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Jul 20, 2010 4:05 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Weekend craft vendors decry event turnout

Jul 20, 2010 4:05 PM

AMAGANSETT—About 60 people browsed the jewelry, handbags and colorful blouses on display at Alicia Meredith’s retail booth at the Fine Arts and Craft Hamptons Gala this weekend—which is only about 1,940 people less than she expected.

“It’s actually hard to know if they were even customers or other vendors who had nothing to do,” she said at the event on Sunday. Ms. Meredith said she made a few sales, but didn’t come close to covering the cost of driving to East Hampton from her home in Connecticut, renting the booth space, paying for two nights at a hotel in Montauk and buying food during her stay.

In fact, only one of the 10 or so vendors still set up on the lawn at the American Legion on Sunday said they “made booth.” For everyone else, the “gala” was a huge loss.

“It was brutal,” said Bill Scordato, who has been in the craft business for about 10 years. “There were tumbleweeds.”

Svetlana Howells, who was selling handcrafted jewelry at the event, said there were about 100 vendors on the lawn on Saturday, but by midday, more than half of them had packed up and left, and few returned on Sunday. With the exception of a fresh, tropical juice stand, none of the food vendors returned on Sunday after most of their food reportedly went bad on Saturday.

“There was a gyro guy who had to throw out 50 to 60 pounds of meat,” said Kathleen Stancati of Bethpage, a spiritual counselor selling crystal jewelry at the event. “The other vendors were the only people buying food.”

The vendors, most of whom came from out of town and paid between $125 and $300 a day for a booth, depending on its size and location on the lawn, said they were sold on a “huge, Hamptons” event and they felt they were grossly misled by the event’s organizer Terry McMullen, who runs her own craftshow business.

When Ms. McMullen and her assistant showed up at the event on Saturday morning, Ms. McMullen said she was met with “barbaric, violent” force, as the vendors tried to “strong-arm” her into giving them refunds. One vendor even called police on Saturday, but the dispute was resolved and no report was filed, she said.

“In my entire life, I’ve never seen anything like it,” she said. “I’ve never been treated that way.”

Ms. McMullen said she did nothing wrong and she promoted the event exactly as she promised. Announcements were made on WLNG radio on Saturday and Sunday, she said, and she advertised online, on 27east.com, yourli.com, and other festival sites; she also put an ad in Newsday, Pennysaver and local papers, including The East Hampton Press, The Sag Harbor Express and The Independent.

“I did absolutely nothing wrong,” she said.

Ms. McMullen blamed the heat for the poor turnout and the even lower number of customers.

“No one was out,” she said. “There was a fair down the road that was dead. There was a huge craft fair in Port Jefferson that same day that was dead.”

Ms. McMullen said this was the first year she ran this event, and denied that she ever told vendors to expect 2,000 people.

“How could I predict how many people would show up?” she said. “I don’t have a crystal ball. How could I tell them that?”

There were other disagreements. Vendors said Ms. McMullen was missing for most of the weekend, that they paid for electricity when there wasn’t any and that they arrived on Sunday to find garbage all over the lawn. Ms. McMullen denied it and said she was in and out of the fair all weekend and arranged for vendors to plug into the American Legion’s outlets. As far as the garbage, she said she thinks the vendors who were trying to get a refund may have done it themselves to sabotage the show.

“They felt they were scammed,” she said. “I’ve never had a problem before, I have a clean record. It’s just nobody believes me because nobody was showing up.”

