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Red Dot

Through the ages the "red dot" has had special significance in art circles. In an art gallery a red dot next to the title of a piece of art means that art has been sold.

Back in the olden days of art fairs when slides were the preferred medium for submitting work for jurying, artists placed a red dot in the upper right hand corner of each slide so the person loading the slide carousels would position the image properly for projection to the jury. This procedure was standardized by the NAIA.

AFI members have been requesting a badge of some sort for a while now. Member Peggy Furlin suggested that we distribute Red Dots to members as a way to identify themselves to each other as they traveled the roads. So here you have it: the Red Dot bumper sticker.

Want to post it in your booth? Print it out, affix some vel-cro to the back and you can identify yourself to other members at the shows. Alternatively, you might like this AFI logo.

Two choices: download right here

or click PayPal and we'll send you one of your choice.

We will be giving them away to members for their contributions to our sites, but in case you can't wait to win one they are available at cost, $3 for one or $5 for two.

I'm looking forward to seeing spots as I travel!


Red Dot Sticker - 4"

**Send us photos of your vehicle with the red dot. We'll upload them here.

Comment by Lynda Wallis on March 22, 2011 at 12:32pm
I can't wait to be identified as a member of the RedDot Tribe!
Comment by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2011 at 2:41pm

Cathy -- look for me, or ask someone to send you to me...I'm only handing them out to members, no one else. Looks like you qualify.


Comment by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2011 at 3:15pm
Woo hoo, Harrison! It looks like you bought a new car just for the Red Dot!
Comment by Harrison Otalor on April 14, 2011 at 3:18pm
It does look good on it doesnt it. I got the new car in prep for my venture into the art business, the red dot indicates a part of my art family. Hopefully it will all payoff.
Comment by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2011 at 3:49pm
Well, I'll definitely see you in Ann Arbor if nowhere else. Happy travels.
Comment by don and serena david on April 14, 2011 at 7:24pm

HI Connie, Don and I will be there, i would love a red dot, all the best, Serena : )

Don David Designs, booth #506

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 14, 2011 at 2:40pm
Caroline Kwas with her Artship Enterprise:
Comment by Lynda Wallis on May 14, 2011 at 3:37pm

Comment by Lynda Wallis on May 14, 2011 at 3:39pm
I was very proud to put a Red Dot on my car before heading to the Madison Audubon Society Art Fair in May.
Comment by Crystal Johnson-Overhuel on June 30, 2011 at 1:11pm
I 'HeART' my red dot!
Comment by Connie Mettler on July 3, 2012 at 9:07am

Here's another Red Dot sighting, on Colin Murray's new car:

Comment by Carrie Gardner on October 16, 2015 at 9:10am

I put my red dot on my tent.  I jsut might need another one to put on my car.


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