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2016 Summer Shade Festival, Atlanta GA

2016 Summer Shade Festival, Atlanta, GA

August 27-28, Grant Park

This show had me in such high hopes. Professionally done Artist Handbook, emailed out in plenty of time. Option to purchase an ad in the Festival Guide.

There was smooth check-in, excellent communication with the volunteers, and smooth load-in. The artists around me were excellent, in my opinion. Good proximity to the port-a-johns, an "intersection" of the sidewalks, and a local craft beer tent. I was near…

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Added by Joel Lockridge on August 30, 2016 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 1st Annual City of Trees Art & Ink Expo

October 14-16

Sacramento, CA

Indoors at the Sacramento Convention Center

presented by White Buffalo Gallery

200 Artists

Deadline: September 14



Fees: no application fee



  1. Booth fee $800, fine artists booths half off, $400 for 10x10 exhibitor booth
  2. half…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 30, 2016 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Sugar Rush Fall Festival

October 15

Sugar Hill, Georgia

Presented by:  City of Sugar Hill

40 Artists

Deadline:  Sept. 8



Application/Booth…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 25, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments

GOLDEN FINE ARTS FESTIVAL REVIEW, Golden, Colorado, August 20-21, 2016

 

This was the 13th consecutive year that I have done this show.  Golden is the county seat for Jefferson County whose motto is “Gateway to the Rocky Mountains”.  Golden is known for the Colorado School of Mines and the Coors Brewery.  The weekend of the art show is the time that students are moving into…

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Added by Richard L. Sherer on August 24, 2016 at 12:57am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: 45th Annual Fall Foliage Art Festival

October 8 & 9
Waynesboro, Virginia
Presented by: Shenandoah Valley Art Center
Downtown
150 Artists…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 23, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Next Podcast: Judges, Jurying and Awards at Art Festivals

Tuesday, August 30, 5 pm ET

Congratulations, you are ready to go at one of "the biggies." Now the tension builds as the judges approach your booth. Will you win an award? Will you be re-invited (the biggest award of all)? Building continuity at one of the top shows is one of the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 23, 2016 at 7:00pm — 13 Comments

It is the belly dancers--It must be the Woodland Park Art Show in Lexington

Yep. The belly dancers show up on Sunday and captivate a huge audience with their rhythmic swaying for a solid hour. They are part of the show.



It is held in a beautiful treed park right on the edge of downtown Lexington. All booths are on grass and you can stake down. They are scrimmy about giving you room on your sides (unless you pay for a corner). Most people have room for a rear awning and storage. It is a mellow Friday setup with the show on Sat. And Sunday. Decent hours…

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Added by Nels Johnson on August 23, 2016 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Flats Festival of the Arts - Cleveland (August 18-22)

I'm not the best with making time to review shows, but since this was the 1st year for this show I figured it would be good to write one. 

I just got back from the Flats Festival of the Arts in Cleveland Ohio (Aug 18-22).  Although it wasn't a smashing show for me (or anyone else that I heard of) I do have hope for it.  After all, this was the first year for this show, so you have to give it a bit of a handicap.  Here's the details.

LOCATION: An absolutely GORGEOUS venue called…

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Added by Britt Hallowell on August 22, 2016 at 10:01pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: 19th bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show

19th bi-annual  …
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 21, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Show Review: Uptown Art Festival, Minneapolis, MN 2016

Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 5-7

Jury fee: $40; Booth fee: $550; 350 artists

Friday, 12-8; Saturday, 10-8; Sunday, 10-5 T

his was my first year at Uptown, and it was a long way for me to go for a single show (I live in Virginia). But it was a beautiful show, well-organized and structured, and I had a successful show, well worth my time and the expense.

I'm an oil painter, with pieces ranging from $100 to $4500. Many of my paintings are large. Not knowing…

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Added by carrie jacobson on August 20, 2016 at 7:31am — 7 Comments

Show Review: Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Mystic Outdoor Art Festival

Mystic, CT, Aug. 13-14

Jury fee $30 (I think), Booth fee $250; about 250 artists.

