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Theresa K. Hardy
  • Female
  • Reading, PA
  • United States
  • Poetry/Jewelry
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  • Jeanette Ivinsu
  • Jane W. Olson
  • Kevan Breitinger
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Years in the Art Fair Business
20 years
First show ever
Was a craft show at an area hospital during the week.
I was totally unprepared with the necessary amount of inventory and just about sold out.
What are the best things about art fairs
Definitely the mingling with other artists and crafters. Meeting new faces and feeling an appreciation of the time and effort you put into your business. Last, but certainly not least, is earning a living doing what I love.
Best show ever and why
Over the years I have plenty of memories of some really great shows. But I would have to say my best show was 9 years ago. It was such a success that it convinced me to leave my 9-5 and really focus on building a full time business doing Art/Cratt shows.
Worst show ever and why
Total disasterous show when an unexpected storm rolled through, tearing up booths and tents and leaving them hanging in the branches of trees. Lots of damage and chaos.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Was taken out by ambulance for a suspected heart attack. (it was just a gallbladder attack). Embarrasingly, I was in the middle of a squabble with the organizer when I keeled over.

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Ocean Grove NJ Art & Music Festival

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 7:08pm 4 Comments

It's been said this show is very good, with lots of people spending money. Was happy to be set up close to my sister, who has made great money there in years past. We were also blessed in the fact that there was no rain or thunderstorms like there were in PA (where I live). Show was from 10-4:30. By 1:00 the wind just started getting tricky, but where the heck where all the people who supposedly come to this show? Turns out the promoter did NO, absolutely NO advertising of any sort this…


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At 11:56am on March 31, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Theresa K. Hardy a gift
Theresa, thanks for referring Jane to the site!
At 11:59am on March 31, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Theresa K. Hardy a gift
Thanks again for referring Jeannette to the site as well!
At 6:25pm on June 22, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Theresa K. Hardy a gift
Thank you, Theresa, for referring Jeanette Hardy to Art Fair Insiders.

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