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S Brian Berkun's Blog – October 2012 Archive (8)

Further Into the Heart 'O Texas...On to Bayou City and Houston

Bayou City Art Festival (Downtown Houston, TX) (http://bayoucityartfestival.com/date-time/). October 13-14, 2012.With about 300 artists from around the nation this was one big show! 

Show Organizer/Promoter: Art Colony Association

Booth Fee: $30 Jury Fee, $425 Booth Fee. Apply for…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on October 30, 2012 at 5:05pm — 4 Comments

Doing Durango, ...Colorado that is...

18th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival (http://durangoarts.org/events/durango-autumn-arts-festival). September 22-23, 2012. A nice little show in a nice part of the state. This is the third go round with this show and I'm not disappointed in it. The first year I did this show it was the best show I did that entire year (2010). Having just retired from teaching and wanting to reach into…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on October 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock

Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock (http://www.castlerockartfest.com/index.cfm). September 8-19, 2012.With about 178 artists from around the region.

Show Organizer/Promoter: Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $5 each, $3 for Seniors, and Children under 12 are FREE.

Booth Fee: $35 Jury Fee, $310 Booth Fee. Apply for State of CO  Sales Tax License on…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on October 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Who's On Google Today!

Anyone notice who is hosting on the Google Logo today? Haven't seen him in a while, how fun!

Added by S Brian Berkun on October 29, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Which Ways Wichita?

Another report from "Shows Passed" (or maybe I should use the correct form "past" although the free ranging use of incorrect or invented spellings seems rampant in our society as it dumbs down to the lowest common denominator). Okay, enough with the diatribe...or maybe not...remember Norm Crosby? he made a career of misuse of language. The guy was brilliant, had to be to use the wrong word in the right way to make it funny, my hero!

The Autumn & Art Festival @ Bradley Fair held…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on October 19, 2012 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Ridgway Rendezvous 2012 Redux

Okay I'm pretty late with this one. I reviewed this show in detail after my last foray in 2011 (see: http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/27th-annual-ridgway-rendezvous)

I feel that I owe a show at least a couple of tries before bouncing it entirely unless it is a real stinker and then it doesn't even get a second trial. This show takes place in one of the most beautiful…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on October 19, 2012 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

Affordable Arts Show Review in arrears

Having been too busy to report on past shows I thought I'd catch up while resting up for Bayou in Houston. The Affordable Arts show idea was borrowed from another show (Milwaukee? my memory doesn't serve well right now but it was mentioned in a blog here not long ago) which has been running for a long time now. The idea being that everything be priced at or under $100 be they marked down items, discontinued dust collectors or whatever. Jim DeLutes, a long time art show artist and director of…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on October 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

Deep in the Heart O Texas...this time...

Arrived on Thursday for Friday setup at the the fall Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson, TX part of the Metroplex of Dallas-Ft.Worth. I'm no foreigner to big cities having grown up in "Chicago Land" but I wasn't prepared for DFW! Statistics show the Metroplex at over 9200 square miles. What really got me was the highway interchange on the drive in that seemed more like a roller coaster than a highway. At one point, as we came around a curve, I looked down on what was seemingly traffic…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on October 6, 2012 at 11:35pm — 12 Comments

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