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Jackie Russo
  • Female
  • Allegan, MI
  • United States
  • Mixed Media
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Easy way to clean my tent!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Herman Nov 11, 2018. 34 Replies

Well it's that dreaded time again, time to clean my Light Dome Tent.  Any suggestions for an easy, effective way to do this?  Someone told me to put it in a commercial washer with Spic N Span. …Continue

Tags: cleaning, tent

New to group

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Leigh Thenen May 12, 2010. 7 Replies

Hi Everyone,My name is Jackie Russo, I am a contemporary glass mosaic artist.  I have been doing art shows for 12 years, both love and hate them!  I am happy to find a group devoted to art fairs and…Continue

Tags: intorduction, glass, mosaic

St. James Court

Started this discussion. Last reply by steve turnre Apr 4, 2011. 12 Replies

I would like to apply to the St. James Court Art Fair, but find all the different sections confusing. Can anyone tell me the difference in the sections.Thanks,Jackie…Continue

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Jan Herman replied to Jackie Russo's discussion Easy way to clean my tent!
"Did the washer thing with my EZ up curtains also. Mine did not do well. I could see where water resistant coating on inside of curtains disappeared from areas. Got heavy rain at Daytona Beach last weekend and art on mesh walls along sides that got…"
Nov 11, 2018
Larry Sohn replied to Jackie Russo's discussion Easy way to clean my tent!
"I just read all these comments. My thoughts... The pool idea is using Chlorine. This is the same idea as Bleach. Chlorine is the ingredient in Bleach that does the job, however do NOT use this. You may clean it but most likely take years of life off…"
Mar 9, 2018
Wendy Merkle replied to Jackie Russo's discussion Easy way to clean my tent!
"Soft Scrub with Bleach .... Patience, and a little wet cloth.  I did every inch of a trimline top (with sunroof thingy) and it looks NEW!"
Mar 8, 2018

Profile Information

Your Medium
Mixed Media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
"Spotlight" in Rochester Hills, MI
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting the people and selling my art.
Best show ever and why
Port Clinton. High quality artists and high sales.
Worst show ever and why
"Fountain Square", Evanston, IL hit by high winds, 1/2 the artist lost their tents and wares. Very scary.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Googled art fairs in IL.

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Discounts and taxes

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 1:27pm 16 Comments

I have been some what successful in the past telling customers that I don't discount my work and I do charge sales tax. Not to say that I haven't given any discounts (especially on older work) but I try not to use a discount to close the sale. Instead I try to sell the value of the art and artist, most times this works. I have been told by many customers that I am the "only" one charging tax, or not making "deals". For me making a deal is not a comfortable way of doing business and once you… Continue

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:26am on March 16, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Jackie. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please 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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At 10:21pm on May 3, 2010, geri a. wegner said…
Hi Jackie, your work is beautiful. I really appreciate the BAHA collection-you took a bad situation and turned it into something creative. See you this summer in Illinois.

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