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For the past one year, I have been a pretty good student since I joined the college, and my aim was to achieve the honors roll in my class. Last semester, I had some bad grades, and I owe it to myself and the college to let you know and understand the context surrounding my bad grades. I wanted to take full responsibility for my poor grades, but the circumstances were way beyond my control. Last semester my grandmother was critically ill and suffered a series of complications resulting from…


Added by Villa Kim on November 24, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 18 - 20
Reston, Virginia    
Presented By: Greater Reston Arts Center
200 Artists
Deadline: December 10…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2017 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Residency program in Budapest, Hungary in 2018

Call for artists: Residency program in Budapest, Hungary in 2018

We are pleased to announce Open Call for Artists: Hungarian Multicultural Center residency program in Budapest, Hungary.

Subject: “Environmental Project”& ‘BookArt”

Deadline: December 20, 2017

Session 1: Tuesday, May 15 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Session 2: Tuesday, June 12 - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Session 3: Tuesday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Session 4: Tuesday, August 7 -…


Added by Beata Szechy on November 22, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments

Be positive and no doubt yourself.

Just a review of my feelings and comments.

This had been a year with so many up and down. The consisting topic for sales this year is there is no reason why things goes well or bad. The consisting act it was playing catch up with the bills. I personally believe, that this is the first year where I feel I pick up good shows with potential and no regret of the outcome from any of my choices. This is the first year that make certain that I was over prepare for each show. There was no…


Added by Oscar Matos Linares on November 22, 2017 at 9:17am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival

April 7 & 8
Ridgeland, Mississippi
9th Annual Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival

Renaissance at Colony Park
Presented by: Ridgeland Tourism Commission…

Added by Connie Mettler on November 21, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Festival adds Friday to extend sales!

The 2018 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival will become a three-day event, opening on Friday, from 10am-5pm, and thereby provide access to an entirely NEW buying audience: the approximately 10,000-person workforce in the Town Center!

It is an audience we have not truly reached in the past (we used to open on Friday night, but by then the workforce had already left). Making the very significant logistical investment in a Friday opening provides A NEW, BUILT-IN, AFFLUENT BUYING…


Added by Erica Harrison on November 20, 2017 at 1:04pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 26th Annual Venice Nokomis Rotary Artfest

January 20 & 21
Venice, Florida
Venice Airport Festival Grounds 
Presented By: Venice Nokomis Rotary

Sat. 9-5; Sun. 10-4 
100 Artists…

Added by Connie Mettler on November 19, 2017 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Is your pricing keepin up with inflation?

In the midst of all of these “for sale” blog postings, I thought I should get a discussion going on a topic of interest to us all.  So here goes:

Despite historically low inflation, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) has increased by 18% in the last ten years (from 207.3 to 244.3).  Have you increased your prices by 18% as well?  If not, why not?

Added by Reid Watts on November 19, 2017 at 7:11pm — 10 Comments

Key West Old Island Days Festival - Worth Going?

I've been accepted to the Old Island Days Art Festival in Key West on February 24-25. Any opinions out there about the wisdom of doing this show? Of all the venues for art fairs around Florida, Key West (and the Keys in general) seemed to be the hardest hit by hurricanes. I just wonder if vacationers and visitors are even going down there yet. I've got Images in New Smyrna, then Fort Myers, then Jupiter before Key West comers up

Added by John Leben on November 17, 2017 at 4:05pm — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Denver, Colorado

This is your chance to apply for an incredible exhibition opportunity to sell art at the 28th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, July 6, 7, 8, 2018! …

Added by Connie Mettler on November 16, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 15, 2017 at 7:56am — No Comments

Just getting started...

 I have a single diamond pop up. I sell acrylic paintings. I was invited to a juried show so I have confidence that my work is worthy. I NEED a professional looking set up. I have a tight budget right now so I am looking for used mesh panels for my tent.    Help?

Added by Mechelle Jones on November 13, 2017 at 12:01pm — 3 Comments

Signature on metal

If I did metal, I'd see if a carbide scribe would leave a good signature...

Added by Chuck Morris on November 13, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Signing Photographs on metal


Does anyone know of a pen that writes well on glossy metal prints without smudges or blotching? I am a photographer who prints on metal and have been wanting to get into putting my signature on my prints. I agree with a post I saw earlier how having it digitally printed doesnt have the same effect as hand signing it and I have already tried the DecoColor liquid silver and was not impressed, it scratched did not keep sharp edges at all.

With gratitude,

Added by Jon Hedin on November 13, 2017 at 10:13am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

February 16-18 …


Added by Connie Mettler on November 7, 2017 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Halifax Art Fest—Daytona Beach—easy-peezy but do not drive a long way to do it

Well, I am back.

Been gone from blogging for a while, spent more time on golf, less on writing. But I got the itch back, so here goes.

The main thing you need to know about Daytona (DB) is that it is all about bikes and tires here. That means car racing and motorcycles. Art is not truly appreciated here. This is an old show with about 250 exhibitors plus an add-on crap market. Way too many artists for way too few of patrons.

The local museum runs the…


Added by Nels johnson on November 6, 2017 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: Winterfest - at the Arch

Winter Market
Fine Arts and Crafts …

Added by Connie Mettler on November 5, 2017 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Where to get Tru Vue Framing Glass in Santa Fe, NM

I've just relocated to Santa Fe from Colorado and no longer have delivery of framing glass to my studio in Santa Fe.  This is critical for me as I frame my own work for sale and to ship to galleries.

The only vendor listed on the Tru Vue website in my area was Larson-Juhl, but they don't create accounts if you're not a brick and mortar storefront.

If any of you New Mexico artists who also frame work know of a resource for Tru Vue framing glass, I would appreciate you…


Added by C.C. Barton on November 1, 2017 at 5:15pm — 14 Comments

Call for Artists: 54th Old Florida Celebration of the Arts

March 24 & 25
Cedar Key, Florida
Presented By: Cedar Key Arts Center
120 Artists
Deadline: November…

Added by Connie Mettler on October 31, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Tell me the truth. Are Art Shows dying or not?

Like some other old timers, I've  been doing shows for 30 years and after some breaking in, sales during the 90s and early 2000s were great!!! Sausalito, Ft. Worth, Sun Valley, about 17 per year and sales were booming. Then 9/11 and later the recession of 2008 I noticed my sales were HALF of the usual. I also noted that the booth fees did not dip, nor the hotels, or gas or food. So each show was a gamble after that time. Dave Piper may have had it right- Bayou City may be dead in a few…


Added by JEFF LEEDY on October 30, 2017 at 6:55pm — 25 Comments

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