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Melbourne Show

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Grey Art Show Propanels For Sale!

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New Tax Laws -quick fyi

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A few thoughts from a part timer

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Art fairs Florida Panhandle

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Bet you'll enjoy this blog post from Rick Plummer, who is ready to start the adventure in Art Fair Land:

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Blog Posts

Old but New

Posted by Rick Plummer on November 12, 2018 at 7:11pm 6 Comments

Reading through the various posts, it seems that Reviews of Shows are a sought commodity. Thus, I thought I'd do a little blog-journelling, as I am getting ready to jump into the Art Fair scene for the first time. Might be worth a few laughs for you, the experienced artists out there, as you read about the various shenanigans I get into as I go along. Here's where things stand today:

1. Who am I? I'm an old retired guy who has been a closet artist for life. A few…


The Great Gulf Coast Art Festival—Pensacola, Florida

Posted by Nels johnson on November 10, 2018 at 11:30am 0 Comments

This is always on the first full weekend in November. It is three days, ending at 5pm on Friday and Saturday and at 4pm on Sunday.

In my humble opinion this is the best fall show to do in Florida, nobody else compares.

Also Pensacola is a very cool town to hang out at.

Lots of good seafood bars and restaurants (more about them later), easy traffic, cheap lodgings, a mellow setup and a great wholesale seafood outlet to stock up on Monday morning.

Plus, most artists…



Posted by Ly Montells on November 10, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

I am looking for a female artist (45+) who wants to do art fairs around the country. Someone who feels that an "accomplice" and partner could make it easier and a lot more fun than doing it alone.

I've been doing the Art Fair circuit for only 9 months and after 35 years of doing TV around the world I am now hooked on the lifestyle of selling my art around this country. I do look at couples (made lots of great friends) doing the shows, and I confess.. I am envious. Alone is…


Help Wanted: CherryArts

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 9, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

In my mailbox today: 

CherryArts Marketing Manager

We are looking for a marketing professional with experience in the arts and/or large event production to manage a marketing program that will build visibility of…

You/your art/craft on TV!

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 8, 2018 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

In my mailbox today from NBC:

All of you artsy/craftsy folks, fine artsy, loving hands artsy, weekend warrior artsy ... this might be for you! 

Anyone interested in applying can go to …


Today's the day --

Posted by Connie Mettler on November 8, 2018 at 7:35am 0 Comments

Deadline: Midnight, November 8, Best Art Fairs Survey

Can you share this link and get some of your fans to complete our survey before midnight. You know how the crowds flock to the art fairs ... not just because they…


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