Put on by the Mystic Chamber of Commerce -https://www.mysticchamber.org/e…/mystic-outdoor-art-festival

This was my seventh year doing the Mystic Art Festival. The show has been good to me in the past, and was good to me again this year, astonishing me and…

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Added by carrie jacobson on August 20, 2016 at 7:27am — 4 Comments

Wanted: Talented Artists to Join Sugarloaf Craft Festivals

Are you an independent artist looking for spring shows that always deliver? Do you have quality, handcrafted art that you're ready to introduce to eager audiences?
 
Over 150,000 shoppers spent nearly $15 million at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals last year and they're excited to meet you and buy your work! Apply today for consideration for Sugarloaf's five Spring…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 19, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Unique opportunity available for photographers in upper midwest

I only added the upper Midwest part of the title because you'll want to bring all your gear to this event, if you are admitted, so driving will certainly be easier.

Here's the deal: I'm a founding member of an event in its 5th year. It is absolutely unique in format, and there are two openings available. The event is called Retreat on the Rocks. It takes place on the shore of Lake Superior, always coinciding with the annual, 1-day only lighting of Split Rock Lighthouse. That time…

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Added by Lawrence M. Sawyer on August 17, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Opening a Gallery: A Profitable Alternative?

I’ve been exhibiting in art fairs off and on for about 40 years, but only in the past ten years or so have I jumped into this crazy business with both feet. During these recent years I’ve had some modest success and been able to make a comfortable living at it. I’ve been able to fulfill a lifelong dream of making a living at being a professional artist. I know, however, that as I get older it will be more difficult to withstand the physical demands and uncertainties of the art…

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Added by John Leben on August 17, 2016 at 12:27pm — 3 Comments

Over $20K in art Stolen from Booths at Park City Festival

Last weekend's Kimball Arts Festival was visited by thieves who came in the night and burglarized several tents. 

Police say sometime between 1am and 6am Sunday a person, or group of people, burglarized seven booths. Two of the items stolen were hand-carved wooden chairs valued at $11,000. 

"I found out about it as I was walking down the street this morning 39 back to my booth…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 17, 2016 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

Call for Artists: 7th Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 5 & 6

Atlanta, Georgia

Presented by: The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces

200 Artists

Deadline: August 26



Application Fee: $25-$35; Booth Fee: $300-$375



The Atlanta…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 16, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Art on the Commons, Kettering, Ohio 8/14/2016

Last year was the first time I tried this show. It wasn't spectacular but there was a decent return for the effort and sales were worthwhile enough to make a return trip.



It's a one day show put on by the local arts organization in conjunction with the city government. the show is arranged around a large fountain in a city park. You have to dolly in from the street, but there are two one way streets either side of the venue, so it's not difficult and it's on concrete all the…

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Added by Robert Wallis on August 16, 2016 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

Salt Fork Festival, Cambridge OH

Salt Fork Festival, Cambridge OH, August 12-14, 2016.

Cambridge Ohio is quite a distance for a show for me. I try to stay within about 8-9 hours of home. This one was a little further, but I was able to break up the drive by staying with my father-in-law north of Cincinnati for the night.

This show made me feel like I had been "Zapped," if you know what I mean. It advertised a three-day show, juried art show, with lots of artist amenities. There were nice artist amenities.…

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Added by Joel Lockridge on August 15, 2016 at 11:35pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: 6th Annual Fall Festival on Ponce

October 15 & 16
Atlanta, Georgia

Olmsted Linear Park

Presented by: The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces

225 Artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Looking for galleries

Hello,

I found Artfair Insiders just be chance and I signed up. I recently moved to Athens, TN and I'm trying to get established here as a woodworker. I make a number of things, dulcimers, harps, clocks, kitchenware and furniture. I can't afford to travel to stay overnight for craft shows and I'm even reluctant to participate in local ones. I would like to find galleries that will sell my work at a reasonable consignment rate.

Bob

Added by Robert Worth on August 13, 2016 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

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