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Sounds like a real boondoggle
By chairmanoftheBORED (12), Southampton on Jul 21, 10 9:41 PM
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Maybe the other reason is that most people were at the beach, or just don't have the disposable income to spend these days?
By Mr. Z (11483), North Sea on Jul 21, 10 11:11 PM
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Thank you i greatly appreciate your honest input ,and intelligence here ..The proof is right here i am not a scam because i did advertise and worked very hard on this event for 4 months ,a woman by the name of Linda who frequents the American Legion Hall said ,in the 20 years she has been coming here ,she has never seen such a beautifully put together show
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 22, 10 7:58 AM
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I'm sure a lot of people were at the beach. However I heard from many vendors in my loop that the July 4th weekend show, held in the same location and the same weather conditions, by Paragon Events was excellent - busy and plenty of shoppers spending money. There were in fact a few vendors at Terry's event who joined last minute because they had done so well at the Paragon event - they were shocked by the contrast between the two shows.
By ARTIST2 (6), HYDE PARK, NY on Jul 23, 10 2:05 PM
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This story is completely NOT TRUE.I Terry Mcmullen actually have cards from all the VENDORS who attended The July 3rd -4th event and they all told me they didnt event make thier tabled back except for three vendors,I was ther from 11:00 AM to closing on July 3rd and it was dead as doornails !! i was one of maybe 20 people there all day ,most of those vendors according to the business cards i have here were from Florida ,Chicago,Maryland,Syracuse ,Conneticut,Maine,Boston ect....the list goes on there ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 23, 10 10:38 PM
I understand the instinct to defend yourself but you are the one telling outright lies. Hopefully more vendors will post here soon.
By ARTIST2 (6), HYDE PARK, NY on Jul 24, 10 9:13 AM
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Like i clearly said already many times before ....you will have to stand before God one day and account for all your grossly lies... Arent you concerned for your own soul ??????
after all Life on earth is temporary ...Life after is an eternity
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 24, 10 2:25 PM
The board of health comes to every event, that every promoter puts together
I have a slip of paper from them that says I passed all inspections
where are you getting your info from ...this can easily be verified by calling the health department and people out here will know what a senseless mindless spider you really are..
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 24, 10 2:29 PM
Stop with the Lies already you are doing it out of habit now! practice what you preach cause you too will stand and be jugded!
By UpsetConsumer2 (2), West Babylon on May 2, 11 10:35 AM
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are you concerned for yours?
By rukiddin (1), old brookville on Jun 21, 12 4:47 PM
The event took place on July 17th-18th with over 100 Vendors set up with beautiful displays.It was extreme brutal heat temperatures, both days topping 100 degrees with the heat index, That is the REASON the attendance was poor.The vendors biggest complaint was that they said i didnt advertise the event," BUT I DID !! ", "THE PROOF is right here in this article", as always when a vendor does an OUTDOOR event and there is a poor turn out due to poor weather conditions ( EXTREME HEAT or COLD) ,they ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 22, 10 7:49 AM
1. There were no vendors at this show who had worked with you in previous seasons/years - this was the first red flag. Good promoters, even mediocre promoters, have a following of vendors.
2. You were gone most of the day Saturday, from around 11am when Board of Health shut down the one port-o-potty you ordered until you finally came back to much yelling around 2pm, and then you left again. We stayed until 5pm and you did not return in that time.
3. People driving by would have had no idea ...more
By ARTIST2 (6), HYDE PARK, NY on Jul 23, 10 1:56 PM
1-)your first statement a gross lie ,Yes there were vendors there that have worked at many of my shows.
2-)your second statement ,My assistant and i were there all day, we left for one hour to have lunch...if thats ok with you !!
The existing porta pottie was full and 2 more were brought to the event by Calvin the owner of the local porta pottie company of East Hampton around the corner from the event ..we have pictures of that ....how do you feel about all your lies thus far ??? Proud of ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 23, 10 10:59 PM
And again as above: I understand the instinct to defend yourself but you are the one telling outright lies. Hopefully more vendors will post here soon.
By ARTIST2 (6), HYDE PARK, NY on Jul 24, 10 9:14 AM
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By Ms. Jane Q. Public (147), Southampton on Jul 22, 10 10:14 AM
I am a vender (but not for this fair) and would never think to ask for a refund. Turn out is something you can not gaurentee. I saw your advertisements and knew about the fair. I think there were many factors in the bad turnout but I agree you did nothing wrong and shouldn't be made to feel that way.
By Choppy (5), East Hampton on Jul 22, 10 11:27 AM
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Thank you so much you are a beautiful person ! who obviously is very much in touch with your innerself and life in order for you to come forth and admit to this,I absolutely did nothing wrong and was treated horrible.I worked very hard on this event for months...I only wish it would have been packed


By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 22, 10 12:57 PM
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By Kingston, huntington on Jul 22, 10 1:55 PM
This story is not true it is a lie ,we have pictures of the porta potties at the event both days put there by calvin the owner both days of the porta pottie company and has been verified by the reporter for this paper ..The health department new about the event for a couple of months now that was also verified and there was electric provided by the electric box that was on the field the vendors that were near it Food and a couple of others utilized it .I would never ROB anyone that is not my nature ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 22, 10 6:30 PM
I was a vendor at this July 17-18th event. Let's review the facts without emotion and let the readers make up their own minds.

