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Lucia Friedericy
  • Pasadena, CA
  • United States
  • wax-over-porcelain art dolls
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Lucia Friedericy replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Please Help: Do you know of any volunteer run shows?
"Not sure, but I think BAM is. Also Art in the High Desert, but that isn't a huge show, though I.m sure its a huge amount of work."
May 10, 2018
Lucia Friedericy replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Sedona Arts Festival Needs Artists
"Hi Barrie, I'm doing the show and I have a booth. I did it last year and it poured rain all day Sat then I had solid sales on Sunday making it really just a one day show. So I decided to give it another try this year and hopefully the weather…"
Oct 3, 2017
Lucia Friedericy received a gift from Connie Mettler
Jul 9, 2017
Lucia Friedericy commented on John Leben's blog post Six Wasted Days at One-of-a-Kind Show
"I've done it for 5 years and I was down about 1/3. I'm 3D mixed media and was down across the board in all my price ranges--I couldn't even move the pieces I have under 150 and that was weird. everyone around me was the same-jewelry,…"
Dec 7, 2016
Lucia Friedericy commented on kara unland's blog post Sausalito Art Festival was what I needed
"Hi Kara, So glad that you almost broke even--I'd be really encouraged by that for a first show since the expenses are so high. Also the art buying crowd up there goes to a lot of area shows and often has an agenda set, so I've found that…"
Sep 15, 2016
Lucia Friedericy replied to kara unland's discussion Seeking information about Sausalito Show California in the group SW Artists
"Set ups are always hard when you don't know what the space is like, and this show has such high expenses because of the booth cost going in that it is smart to try to save money where you can. However, I also strongly believe that you do…"
Jul 9, 2016
Lucia Friedericy replied to kara unland's discussion Seeking information about Sausalito Show California in the group SW Artists
"Oh, I just thought of something--just across the 101 on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge are the Marin Headlands, which is a big state reserve and I think it has camping sites there...not sure, but we went hiking there once and I know I saw…"
Jul 8, 2016
Lucia Friedericy replied to kara unland's discussion Seeking information about Sausalito Show California in the group SW Artists
"Did you ask the show? There is artist parking in these weird warehouse parking lots along the bay there that is a bit of a walk to if you get there too late-ish in the morning. There are also some streets along there that always seem to have RVs and…"
Jul 8, 2016
Lucia Friedericy replied to kara unland's discussion Seeking information about Sausalito Show California in the group SW Artists
"Hi--the tents they supply are large peaked canopies with multiple spaces under them. They have irregular wood beams and support posts. You need to bring your own walls if you are hanging stuff and to partition yourself from your neighbors in case…"
Jul 8, 2016
Lucia Friedericy received a gift from Connie Mettler
Jun 19, 2016
Lucia Friedericy replied to facebook.com/DianaFergusonJA's discussion San Diego Festival of the Arts in the group SW Artists
"Hi, I've done La Jolla Festival of the Arts for the past 3 years...it's a tough one for me to give insight on-the first year was just OK, the second year I didn't clear expenses and last year was really good. So your guess is about as…"
May 6, 2016
Lucia Friedericy commented on Connie Mettler's group SW Artists
"Scottsdale and TX"
Apr 25, 2016
Lucia Friedericy commented on Connie Mettler's group SW Artists
"Yup--One really good show in march and then 2 really bad shows in a row...one down about 70%. I guess it could be worse, I haven't actually lost money on show yet, but boy, I hope things pick up. "
Apr 24, 2016
Lucia Friedericy commented on Connie Mettler's group SW Artists
"Oh Kay! I'm so sorry! Best thoughts to you and your family, Lucia"
Jan 11, 2016
Lucia Friedericy replied to Sharon Kaplan's discussion Hi - in the group SW Artists
"Ah yes, But today was lovely--at least in Pasadena!"
Jan 8, 2016
Lucia Friedericy commented on Connie Mettler's group SW Artists
"Margaret-I did Scottsdale and Rio Grande (you mean the one in Alburqurque?) 2 yrs ago and Scottsdale was much better. I'm doing Scottsdale again this--see you there!"
Dec 8, 2015

Profile Information

Your Medium
wax-over-porcelain art dolls
Years in the Art Fair Business
23 yrs of doll shows, 2 yrs of fine craft fairs
First show ever
1989 NY Toy Fair, or 2010 ACC Baltmore craft fair
What is your website?
http://friedericydolls.com
What are the best things about art fairs
people and their ideas
Best show ever and why
An art show outside of Amsterdam in a little village I forget the name of, in an thirteenth century church--it was really a really interesting and beautiful place to set up a display.
Worst show ever and why
ACRE Las Vegas last week--really really slow and I don't like Las Vegas.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Google search for show information and reviews

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At 12:52pm on June 16, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Lucia.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.


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At 6:20pm on November 21, 2011, Ruth Finkenbiner said…

Lucia - nice to meet you as well, your dolls are fascinating.  Best of luck in Chicago.

At 1:11am on December 10, 2011, Michelle Robison said…

A long time ago,we met at Toy Fair. I used to do Toy Fair and Artists United. I had fairies and pin up ladies...

Blonde and short...that was me. Friend of Linda Kertzman.

Michelle Robison

At 5:42pm on March 14, 2014, Amelia Kay Wall said…

Hi Lucia, I was going to message you to touch base about possibly getting those Scottsdale Arts Festival tickets, but it won't let me message you here until you accept my friend request. :)

At 10:24am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Lucia Friedericy a gift
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Many thanks for your pledge, Lucia. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 3:00pm on June 19, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Lucia Friedericy a gift
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Lucia, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
At 2:21pm on July 09, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Lucia Friedericy a gift
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Thank you, Lucia, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.

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