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margaret luttrell
  • Knoxville, TN
  • United States
  • mixed media/encaustic
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ouch..this could hurt

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Wallis Sep 12, 2014. 25 Replies

Hi Guys,I know the members of this forum are savvy in getting to shows and handling the expenses better than I am, since I am just getting back to showing again this past Fall.Consequently, I landed…Continue

American Craft Council Show in Atlanta/March (???)

Started Feb 16, 2011 0 Replies

I'm doing the ACC Show next month for the first time and was wondering what to expect. Any input will be greatly appreciated. I seem to have a good booth spot but boy, it's an expensive show to do…Continue

 

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Al Scovern commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Great post Marge because this is a real and worsening problem.  It’s a health challenge for artists who, tending to be just a bit on the older side, may be more susceptible to heat/humidity/pollution related difficulties. And it’s a…"
Jul 19
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Hadn't heard the wet sneakers idea before, but be sure to wear socks.  I've gotten blisters from walking around in wet shoes.  Thanks for all the ideas, guys."
Jul 19
Connie Mettler commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Mark and Sandy, great ideas! I didn't know that you were more susceptible to sun stroke if you'd had it before. We also always had an empty gallon milk jug that we filled with water at the show and added a bunch of tea bags and made…"
Jul 19
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Yes to all of the great ideas above.  And, yes, if you've been seriously heat affected once you are more susceptible to problems every time you encounter sever heat or exercise in high heat conditions.  I've ended up in the…"
Jul 19
Mark Zirinsky commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Also, and this is key, avoid a heavy meal; eat a good breakfast, and a very light lunch, avoid red meat during the heat of the day; avoid alcohol during the heat of the day"
Jul 18
Mark Zirinsky commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Frozen water bottles Wet baseball cap (keep it wet with water) wetting your sneakers also will help cool you off Shade Gatorade (1 or 2 bottles in 8 hours) Drink a regular water bottle every hour Salt tablets or salty food Sunscreen /…"
Jul 18
Mark Zirinsky commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"Frozen water bottles Wet baseball cap (keep it wet with water) wetting your sneakers also will help cool you off Shade Gatorade (1 or 2 bottles in 8 hours) Drink a regular water bottle every hour Salt tablets or salty food Sunscreen /…"
Jul 18
Connie Mettler commented on margaret luttrell's blog post "It's Getting Hot In Here"
"We installed a circular fan in the top of our booth to keep the air flowing. A few years ago when I was at Ann Arbor I got some great photos of "what to do" including this amazing idea of a double roof.  And here's a video I made…"
Jul 18
margaret luttrell posted a blog post

"It's Getting Hot In Here"

In this summer of extreme heat, I was wondering how many of us have gone down in heatstroke over the years. It's been a challenge to stay cool this Summer and it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon. I was in Des Moines where the heat index got to 111 degrees that weekend, and man, it was a challenge. I have a "frosty' cooler that I swear by. It's the Amazon cheaper version of the Yeti and it kept me hydrated and I have Ryobi fans also, but sometimes it's not enough. I have heard…See More
Jul 17
margaret luttrell commented on marirosa hofmann's blog post Anyone know about art fair on the square in lake forest Illinois ?
"Hi Marirosa, I did that show two years ago and it's a nice show to do and Lake Forest is a lovely, rich town but it was not a good show for me.  I am a 2D mixed media artist and it seemed that people that were buying, were buying…"
Apr 15

Profile Information

Your Medium
mixed media/encaustic
Years in the Art Fair Business
off and on since 1982
First show ever
Los Olas Art Fair(the original) in 1982
most recent-2010
Beaux Arts 2011
What is your website?
http://www.margeluttrell.com
What are the best things about art fairs
not giving 50% commission away-
getting paid that day
seeing who buys your art and feeling a personal connection.
Best show ever and why
Coconut Grove Art Festival 1985
I was young- green and it was such a high to sell your work there. I don't think I realized how big it was until I got down there from Tennessee.
Worst show ever and why
Can't say I have ever had a worst show. Never been rained out but that is because I have a big gap between then and now, and I'm just starting the show circuit again.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Saw it on the web-

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"It's Getting Hot In Here"

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 11:26am 7 Comments

In this summer of extreme heat, I was wondering how many of us have gone down in heatstroke over the years. It's been a challenge to stay cool this Summer and it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon. I was in Des Moines where the heat index got to 111 degrees that weekend, and man, it was a challenge. I have a "frosty' cooler that I swear by. It's the Amazon cheaper version of the Yeti and it kept me hydrated and I have Ryobi fans also, but sometimes it's not enough. I have…

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Dogwood Art Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 27-29

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Well, most of you might be saying Wah? Never heard of this one...But there is something to be said for a small show in a town that has seen lots of revitalization in their downtown but not much art happening. This show has gone on for the last 35 years ( I believe) but has always been a mixed bag of art, soap and local jewelry. But It is changing. Yes, some of those items were still there... but there was a new upgrade to fine art that was appreciated and…
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Pink Palace Craft Fair, Memphis, Tennessee, Oct 13,14, 15

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 4:30pm 9 Comments

I haven't written a review in quite a while......Things have been busy and I have been on the road way too much.....as all of you know the drill. But I thought I would review a show I did for the first time last weekend in Memphis, a place I haven't seen too many reviews from and this show was not the easiest to get a read on beforehand. I like to try new ones though and I have a pretty good track record with choosing smaller venues that usually are well worth it.

Even…

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Fairhope......Art Fun in the Deep South for some!

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 10:49pm 17 Comments

It was the 65th year of the  Fairhope Arts Festival this past weekend. In a cute suburb of Mobile Alabama, the show hosts 236 artists throughout the town's main cross streets. It's 300 dollars to participate with a prize chest of over 10 thousand dollars. The show is a three day event that starts at ten each day and ends at 6 on Friday and Saturday and then on 5 on Sunday.

Load in on Thursday at 6 pm was pretty uneventful and was easy to maneuver as was load out. The show is set up in…

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At 11:41am on July 8, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Margaret. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you. Happy Birthday!!!

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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At 5:10pm on June 07, 2011, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Many thanks for your support, Margie!
At 6:11pm on March 28, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thank you, Margaret, for referring David Wolters to Art Fair Insiders.
At 7:27pm on April 10, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Many thanks for all your recent contributions here at AFI, Marge. I really appreciate your wealth of experience, sense of humor and generosity in sharing. This is how we make this site go 'round ;)
At 10:27pm on May 27, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Congrats Margaret on winning the Post of the Week Award - 5.27/2013.
At 9:55pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Margie, thanks so much for all your support. Your help is appreciated!
At 9:10pm on December 02, 2013, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thank you, Margaret, for referring Judy Sells to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:58pm on May 09, 2014, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thank you, Margaret for referring A. Denise Rollings-Martin to Art Fair Insiders.
At 4:14pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thanks so much for your pledge again, Margie. I appreciate it and it really helps me with my mission of supporting the artists so they can earn a living in this crazy business.
At 7:55am on July 22, 2014, Connie Mettler gave margaret luttrell a gift
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Thanks for your thorough review of the CPFA, Margaret. Hope you'll get closer to Michigan next year so we can meet. I appreciate your participation on AFI so much.

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