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Call for Artists: Royal Oak Clay, Glass & Metal Show

June 10-11  Royal Oak logo
Royal Oak, Michigan
Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 11am-5pm
120 artists
Deadline: March 5

Application fee: $25; Booth fees start at $320…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 19, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Great Lakes Art Fair '17

April 7-9

Novi, Michigan

Suburban Collection Showplace

200 Artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 18, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 'Round the Fountain Art Fair

 

May 27
Lafayette, Indiana
9 am to 4:30 pm
95 Artists…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 17, 2017 at 6:04pm — No Comments

PODCAST: 2 New shows for 2017 - Should I apply?

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 - 5 PM ET LIVE

The guests:

Samantha Saturn is reviving a popular Nashville, TN, art fair: American Artisan, June 16-18.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 17, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Throwing in the Towel

From my mailbox:

Hi Connie and all my friends,

It has been a long time since I have been in contact, much water has flowed under the bridge and my situation has changed.



I am now 73 and had my 4th and most serious back surgery a couple of years ago with fused vertebra and metal rods inserted.  (Have so much metal in my back that I…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 17, 2017 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

Tampa FL. Jewelry display tables, glass panels and models for sale Feb 24-27 2017

Dear All,

I have some art fair display stuff for sale in Tampa and sarasota area. Feb 24-27 will be my last show and every thing must go.

Reply to Qingqmiao@hotmail.com  734 834 5588  Sharon

18x18 Tampered glass  $5 ea  two years old

18X36 Tampered…

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Added by Sharon Lee on February 17, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Crested Butte Arts Festival

August 4, 5 & 6
Crested Butte, Colorado
Historic Elk Avenue

165 artists
Deadline: March 3


Application fee: $35; Booth fee: $375 Standard


Sales at this…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 17, 2017 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Grove City Town Center Wine and Arts Festival

June 16 & 17
Grove City, Ohio
Presented by:

Grove City Town Center, Inc.
150 Artists
Deadline: February 28

Application Fee: $25   
Booth Fee:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 16, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: American Artisan Festival

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 16, 2017 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Artanado- The worst show ever

After 10 years of doing shows in South Florida and Toronto, I have never been in a show worse than this. Set up day Friday, we were told to come between 9-1. We roasted in the parking lot until noon, because Jack Busa, the director, had a problem with the insurance for the Fairgrounds. Saturday, all set up, but no one came. Friends were calling, can't find it. Only see signs for Gun Show.  What happened to all the money he said was being spent on advertising and signage???? It was the best…

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Added by Rosie Sherman on February 16, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival Scottsdale, AZ Thunderbird Artists

This was a beautiful venue on the canal in Fashion Square Mall.  Setup on Thursday started at 10am and I was able to park close to my booth space to unload and setup.  Beautiful weather all three days and sales were good for most artists that I talked to with a few not so good.  Friday traffic was kind of slow and no sales.  Saturday traffic was slow until after the Parada Del Sol parade then it picked up and sold one of my higher priced items at $1,500 and a few smaller sales.  Sunday…

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Added by Robert Johnson on February 16, 2017 at 8:46am — No Comments

Southwest Arts Festival Indio, CA - Greater Coachella Valley Chamber

Setup on Wednesday was the easiest I have ever had. Organization was excellent and a beautiful venue.  This was a 4 day show that should be a 2 or 3 day show.  Somewhere around 150 artists. Traffic on Thursday was fair but only artists that were making sales were for items under $100 with a few larger items.  Friday, made the first sale. Traffic fairly good but sales were slow from what I saw and my first sale was 1 hr prior to close.  Saturday traffic was very busy and some artists with…

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Added by Robert Johnson on February 16, 2017 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

Desert Art Festival Palm Springs, CA West Coast Artists

Setup on Friday was easy, able to pull up close to booth as I was by the sidewalk.  Had to setup in the rain as it rained most  of the day on Friday, glad we were on grass as the street gutter was several inch's in fast moving water like an AZ wash.  Promoter was on site all three days and was marking booth layout in the rain on Friday.  Venue was very nice, weather both days were excellent but sales very slow for everyone.  There was an International Film Festival ending that weekend and…

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Added by Robert Johnson on February 16, 2017 at 8:42am — No Comments

Exhibit at Spectrum Indian Wells

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 15, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Downtown Dunedin Craft Show--Howard Alan--How I lost my art show virginity

Well, after doing more than 1500 art shows in 42 years, I finally did my first Howard Alan show.

"Gee Nels, didn't you say they could put the epitaph on your tombstone,'He never did a Howard Alan show'".

Well, times are a changing.

First off, I did three art shows in January with a combined total of over $1200 in booth fees that did not even return me a gross of $5000 for the month.

Second, I had come back rejectedly from Ft. Myers the weekend before. I was supposedly numero… Continue

Added by Nels Johnson on February 15, 2017 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: West Shore Art Fair

July 1 & 2  

Ludington, Michigan

Rotary Park


120 Artists

Deadline:  February 28



Application Fee:  $35/$25 Early Bird…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 14, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: ART! Macomb



June 2, 3 &…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 14, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Art in the Pearl

September 2-4

Portland, Oregon

Portland's Pearl District
130 Artists
Deadline: February 28
 
Application fee: $35; Booth fee: $615-$1250…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 12, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Florida Art Fairs vs Arizona & California Art Fairs

In the winter us Michigan artists look for warm weather and a reasonable market for our art (that market is not here in the frozen North). Marcia and I have been heading south to Florida every winter for shows during February and March. We've had reasonable success at the shows and had the added benefit of getting in some beach time.

Next winter we're wondering if we can have the same success out west. My brother lives in Arizona and I haven't seen him in years. It might be fun to…

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Added by John Leben on February 11, 2017 at 10:29am — 6 Comments

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