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Andrea Olson

Medium: Jewelry
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show:
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: < $500
Price Range of your Work: $15 - $2,000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 5-10 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 1
Location: 1
Facilities: 1
Ease of Participating: 1
Sales: 1
Overall: 1
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: under 500 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Weather was warm, but perfect

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Better information.

I was sent the wrong booth number 2 times. No one at check in with information. No booth signage. No artist amenities. No toilet facilities. (porta potties full.)

This was advertised as a art and wine and food festival. There was food next to the porta potties, but no wine.

There was a huge percentage of buy sell craft from China, Mexico and India.

Looking at the map and address I thought we would be at the Alliance For The Arts on McGregor Blvd. We were in a field next to it, and seemed to have no affiliation.

Bummer, and shame on me for not doing more research. This was a big dollar mistake. $325 entry, $25 jury, $250 Hotel,tolls, and food.

This was not an art show, it was a craft show in a field.

I asked many others what they paid and all seemed to be charged a different amount. Most paid $225. I feel that those who paid the higher fees should be refunded the difference.

I also had a $150 necklace stolen.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
Stay away

Additional Commentary on this Show:

Nels, I wish I was as effective as you at blogging. You are the best!

See my blog on for additional commentary on this Show*

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