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Tip of the Day: Is Anyone Here Earning a Living?

Next Podcast:  Jan. 25, 5 pm ET. Can you do it without a pension or supplemental income? What are the tricks to earning a living on the streets of the U.S. If you would like to be on this panel please contact me.

As always you can listen live or go to our podcast page to download from the archive.

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Connie Mettler posted a blog post

Call for Artists: 19th St. Charles Fine Art Show

May 27 & 28St. Charles, IllinoisPresented by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership100…See More
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Howard Clark commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Is Anyone Here Earning a Living?
"Sounds interesting.  5:30 p.m.  In which time zone?"
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Jack Bayles replied to Jack Bayles's discussion Pro Panels, Trimlines, Chairs, Weights, Accessories
"Hi Paula, All our panels are 8' black knockdowns. We had the 38.5 panels custom made for us by…"
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Paula Del Giudice Wickersham replied to Jack Bayles's discussion Pro Panels, Trimlines, Chairs, Weights, Accessories
"Yes, and I'm pretty new to Pro Panels. I have been using Graphic Display System when I was…"
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Looking for Pro Panels -- Purchase or Rent

Western Washington-- hoping to purchase dark knock down Pro Panels, but am willing to rent (not…See More
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Jack Bayles replied to Jack Bayles's discussion Pro Panels, Trimlines, Chairs, Weights, Accessories
"Hi Paula, We don't have any plans but could meet somewhere toward the middle if that would…"
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Paula Del Giudice Wickersham replied to Jack Bayles's discussion Pro Panels, Trimlines, Chairs, Weights, Accessories
"Any chance you are coming to western Washington? I'm in the market for used Pro Panels."
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Call for Artists: 19th St. Charles Fine Art Show

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 21, 2017 at 7:00am 0 Comments

May 27 & 28

St. Charles, Illinois

Presented by the Downtown St. Charles Partnership

100 Artists

Deadline: January 31



Application fee: $35; Booth fee: Single $395; Double $795



The St. Charles Fine Art Show is held along the banks of the Fox River in scenic downtown St. Charles, Illinois, approximately 40 miles west…
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Call for Artists: 13th Geneva Fine Art Fair

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

July 22 & 23 
Geneva, Illinois

Downtown, 8 S. Third Street

Sat., 10am-5pm | Sun. 10am-5pm

presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce

175 Artists

Deadline: February 1  
 
Geneva, a chic and…
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Arts Festival Giving Back program awards $33000 in grants

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

I know our focus here is on insuring that the artists who are participating in the events earn a living. That is my mission.

But some art festivals do that and more. The Anacortes Arts Festival in Anacortes, WA, has a mission of giving back to the arts in its community, a Giving Back Program. In 2016, the festival handed out $42,350 in grants. That number was $39,974 in 2015 and $49,000 in 2014 (which includes cultural…

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Is Anyone Here Earning a Living?

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2017 at 7:30am 6 Comments

Next podcast: January 31, 5 pm ET

The premise: As a "new" artist attempting to earn a living at the nation's art fairs I often think about the business side of things. People are surprised that I even attempt the notion of doing it full time... without a pension! …

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Call for Artists: 36th Art Birmingham

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 17, 2017 at 7:15am 0 Comments

May 13 & 14

Birmingham, Michigan

Downtown in Shain Park 
Produced by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in association with The Guild of Artists &…
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Call for Artists: Arts in the Middle

Posted by Connie Mettler on January 16, 2017 at 8:03am 1 Comment

June 3 &…
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