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Lawrence Hering

Medium: Jewelry
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2018
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: < $500
Price Range of your Work: $30 - $400
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: * 1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: Forever...
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 1
Location: 4
Facilities: 3
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 1
Overall: 1
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: 501 - 10,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Ease of load in/out

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
EVERYTHING. There were only 29 vendors. three of them were timeshares. One was an insurance company. One was a local raptor rescue looking for funds (at least they were interesting).

A LOT of buy/sell. By my count there were only seven legitimate artists/crafters at the show. Paragon should be ashamed of itself.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
DANGER Will Robinson. Stay away from this one.

Corey Ave in St. Pete Beach is a decent venue but nobody in town knew this was going on, half the people who visited us asked where the (absent for this weekend due to the show) Greenmarket was.

It wasn't really an Oktoberfest as most of the food had nothing to do with either Germany, autumn, Europe or anything that would evoke an Oktoberfest.

I had to pay five dollars for a bottle of water to give to my dog.

Sales were abysmal (this was a four show tour and with only $450 at this show we still averaged about $3000 per show for the four shows.... get the picture?

Additional Commentary on this Show (or about this form):

Several of the vendors commented to me about this show. Our next door neighbor (who made salsas... she was actually selling a legitimate craft but what a jeweler is doing next to a salsa vendor escapes me) said she does well at Kinney shows, but this one was a dud.

Others said that all of Paragon's "food festival" shows as opposed to his art shows are duds.

Another works nearly all the Paragon shows (he was a painter, and had quality work, one of TWO painters at the show) said he does well with Paragon.

This was the second Paragon show we have worked in 15 years, and the second dud.

The weather wasn't bad; a little hot for this late in the season, but that was no excuse. We had worked in Hyde Park in Tampa the previous week, the heat was worse, but the sales were great.

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