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Ellen Paquette
  • Warren, PA
  • United States
  • acrylic painting
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Ellen Paquette commented on Nels johnson's blog post Part 2: Looking ahead to future shows and musing about problems to overcome
"Very helpful post AND comments! How about handling money, credit cards and phones/devices for signatures for card sales? I can't figure out how this could be done safely. I already use lots of hand sanitizer and clean my phone throughout the…"
Jun 19, 2020
Ellen Paquette replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"That is STUNNING!"
Jul 9, 2019
Ellen Paquette replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"I've been doing festivals for less than 10 years, but I've already racked up some great comments from show-goers. Every year I pick a winner for the most obnoxious/clueless/mystifying comment. Last year it was, "I know why these are…"
May 27, 2019

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Your Medium
acrylic painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
The people -- meeting other artists and connecting with people who really "get" my artwork.
Best show ever and why
Art in the Wilds, Kane, PA
Buying crowd, artists get treated like royalty by the show volunteers.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
internet search
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am also a harpist.

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At 9:47pm on March 27, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Ellen. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 12:24pm on March 24, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Ellen, 

Welcome!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.


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