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Tip of the Day: Top 10 Art Show Review Contributors for April

We want to thank our contributors who take the time to write art show reviews for us.  Our Top Ten Art Show Contributors for the month of April can be see in the right column almost half way down the home page. 

If you have ever looked for information about a show before you applied then you know how valuable show reviews are.  Please read a few reviews and see how easy it is to write one.

To submit a review of your own, click here.

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Melanie Rolfes commented on Reid Watts's blog post Tricks of the trade
"Well if it makes you feel better it took us 3.5 hours to set up today. One of those day, booth…"
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Kathleen J. Clausen commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Who should win the award?
"I like that idea, Wallace, as long as the winning art work gets fair price."
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Haruko DeArth replied to Quentin Fox's discussion Looking for a 10x10 or Larger Trimline or Showoff Tent
"I wasn't sure if you are referring to my ads, but just wanted to let you know that the canopy…"
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Wallace Fuller commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Who should win the award?
"We do a certain show where they say that the best of show winner is also a purchase award. If you…"
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Michael Descoteaux replied to Quentin Fox's discussion Looking for a 10x10 or Larger Trimline or Showoff Tent
"Hello, Just curious to know if you still have the canopy available. I have sent an email"
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Josh Baker posted a discussion

10x20 Booth Shot

So the weather has finally broken here outside Chicago long enough for me to get my full booth…See More
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Carol Musial posted a discussion

Midwest Show Leads? Gotta get outta Chicago!

I'm a Chicago based jewelry artist in need of expanding my show reach.  Like many have commented in…See More
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Greg Little commented on Reid Watts's blog post Tricks of the trade
"Our set up usually takes 1.5 hours when we are able to unload the van at the booth. I don't…"
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Call for Artists: 42nd Annual CenterFest

Posted by Connie Mettler on May 5, 2016 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

September 17 & 18
Durham, North Carolina
Presented by Durham Arts Council…

Who should win the award?

Posted by Connie Mettler on May 4, 2016 at 11:31am 9 Comments

From my mailbox:

Hi Connie,

I work on the arts festivals for _____ ____ on ___ _____.  We have a show in the fall, where we try to attract more fine artists, and we provide judging and cash awards.  We have one unique very talented artist who has attended for the last several years.  She has won the top prize every year for the past several years.  Some of our return artists have begun grumbling that she…


Hobart Lakefront Art Festival

Posted by lori kay on May 4, 2016 at 8:12am 5 Comments

Looking for info on the Lakefront Art festival in Hobart, IN in August

Call: Grove City Town Center 6th Annual Wine and Arts Festival

Posted by Connie Mettler on May 4, 2016 at 8:07am 0 Comments

June 18
Grove City, Ohio
Presented by: …

Panoply...Huntsville Alabama

Posted by Craig Roderick and Sara Beck on May 3, 2016 at 8:16am 2 Comments

Last weekend we were in Huntsville, Alabama for Panoply, which is a community festival of the arts.  There are three music stages,  food vendors, arts activities for the kids, and an Arts Marketplace.  The venue is Big Spring International Park in downtown Huntsville.  The Arts Marketplace is set up along a sidewalk the surrounds a small lake and on the street that runs between the park and a performing arts center. If your booth is on the street you can drive right up to your spot and…


Bayou City Going Away Party

Posted by Dave Piper on May 2, 2016 at 9:02pm 9 Comments

Got home today from Bayou City Spring Festival in Memorial Park, Houston, TX.

I just live 205 miles from the show and I am not sure I should continue doing this show even though it is so close.

Now a little background.... this past weekend was my (I believe) 37th year in a row in the show.  If I lived 206 miles from the show I might just give it up.  My time at the show dates back to the old Westheimer Arts Fest. days.  The show was at deaths door some twenty years or…


Top 10 Reviewers on for April

1. Felix Eddy

2. L. MacNaughton

3. Lawrence Sawyer

4. Joey Welsh

5. Karen Kurta

6. Steve Appel

7. Brenda Cline

8. Jon Hunsucker

9. Donald Golden

10. Jeri Vitello

Thanks to these folks for sharing their reviews on!

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