handle it except for getting the first corner to click into place.  I usually ask a neighbor for a hand for a…"
Apr 30
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Passed on it

Thank you Nels for confirming exactly what I feared would happen.  Glad  didn't drive from Ft. lauderdale for the show.Art Attack Ft. Myers 2 weeks ago was a bad enough experience.  See More
Apr 16
Andrea Olson commented on Nels johnson's blog post Ft MYERS Art Festival—Roll Over Thomas Edison, you are not the only guy making mucho moola here.
"You described it well Nels,  I was next to your bride and did very well.  Thanks for your great blogs, love them! "
Feb 9
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It's a 5 hour drive for me and I am wondering the same it worth it?It's a college town and I wonder how much spending money is available?See More
Nov 7, 2017

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Your Medium
fused glass/beading
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Dania, 2006
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
meeting all the people
Best show ever and why
St. Stephens....huge crowds who appreciated art!
Worst show ever and why
October 2012, Gulfatream. no advertising, nobody there.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I just moved and changed my email, and I lost you. I'm glad to have found you again

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Passed on it

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 9:49pm 1 Comment

Thank you Nels for confirming exactly what I feared would happen.  Glad  didn't drive from Ft. lauderdale for the show.

Art Attack Ft. Myers 2 weeks ago was a bad enough experience.  

Clearwater/Dunedin Art Harvest

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 10:44pm 0 Comments

I too was there and agree with the posted comments.  The rain was so hard and fast that the tents across from me were under water very fast.  They did allow us to leave early and it was a free for all!

I was on an outside edge so had an advantage in being able to back up to my spot,

I Was at Winter Springs and noted on the program who had won the year before.  when this year's winners were announced many of them (8) were the same as I had marked in my program.  Funny thing they…


Peace River Punta Gorda

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Sounds like a good show and will consider it for next year. 

Thanks for the informative post.


Posted on March 5, 2014 at 3:24pm 4 Comments

Yes, I agree as I was there too, in front of the river in a beautiful spot(#2).  I did have to level my display cabinets, as there was a rain drain behind my booth.   I could not have asked for a nicer location.  I can see if there were a bad rainstorm or high winds, it could be difficult on the river front, but our weather was absolutly perfect both days.  We were scheduled in on Friday at 10:30 and for 7 PM load out and we were  exactly on schedule.  They were…


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At 10:07pm on November 16, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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