FACT: The event was not advertised in Dan's Papers. This is the premier paper for "what to do" on Hamptons weekends. If an "outsider" knows that, a local certainly should.

FACT: Terry was missing from the event most of the day Saturday. When she came back, yelling at the upset vendors that it was 105 degrees, I looked at my I-Phone. It was 82.

FACT: ...more
By ARTIST1 (4), Quogue on Jul 22, 10 7:36 PM
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PS. On Sunday, instead of sticking around Terry's event, I packed up and went to another nearby art show and participated in their event. I saw around 10 times the traffic we saw at Terry's event, and made 4 times the money. The weather and location were almost identical to the day before, and yet the event was much more successful. There is a reason for that.
By ARTIST1 (4), Quogue on Jul 22, 10 7:41 PM
Every event going on in and around the area was verified by the press ALL events were DEAD AS DOORNAILS..I would like to know what event you are referring to for the 17th-18th ???? the event down the block from the American legion hall ( Flee Market ) being held at the church on the corner with a very visible parking lot was dead, the vendors said no traffic all day ,
people drove by and did not stop,it was brutally hot ! temperatures over 100 degrees with the heat index....Next event ( same ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 22, 10 10:45 PM
I will not reveal the event as the event coordinator had to pull strings to get me in and I do not want to return the favor by calling them out. I found out about it from a local. Needless to say, there were a couple hundred shoppers there that day. It was 15-20 minutes away from your event, approximately. While it wasn't a recordbreaker in my sales history, I did make several hundred dollars there. There is no reason why this couldn't have happened at your event too, had it been advertised in Dan's ...more
By ARTIST1 (4), Quogue on Jul 22, 10 11:56 PM
Honestly it was on the radio and in several publications...I don't think the addition of Dan's papers would have bolstered that much more support from people. I have been to several "Amagansett Legion" craft fairs as a consumer and they have always been very slow and that is why I chose not to be a vender at this fair...it's nothing personal, there is just no foot traffic and nothing nothing else to attract people to the event other then venders themselves.
By Choppy (5), East Hampton on Jul 23, 10 12:50 AM
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You seemed to promote your craft fair in quite a few places and no one can guarantee turnout. However, you really did drop the ball by not running in Dan's Papers. In terms of what's happening on the East End it's where you need to go.
By ChefRobert' (3), southampton on Jul 27, 10 6:24 AM
Thank you for making it clear that there is no garantee for turn out at any event....Thank you again
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 27, 10 5:11 PM
...and in addition, I think it is unfair with all the social networking websites and internet possibilites to promote yourself and your product to as many people as possible that you place blame on the person who gives you the oppurtunity and the location to sell your products.
By Choppy (5), East Hampton on Jul 23, 10 12:55 AM
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Dear Choppy
You are truly and understanding person and i thank you with all my heart for that ,I appreciate the fact that you are all about standing for the truth of what is really is going on out here in this insensitive world we live in.I have apologized hundreds of times to all the vendors for inclament of weather ..Brutal heat conditions which is not my fault,My apologies are falling on deaf ears ,they are trying to destroy me with GROSSLYfalse statements. Hopefully more vendors will be ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 23, 10 2:57 AM
I was also a vendor at this event. My parents and many of our family friends have had second homes in the Hampton's for decades. With all due respect to the many local and free papers in the area, Dan's is the place weekenders and summer people go to for events listings. Locals may well be another story but Dan's rules among the NYC area visitors and has for years - there is no excuse for not advertising in Dan's. There was another show in Southampton that also had radio ads, listings in all the ...more
By ARTIST2 (6), HYDE PARK, NY on Jul 23, 10 11:10 AM
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By RealLocal (76), Bridgehampton on Jul 26, 10 9:26 AM
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I promoted a beautiful event with over 110 vendors set up on the lawn of the Legion Hall ..A woman who frequents the bar resturant there ,by the name "Linda "who is a well known freindly person along with a woman bartender working that day both said "It was the best looking show they have ever seen there in twenty years" ,Commander Fred i spoke with said he had no problen with me that i fulfilled every obligation to the Legions ..Unfortunately it was brutal heat conditions and there was nothing ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 27, 10 5:25 PM
Yes we know that already from your 2 previous lies told....My signs were HUGE with BIG RED ARROWS pointing to the event BOTH dDAYS ..We have pictures of it ! The Craft / Flee market events in the area were verified and they were dead as well ! The Musical entertainment was coming from out of state they cancelled 2 days before the event , they got a job much closer to where they were from in Albany,The Board of Health always comes to every event there is nothing unusual about that to give an inspection ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 23, 10 11:17 PM
Your signs had arrows and text which only read 'craft show' or 'art fair' - no dates or locations. They all pointed to bigger signs in front of the Legion advertising another show the next weekend, not your show. Thus making your signs useless.
Again as above: I understand the instinct to defend yourself but you are the one telling outright lies. Hopefully more vendors will post here soon.
By ARTIST2 (6), HYDE PARK, NY on Jul 24, 10 9:17 AM
Obviously you have no life, and feel the need to be a pemanent fixture on here along with enjoying the evil wiles of the world ..Satan has plenty of room for people like you ...as they always say MISERY LOVES COMPANY
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 24, 10 2:37 PM
Terry,

