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Call for Artists: Art Fair Jackson Hole (2)


Added by Connie Mettler on February 28, 2015 at 4:33pm — 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 — 14 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 — 12 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


It started off cool last weekend in Key West.  The locals were not happy--it was a high of fricking 52 degrees on Friday.  Fisherman were bundled up like Eskimos.

The rest of us loved it.

We were in the warmest place in the whole USA and we had a city…


Added by Nels Johnson on February 26, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: West Shore Art Fair

July 4 & 5
Ludington, Michigan  

City Park-500 block of Ludington Ave.

July 4 - 10:00-5:00 and July 5 - 10:00-4:00

100-120 Artists

Deadline: February 28

The West Shore Art Fair takes place at City Park in the beautiful Lake Michigan resort community of …

Added by Connie Mettler on February 26, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Houston Festival Foundation - More Trouble in Texas

We have had some discussions as of late about Bayou City and the problems there.  I came across this info.  I meant to post it before now but I am catching up on my work and so today is the day.

If you click on the link you will learn that the Houston Festival Foundation is now closed and they are filing Chapter 7…


Added by Jacki Bilsborrow on February 25, 2015 at 10:35pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: One of a Kind Show & Sale

Application Now Live... 

Apply by…


Added by Connie Mettler on February 24, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images

Once upon a time there was an artist who sold his paintings every weekend at art shows. He took a few pictures of his paintings, and for the few shows that required it, hung his paintings on the fence next to his house and took a “display” picture. The film was dropped off at the corner drug store where he picked up the slides three…


Added by Larry Berman on February 24, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Naperville Woman's Club 56th Juried Art Fair

July 11 & 12

Naperville, Illinois…


Added by Connie Mettler on February 23, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

No Website? 5 Basics to Remedy that

The next time you are tempted to invest your time and money in a "filler" show, take that travel time and your $$$ and invest instead in building a website or updating your beginner site. Think of it as building your retirement.

  1. Buy a domain name. Choose a name that reflects your work, or identifies you. Try to…

Added by Connie Mettler on February 23, 2015 at 9:34pm — 8 Comments

South Miami: The 2nd of five art fairs on my Florida schedule

I'm from Saugatuck, Michigan, the same town that the venerable Nels and the irrepressible Fulweiller come from. We're all down in Florida now trying to make a living. I scheduled five art fairs for my stay in Florida. Arti Gras, last week's show in Jupiter was a big success. But this week, the South Miami show was a big disappointment.

It is a small show with most booths set up back to back down the middle of 72nd Street. Booths are small... exactly 10 by 10 without any storage space…


Added by John Leben on February 23, 2015 at 10:10am — 4 Comments

41st Annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair

August 8 & 9

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Downtown Milwaukee


135 Artists

Deadline: March 16

The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council proudly presents the 41st Annual Morning Glory Fine…


Added by Connie Mettler on February 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Winner: January Post of the Month

and it's a tie!

Congrats to Barbara Bloom for stirring up a lot of helpful information from artists young and old for her post, How do you Handle…


Added by Connie Mettler on February 22, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Art Workshop Retreat

(Sponsored promotion)…


Added by Connie Mettler on February 21, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Arti Gras: First of Five Winter Shows in Florida

Last winter I participated in three art fairs, Naples in Cambier Park, Gasparilla in Tampa and Lake Wales. The trip was successful last year with the weakest show being Lake Wales. This year I booked five art fairs, but ran into a string of wait list invitations in the process. Ft Myers, Cambier Park (Naples), Gasparilla and Winter Park all put me on their wait list (so frustrating).

So far I haven't heard from any of them.…


Added by John Leben on February 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

September 12 & 13

Chicago, Illinois

Intersection of Broadway and Belmont

Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm

175 Exhibitors

Deadline: March 2

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is Chicago's premier fine art and fine craft festival showcasing 175 juried artists.  Lakeview is located on the north side of Chicago, near Wrigley Field, north Halsted and Lincoln…


Added by Connie Mettler on February 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

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