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Roxie Spell
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  • New Port Richey, FL
  • United States
  • clay
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Food at shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roxie Spell Dec 1, 2011. 4 Replies

I have recently heard a story about a food vendor that cooks delicious sauteed artichokes at art fairs that was turned down by the Naples Florida shows with the notice that it was too much of the…Continue

Suncoast Arts Festival 2011

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roxie Spell Jan 26, 2011. 5 Replies

I am trying to get some information regarding this years Suncoast Arts Fest at the Shops of Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel Florida. If any artists have any comments to make on it, I will be happy to let…Continue

Tags: Fest, Arts, Suncoast


"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Ghandi"

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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Citrus County Festival of the Arts 2008
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
customers!!! Sales, and other vendors
Best show ever and why
Tarpon Springs Craig Park 2010
Whe it started raining the customers poured in my booth and made BIG purchases!
Worst show ever and why
Suncoast Arts Festival at Wiregrass Mall 2009
It is located in the middle of a fancy out door mall with shops that I would go if I went to the festival and the people spend 3/4 of their money in the mall, not with the artists.
Who referred you to Please be specific.

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Tarpon Springs 37th Annual Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 5:24pm 12 Comments

Well, this is a well attended art show and I did not see anything near or around me that was buy/sell. There were over 230 artists, a bit overwhelming for the patrons, but a nice weekend and fantastic weather.

I had picked my spot, same as last year and was happy to get it, then found out we had to cart in. I do these shows by myself and I do clay art/ceramic. It is heavy and then then weights as well as the tent...whew.  I accepted the fact that it would be tough, but the set up day…


Suncoast Arts Festival at the Shops of Wiregrass Wesley Chapel, FLorida

Posted on January 21, 2011 at 8:26am 7 Comments


I am doing some research for the group that is putting on this festival, so they can get some feedback this year from the artists. So please give me your thoughts and opinions on this event whether you were an artist there or whether you just visited the event. I am unable to attend this year because I will be at the Manatee Festival in Crystal River Florida. This is very important for all artists that do outdoor arts events.

The feedback in the past has been negative as…


INDOOR Artist Market at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Fine Arts in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 5:29pm 2 Comments

This event was a fundraiser for the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Fine Arts, since funding has been cut for the arts in this country, museums must rely on donations or fundraisers. It was held August 14 and 15 in the museum and we had about 25 local artists inside the A/C selling their wares. It was an excellent show for this time of year and weather here. This was a first time event, so the advertising could have been better, but even so, I was very pleased with my sales. The artists all donated…


Crystal River Manatee Festival January 9 and 10

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 6:34am 4 Comments

Well, as some of you have guessed, I am new at this game. This is only my second year and have I learned alot and I DO have a lot to learn. I wanted to tell my story from this show.

Most of you know we did have snow in Florida for the first time in years and set up Fri the 8th was freezing cold. Came back early Saturday freezing, cloudy, little snow, few people. Most of the artists were bumming out. Some did NOT return the next day. Me, being new at…


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At 8:46pm on January 11, 2011, Bonnie Eastwood gave Roxie Spell a gift
At 4:43pm on February 1, 2010, Roxie Spell said…
Everything but the leaf is paper clay added after the leaf was dry greenware.
At 4:43pm on February 1, 2010, Roxie Spell said…

At 3:23pm on February 1, 2010, Chris said…
Hey Roxie - thanks for the info. I've used p clay for repairs as well, but i've been tantilized by some creations by others who use p clay for sculpture. I'd like to hear from others who have experimented successfully before i put a lot of time and effort with little results.

I need a workshop!!!
At 9:16am on January 26, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, Roxie. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please stop by the Forum to introduce yourself. I and the other members look forward to your participation here. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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