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What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Thomas 23 hours ago. 17 Replies

What are you doing this weekend? April 17-20, 2015

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Cincinnati Summerfair: which part of the grounds floods?

I have not been there in over a decade, though back then I did it numerous times. I know a couple of years ago bad storms slammed one area, and parts were a mudpit.

 

I had asked for an area on my application on ZAPP, based on their map and my prior recollections. But though my request covered almost a quarter of the grounds, they didn’t put me in any of those areas. Before I ask them to change it, I want have more information on what areas are more likely to be problematic.…

Logistics for Art Birmingham MI

Hello all,

I was hoping a veteran of this show would answer a couple questions. I am doing the show as a first timer this year. I am right in the middle of the bandshell. Does anyone know if i will be contending with music? Also, there is a parking lot immediately behind the bandshell. Any chance this is open during setup? I could unload right from my truck if so. I have an email query in to Nicole, but i thought someone might shed some light on the forum. Thanks so much.

Jill.

Digital Art Signature

I've read the discussions on signing the mat or the art, but I haven't seen anything about digital illustration.  I print my pieces, so I can add my signature to the piece before printing.  Might that be a good thing or a bad thing.  Maybe print with the signature and personally sign the mat or the white space at the bottom of the print?  Not sure of the best approach to this one.

Thanks,

Matt

ArtSnacks and SketchBox?

Has anyone tried a subscription-based art supply service before? There are two that I'm aware of. My husband discovered Art Snacks http://www.artsnacks.co/ a month or so ago, and just today my bestie discovered SketchBox http://www.getsketchbox.com/ 

They're both fairly similar. Pay money, get random supplies mailed to you. I like that SketchBox has a premium…

What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015

If you are one of the lucky folks who have been reinvited to the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, a wonderful show, well-supported by corporations and the citizens wish I could join you there. I do believe Barry Bernstein is…

 

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Alison Thomas replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015
"I don't think we're going to get a dry day but so far the rain isn't heavy. There's still hope that storm will break up over the mountains."
23 hours ago
Mary E. May replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015
"Hey Allison, I will be at Art on the Square Williamsburg tomorrow, too. Very excited as this will be my first show with my new booth set up. I'm in booth 25. Hoping for a somewhat dry day!"
yesterday
Christina L. Towell commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Renaissance Craftables announces 2 NEW Summer Festivals!
"I think it's fantastic that these two shows are partnering up for a bigger bang, seems like it can only help both shows attract bigger crowds and create a must see event.  I hope it works out for them and they see some positive…"
yesterday
Sabrina Zhou replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015
"I will be attending Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, Louisville KY. Booth 111. Thunderstorm and rain all day tomorrow. Sunday is supposed to dry out a little bit. I will keep my fingers crossed. My medium is pastel and moisture is the biggest enemy!"
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Richard L. Sherer replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015
"One of our dogs of 13 years died Wednesday night and we buried her on Thursday. Today we had a celebration of life service for one of our church members followed by set up for Hilltop Art Fair. This is a local one-day show which I do to support our…"
yesterday
Sabine Chadborn replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015
"The rain held of until about 6p, closing is at 7p. so, not a huge time loss. contemporary booth are on pavement, so no Mudd bath. Rain may run through the booth,(doesnt pool though)so just keep stuff off the floor. Now marketplace booth (LA artist…"
yesterday
Sabine Chadborn replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015
"Thanks Greg! Are you going to be there?"
yesterday
Mel Hamrick replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 24-26, 2015
"This is my 1st time trying this one. I already have a customer base in Charlotte and so I have invited them to the show. I like to try new shows and young shows just to give support. Imagine if people never gave new artists a chance, there would be…"
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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: 21st MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 7:43am 0 Comments

September 18-20 

St. Charles, Missouri


Presented by the MOSAICS Festival Committee

100 Artists

Deadline: May 1



Application fee: $30; Booth fee: $295 Single, $395 Corner, $590 (special request)



Join 100+ juried and invited artists along scenic historic Main Street in St. Charles next to the banks of the beautiful Missouri River, in the downtown St. Charles shopping and…

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Last Call for Artists: Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 8:08am 0 Comments

June 27 & 28

Atlanta, Georgia 

Historic Fourth Ward Park

130 Artists

Deadline: April 24 

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Call for Artists: 84th Annual Plaza Art Fair

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 7:40pm 0 Comments

Magical evening hours at the Plaza Art Fair

September 25-27…

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Call for Artists: 6th Annual SOBO by the Shore Arts Festival

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

June 27

Boyne City, Michigan
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At 9:13am on April 24, 2015, Craig Roderick and Sara Beck said…

Thanks Connie.  We look forward to being active members of this site.  It has already been a big help on several issues we have had getting started.

Craig and Sara

At 8:13am on April 23, 2015, Jill Williams said…

Thanks for the tips Connie!

At 4:26pm on April 21, 2015, Shea Henke said…

Thanks for all the helpful info Connie! I have found a number useful show reviews on the site in preparing for my first summer doing jurried art shows. I plan on writing reviews myself of my events this summer.

At 12:55pm on April 20, 2015, Lucinda Freschette said…

Thanks Connie!

At 8:59am on April 19, 2015, Jim Hoover said…

Thanks Connie;

I feel at home here already.   I previously posted a request for help in posting my picture on here.  I followed your instructions, went to my home page, uploaded my picture several times.  I followed the advice in the box when it failed to upload, tried a different picture (a couple of times).  I even resized a picture even though it said I could post up to 10Mb.  I've tried 4 or 5 times and always get the same answer - couldn't upload, try again or try a different picture.  Any further ideas?

At 5:25pm on April 18, 2015, Jim Hoover said…

Thanks Connie;

As a former (lifetime) Michigander, it's nice to see other Michiganders on this site.  I hope to be active with this group, look forward to meeting many.

At 10:35am on April 18, 2015, Chris Pettingill said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 3:38pm on April 7, 2015, Lisa Renee Wilson said…
Thank you for the helpful information as I get started here! What a fantastic site and welcoming group of people.
At 9:49am on March 26, 2015, Jacqueline Schulgen said…

Thank you for the friend add and welcome! I have my first art show in about two weeks (selling jewelry)... it's not juried so I'm lucky I have a "freebie" to set up really nice and get some photos. Scouring pinterest for ideas, could take all the pointers I can get/find!

At 3:58pm on March 25, 2015, Lora Cheese said…

Thank you so much for your warm welcome!  I'm learning so much already, reading all the various discussions and believe me when I say I can use all the help I can get! I look forward to being a part of such a wonderful community!  Also, thank you for your friend request! 

 
 
 

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