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Roadside Assistance

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The Grand Secret Santa 2019 Wrap-up

Started by Connie Mettler in Everything Else. Last reply by Cindy Welch Nov 16. 16 Replies

Virtual Art Fair platforms

Started by Connie Mettler in Business of Art Fairs. Last reply by Connie Mettler Nov 3. 5 Replies

Pro Panels For Sale

Started by Heather Freeland in Buy, Sell or Trade Pro Panels. Last reply by Heather Freeland Nov 1. 2 Replies

In Memoriam - Don Nedobeck. Beloved Artist

Started by Connie Mettler in In Memoriam. Last reply by Meg Mettler Oct 26. 1 Reply


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Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting

Posted by Larry Berman on November 22, 2020 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting

Monday Nov 23, 02:00 PM Eastern Time

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How are You Handling "Everything" these Days?

Posted by Lisa Zovar on November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Connie, you make sense all the way. One of my mottos during this time of covid is, "We'll see." And so we will. Stay well. Lisa

Looking for a Kidney

Posted by Jay Brill on November 17, 2020 at 11:45pm 0 Comments

Dear Family and Friends,


I trust this letter finds each of you safe and calm in the face of the pandemic. I am facing my own health crisis and I am neither safe nor calm!


I am writing this letter to share with you where I am in my life right now and seeking your wisdom, guidance, prayers and assistance.


While drafting this letter, I had a transplant waitlist meeting with the Transplant Center at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C.  …


Fountain Hills 2020

Posted by Jeff Owen on November 16, 2020 at 2:53pm 3 Comments

I did not attend the show but am wondering how it was. If anyone out there did the Fountain Hills show in AZ this past weekend, would you please post some info on how it was, especially during COVID.

Naples Art shows

Posted by Lisa Zovar on November 14, 2020 at 3:55pm 3 Comments

I appreciate Connie Mettler's post about art fairs in Naples. I totally understand the objections of Naples Art that the United Arts Council show would be competition and that eight art shows in Naples is plenty.

But there is another side to the story: the artists. If any of you participate/d in art fairs in and around Chicago, you are probably aware that the market is saturated, which makes for low sales. Lots of walkers and lots of dogs just enjoying a day out, talking with friends…


Michigan Holiday Art Fair

Posted by Mark Loeb on November 13, 2020 at 12:51pm 0 Comments

Integrity Shows is producing a special Online Art Fair in December. The focus is on artists that missed out on the 2020 show season.  It will differ from virtual shows as there will be live content scheduled including live art competitions, demos, studio tours.  We'd love you to consider participating.  We will have four information sessions if you are…


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