I turned 77 today.
Thought I would write a great blog.
This is going to be one of my last four blogs.
I am retiring from blogging after 10 years doing it.
Will you miss me?
This is an Amy Amdur show held on Labor Day weekend in a great location.
The Third Ward is right downtown. Full of happening retail and bars and restaurants. Lots of young people everywhere.
My best bud, Jim Wilbat--outstanding glass artist-- has done the show for about three years. So I tried it for the first time.
A welcome addition to my show schedule.
We were able to park in a lot and dolly right to our booths.
Friday setup with weekend show.
Held on street pavement, plenty of storage space behind.
The Amdur team are pros, everything flowed smoothly.
We actually had nippy weather both days, I was in a long sleeve pullover both days.
Small shows, well under 130 artists.
Noticed I said artists, not vendors. Enough said.
Lots of well dressed patrons, and they spent money on art, what a concept.
Saturday was a Lowend day, barely did $1.5 K. Mostly prints out of the bins.
Sunday was different. Sold lots of framed work. Saw lots of others float by my booth.
People were very engaged. Got asked lots of questions about my work, how refreshing.
The show is a winner, will gladly do it again.Nels Johnson, Artist in the Third Ward Art Festival
KudosTestimonials from vendors, artists, & festival attendees
Email, October 11, 2022
Thanks Team Amdur!Skip Ennis & Joan Michlin
One our our best Port Clinton’s ever.
Take Care ,
Cheers, Skip & Joan
Email, October 11, 2022
Thanks to all of you too for all you do on the “A” teamThomas Trausch, Exhibiting Painter in 2022 Art Fair Season
Email, October 7, 2022
Hi Caitlin,Melissa Hampton
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to you, Amy, and the entire Amdur crew for hosting us at several of your wonderful shows again this season. Chris and I always look forward to seeing you all and you make shows so easy and enjoyable to do. We hope to see you again next year!
Thanks again and all the best,
Melissa, Chris, and Mac
Email, October 2, 2022
I want to thank you all for a good summer. It was excellent.Erik Byers
Have a good winter and I will see you in '23.
Email, September 28, 2022
Hello Amy Amdur and Team,Drew Eurek
I just wanted to take a minute to say how blown away I was with your team and event this past weekend. To say it was an honor would be an understatement. The level of professionalism and kindness while putting together an AMAZING show that I could be a part of gives me chills!
The whole Amdur team was stellar with communication, clear direction and support throughout the entire weekend. I am so very proud to have worked with all of you and especially for all the advice and guidance for this first time artist!
From the Bottom of my heart, Thank you very very much!
I am excited to take the expert advise given to me by Amy and put it to good use so that I can present and sell even better next year! I look forward to many more shows with you and thank you again for all your hard work, energy and time! You should all be very very proud!!
I went through my sales receipts for just the Amdur shows I did this year.Julie Leutloff
At your shows only, I sold 462 pieces!
Thank you, to the Amdur Productions’ team, for supporting the art community and for all you do for your representing artists. We appreciate all the work you do for us.Painters Rosa Chavez & Leon Ruiz
Amy and the team at Amdur Productions are total pros! We have enjoyed the past two years of our summer in Whitefish Bay Wisconsin Art Show weekend. We plan to continue this event on an annual basis because it brings thousands of new faces to our business district. The Art Show is one of our best events of the year that many residents and visitors look forward to.Jeff Commer
Email July 27, 2021
I have done Lincolnshire, Northbrook and Glencoe and did well at all 3 despite the heat. Loved my booth spaces and the relative ease of all aspects of the shows. Very easy and helpful staff. Thanks.Richard Kolb Artist
Just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for your help yesterday!Jewelry Artist Julie Leutloff
The show, for me, was amazing! I sold 86 pieces! (Whitefish Bay Art Fest)
Email July 12, 2021
First off, I just want to thank you, Amy and the entire production team for another professional and well run event this weekend in Whitefish Bay... It's always a pleasure taking part in an Amdur production, knowing that from months before the artists arrive until the last tent is packed away that everything has been thoughtfully planned and taken care of, leaving the artists to focus on their patrons and artwork without having to worry about anything else.Jamison Glisczinski, Sculpture Artist
April 19, 2021
Dave and I have enjoyed working with you and your team for the past 15 years. Everything was always well organized and you had a great staff.Jackie Phinney
Best staff anyone could ever want!Michael Benstein, Artist
That was a great help for those of us who have not participated live yet.Diane Allison, Jewelry and Glass Maker
Thank you for all the helpful hints!
