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Kate McKeough
  • Cedar Crest, NM
  • United States
  • Glass/Mixed Medium
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Kate McKeough commented on Kate McKeough's blog post Art Show Reviews
"Hi Connie, thanks for the input.  To clarify, I come to ArtFairInsiders, and then click on the ArtShowReviews link.  But I'm understanding your system better now.  In terms of googling, good when looking for shows, but unlike…"
Aug 18
Connie Mettler commented on Kate McKeough's blog post Art Show Reviews
"As the administrator here, Kate, I would prefer if people would always post show reviews in this section, the blog. But, I can't control where they post.  Now, I'm also a little confused. This site is ArtFairInsiders.com, another of…"
Aug 18
Kate McKeough posted a blog post

Art Show Reviews

Hi all.  I've recently semi-retired from the 9-5 routine & I've been expanding my show circuit to include out-of-state shows.  Before signing up for a new show, I come over to ArtFairs to check out reviews. I've been confused about why some reviews are in the main "blog" section rather than in the "Art Show Reviews," which is where I look first (& have posted a couple of reviews).  I've compared the Blog reviews to the Art Show Reviews and don't see that they have the same posts.  I…See More
Aug 16
Kate McKeough replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion IS THIS "BUY SELL"
"I think this is a conversation we all seem to have at one time or another, again and again. I’m a beader and create crystal suncatchers using antique, vintage & new lead crystal made for/or having been on chandeliers, combined with the…"
Aug 14

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Your Medium
Glass/Mixed Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
27 +-
First show ever
Can't remember the name, Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM
What is your website?
http://www.sundreamcatchers.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Overall, its gratifying to talk with people and see/hear their appreciation of my work, even if they can't afford to buy. I've got a regular following and its always fun to see my regulars at the shows, so I guess for me its 1) the people and 2) the sales.
Best show ever and why
Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM - best sales ever. Los Alamos, NM are consistently good shows with lots of regulars. Small shows have an intimacy you can't get at a larger show; there's a local November show I do each year because I love the people who host the show.
Worst show ever and why
People's Fair, Denver, CO. Not an art show, but a festival. Put me next to a booze booth and the people manning the booth were so obnoxious, loud and crude, customers couldn't get away fast enough.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Internet while looking for art show information. I've been reading the newsletters for awhile now.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
No idea. Have always been told I'm "too serious." I can be impulsive, and certainly I have a droll/dry sense of humor which not everyone gets or appreciates. Except for maybe my friend Cynthia, who is a stained glass artist. She calls us "quirky."

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Art Show Reviews

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 3:11pm 2 Comments

Hi all.  I've recently semi-retired from the 9-5 routine & I've been expanding my show circuit to include out-of-state shows.  Before signing up for a new show, I come over to ArtFairs to check out reviews. I've been confused about why some reviews are in the main "blog" section rather than in the "Art Show Reviews," which is where I look first (& have posted a couple of reviews).  I've compared the Blog reviews to the Art Show Reviews and don't see that they have the same posts.  I…

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At 9:18am on August 24, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Kate,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to have you joining us and hope you'll take some time to look around the site and make yourself at home.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

At 4:00pm on August 24, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

I know, that is a surprise, isn't it?  Glad you went for it and happy to have you aboard!

At 11:33pm on August 29, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Kate. 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.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
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 find that someone has already asked and answered your question.
Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.

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

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

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