Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Added by Connie Mettler on May 21, 2015 at 9:25pm — No Comments
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Can anyone give me a recent review of the Winterfair in Ohio. Just saw old posts on it and was wondering if it is worth the trip? Thx
This was the first time I did the North Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Judy Christian already did a short report on the show. I will try to give a bit more detail and my experience at the show.
The show is set up along the streets in a high end outdoor mall type setting with high rise condos along the street and town homes near by. There maybe homes within walking distance I am not sure. Reston is a rich suburban area out side of DC and near Dulles airport. I don't usually like…Continue
Here we go again! ArtFairCalendar.com and ArtFairInsiders.com's shameless promotion asking for your help in keeping these useful sites alive and well. From May 17-June 1 we are asking for donations to our 6th Annual Pledge Drive.
We give you helpful information all year, we bring buyers to the art fairs and we…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on May 20, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
The following should be taken with a very large grain of salt. Better yet maybe an entire salt block because my impressions couldn't come from a place of less experience. I'm about to report on the first two art fairs that I've ever done.
I got my initiation in Greenville SC at Artisphere, weekend before last. Greenville has a beautiful and vibrant downtown and booths are set up in a long line down both sides of picturesque Main Street. This set up made for an easy load in (even…
Added by Connie Mettler on May 19, 2015 at 5:59pm — No Comments
1. Beautiful show, great work, great presentation, great food, great looking crowd,
in a sophisticated area (DC). Perfect. Show committee did a wonderful job here. Everything was great.
2. Sales. Not.
The customers that I had all told me the same thing---they WALKED from their condo to the show!
This show was too good to not be visited by people from the greater DC area- where were they?
For a $500 booth fee, $50 jury…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on May 18, 2015 at 8:35pm — No Comments
The best compliment you can give me is to pay me for my art not steal it. I am flattered that you were so enamored with my painting. However you are not Thomas Crown just as I am not Monet. I am a living, breathing artist who makes his living from my talent selling my oil paintings.
I have a suspicion I know who you are but I am not positive therefore I did not go to the trouble of reporting the theft. I thought long and hard about reporting the theft to the police as I sat in the…Continue
Is there any one who has done Howard Alan's The Saint Pete/ Cory Ave show in December and the Maderia Beach show Thanks giving or the Sarasota Craft Show on first weekend in December?
Added by Lisa Aronzon on May 18, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments
Deadline: June 1
Added by Connie Mettler on May 17, 2015 at 9:20pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago Percy Sledge died, an artist whose work was stolen by many and he never received the royalties. His most famous song was "When a Man Loved a Woman," what producer Jerry Wexler called "a holy love hymn." This song was the part of the soundtrack of many lives.
His obituary: …Continue
The winners of the 11th Annual Artisphere event held in Greenville, S.C., presented by T.D.Bank and featuring G.E.'s Artist Row were announced recently with $15,000 in awards going to artists.
There were 121 artists represented from all across the country and these are the winners:
G.E. Artist, Best of Show: Robert Farrell (metalworks)
2nd Place: Danielle & Christopher Merzatta (jewelry/precious)
3rd Place: Patricia Kessler…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on May 15, 2015 at 7:36am — No Comments
From an email I recently received:
I just wanted to give you some feedback on some of the recent shows that I have been to. Yesterday I went to the Nashville show and there is so little painting and fine art. I specifically went there to find a painting and I counted about 5 people. The previous week I went to Franklin Tennessee ready to buy and nothing. Why are there not more original painters? I am…
Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Connie Mettler on May 12, 2015 at 8:50pm — No Comments
I just heard about Norm Darwish passing on to that great, eternal art show in the sky.
He was Connie's husband. They were notables on the art circuit during the "Golden Age of Art Festivals."
I thought I would raise a great glass to him and write some kind …Continue