Throw all the religious terms around that you would like, but pure logic shows that you did a horrible job with this show and cheated the artists that were participating, The fact that you turn to "Satan" as a defense proves your lack of tact or business sense. You are only making yourself look worse with every comment. I suggest you let it go and pursue other endeavors.

PS. You have posted on this 13 times. "Artist 2" has posted 6 times. Again, use some logic before accusing ...more
By ARTIST1 (4), Quogue on Jul 24, 10 3:05 PM
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Of course i will post 1OO times if i have to ,but not necessary ..
People already know and understand that i did nothing wrong..i recieved 3 beautiful letters from a local businesses in East Hampton ,one of who was a witness to the barbaric violent behavior of the vendors ...She said it looked much like a field of ANIMALS not people....The business owner said how dare they treat you so horribly
She went on to say that the vendors did not take on a humanistic approach and that i was not ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 24, 10 6:35 PM
OF COURSE THE EAST HAMPTON BUSINESSES SENT YOU PRAISE... BECAUSE YOUR SHOW HAD NO IMPACT ON THEIR MARGINS !!! THEY HOPE YOU DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.
By ELECTRICUTIONER (65), east islip/montauk on Jul 26, 10 7:48 PM
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Terry, obviously there is an issue if this sort of response happens at your shows. It happened again today at Woodmere. This "attacking" of the promotor doesn't happen at other shows because people are not deceived and lied to. You promised us a street fair on the main street of Woodmere and instead put us in a parking lot behind the fire station! It was a flea market! And the supposed band did not show up until 3:00 p.m., two hours before the show closed. I personally spoke to the police ...more
By Artist999 (3), New York on Oct 30, 10 10:56 PM
Maybe people aren't going to this types of events anymore because the vendors are trying to get rich quick.....I know I stop going to them for that reason.
By mother of firefighter (18), Southampton on Jul 26, 10 8:50 AM
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Oh Dear Terry-

I was not a vendor at this show and I will say that in advance. To be honest, I am so disgusted by your above exchanges, that I would never want to do business with you. I understand that a show is a gamble, trust me I know! I have done great shows and I have done horrible it happens. That being said, no portos? not on site at all??? Even if you did " leave for lunch" a representative of your firm should have been present at all times, for the just in case factor. No ...more
By OceanLove (4), Q on Jul 26, 10 9:04 AM
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Come on people, this is the second weekend AFTER the Forth of July.

Even in the retail establishment I work at, we were slow that weekend. Basically, the same type of weekend you get AFTER the Labor Day weekend.

DEAD.

No fingers on the local pulse here...
By Mr. Z (11483), North Sea on Jul 27, 10 1:45 PM
Thank you for caring enough to post ..I am dealing with something i have never known in an entire lifetime violent ,barbaric personalities

