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Bayou City Art Festival's first Gallery Exhibition

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People of Art Fair Land

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Bayou City Art Festival's first Gallery Exhibition

Seven Selected Artists, participants in the Bayou City Art Festival, were chosen to be in Bayou City's first gallery exhibition in Houston. 

Using artist Nicola Parente's expertise and Kindred's contacts as director of artist relations for the biannual festival, the duo succeeded as more than 400 art enthusiasts turned out for opening night of the festival's first-ever gallery exhibition.

Featured works by artist Jeannie Maddox, Syd…

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Booth after booth displayed landscapes. Landscape after landscape after mind-numbing landscape. Mountains, hills, farms, fields, sunsets, sunrises, salt marshes, they went on and on and on and on. 

Westport is a fine art show, and a good one, I think. The quality of the work was pretty high. But when I got…

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Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Connie Mettler's discussion People of Art Fair Land
"I can't find the old photos I had hoped to find. Boohoo..."
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Connie Mettler replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Bayou City Art Festival's first Gallery Exhibition
"Right you are, Barrie. Nice attendance it looks like. These seem like potential customers for the shows, the younger crowd we are hoping will fall in love with art festivals. Fingers crossed."
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Bayou City Art Festival's first Gallery Exhibition

Seven Selected Artists, participants in the Bayou City Art Festival, were chosen to be in Bayou City's first gallery exhibition in Houston. Using artist Nicola Parente's expertise and Kindred's contacts as director of artist relations for the biannual festival, the duo succeeded as more than 400 art enthusiasts turned out for opening night of the festival's first-ever gallery exhibition.Featured works by artist Jeannie Maddox, Syd Moen, Tra Slaughter, Eric Lee, “Uncle” Charlie Hardwick, Eric…See More
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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...

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Here is my story in the ZAPP News, 8/1/13:
Industry Spotlight: Connie Mettler, Creator of ArtFairInsiders and ArtFairCalendar
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Call for Artists: Huntley Artfest

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments

August 16 & 17 

Huntley, Illinois

First Congregational Church of Huntley

Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm

75+ Artists

Deadline:  August 3

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Prizewinners: 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

Best of Show:  Faryn Davis / Mixed Media 

Second Place:  Jennifer McCurdy / Ceramics 

Third Place:     Donna Veverka / Jewelry 

Merit Awards:  Theodore Gall / Sculpture 

                      William Kidd / Ceramics 

                      Aaron Hequembourg / Mixed Media 

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Call for Artists: 46th Annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:13am 9 Comments

October 16-18  

Bella Vista, Arkansas

8am-5pm

325 Artists

Deadline: July 31 or till filled



The Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival is known for the highest quality, fully juried, art and craft work.  Since 1969 the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts festival has been steadily growing in size and reputation! 



Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks, our exhibitors…
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Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Mountain Arts & Crafts Celebration

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

November 1 & 2

Rising Fawn, Georgia

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Presented by:

  Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park

10am-5pm

Up to 200 artists

Deadline: August 30



Artisans (Artist, Crafters and Musicians) that are established to emerging…

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At 1:13am on July 13, 2014, JEFF LEEDY said…

This is about the solicitation for funds for   Rebecca Rush (posted by Sandy Gold)  -- a lady artist who is obviously in need of financial need due to death of husband and possible loss of home and ability to support herself.

Art Fair Insiders asked for donations with her email to her PayPal account. Then sent another email with a correction email address.

It sounded phony. So I wrote: I would appreciate it if you would do a better task of certifying that this email address
is legit and not a scam. Many of us artists may well want to donate but there is too much fraud going on and I'd like more certainty that my donation will go where it is needed.

Respectfully submitted, Jeff Leedy

At 12:24am on July 12, 2014, Hillary Miles said…

Thanks, Connie!  So looking forward to being a part of the community! - Hillary

At 10:58pm on July 9, 2014, Kevin Corcoran said…

Thanks a lot for the welcome greeting. 

At 5:49pm on July 7, 2014, Ernie Komarek said…

Hi Connie,

I'm not sure what happened, but I have been a member since May. Maybe something about using my daughter's computer?

Gave a good day,


Ernie

At 10:37pm on July 3, 2014, Mary Byrley said…
Thanks, Connie.
Mary
At 8:43pm on July 3, 2014, Ryan Tischer said…
Connie,

I received your email about interviewing today and tried to reply to the "no-reply" email, but it bounced back.

I'd be willing to interview next week. I've been doing shows since 2005 and started professionally as a living in 2008...the year I did 45 shows! Over the weekend of the Fourth of July 2008 I did three shows in three days...glad those days are behind me! Now I do about 20-25 a year and that's plenty.

Ryan Tischer
ryantischerphoto@msn.com
www.ryantischerphoto.com
(218) 391-1827
At 8:12am on July 3, 2014, Barrie Lynn Bryant said…

Hey there, C! Thanks a million for the fine and dandy birthday wish yesterday. I've hit the big four-nine! WOOHOO! Yours truly, Barrie

At 9:54pm on June 30, 2014, Joe Loffredo said…

Thank you for the welcome, Connie. I've done my share of trade show booths, none of which were for art, so that makes me mostly-newbie. I'm looking forward to learning, and contributing where I can.

At 12:50pm on June 30, 2014, Irfan Soomro said…

Thanks for reaching out and welcome note Connie. I look forward to our discussions.

regards

irfan

At 8:42am on June 30, 2014, Roger Lowe said…

Thanks for the welcome and the info. I hope to learn a bunch from you and the other members. The only shows we've participated in was setting up our booth at a bi-annual wedding show. They we always inside, so we have a lot to learn about getting and setting up a booth, how to display our photographs, best sizes sizes, and a ton of other things we have no knowledge of. Right now, I don't know what I don't know...photo and map location will show up today. Thanks again and I look forward to exploring the site and making plans. Roger

 
 
 

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