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Here Comes Santa! Part II - 2018

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Black propanels for sale

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7th Annual Naughty or Nice ...

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Doing shows solo -- advice?

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Call for Artists: 16th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Posted by Meg Mettler on December 7, 2018 at 7:00am 1 Comment

May 11-12
Bethesda, Maryland

Presented By: Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District
140 Artists
Deadline: December 21…


Digital Artist Opens a Gallery: A 2-year Report

Posted by John Leben on December 4, 2018 at 4:46pm 3 Comments

I've been doing art fairs for many years exhibiting my digital paintings (prints). A couple of years ago my wife, Marcia, and I opened an art gallery in the resort town of Douglas, Michigan, right across the river from Saugatuck. This area is billed as "The Art Coast of Michigan" and boasts 30-plus art galleries. We opened the gallery because we're getting old. After many years we finally figured out how to make money at art fairs, but they are so much work! More work every year. We thought,…


Call for Artists: 28th Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

Posted by Meg Mettler on December 3, 2018 at 7:00am 2 Comments

May 17 - 19
Reston, Virginia
Presented By: Greater Reston Arts Center
185 Artists
Deadline: December 15…

Call for Artists: 11th Annual Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival

Posted by Meg Mettler on November 30, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

April 6 & 7
Ridgeland, Mississippi

Renaissance at Colony Park
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Why didn't I get into that show?

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 29, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

IMPORTANT! If you ask yourself that way too often please take advantage of this free open blind jury. Watch the jurors for this show in action. Spend time, spend money to be there, it is worth it if you are serious about being successful in the art fair business.

You are invited to attend the blind jury process



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