Would you believe the vendors would not let myself or my assistant show them the advertisement that was done for the event ( while we were both at the event ) you will see all the places below i advertised.. Thank you again
I only would have wanted for this to be a huge success >>Doesnt that make sense to everyone out here.....below please see ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 27, 10 5:49 PM
Dear Terry.
I should had follow all the advise which I received from people who told me: 'keep away from her because sooner or later she'll screw you and it FINALLY HAPPEN.
Want you to know that from all the promoter that I do business, you were the only that I paid in advance, all the other I paid when I arrive in case of rain like (Alan craft shows, Greenflea, Chelsea flea etc. fortunately, I'm a true believer of karma and what you did to us, you can be sure you'll paid tenfold I'm 100% ...more
By Juancho (2), Hicksville on Jul 27, 10 2:39 PM
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Juan
You who i have to talked to at least ten times in the past in person and on the phone ...I cannot believe what you are trying to pull here shame on you .......You yourself did not even get to my event until 12 noon ..you are the one that told me my shows are beautiful and have always contained no junk ..I cannot believe you are sitting here with the rest of them wishing bad things on me .... again shame on you ....I have pictures of the event it ws beautiful until 2:00 pm when the vendors ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 27, 10 5:41 PM
Juan
What did i do wrong here ?
Below Please find a copy of all the advertisement
" I promoted the event exactly as I promised. Announcements were made on WLNG radio on Saturday and Sunday,

I advertised online, on 27east.com, yourli.com, and other festival sites; she also put an ad in Newsday, Pennysaver and local papers, including The East Hampton Press, The Sag Harbor Express and The Independent.

What more did you want me to do ??
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 27, 10 5:51 PM
TO ALL the Vendors who were at my event July 17th-18th,

" I promoted the event exactly as I promised. Announcements were made on WLNG radio on Saturday and Sunday, I advertised online, on 27east.com, yourli.com, and other festival sites; I also put an ad in Newsday, Pennysaver and local papers, including The East Hampton Press, The Sag Harbor Express and The Independent.All was verified by the Press...

I did what i was responsible to do "I advertised "
You saw low attendance ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 27, 10 5:54 PM
Terry, I did no sign anything with you, only saw two sign of advertisement, Got there late because I can't find you and overall, I really though I'll make a killing sale in there. All I sold was $53.
That's the reason why only go to show in where I pay on the day of the event and no before. It's my fault. keep my money.
By Juancho (2), Hicksville on Jul 28, 10 11:23 AM
Terry, you are completely lying and trying to converup everything. I called and you told me that there would be guaranteed 1500-2000 people. If i knew less then 60 would come, I would never have shown up. Your fake friend must not have seen the show because it was the most dysfunctional show I have been to. The only time you were there was to collect the money. Hope you made alot cause i dodnt. You should give everyone a partial refund back because otherwise you have lost all credibility. I did ...more
By artsfanatic (3), huntington on Jul 28, 10 11:26 PM
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the press verified all the adverisement that is why it is listed here in the press ..My assistant and i left for 1 hour.. for lunch..we were present the entire day ...actually we set up the vendors in spaces until 12:00 noon because it took quite a few vendors a long time to get to the event ..then we went to lunch..when we came back we were bieng told about the low amount of traffic due to the brutal heat conditions ...Vendors were upset due to the extreme heat conditions and low attendance....How ...more
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 29, 10 1:57 PM
" I promoted the event exactly as I promised. Announcements were made on WLNG radio on Saturday and Sunday, I advertised online, on 27east.com, yourli.com, and other festival sites; she also put an ad in Newsday, Pennysaver and local papers, including The East Hampton Press, The Sag Harbor Express and The Independent.
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 29, 10 2:00 PM
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By artsfanatic (3), huntington on Jul 29, 10 5:51 PM
Check your math .
By ELECTRICUTIONER (65), east islip/montauk on Jul 29, 10 6:53 PM
I did after i sent the post haha... im just furious and think this lady is a lying cheat!
By artsfanatic (3), huntington on Jul 29, 10 10:23 PM
Business has been off and advertising brings no guarantee of anything.
Dan's sucks big time for ads.
How much did she really make? Probably not enough to warrant the aggravation.
By Bandguy (23), Sag Harbor on Jul 29, 10 11:18 PM
Thank you i greatly appreciate your comment >>>>I have never been up against anything like this before ...As you can see they are all still in there mental violent barbaric stages 2 weeks later ...can you believe this ??? what is wrong with these people ..dont they all have lives ???? My God
By Terry mcmullen (23), wantagh on Jul 30, 10 8:56 AM
Actually, Terry, according to the various posts you seem to run up against this sort of "revolt" at all of your shows. I have been doing craft fairs for almost 30 years and do very well at them. NEVER, AND I MEAN NEVER, have I seen crafters revolt like this, and trust me, they had very good reason. You lied to us, you were rude to us, you stirred crap up and caused a lot of stress. You are correct you can't predict turnout, but you LIED to us. It was supposed to be a street fair and it was ...more
By Artist999 (3), New York on Oct 31, 10 8:00 AM
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she made atleast a few grand and for the minimal amount of work she put in it is worth everything that she is getting... She ignited the fire storm on here and she lied to every vendor... i spoke to her the day before and she said 1500-2000 and she knew what the weather would be like the next day... all she had to do was give back a partial refund... I hope showtiques goes out of business
By artsfanatic (3), huntington on Jul 30, 10 10:27 AM
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By craft_fiend, Farmingville on Aug 2, 10 5:29 PM
This is Jennifer Wood from Showtiques, we had an event at that location the week after Terry. We have had multiple events at that location every summer for fifteen years, well before she came along as a promoter.

