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Call for Artists: Artisan Market - St. Joe, MI

Dear Artist,

Sell your work at southwest Michigan’s only fall juried event featuring artisan-made giftables! We invite you to apply.

Saturday, Nov. 8-Thursday, Nov. 13

Your work in our gallery

Krasl Art Center



Added by Connie Mettler on September 2, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Artstreet 2014, Green Bay, Wisconsin

I was looking forward to this show. Coming in from MA, I'd planned to take a brief vacation taking in a few of Chicago's museums and this show was on the right weekend to do so. The event was held Friday, August 22nd (evening hours, art show only open from 4-8 pm with performances to 10), Saturday, 8/23 (10-10, with the art show going to 6) and Sunday, 8/24 (10-5). About half of the 200 or so exhibitors are able to participate on Friday (for a small increase in booth fee). I only exhibited…


Added by Colleen Williams on September 1, 2014 at 4:05pm — 5 Comments

More on Booth Shots and Jurys

Just read this article on Art Biz Coach which is the website of Alyson Stanfield regarding her experience at the Portland Arts Festival Conference sponsored by Zapp. I am posting it with her permission.

The full text of her article can be seen at:…


Added by S Brian Berkun on September 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Interview and Q & A with Artist Alexandra Nicole

Get to know the artist series by Orange Twig on up and coming coastal artist Alexandra Nicole Newton.

Added by Lisa Newton on August 30, 2014 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Caught a "Cat Burglar" in the Act and need your opinion

Several years ago, I wrote a tutorial for Step by Step Wire Magazine on how to make a cat out of wire that can be worn as a pendant, earrings, or what have you. I was told by Denice Peck, the editor, that I would still own the rights and I have no problem with her at all. I did, however, find where someone was directly copying my pattern, selling the cat online with out so much as a mention of me, the author.

I sent this person two e-mails. I told her I was glad she could use my…


Added by Susan Parry on August 29, 2014 at 7:53pm — 22 Comments

Lansdale Festival of the Arts...August 23, 2014...Lansdale, Pennsylvania

So earlier this summer, I was looking to fill a hole or two in my schedule. In checking on and a couple other…


Added by Mark V. Turner on August 29, 2014 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

Artist to Artist

Artist to Artist:

There are different levels of artists at every show. The goal for all of us is that we can't loose money and we must make enough money the cover bills and enjoy life. Each one of us has different amount of money that need to reach each month or year.

Each artist has is own style. Each artists had try different things to become successful.

I want to reintroduce myself:

I am from Puerto Rico. I grew up reading English…


Added by Oscar Matos Linares on August 29, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Spring 2015

Join a unique community of respected and talented artists at five Mid-Atlantic events
January 30-February 1, 2015 
Chantilly, Virginia 
(outside Washington D.C.), Dulles Expo Center

March 13-15, 2015…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 28, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dum De Dum Dum....Port Clinton

First let me say, I have never done a Chicago show, so I have nothing to compare it to and beyond that Saturday was a rain out......but it certainly was not what I expected. After having a good solid show at Lexington the week before I headed to Chicago to hit the big leagues. Port Clinton is a huge show, over three hundred artists and spread out all over Highland Park in a- great for some, not so great for others, configuration.

I was by the train station at the dead end of the show…


Added by margaret luttrell on August 28, 2014 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

Has anyone done these shows?

I guess this is a little belated since I've already signed up for these shows, but has anyone done

Zona Rosa in Missouri,
Art in the park, garden city, Kansas

Georgetown Art and Wine, Georgetown, TX

Art in the Park, Dallas

Any info would be great.

Added by megan mckinnon on August 28, 2014 at 5:04pm — 10 Comments

Applying to Shows through services like Zapplication

Odd question, but something we have been pondering more and more recently.  Do you feel that shows that use services like zapplication offer a higher end experience, higher proportion of buyers, larger crowds?  We have done three shows that are zapplication, and initially i believed the statement that the show was higher end, brought large amounts of buyers, but the last one or two were not so much so. While they were lovely events, well organized, and drew nice crowds, the ratio of crowd to…


Added by Barbara Pitorak Bloom on August 28, 2014 at 10:04am — 25 Comments

Columbus Arts Fest (Indiana), August 23-24

This was a first time show for me. I had heard of it for the last several years and thought incorrectly it was a continuation of the Chautauqua of the Arts shows held in Columbus for several years. No connection as I found out later, this is a fifth year show started by a local photographer. The previous 4 years this has been a one day show, and this was the first year for it to go two days.

Set up is a little rough on this one, starting on Saturday morning at 6:00 AM. Things…


Added by Robert M. Wallis on August 27, 2014 at 3:35am — 7 Comments

One Hot Show

This past weekend Lu and I did the Hottest show that we have done in years. The show had setup on Friday morning with a Preview that night. The people came out and that was a surprize to most of the artist. And again on Saturday they came out again. And on Sunday there were even more people out and about.

The show I am talking about was the Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights, IL.

The tempeture was 97 on Friday, 98 on Saturday and 99 on Sunday with the heat index…


Added by Wallace Fuller on August 26, 2014 at 8:44pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: 52nd Annual Ocean View Art Show

October 11 & 12

Norfolk, Virginia 

Ocean View Beach Park

100+ Artists

Deadline:  September 11

Kick off "Visual Arts Week in Norfolk" with the Ocean View Art…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 26, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Shadyside Art Festival in Pittsburgh


Added by Melanie Rolfes on August 26, 2014 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

My personal show experiences to date

I wanted to write reviews of the shows that I've done to help other artists potentially make decisions of whether they want to apply or not but its kind of a pain to get the shows onto to the reviews page so I thought i would just share my information on here.

Key Biscayne, Florida

Hyde Park, Tampa, Florida

Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Florida

Marco Island, Florida

Old town Art Fair, Saint Augustine, Florida

St Armands Key, Sarasota,…


Added by megan mckinnon on August 26, 2014 at 11:30am — 17 Comments

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

For those not familiar Piedmont Park in Atlanta is an amazing park that attracts the movers and shakers and everyone else in the city. There is an event almost every weekend here. Three of the weeks hosts art shows. Dogwood, Atlanta Arts Fest and Piedmont Park Arts Festival. Dogwood is probably the best well known and attracts a huge crowd from the surrounding metro Atlanta area and focuses on the music and other attractions. Atlanta Arts Festival is a fine art festival that attracts mainly…


Added by Melanie Rolfes on August 25, 2014 at 10:22pm — 6 Comments

Northville MI Victorian Art Fair

Has anyone done this show?? or know any history about the show ,it is held on the the 2nd week of September. 

Thank You-Steve Jones

Added by Stephen Jones on August 25, 2014 at 8:25pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 1 & 2     

Atlanta, Georgia

Chastain Park

200 Artists

Deadline: August 29…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nick Wroblewski Creates a Print from Start to Finish

This video portrait is about as captivating as they come; a sharply-cut 10 minutes of footage that lets you into Nick's world, shows off his skills and captivates you with the lyrical way he discusses his artistic passions. Even if you don't give a monkey --s about printmaking, Nick's got enough enthusiasm about it to turn you into a convert.

Learn more about Nick and his woodcuts:…


Added by Art Fair Videos on August 22, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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