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Bill McLauchlan
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AOFTA (Williamsburg, VA) – A Class Act!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Oct 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Any artist who was doing shows in the mid-Atlantic during the end of September/early October know that TS/Hurricane Joaquin coupled with a series of low pressure systems wreaked havoc with…Continue

Tags: 2015, Joaquin, Neptune, Williamsburg, An Occasion for the Arts

Did anyone do Rockville this past weekend?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Thomas May 8, 2014. 1 Reply

We did year one and saw a lot of promise.  Got wait listed this year and never called.  It be great to see a blog on the second year for this show.Continue

Tags: Maryland, MD, Rockville

New (generic) Top Level Domains available: .photos .photography

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Neves Mar 22, 2014. 3 Replies

Photographers - In case you don't pay much attention to internet doings, I just thought I pass on that the gTLDs for photos and photography are now available for registration.  For example, you can…Continue

Tags: photography, photos, internet, domain

Occasion for the Arts (Williamsburg, VA) Fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward A. Obermeyer Jun 19, 2014. 10 Replies

Looking at shows for the fall and came across this for the Williamsburg show:  "Please Note: Based on your input, application and standard booth fees have been reduced for 2014."I don't know if we…Continue

Tags: 2014, fees, Occasion for the Arts, Virginia, VA

 

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Bill McLauchlan commented on Britt Hallowell's blog post Bethesda Row Arts Festival Review, October 14-15
"Don't want to hijack Britt's great review but Kelly mentioned the spring Bethesda show and said "NOBODY did well".  I have to disagree.  On our block (Auburn) there were many very happy artists including a a painter who…"
Oct 20, 2017

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Lewiston Art Festival, Lewiston, NY 2014 Review

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:39pm 8 Comments

Note:  Just before posting this review I saw another review with a very different take on artshowreviews.  I suggest you read them both for the different perspectives.

We had wanted to do the Rehoboth Beach show this weekend but didn’t get in.  I went looking for an alternative and came up with the Lewiston Art Festival in Lewiston, NY. 

It turned out I was wrong about this one.  In an earlier comment on Connie’s “What are you doing this weekend?” discussion, I said we…

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Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD 2014 Review

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 2:56pm 8 Comments

Overall, this was an excellent well run show and an excellent weekend for us. 

We applied to this show in 2013 and were rejected.  We usually have our best shows in the mid-Atlantic so we decided to try again. Happily, we were accepted.

Bethesda is just inside the DC Beltway and traffic in and around the area is usually a nightmare.  But, that also means lots of people in the area.

The show stretches over portions of two streets that make up part of the Woodmont Triangle…

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Mercato: Naples, FL March 2014 Review

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 8:59am 10 Comments

When Staci and I decided to try a Naples show this year I first talked to Florida West Coaster Geoff Coe.  

We’ve run into Geoff at a number of shows and he has seen the bright colors that permeate Staci’s work.  While cautioning that of course there were no guarantees, he suggested that Mercato might be the best fit.  The crowd is just as moneyed as the other Naples venues but it is younger (relatively speaking) and probably more interested in bright contemporary and abstract work…

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Boca Fest, Boca Raton, FL - 2014 Review

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 10:29am 9 Comments

We were at the Howard Alan Boca Fest show this past weekend.  The show has been mentioned/reviewed on AFI a number of times so I’ll just hit the highlights of the logisitics.

As with most HAE shows, it’s a 5AM setup on Saturday morning, although many tents were up earlier than that.  The load-in is easy if you get there early enough but not horrible even if you’re late.  The HAE staff keeps everyone moving and we didn’t see any real logjams.

Spaces are in the parking lot at the…

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At 11:37am on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Bill McLauchlan a gift
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Bill and Stacy, thanks so much for this generous support. I really appreciate it.
At 10:05am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Bill McLauchlan a gift
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Many thanks for your pledge again, Bill. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 4:29pm on August 18, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Bill McLauchlan a gift
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Congrats Bill on being awarded the Post of the Week - 8/18/2014.
At 9:14pm on January 14, 2015, Barry Bernstein said…

He emailed me extending me an invite. We are friends somewhat.

At 10:24am on January 19, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Bill McLauchlan a gift
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Thanks for showing up again, Bill. You've been missed. You've always got solid insight and experience to share that is helpful to others. Happy new year to you and Stacy.

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