I will refrain from any comment on Terry herself or her business practices, but just wanted to set the record straight with regard to the comment above. Despite her statements to the contrary, Terry McMullen is in no way affiliated with Showtiques and never has been except ...more
By showtiques (1), Smithtown on Dec 4, 10 8:55 AM
I ATTENDED A DIFFERENT EVENT RUN BY TERRY. I AGREE WITH THE ARTISTS, IT WAS RUN TERRIBLY AND IT WAS PROMOTED AS A "HIGH-END EVENT WITH THOUSANDS OF SHOPPERS." SHE WAS NONEXISTENT, THERE WERE NO SHOPPERS AND THERE WAS A NEAR OPEN REVOLT. YES, YOU CAN'T GUARANTEE TURNOUT BUT CLEARLY SHE IS SCAMMING THE ARTISTS AND COLLECTING MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WITH NOTHING TO OFFER.
By tpor (1), east meadow on Oct 14, 10 8:13 PM
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Actually, I just did a show with Terry today in WIndmere, October 30. I have been doing craft shows for close to 30 years and make a pretty good living at it. I know there will be good shows and bad shows. I accept this. That said... This is the first time I have seen so many angry vendors EVER in any show. Obviously, there is a reason Terry brings this out in people. I am not going to go into a lot of details about the nightmare this show turned out to be. We were lied to on several fronts ...more
By Artist999 (3), New York on Oct 30, 10 10:34 PM
Any chance of getting that contact information? Please provide an email address or contact number please.
By Artist55 (1), Ronkonkoma on Dec 2, 10 11:54 AM
I just came across this thread today and felt compelled to respond. I’m an artist from Montauk, I did the 4th-of-July art festival with Paragon. Terry, you and Paragon are not in the same league. Paragon had FULL pages in all the East End newspapers, TV, banners and radio. I live here, I saw and heard all the Paragon ad’s. But I didn’t see one ad for your event, NOT ONE. You said: “they (artist at the Paragon show) all told me they didn't event make their tabled back except ...more
By Montaukartist (1), Montauk on Nov 2, 10 10:52 AM
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i guess she doesn't only screw consumers only! we will never do business with person and we have made it our goal to make all complaints and follow her to inform all people of her cheating ways. truly a liar about everything!
By UpsetConsumer2 (2), West Babylon on May 2, 11 10:28 AM
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I just want to say that not only is she a lier to her vendors but she is also a lier to her customers. I had the unpleasant experience of having to deal with her as a customer and she is a scam arttist. I am a beleiver in Karma and it is on its way back to bit over and over again. I have never had to deal with such an unprofessional person in my life. She lied about her product she lied about her meeting time and than had the nerve to speak in a matter that I have never been spoken to before. She ...more
By karma1530 (2), Brentwood on May 2, 11 11:13 AM
"Liar" not "lier"
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on May 2, 11 1:44 PM
sorry was really upset when writting this the other day.
By karma1530 (2), Brentwood on May 4, 11 3:10 PM
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By larryl, Melville on Jun 6, 11 3:26 PM
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By GivemeAring2007 (1), Lynbrook on Dec 4, 11 12:24 AM
Instead posting on thisnsite why doesn't everyone who has been taken advantage file with BBB and consumer affairs. She can't lie to them.
By GivemeAring2007 (1), Lynbrook on Dec 4, 11 12:27 AM
I have been a vendor in events selling fine art for the past 25 years. I too was a vendor in 6 of Terry McMullens events this year and did well. Terry was very professional at all times in every event I attended, which encouraged me to want to sign up for more of her events. Most of the vendors at Terrys event are high end. She never promises false hope to anyone. I feel it is very sad when vendors would identify with all the poor publicity and look to squash Terry for the reason being they made ...more
By artfullydone (1), Northport on Dec 24, 11 7:15 PM
Wooozaaa!! So this weekends event in Garden City was a fraud!! Crazy town from the start. She is looney!! She basically STOLE everyone's money. $125 per table was a complete rip off. She called me and said she averages about 2,000 people.... MAYBE.. I repeat MAYBE there were 50 customers... the entire day. She kept saying "it's going to get really busy!" not sure why she thought this since she didn't advertise anywhere. The table size she promised was wrong... the space size was wrong.. she charged ...more
