KLeSueur@AOL.COM on fri 4 oct 02
Having so thoroughly trashed art fair promoters and associated non-profits that put on shows I thought it only fair to compliment the people of TACA (Tennessee Association of Craft Artists). Alice Merritt, and all of the people who help her, put on a first class event. The layout is great. Set up and teardown is easy. Breakfast, booth sitters, and massage all go to making this an enjoyable show.
But even more important was how they handled the presence of driving rain on Thursday set up day. We were told to set up our booths if we felt we could safely do so. And, Friday's opening was delayed from 10 a.m. till noon. Even then there was no hassling artists who weren't ready by that time. The on-site screening was done on Saturday instead of Friday so that everyone could have time to dry out and make their display look its best.
I've been at shows where artists were told to keep their booths open even in the presence of driving rain, high winds, and lightening causing them to risk not only their work and displays but the very safety of themselves and their customers.
It would do well for other organizers to follow the example of Alice, TACA, and everyone who helps to put on the show.
Janet Kaiser on sat 5 oct 02
On 04/10/02 at 12:56 KLeSueur@AOL.COM wrote:
>Breakfast, booth sitters, and massage all go to making this an enjoyable
JUST WHAT I NEED!!! Shame Tennessee is a tad far away...
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