Journal For Fairs

booth3a.jpg (32258 bytes)In the year 2000, I tried a Crafter's Co-op in one of the local malls. I sold a little bit to fellow crafters in the store and the rest walked out the door in the pockets of shoplifters. Mostly, none of it moved. My wares are a bit too different for this area where farming and ranching is the primary source of income and Christian fundamentalism is firmly entrenched. Also - my skills were not as good then as they are now. While I did have good products, it was the wrong venue. For the last couple years, I have spent most of my time learning and refining my artistic skills and teaching what I know..

When I began this journal my budget was close to zero dollars. I now have a very modest fixed income so I began with and am still seeking venues not requiring insurance and with low booth fees. I have learned a lot over the years by personal experience and by asking questions and reading avidly all references to displaying at shows and fairs on the polymer clay and wire jewelry mailing lists and forums. I am confident I will succeed eventually. This section of my website is the chronicle of my journey into the artist's world of selling.

List of Fairs

1: Summer Fun and Classic Cars, Gilchrist, Oregon - July 20, 2002
2: Mosquito Festival, Paisley, Oregon - July 26-28 2002 - Cancelled because of wildfires
3: Klamath Art Council Multimedia Art Show, Klamath Falls, Oregon - August 23-24, 2002
4: Klamath Basin Street Fair, Klamath Falls, Oregon - September 14, 2002
5: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - September 21, 2002
6: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - September 28, 2002
7: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - October 5, 2002
8: Senior Center Bazaar, Klamath Falls, Oregon - November 16, 2002
9: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - August 2, 2003
10: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - August 29, 2003
11: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - September 21, 2003
12: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - September 27, 2003
13: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - July/August 2004
14: Farmer's Market, Klamath Falls, Oregon - September 2004
15: Artist's Invasion, Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville, Washington - July 30-31

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