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What are you doing this weekend, February 12-15, 2016?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina L. Towell 54 minutes ago. 4 Replies

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Christina L. Towell replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend, February 12-15, 2016?
"Well, I'll be staying in because it's just too cold to go anywhere in Michigan this week-end but I'll be busy because I posted a new profile pic on Facebook of a red cloche hat and have already sold that one and have an order for…"
54 minutes ago
Andrea Wilkes-Jones commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Re: Do you make all the parts of your media?
"Thanks Larry that is certainly a place to start."
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Larry Berman commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Re: Do you make all the parts of your media?
"I think it was last year that Cindy (St Louis) opened up her scoring and comments along with the set of thumbnail jury images of each artist by medium. That's something you might want to look into checking out for your category. A few years ago…"
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Andrea Wilkes-Jones commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Re: Do you make all the parts of your media?
"I would love to attend an open jury just to see what they see. I would love to enter under mixed media because I use found items restore them and bring them back to life. But because it's jewelry I am forced to apply under jewelry. Does not…"
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Karen Holtkamp commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Re: Do you make all the parts of your media?
"I think there's some snobbery going on at plenty of the big shows, as well as a need to keep up with the Joneses in terms of what's acceptable in the jewelry category. Plus, there's this.  You know the haughty salesperson who,…"
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Melinda Whisler left a comment for Connie Mettler
"Hi Connie, Always happy to have a new friend in the arts. Looking forward to hear from others about shows that they have been in & their opinions on what to expect.   We'll be doing the ALLEN ARTS ALLIANCE in Allen, TX. It will be the…"
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David Rishel left a comment for Connie Mettler
"Thank you for all the info Hugs D""
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Cathy Cendroski commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Re: Do you make all the parts of your media?
"I have a real problem with this hypocrisy of allowing in painters who have store bought canvas, frames, brushes, paint, thinner, sprays, etc., but not allowing in "stringers" who use store bought beads and use their artistic talent and…"
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publisher of ArtFairCalendar.com & ArtFairInsiders.com; art fair organizer and consultant
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
Royal Oak, MI, and the following weekend the State Street Show in Ann Arbor. Baptism by fire!
What is your website?
http://artfaircalendar.com
What are the best things about art fairs
When you go home with fat pockets.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair 2001 - best sales ever at an art show, lots of money flowing in the streets of Ann Arbor. We went home and paid all our bills!
Worst show ever and why
As beginners, grasping at anything, got talked into an "art show" at Boysville, a fundraiser at a rural boy's reformatory. The first day we pocketed $5 in sales. Instead of spending the night we cancelled our hotel reservation and went home.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I started ArtFairInsiders.com to build an online community around the nation's art fair business so artists and others could connect with one another for mutual support and fellowship.

Here is a recent interview "about me" http://boomerwizdom.com/2012/07/connie-mettler/

Another one on Barney Davey's Art Business Blog: Art Fair Insiders - Connie Mettler - the Real Deal: http://www.artprintissues.com/2012/08/art-fair-insiders-connie-mett...

Learn more "about us" at this link: http://www.blubrry.com/kjmastaw/745687/connie-mettler-art-fair-cale...

Here is my story in the ZAPP News, 8/1/13:
Industry Spotlight: Connie Mettler, Creator of ArtFairInsiders and ArtFairCalendar
https://www.zapplication.org/news_post.phtml?post_id=507
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Call for Artists: 33rd Annual Summerfest Arts Faire

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 9:00pm 0 Comments



June 16-18
Logan, Utah  
Historic Logan Tabernacle Grounds
Thu. & Fri. 11am-9pm; Sat. 10am-8pm
150 Artists
Deadline: February…
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Re: Do you make all the parts of your media?

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 12:00pm 16 Comments

From an email I received from Andrea:

I along with several other artists make antique button, vintage button, vintage cameo and vintage glass jewelry.  I have been told before that although they like what I do with the buttons I do not make the buttons therefore I am disqualified.  

To me no one and I mean no one does not buy something to start their art with.  That would be…

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Call for Artists: 3rd Annual Palmer Park Art Fair

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments



May 14-15      

Detroit, Michigan
Palmer Park
Sat. 10am-7pm
Sun. 11am-5pm
70…
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Call for Artists: 48th Annual West Shore Art Fair

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 8:01am 0 Comments

July 2 & 3 
Ludington, Michigan
Rotary Park (Formerly City Park)
Hours:  July 2 - 10:00am-5:00pm
           July 3 -…
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Call for Artists: Great Lakes Art Fair

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 8:20pm 1 Comment

April 8-10  

Novi, Michigan

Suburban Collection Showplace

200 Artists

Deadline: February 26…

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At 9:27am on February 13, 2016, Melinda Whisler said…

Hi Connie,

Always happy to have a new friend in the arts. Looking forward to hear from others about shows that they have been in & their opinions on what to expect.   We'll be doing the ALLEN ARTS ALLIANCE in Allen, TX. It will be the first time & hope to do well.  Been making new models for Spring/Summer collections, mainly sandals.

Melinda @MINDI'S CREATIONS - mindicreations@gmail.com

At 5:45am on February 13, 2016, David Rishel said…

Thank you for all the info Hugs D"

At 5:31pm on February 4, 2016, Joe Manthei said…

Hi Connie - thanks for the welcome! I was on the phone with Larry Berman yesterday and although I was aware of Art Fair Calendar - i wasn't aware of Art Fair Insiders until Larry suggested it as a resource. I look forward to the forums and help! Thanks again...Joe @ Fiskur Leather, Mora Minnesota

At 9:24am on February 3, 2016, Kimberly Salvati said…

Hi Connie!  Happy to be here!  Now to investigate all the info available!!  Will try to chime in and contribute when I can. This is only my second year attending festivals so I am still a newbie of sorts. Thank you & be blessed!! .........Kim

At 7:52pm on February 2, 2016, Karen Robinson said…

Thanks Connie for welcoming me.  I am getting ready to do my first festival and have been conducting research.  Thanks to an artist that I met a the Sarasota Festival, I have joined this group.  I am looking forward to being a part of the group and to sharing info and ideas.  Thanks again, Karen

At 2:58pm on February 2, 2016, Chris Fedderson said…

Thanks, Connie.  I've been reading the newsletters... now I'll delve a little deeper into the "Info-Zone".  ;-)

--Chris

At 12:31pm on January 18, 2016, Donna Gilbert said…

Thank you for suggesting using a blog to ask the question about "Application photos including the full body of work."  I've just done that.  I know a lot about some shows but am less competent in navigating this website.  Please tell me what 'giving a gift' is about.  Also, do I need to be a freind to anyone whose blog topic interests me to read?  I'm a little unclear how this all transpires.  Thanks for your help.

At 7:34pm on January 10, 2016, Mandy Paul said…

Hi Connie - thank you for your warm welcome!  As a complete newbie trying to get started with art fairs I am excited to learn from the experience within this community!

At 4:44pm on January 4, 2016, Sharon Strine said…

Hi Connie,

Thanks for the welcome to the artfair insiders community. Looks like a great source for finding and sharing information.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and inspired new year.

Sharon

At 8:57pm on December 30, 2015, Carleen Shilling said…
Thanks for the welcome. I look forward to following and contributing.
 
 
 

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