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Jeri Vitello
  • Bremen, IN
  • United States
  • Fiber
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Jeri Vitello commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Peoria Art Fair
"Great report Brian.  You hit all the major points.   Although I have done this show only twice (2018 and 2019) this year's sales were much different than last year's sales.  What was a 5K show for me in 2018 turned into…"
Oct 7, 2019
Jeri Vitello commented on Laura MacNaughton's blog post Horrible new Zapp format! Very difficult to use! Why was this done?
"I want to thank you for answering my question of "why the change".  I can appreciate your business decision.  And if you are open to tweaking, here is a suggestion. When in the applying to shows field, there is a "more event…"
Sep 26, 2019
Jeri Vitello commented on Laura MacNaughton's blog post Horrible new Zapp format! Very difficult to use! Why was this done?
"I'm not enamored with Zapps changes. I totally don't get the calendar. I would like to hear why they found it necessary to make the changes that they did. However Mark, you can sort for show dates and show deadlines.  Go to…"
Sep 25, 2019
Jeri Vitello replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion IS THIS "BUY SELL"
"For me, defining buy/sell is pretty straight forward.  The "purported artist" purchases the items and resells them under the guise of "being the artist".  This is no more than smoke and mirror retail. I take equal…"
Aug 14, 2019
Jeri Vitello replied to Kris Tracy's discussion Making money at art shows
"Kris, you have asked questions to which there are no definitive answers.  Every artist, medium and show is different. You could sell well at a show one year and return the next to sell next to nothing. There is no predictable rhyme or reason to…"
Jun 18, 2019
Jeri Vitello replied to TC Crumpton's discussion Including tax in price?
"For what it's worth, I do not include tax in my pricing.  However, when running a credit card I do make sure that the buyer understands/confirms the total they will see on their cc statement.  In other words, I point out the tax I am…"
May 29, 2019

Profile Information

Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Art Beat Downtown South Bend, IN
What are the best things about art fairs
The people. I love the other artist and the patrons. I love hearing people compliment my work. I love it when people want to own my work.
Best show ever and why
Bloomington 4th Street Art Fair. The organizers were wonderful. The patron were generous. Everything about the show was easy.
Worst show ever and why
Eiteljorg museum. We were stuck in the basement with no signage to point patron to our area. The artists were definitely an "Oh by the way" to their train exhibit.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to sleep.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 9:38am on October 30, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Jeri,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  As a fellow fiber artist, I'd love to know more about what you do...I'm a knitter/felter who makes women's hats and handbags, etc.  This is a wonderful site for meeting other artists and learning about the Art Fair business.  Thanks for joining us and best of luck to you.

At 3:17pm on October 30, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Well, we're glad to have you, Jeri.  I've always been attracted to weaving and had a belt loom back in the day...what kinds of things do you weave?  Wraps, scarves, rugs?  You should download (upload?) some photos to your site if you haven't already.  

At 10:50pm on November 2, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Jeri.  Thank you for joining us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share ideas and ask questions. The site is only as good as the participants make it.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. Visit the "member map" and add your location.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask all new members to take a few moments to read our code of conduct. Here it is, under the Discussions tab. These are the guidelines that all members need to follow to keep the community useful and helpful to all.

Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on

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At 11:35am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Jeri Vitello a gift
Thank you, Jeri, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.
At 11:00am on December 23, 2019, Raoul Duke said…

Hi, Jeri.

My name is Raoul, and I'm writing to you about a comment you left on Crosby Art Festival.  You mention not wanting to be out in the sunny, (yeah, I can feel you on that) or off in what you describe as an "Island".  May I ask you what your booth number was, and, perhaps, where these islands are located.

I'm thinking of doing this show and would appreciate any information that you could offer.



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