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Lisa Ben-Zeev
  • 56, Female
  • Evanston, IL
  • United States
  • Jewelry
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Connie Mettler replied to Lisa Ben-Zeev's discussion Broad Ripple preview night - is it worth doing or not?
"That is a serious concern, Lisa, every artist's worst thought on this topic. We haven't exhibited at Broad Ripple for many years, but I have attended the show as a shopper recently. There was a nice attendance when I was there a few years…"
May 1, 2013
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

Broad Ripple preview night - is it worth doing or not?

I have done the Broad Ripple show for two years (once in the artist's field and once in the back pavement area) but this year I am in the artist's green (area to left of the entrance). This area is open on Friday night although it is optional. I am inclined not to open my booth because preview nights never seem to amount to much money. Anyone been in this area before and is the preview night worth it or not? Slight concern is if the people view that area on Friday night, they may not come back…See More
May 1, 2013
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

anyone want to share a room for Woodlands in April woman roommate?

anyone want to share a room for Woodlands in April woman roommate?See More
Mar 28, 2013
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

is there a bad booth location at Ft. Myers?

I received my booth location and it is not on the main street but perpindicular to it at the end? Should I be worried that I will get less traffic? Also do people enter there? Paid the extra money to do the Fri eve opening, worth it or not? thanks!See More
Jan 2, 2013
Geoff Coe replied to Lisa Ben-Zeev's discussion Has anyone done Patty Narozny's Boca Raton Fine Art Show - January 19 & 20, 2013?
"I did the Boca show two years ago (I think the same year that Alison did) and I agree with everything she said, including the sales total.  You probably would do best to directly contact a high end jeweler (I'm a photographer, like Alison)…"
Oct 5, 2012
Alison Thomas replied to Lisa Ben-Zeev's discussion Has anyone done Patty Narozny's Boca Raton Fine Art Show - January 19 & 20, 2013?
"I did it 3? years ago.  I did do well but I did not sell a thing, a single thing, before 3PM on Sunday.  Several people around me were breaking down in disgust.  Make sure to keep your show face on until the end.  I've also…"
Oct 5, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

Has anyone done Patty Narozny's Boca Raton Fine Art Show - January 19 & 20, 2013?

Wondering if anyone has done this show? I applied because AFSB said the show doubled it's sales last year. I did Boca Museum last year. Quality of exhibitors high, sales not too great (day of set-up a nightmare). Boca is a great market for my high end jewelry. Just wondering if it is worth the flight from Chicago. i have a place to stay but would not be grouping 2 shows together for this show. Advice?LisaSee More
Oct 3, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

Has anyone done Fillmore jazz festival in San Francisco?

I will be on vacation over July 4th (Yosemite) and I am wondering if I should do this show or just enjoy myself? I have a place to stay. I am flying out anyway but I would have to buy an easy up and some other supplies. Anyone done the show? I am a jeweler.See More
May 9, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev replied to Jacqueline Webster's discussion Vail Art on the Rockies
"So are you going to do Edwardsville if you get in off the wait list?"
Apr 13, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev replied to Jacqueline Webster's discussion Vail Art on the Rockies
"Thanks. That's what I thought about the other Vail show. I know the Edwards show is run by artists and a painter friend of mine did it and recommended it to me. I am not expecting gangbusters but I need  a show to go with Breckenridge (if…"
Apr 12, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev replied to Jacqueline Webster's discussion Vail Art on the Rockies
"do you know anyone who has done this show before? I know it was in it's first year last year.  I am on the fence about doing the show. I am a jeweler. I also got into the Vail show 2 weeks earlier than Art on the Rockies. do you know…"
Apr 12, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Did anyone do Carmel IN, late September, last year?
"I love this show. Great town, wealthy patrons, nice friendly staff. Last year it got rained out the second day. I think it is worth doing."
Apr 3, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev replied to Maureen Roberts's discussion Lake Forest Has anyone done this Show?
"I  have done Lake Forest, Il for three years in a row taking last year off. It is a local show for me and I would not drive far to do this show. It is a great show as far as ease to do and great people who take the time to look and ask…"
Apr 3, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

Anyone done Art in the Rockies? July 14th and 15th

I know last year was the first year for this show but i was wondering if it is worth the trip from Chicago? I would be doing another show with it. Anyone done it?See More
Mar 24, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

Anyone done Vail arts festival June 29th - 1st?

Just got accepted but do not know if it is worth the trip from Chicago. Do not know anyone who does this show but i thought it would be a good one to add to Breckenridge over July 4th weekend.Any reports?See More
Mar 22, 2012
Lisa Ben-Zeev posted a discussion

Anyone done Hinsdale Il, Northbrook, IL, Glenview art League show?

I am looking for a filler show. I have not done any of these shows before but I live in the suburbs of Chicago and want to do a local show. I am only doing one show in the area and want to add one more. Mostly, I am traveling to better shows in non-saturated areas. The money that can be made in the Chicagoland suburbs is decreasing and decreasing.See More
Mar 21, 2012

Profile Information

Your Medium
Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
3rd season in retail did ACC wholesale Baltimore and San Fran before
First show ever
Fountain Square, Evanston, IL
What is your website?
http://www.lbzjewelry.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Getting the pride from others appreciating your work.
Best show ever and why
traffic, sales, traffic, sales
Worst show ever and why
slow, no traffic
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
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Advice on whether ACC St. Paul Mpls is worth doing?

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 5:39pm 1 Comment

Wanted to know if anyone knows anything about the ACC St. Paul Mpls. show? I know there currently is no director for ACC and they have had financial difficulty but ACC has the reputation of having high caliber artists. I am wondering if i do the show it will help move some of my higher priced jewelry. my work is very arty and different. Advice???? lisa

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 11:29am on April 2, 2009, Amy Lansburg said…
Lisa-
I am new to this website..but I noticed you are from Evanston. I have a lot of shows this summer......the deadline for accepting Fountain Park (Evanston) is tomorrow.....can you provide any info to me? How big is the show and is it mostly fine art and fine craft?

thanks much
amy lansburg
At 2:55pm on April 2, 2009, Amy Lansburg said…
Hi LIsa-
Thanks for the info. The application deadline passed...but Friday is the deadline to pay for the booth if you were accepted.
THanks much
amy
At 9:08am on February 7, 2010, Nancy Gordon said…
hi - i live in rogers park - am a collage artist specializing in cats, dogs, birds....pets - trying to get my website up on etsy - quite a challenge - would love to do an evanston fair - recommendations? out of town for the custer this summer - any good august shows? thanks - nancy gordon
At 10:53am on April 08, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Lisa Ben-Zeev a gift
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Happy birthday, Lisa! I hope it is a great day full of friends and some really special fun. Here's wishing you a year of dreams coming true. I hope to meet you at an art fair this year. Best wishes

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