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Thanksgiving weekend

Do you think a show in Delray Beach on Thanksgiving is a good time to sell, or is everyone busy with family??

Added by Rosie Sherman on September 20, 2017 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival

April 7 & 8

The Woodlands, Texas

Presented By: The Woodlands Arts Council

225 Artists…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 20, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

King Street Alexandria Art Festival, VA

This review will consist of images, links and a few words. I believe this is my 6th show here. I have…


Added by Melanie Rolfes on September 19, 2017 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Advice on print racks

Can anyone give me any advice on new print racks that I need to buy? I've been using the cheap wooden ones for six years now, two of which broke this season. I need ones that have a relatively deep gusset or bottom area to hold a fair amount of prints. I need ones to fit both 12 x 16 and 18 x 24 prints. I was next to another photographer at a show this weekend, and she had the Jack Richeson black canvas medium print racks, that looked nice enough and were much deeper than mine, which was a…


Added by Jeneen Hobby on September 19, 2017 at 10:22am — 6 Comments

Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL

I attended this art fair for the first time this past weekend, September 16-17, 2017.  The traffic was excellent on Saturday and I did really well in terms of sales.  Traffic and sales were down for me on Sunday but all in all a good show...a little over $1000 for the weekend.  Met many nice people and was set up next to a photographer from Aurora, IL.  Dave Barnes and his wife Donna are very nice and made the weekend more fun.  I bought a photograph on canvas from Dave...picture of four…


Added by Don Hyson on September 19, 2017 at 9:45am — No Comments

Art in the Park, Freeport, IL

This is a one day show the Sunday before Labor Day from 10-5:00.  I did this show last year and had almost $1100 in sales; did the show again this year and had almost $1000 in sales.  The show had only 30 vendors so sales of this magnitude seems very good to me.  Maybe my art fits well with the clientele.  I recommend this venue for other artists in the area.  The booth fee is only $65 if entry is early.  The show is also juried.

Added by Don Hyson on September 19, 2017 at 9:37am — No Comments

Mountain State Art and Craft Festival

Lu and I did something that we have never done in 50 years of doing Art Fairs. We arrived at Mountain State Art and Craft Festival in Ripley, WV on Thursday to set up for the weekend. When we arrived we found that the booth space assigned to us was totally unacceptable. It was a10' x 20' vertical space in a U shaped tent arrangement facing another tent in the middle of the U shape. There was only one entrance to the tents as one side was closed off by a…

Added by Wallace Fuller on September 18, 2017 at 6:49pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Garage Sale Art Fair - 22nd Annual

February 24

Kalamazoo, Michigan


Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds

Presented by Road Wife Productions LLC 

(Bonnie Blandford & Michael Kifer)

145+ artists depending on the number of double booths…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2017 at 9:40pm — No Comments

West End Art Festival, LaGrange, IL

Weather was great for this fair.  Fairly steady crowd but not a huge number of lookers/buyers.  For me, a woodturner, the show was disappointing considering the distance traveled and the $300 set up fee.  I did about $260-280 in sales each day.  The one highlight was that I won a 2nd place ribbon and $150.  This was a first for me.

I attended three Chicago area shows this experiment. Given the set up fees and amount of sales among the shows, I will not likely risk…


Added by Don Hyson on September 16, 2017 at 9:56am — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: ArtiGras Festival - deadline extension



JUPITER, Fla. – The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce has extended its artists’ application deadline online at to Monday, September 18, for the 2018 ArtiGras Fine Arts…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 15, 2017 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Turtle Creek Arts Festival


Added by Connie Mettler on September 14, 2017 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips

This is terrific information, and not just for artists! Copy and paste anywhere you think it will be seen by those impacted by the storm.  (Note: My home and property and family are all safe, unaffected by the storm.) 

1. File with FEMA and get your FEMA number ASAP! You will need it for everything. Download the FEMA app now. They now prefer that you register online rather than the phone.

2. File a claim with BOTH your homeowner's and flood insurance. Even…


Added by Geoff Coe on September 14, 2017 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

February 16-18,…

Added by Connie Mettler on September 12, 2017 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Trimline tent for sale

Trimeline tent for sale. Includes many extras
This tent is in very good condition. I must close my business and need to get rid of it. Includes outside walls, inside white mesh walls, inside french wall, awning, weights, stabeling bars, carry bags

Added by Jane Irwi on September 11, 2017 at 6:26am — 8 Comments

Fundraising for Hurricane Relief

On Friday I got an email from St. Stephen's Church that puts on the St. Stephen's Art Show in Miami calling for help in boarding up the church to get ready for Hurricane Irma. For some reason this really hit me since I obviously couldn't do anything from Minnesota but I really wished I could help all the artists that are going to be or have already been effected by the terrible hurricanes this year.  I had planned to donate to the artist relief funds but when I thought about how I was going…


Added by Layl McDill on September 10, 2017 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest

Grace. Photograph by Phoenix. All Rights Reserved.…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 10, 2017 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 10th Mesa Arts Festival

December 9-10
Mesa, Arizona
Presented By: Mesa Arts Center
60 Artists
Deadline: September 22

Application Fee: $25…

Added by Connie Mettler on September 7, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Last Call: ArtFest Fort Myers

Hurricane Irma delays the deadline. New deadline: Sept. 19…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 6, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Winning very big prize money! (six figures in Grand Rapids, MI)

If you have any time between September 20 and October 8 and live anywhere near Grand Rapids, MI, you owe it to yourself to attend the amazing ArtPrize. This is an open international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury who award $500,000 in prizes. ArtPrize is held throughout the city and is recognized as the most attended public art event on the planet.…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 6, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Coconut Grove Arts Festival - 55th Annual

February 17, 18 & 19  
Coconut Grove, FL

Along 3 beautiful city parks and the Biscayne Bay 
Presented By: Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association

Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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