By Centralperk66 (1), Huntington on Dec 18, 11 7:06 PM
I too was a vendor at Terry McMullens event last week and i must say she was very professional and accomodating at all times. Her choice of vendors are great and I met alot of nice vendors to network with as well. She is definetely not a fraud or a scam. She treated everyone with respect and you can tell alot went into promoting the event. I did see a very unprofessional vendor start yelling at Terry seeking a refund saying she made no money and Terry remained very professional asking her to ...more
By Oyster Bay (1), Oyster Bay on Dec 24, 11 6:41 PM
I agree with CentralPerk66.. this woman scammed everyone at the event. She high tailed it out of there when the cops were callled and was yelling and screaming at the end of the show on Sunday when we were all trying to just talk to her. On Saturday people left before it even got started because she had fights with then. Someone left because they were given a ROUND table - who ever heard of such a thing. She is yelling and screaming at folks and threatening those who have raised BBB complaints ...more
By MeToo (1), USA on Dec 19, 11 2:47 PM
First of all I feel the need to post here after reading this blog of ongoing lies about Terry McMullen in her defense. My sister and I were a vendor at the event last week promoted by Terry. She is definetely NOT a scam. There were no cops called to the event, she did not fight or scream with anyone. She was very professional and kind to everyone at all times. I have done many of Terry's shows in the past along with many other vendors I have become familiar with and I greatly feel her events ...more
By Artist222 (1), Woodbury on Dec 24, 11 6:13 PM
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By rukiddin (1), old brookville on Jun 21, 12 4:46 PM
wow! I wished I would have done better research on this person, today was my first even with her, almost 2 years later then the date of all these posts .....and we share the same exact nightmarish experience. Promised hundrds of vendor and bi traffic!....there maybe 60 peoople all day long, and maybe 10 vendors, and two fof them were her friends....... everyone else was very dissapointed!!! Wil never do business with her again.....she is obviously a scam!!! VENDORS BEWARE!!!!
By miartizan (1), maspeth on Jun 22, 13 8:14 PM
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Theresa McMullen scammed me in December of 2010. I signed a contract that described a 10' x 10' SPACE and instructed me to bring my own fixtures. The ad and contract described a large hotel lobby holiday fine arts sale. When I arrived, prepared and paid in full, I was offered a folding table, 1 chair and NO SPACE in a hotel conference room. Theresa refused to refund me, threatened my father who was there to help me, and threatened to call the police. In retrospect I wish she had, because when I ...more
By BoschArtMarket (1), Bayport on Sep 30, 13 2:06 PM
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I did (2) events with this lady a few years back. The first one was in the back parking lot of the Cradle of Aviation Museum on the weekend of the Meadowbrook Marathon. I paid $700 for that weekend event... Made $48 on Saturday and $27 on Sunday... Also, I was told I couldnt sell sausage sandwiches only chicken and cheese steaks.... My trailer has huge letters saying ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS... meanwhile another vendor was aloud to sell whatever he wanted...Terry insisted that wasnt a vendor ...more
By CarmineAquilino (1), New York, New York on Oct 2, 13 1:00 PM
I contracted with McMullen Pro shows in 2013. I booked three full weekend events in January. I paid $1050.00 for what was supposed to be a 10x10 spot and paid extra for electricity. These weekend events did not come cheap. She HOUNDED me for three days until she actually received my check in the mail...calling, texting, asking me for my bank info. 1st event was in a hotel in Plainview in March 2013. As soon as I showed up I was told we had to be moved to a very small area of the basement. My ...more
By Teresemarie (1), Rocky Point on Apr 16, 14 3:30 PM
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