GREAT SHOW!!!! Took a lot of good notes with good ideas. Great presentation. You guys did a really good job. Vic and I thoroughly enjoyed listing to your tips, pics, and booth ideas. WAY TO GO!!Vern and Vic Overall
Email December 21, 2020
Thanks so much. You and Amy have been invaluable resources to me these last few months. So appreciatedArtist Pam Green
Amy and the rest of the team at Amdur Productions has been such an incredible resource of encouragement, support and industry knowledge during this pandemic. I'm so grateful for all of you.Toril Fisher, 2D Artist
October 2020, Email
I am grateful to all of you for moving ahead with Art Walks this summer! With the COVID guidelines and professional staff at Amdurit, it was a very successful season for me!Janice Czerwinski, Art Show Artist
Thanks to you, Amy and everyone. Great first Show, especially considering all the restrictions you were under.Bobby Harr, Glass Artist
Email May 18, 2020
I just wanted to tell you guys again how much we appreciate your webinars... You guys do a AWESOME job with yours. Love love love that you acknowledge everyone that you make it personal and that you do the questions and involve everyone. Kudos we give you a A++.Melody Litwiller-Knopek
Email May 11, 2020
Thank you so much for hosting the live jury review! I found it VERY interesting and helpful.Russell Erickson, Mixed Media Artist
Email May 10, 2020
Thank you so much for the webinar, it was invaluable and I got so much great information from it! And so generous to make it free!Fiona Purdy, Gedion Nyanhongo Sculptures
You guys rock!
Email May 9, 2020
At first, let me say a HUGE thank you for today's webinar, it was super helpful and I wish I knew this information 5 years agoJeanne Akita
Email May 9, 2020
Terrific seminar! This is very good for civilians as well as artists.David Bloom, David Bloom Fine Art
Email May 9, 2020
Great information as always! Thank you BlushLinda Werry, Prairie Moon Art
Email May 9, 2020
Thank you for this morning’s webinar. The information given today was absolutely valuable for me.Mary Arroyo-Ortiz
Honestly, I think you guys do a fantastic job... It's just well-organized and very professional.Diana Widman, Jewelry Maker & Designer
Amy,Painter, Jackie Schomburg
Thank you for a great show season at Glencoe & Port Clinton! It’s good to be back & I appreciate the advice & tips you’ve taken the time to share with my husband and I. Looking forward to coming back even better next summer!
Thank you all for your Hard work in getting it well organised.Promila Kumar, New 2019 Exhibiting Painter
This was our first venture with your organization and we liked it.
Dear Amy and CaitlinJim & Cindy Pierson, Jewelry Artists
We, too, want to thank you for your excellent organizational efforts and your accommodations on our behalf. Every one of the shows we did with you were financially beyond our expectations, even Glencoe in the rain.
Thank you for a great summer!Sher Berman, Jewelry and Glass Artist
Thank you!! I definitely will look forward to working with you again next year!Margaret Hall, Exhibiting Glass Artist
Thank you guys for everything! Miss you all already! Come visit us in Florida!
You have all become family!Dale & Gail Horn, Exhibiting Photographers
Thank you and your team for running professional wonderful shows! Always a pleasure working with you.Melanie Rolfes & Michael Zavison, Collaborating 2D Mixed Media Artists
Thanks for having us in your esteem festivalsOrna & Ami Amrani, 2D Artists
Thank You to all the staff for making things a little easier every show .Brian Horan, Exhibiting Photographer
Thank you too!! We love you all!Petr Bednarik, Exhibiting Photographer
Thank you. You are an amazing staff and I look forward the many more great shows.Steve Wewerka, Photographer
Hi Caitlin and Amy,Jason Fricke, 2D Artist
I want to thank both of you for all of
your kindness and guidance over the years…..
I send my heartfelt thanks for the
years we have worked together and will continue to recommend Amdur Productions to as many artists as I can.
First of all I wanted to thank you again for all of your help and patience during the shows, it was truly a pleasure working with you and we are looking forward to participating next year.Gina Muxo Ramos
Thanks for putting on a good show for the first year in AndersonvilleStacy Rauba & Yutaka Fujita
Dear AmyPainter Smadar Livne
I want to thank you for all of the shows this summer .
You are wonderful and you make the shows
Very exciting and beautiful events .
Thank you 🙏
For everything you do
Thank you very much for everything, very grateful. They are a great team. We will gladly return to work for next season. It was a pleasure.Painters, Danilo Vinardell & Igris Morales
But beyond that, Amy's entire staff is always incredible especially you and Noel! ... And of course Amy, she's the best 😊 among her many talents, she sure knows how to hire good people!Xavier Nuez
Please let Amy know how much I appreciate all of you...
What a well run show Third Ward was! Great crowd!Dana Mitchell, Jewelry Artist Adorn 512
Sweet Caitlin, would you please Amy two things, first, of all the director pep talks I've ever heard, hers this year was the most moving!! thank her, and the breakfast was quite fine too !! Second, of all the shows I've done in the greater Chicago area, 2019 Port Clinton surpassed them all!! 40%more than last year!!!!!!! Thank you all!!!!!!!Artist Roger Mathews
I wanted to say hello and thank you and the rest of the Amdur team for organizing a wonderful show last weekend. Amdur shows are always well organized, but handling a show that size is a challenge. And the extra space between the booths was fantastic!!Terri Hickey
Thanks for a stellar Port Clinton !Joan Michlin
The stars - and weather -aligned for a great show, with many long term Collectors and new folks .
Love the new layout . It seemed to create more continuity and a great flow.
Just wanted to take a moment and thank ALL of you at Team Amdur for being the most professional in the Biz!
Good luck with the remainder of your 2019 Events !