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Jan Raven
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  • Saint Paul, MN
  • United States
  • Jewelry - silver and gold wire
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Jan Raven's Discussions

Did anyone else have a heart attack about the set up time for the Third Ward show in Milwaukee?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hannelore Jundt-Pritchard Aug 28, 2013. 3 Replies

Chances are that not many (or any) of you reading this have done this relatively new show produced by Amdur Productions. It is held in the historic Third Ward area of downtown Milwaukee, and this…Continue

Tags: up, time, set, Wisconsin, Ward

State Income Taxes....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynda Wallis Mar 31, 2011. 13 Replies

So!  Anyone else brave/foolish/honest enough to fill out income tax forms for all the states in which you earned income?  This is the first year I am attempting to do so, and to be honest, I am not…Continue

Tags: state, tax, income

Sales Numbers - Why the mystery?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Donald Oct 7, 2010. 19 Replies

This may be a huge can of worms, but I will go ahead and open it because I am curious.  What is behind the resistance to actually stating your sales numbers at a show?  I recently wrote a blog post…Continue

Tags: income, sales

Any suggestions on my newest booth shot?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Megan Martin Aug 18, 2010. 14 Replies

I will be having my newest booth design professionally photographed next week and am looking for any final suggestions that will be easy to implement.  I've attached a collage of my last four booths,…Continue

Tags: jurying, booth


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Your Medium
Jewelry - silver and gold wire
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Arts @ The Oval, Roseville, Minnesota
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Getting to see and explore other parts of the country.
Best show ever and why
The War Eagle Fair, October 2010. SALES, SALES, SALES!!
Worst show ever and why
Indoor craft show at the Blaine Sports Center (MN). "Did you really make all this??" got old very quickly. I actually only did this show to work the bugs out of a new booth redesign, so my expectations were low to begin with. Definitely not "my people!"
Who referred you to Please be specific.
I found AFI through a Google search. I don't remember what I was searching for at the time.

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ArtSplash: Labor Day Weekend in Sioux City, Iowa

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 7:47pm 4 Comments

After enjoying this site for several months, yet still wishing there were reviews on the shows I was interested in doing, I have finally decided to get my butt in gear and write my own reviews, no matter how flawed or incomplete they may be. This is my first, but I intend to work my way backward through the year to give my impressions for other shows.… Continue

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At 11:08am on February 07, 2018, Connie Mettler gave Jan Raven a gift
Thank you, Jan, for referring Tif Holmes to Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:45am on June 26, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Jan Raven a gift
Happy birthday, Jan! I hope this will be a fun-filled day for you and you really celebrate. May the year upcoming be one full of adventures, creativity, friends and your best one ever.
At 8:54am on February 13, 2011, Jeanne Steck said…

I just checked out your website, Jan. Your designs are stunning!  I envy your expertise.


At 11:21pm on October 11, 2010, Sandy Spilker said…
I'd be happy to. I've only just got the credit card hardware to attach to my phone, but have been using the application for all my cash sales all summer long. I'll post what I know at this point and as I use it, I'll add to it. My next show is November 13-14th. This is also the end of my first season of art festivals/shows, so I'm really new at a lot of this still.
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