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Call for Artists: 49th Annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival

August 22 & 23

Evergreen, Colorado  

Put on by the Evergreen Artists Association

Held in the beautiful & historic Heritage Grove Park



Added by Connie Mettler on March 5, 2015 at 9:35pm — No Comments

A Disturbing Incident

A friend and I took our wives on a photo safari to The Plant City Strawberry Festival yesterday.  We met in a large parking lot shared by a Hooters and a McDonald's.  We left my car, and rode in his.  After dark, when we returned, I noticed a few people chatting behind a car a few spaces away. 

 As I was transferring my camera and tripod to my trunk, we were approached by man on a bicycle.  He interrupted our goodbyes and began talking.  My wife and my friend saw the “pan-handle “…


Added by R. C. Fulwiler on March 5, 2015 at 12:35pm — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: Saint Louis Art Fair

September 11-13
Clayton, Missouri
Business district of Clayton in Saint Louis, MO
Fri. 5 pm-10 pm; Sat. 11 am-10 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm
181 Artists
Deadline: March 19…

Added by Connie Mettler on March 4, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Artegon, Orlando - Part Deux! :)

Ok, so I took the plunge. I got a space at the Artegon, formerly Festival Bay Mall, 5250 International Drive, Orlando. While I had my reservations, I budgeted it out to try this for six months. (only six month and 12 month leases available at the time I signed.)

Nuts and bolts -

County and City License - about $100, takes a few hours to do, but relatively painless procedure.

Insurance - About $325, for one year. easy to do.

Signage - About $375, mandatory fee from…


Added by dean mackey on March 4, 2015 at 1:04pm — 6 Comments

Lake Wales: 3rd of 5 Florida Art Fairs for this Midwest Artist

Lake Wales is a sleepy little town in the middle of Florida not far from Legoland. Demographics are mostly budget-conscious retirees, so big sales are not to be expected at this show. This year Lake Wales was scheduled the same weekend as Gasparilla in Tampa so it may have been a second choice for many artists here (like me). Prize money is generous for a small show like this ($17K), so it attracts some artists who enter strictly for the prize…


Added by John Leben on March 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 50th DeLand Outdoor Art Festival

March 28 & 29

DeLand, Florida 

Earl Brown Park

Saturday - 9am-5pm; Sunday -…

Added by Connie Mettler on March 3, 2015 at 7:38pm — No Comments

2015 Gasparilla Art Festival Prizewinners

In Tampa this past weekend the judges were out to pass out the big prize money. And the winners are:

Carolina Cleere: Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award ($15,000)

  • Carolina Cleere's "Honey Child" won the Raymond James Financial Best of Show Award…


Added by Connie Mettler on March 3, 2015 at 7:20pm — 5 Comments

ACC Baltimore

Sorry this is so late, I was suppose to go to Gasparilla last weekend and I got stuck in the snow in Tennessee and never got down there and meant to do a review of ACC but dang...I forgot. So hear we go. 

This was my first show of the year after spending January and half of February in my studio working and it too almost didn't happen because of the weather but luckily the freeways were clear and I made it up there to Baltimore in time. I was just part of the retail show, it's a…


Added by margaret luttrell on March 3, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Artexpo: Opportunity Awaits

Expand Your Scope at Artexpo New York…

Added by Connie Mettler on March 3, 2015 at 9:05am — No Comments

Garage Sale Art Fair in Kalamazoo, Michigan

This week I traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Garage Sale Art Fair put on by Bonnie Blanford and Michael Kifer.  I ha ve attended this show several times in the past but this was the best one yet. 

The place was packed.  There were lots and lots of shoppers.  There were 138 juried artists with amazing art…


Added by Jacki Bilsborrow on March 2, 2015 at 2:12pm — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: Palmer Park Art Fair

May 2 & 3        
Detroit, Michigan
Palmer Park
Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 11am-5pm
80 artists
Deadline: March 15…


Added by Connie Mettler on March 1, 2015 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Last Call: Lakeshore Art Festival

Added by Connie Mettler on March 1, 2015 at 12:26pm — No Comments

2014 Saint Louis Art Fair Infographic

Interested in the exact statistics from one of the highest rated art fairs in the country? Then you'll enjoy this detailed report from the Saint Louis Art Fair:…


Added by Connie Mettler on March 1, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments


(For me) -- Tequila and Ice Fishing in Minnesota, Read on ...

Since it is really cold (and did I hear, 11 inches of snow in Alabama today???), here is something to warm you up. I'm recycling one of Nels Johnson's early posts:…


Added by Connie on February 28, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How do you handle rejection?

Krasl results came today.... and while I was ridiculously hopeful about being selected (and after seeing the others in my category  - 3d mixed media) I received the ominous. REJECT email. I asked for my jury results - anticipating middle of the road results  - and received 3 1's, 1 2, and a 6. I was devastated. 

How do you recover from this? It's devastating and crushing. it make you question.. why......

Added by Monica Langowski on February 27, 2015 at 7:04pm — 36 Comments

Last Call: Artfest Midwest

June 27 & 28
Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State Fairgrounds (indoors)
Presented by Stookey Companies
Chosen as a…

Added by Connie Mettler on February 27, 2015 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Under the Sun Promotions

Has any one ever heard about this? I just got a email from them. thanks for any help

Added by Joe Weaver on February 27, 2015 at 12:25pm — No Comments

How NOT to Notify


Your entry 1912.157431 ...was not juried into Art on the Square 2015.  Your interest in the show is appreciated and we wish you much success with your work."

I had no idea what show this was from.  Art on the Square is a common name in this business.  It took quite a while to figure out it was Belville, IL.  Gee thanks!  I guess that's all $40 will get you these days.

Added by R. C. Fulwiler on February 26, 2015 at 11:29pm — 16 Comments

Last Call: 35th Annual Art on the Lake

June 13 & 14
Excelsior, Minnesota 
Presented by Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce…

Added by Connie Mettler on February 26, 2015 at 9:03pm — No Comments

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