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Podcast: Judges, Jurying and Awards at Art Festivals

Posted by Connie Mettler on August 23, 2016 at 7:16pm 1 Comment

Tuesday, August 30, 5 pm ET

Congratulations, you are ready to go at one of "the biggies." Now the tension builds as the judges approach your booth. Will you win an award? Will you be re-invited (the biggest award of all)? Building continuity at one of the top shows is one of the…


It is the belly dancers--It must be the Woodland Park Art Show in Lexington

Posted by Nels Johnson on August 23, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Yep. The belly dancers show up on Sunday and captivate a huge audience with their rhythmic swaying for a solid hour. They are part of the show.

It is held in a beautiful treed park right on the edge of downtown Lexington. All booths are on grass and you can stake down. They are scrimmy about giving you room on your sides (unless you pay for a corner). Most people have room for a rear awning and storage. It is a mellow Friday setup with the show on Sat. And Sunday. Decent hours…


Flats Festival of the Arts - Cleveland (August 18-22)

Posted by Britt Hallowell on August 22, 2016 at 10:01pm 3 Comments

I'm not the best with making time to review shows, but since this was the 1st year for this show I figured it would be good to write one. 

I just got back from the Flats Festival of the Arts in Cleveland Ohio (Aug 18-22).  Although it wasn't a smashing show for me (or anyone else that I heard of) I do have hope for it.  After all, this was the first year for this show, so you have to give it a bit of a handicap.  Here's the details.

LOCATION: An absolutely GORGEOUS venue called…


Call for Artists: 19th bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show

Posted by Connie Mettler on August 21, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

19th bi-annual  …

Show Review: Uptown Art Festival, Minneapolis, MN 2016

Posted by carrie jacobson on August 20, 2016 at 7:31am 7 Comments

Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 5-7

Jury fee: $40; Booth fee: $550; 350 artists

Friday, 12-8; Saturday, 10-8; Sunday, 10-5 T

his was my first year at Uptown, and it was a long way for me to go for a single show (I live in Virginia). But it was a beautiful show, well-organized and structured, and I had a successful show, well worth my time and the expense.

I'm an oil painter, with pieces ranging from $100 to $4500. Many of my paintings are large. Not knowing…


Show Review: Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Posted by carrie jacobson on August 20, 2016 at 7:27am 4 Comments

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Mystic, CT, Aug. 13-14

Jury fee $30 (I think), Booth fee $250; about 250 artists.

Put on by the Mystic Chamber of Commerce -…/mystic-outdoor-art-festival

This was my seventh year doing the Mystic Art Festival. The show has been good to me in the past, and was good to me again this year, astonishing me and…


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