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Showoff and Propanel's for sale

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Looking for Flourish mesh panel and stabars

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WANT: 9' pro panels

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Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Reston VA

Posted by Melanie Rolfes on May 25, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Just got back from Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival in Reston. It was a cold and wet weekend. We had the fun of drying everything, and I mean everything, out today now that we are back. Luckily it is warm and sunny in Atlanta.

This is the…


Artsplosure, Raleigh, NC

Posted by lori kay on May 25, 2016 at 9:55am 0 Comments

I've exhibited at this fine art show off and on for years but due to a location change and extending the show to three days last year I decided not to do it, I always worry about the impact major changes have on a festival. I decided to give the show a try again this year and the changes are definitely for the better.

The show moved to the main street in downtown, all artists were on the main street while concessions and sponsors were on the side streets, straight line setup along four… Continue

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Call for Artists: Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Posted by Connie Mettler on May 24, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

August 13 & 14

Atlanta, Georgia

7th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival


Sat., 10 am to 6 pm; Sun., 11 am to 6 pm

250 artists

Deadline: June 3

Application fee: $25; Booth fee: $275

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One more for the Gipper...Art and Book Fair, 57th Annual

Posted by S Brian Berkun on May 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

I had heard about this show from one of the volunteers at another Wichita show and thought I'd try another new show as I've been wait listed by so many other shows in the last 18 months. This is actually a new iteration of an old show. Perhaps they should have renamed it and not gone with the ..."57th Annual" part. The show was held in the parking lot adjacent to the Wichita Art Museum at the same time as the annual book fair, not a bad idea, people that read like art don't they? What I…


Lubbock Arts Festival 2016 - 38th Annual

Posted by S Brian Berkun on May 23, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

It's a little late come'n around, but you don't need this info till next years application cycle anyway! Thought I'd do something different and try out the Lubbock Arts Festival. It IS something different. The good: It's an indoor show! Given all the crazy weather that has hit Texas lately more shows should consider this. I know it is lovely to be outside, etc, etc but given the expense that artists go through to be at any given show and have it ruined by weather? In the case of this show…


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