The Big Three – My Measure of Success.

I love doing shows. Big ones, small ones. I definitely have my favorites. They are all juried by professionals in the field.

For me, I have what I call The Big Three. I try desperately to get into these each year. Usually, I get into 2 of the 3. My big news is that this year I was accepted into all three! If you are a jewelry designer, the field is saturated, making it extra hard to get into these shows, especially ones of this caliper.

If you live in the greater Cleveland area, you would be familiar with these names – Shaker Art & Music Festival, Berea Arts Festival (Sept. 13th) and Tremont Cultural Arts Festival (Sept. 19th and 20th)IMG_0035.

Maybe I will see you at one of these show.


About gormanbs

I am the master of many things, but most likely fall short in most of them. I am a dietitian, scientist, artist, dog rescuer, knitter ,gardener, wife, sister and my proudest accomplishment, the mother to two amazing daughters. My jewelry generally has a simple, zen-like feel, often incorporating bits and pieces gathered from the beach where I live. Please come to browse my website. I hope you like what you see. View all posts by gormanbs

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