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Elizabeth Kline
  • Chicago, IL
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Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Kline Aug 2, 2019. 21 Replies

Hello - I haven't posted for a bit, but I always come here for advice for sure - I know no other place I'd rather ask this question.I've never cancelled out of a show that I was accepted into, and…Continue

Glencoe Festival of Art?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen J. Clausen Jul 22, 2018. 4 Replies

Hello! So I have found myself without a juried art show until third week of August...which has been good for vacation, but not so much for the wallet! I was interested in picking up show from late…Continue

Tags: july, festival, amdur, glencoe

What To Do When Another Artist's Booth Damages Yours

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill McGannon Jul 2, 2015. 20 Replies

I am feeling a bit frustrated and stumped. Today, at the art show where I was exhibiting, there was a LOT of wind. Gusty, 15-25mph with a rumor of up to 40mph later on in late afternoon/evening. The…Continue

Flourish mesh walls w/EZ-Up, or Trimline Purchase?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Woeller Mar 31, 2015. 5 Replies

Hello. I have been researching new display options for this coming summer season of shows in the Midwest, and currently have a top line EZ Up (The Eclipse II with aluminum) that I've been using the…Continue

Tags: display, tent, walls, mesh, Up

 

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Elizabeth Kline replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"I heard back - and Roz (the runner of the show) is great, but there's no change in the policy. I will say that the Elmhurst show is a one-woman show in a sense (she does have assistants), so their ability to reimburse is possibly…"
Mar 25
Elizabeth Kline replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"I emailed asking about that, and relaying what other shows have done. Asking for an explanation why Elmhurst's approach is different, and seeing if there is any way to change this decision. I hope they get back to me."
Mar 24
Elizabeth Kline replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Agreed. Not sure how to handle it though...trying not to burn a bridge - but if there's no movement, I may not have a choice. I can't imagine they spent the $ for advertising, etc already, for a show in MAY."
Mar 24
Elizabeth Kline replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Elmhurst (IL) Art in Wilder Park just cancelled moments ago - 5/2-5/3. They are offering 50% of booth fee refunds. I find that to be disappointing to say the least, and will be asking the promoter more about this...."
Mar 24
Elizabeth Kline commented on Deolinda Moro's blog post @ Nimbus-pro Kit.
"Deolinda - I would definitely be interested. Could you contact me? I'll send you a request for DM."
Sep 30, 2019
Elizabeth Kline replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"Steve - Thanks! Yes, I have felt that the increased heat usually means sales drop a lot. I've noticed some of my best shows can handle some rain (the patrons are loyal!); but less so the heat. I'm ultimately relieved I opted out of the…"
Aug 2, 2019
Steve Born replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"I did a show in St.Charles Ill. last year where the temp. was 97 and the dewpoint was in the mid 70's Brutal! Few sales. Took a beating on expenses. Never again! A few weeks later, I cancelled out of another show in Illinois when I saw a…"
Aug 2, 2019
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"So sorry to hear about your medical issue.  That sure can take the wind out of your sail, and not just for the time it's happening.  I hope you have had time to really recover."
Jul 30, 2019
Connie Mettler replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"Sounds like you've found a good compromise, Cindy. Lucky girl. Does this mean you spend 3 days a week at the mall? How close is it to where you live? "
Jul 30, 2019
Connie Mettler replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"That is great. Good for Amdur and good for you for taking care of yourselves. There will be another art fair another day."
Jul 30, 2019
Cindy Welch replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"We live in coastal Louisiana so we understand the hot, humid, and rainy weather.  We have done shows since 2013.  The days of outdoor shows in the heat are long gone. I now have a booth at a vintage/antique mall that is open every…"
Jul 30, 2019
Mihira Vedula Karra replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"I just did!  We drove all the way to Chicago for the Michigan Avenue Art Show- my first attempt there.  However, the heat index was supposed to be 107 degrees and both my husband and I are not spring chickens.  i was really worried…"
Jul 30, 2019
david addario replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"HI Elizabeth- I would not feel bad about not going. We each have to make our own decisions on what is right for you. Some might say to tough through it at any cost but I finaly learned after 15 years its not worth putting your heatlh health before a…"
Jul 28, 2019
Barry Shandler replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"you gotta do whats best for you. I just cancelled a show due to weather,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but I just go over a bout with pneumonia., Best for me to not take any chances. There is always another show"
Jul 26, 2019
Lenore Kalotai replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
" I agree that we are trained to to brave the elements.  Several events were cancelled altogether that weekend.  Even so,  I felt really guilty about cancelling going to this one show. And, I am in a show Labor Day weekend…"
Jul 26, 2019
Jennifer Racette replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"Over the 2+ decades I've been doing shows, there have been some events for which I wish I had cancelled my participation due to weather - but only one show where I actually did so.  Fourty-eight hours prior to the show, the weather map got…"
Jul 26, 2019

Profile Information

Your Medium
Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
10(!)
First show ever
The Handmade Market, Chicago, IL - 2007 - before I even knew what I was doing.
What is your website?
http://www.elizabethklinedesigns.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting people who really like my work - and buy it, of course.
Best show ever and why
Not a "show" but a private trunk show where 20 very efficient women came in and bought 1/2 my stock in about 30 minutes. Fantastic!
Worst show ever and why
Did a show where I was surrounded by buy/sell boring sparkly jewelry for super-low prices...sold not a thing!
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I was searching online for a good source of information about art fairs...
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am also an actor in Chicago theatre, film and television.

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At 11:06am on May 30, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Elizabeth. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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Connie Mettler

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At 9:26am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Elizabeth Kline a gift
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Many thanks for your pledge, Elizabeth. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 9:27pm on May 31, 2019, Connie Mettler gave Elizabeth Kline a gift
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Thank you, Elizabeth, for referring Jessica McCartney to Art Fair Insiders.

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