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Secret Santa, Part II - 2020

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jan 6. 28 Replies

9th Secret Santa Party at ArtFairInsiders.com

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Wallis Dec 1, 2020. 1 Reply

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Connie Mettler replied to Larry Maynard's discussion What's Up With the Small Print
"Oh, yuck! Thanks for the alert ... I'm off to tech support. Stay tuned (and bing your magnifying glass!)"
5 hours ago
Dori Baumwart left a comment for Connie Mettler
"I'm no longer doing art.  Can  you please delete my profile from here?  (and let me know when it's gone?)  Thank you, Dori"
Thursday
Kathleen J. Clausen commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What Works to Engage Customers Now
"Thanks to Mark for trying and for keeping such detailed information.  Your willingness to try this out is truly appreciated."
Jan 12
Barry Bernstein commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What Works to Engage Customers Now
"If Mark wants his online events to work he would dump eventeny and do it himself. I've done 2 online events with art fairs that have used them and I sold one piece between the two shows and that was to my own customer. All they are is software…"
Jan 10
Jan Herman commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What Works to Engage Customers Now
"I'm participating in Eventeny's Cape Coral online art show since January 4th. Fortunately I can continue to make changes as I continually find out new things. Reviewing everyone else's "booth" has helped. And, then I have to…"
Jan 9
Connie Mettler posted a blog post

What Works to Engage Customers Now

Mark Loeb of Integrity Events in Detroit runs multiple events in that area and has also been involved in the art fair business for many years. Since Covid he has had to cancel all of his events, but he keeps trying other ways to provide income to artists and engage buyers. Late summer and fall he tried hosting small invitational events in hotel suites in the area, also a holiday event at a popular event site at the…See More
Jan 9
Connie Mettler commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Shelly, Were you surprised to get this first sale? Do you have any idea on how this customer found you? Was it someone who knew you? Are you marketing off of Etsy?"
Jan 9
Connie Mettler replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Secret Santa, Part II - 2020
"Look what just arrived!! From Roxy Lentz, my 2019 Secret Santa! I'm going to save it and open during the Secret Santa Zoom meeting tomorrow, Jan. 7, 6 pm Eastern Time. Will I see you there? I'd love to meet you, new folks and some of the…"
Jan 6

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publisher of ArtFairCalendar.com & ArtFairInsiders.com; art fair organizer and consultant
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
Royal Oak, MI, and the following weekend the State Street Show in Ann Arbor. Baptism by fire!
What is your website?
http://artfaircalendar.com
What are the best things about art fairs
When you go home with fat pockets.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair 2001 - best sales ever at an art show, lots of money flowing in the streets of Ann Arbor. We went home and paid all our bills!
Worst show ever and why
As beginners, grasping at anything, got talked into an "art show" at Boysville, a fundraiser at a rural boy's reformatory. The first day we pocketed $5 in sales. Instead of spending the night we cancelled our hotel reservation and went home.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I started ArtFairInsiders.com to build an online community around the nation's art fair business so artists and others could connect with one another for mutual support and fellowship.

Here is a recent interview "about me" http://boomerwizdom.com/2012/07/connie-mettler/

Another one on Barney Davey's Art Business Blog: Art Fair Insiders - Connie Mettler - the Real Deal: http://www.artprintissues.com/2012/08/art-fair-insiders-connie-mett...

Learn more "about us" at this link: http://www.blubrry.com/kjmastaw/745687/connie-mettler-art-fair-cale...

Here is my story in the ZAPP News, 8/1/13:
Industry Spotlight: Connie Mettler, Creator of ArtFairInsiders and ArtFairCalendar
https://www.zapplication.org/news_post.phtml?post_id=507
Interested in learning more "about us"? Click on the blue player below to listen to our live online broadcast about ArtFairCalendar.com and ArtFairInsiders.com.

birthday wishes here in the Forum. Come say hello!

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What Works to Engage Customers Now

Posted on January 9, 2021 at 12:43pm 3 Comments

Mark Loeb of Integrity Events in Detroit runs multiple events in that area and has also been involved in the art fair business for many years. Since Covid he has had to cancel all of his events, but he keeps trying other ways to provide income to artists and engage buyers. Late summer and fall he tried hosting small invitational events in hotel suites in the area, also a holiday event at a…

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Holiday Wishes From AFI

Posted on December 26, 2020 at 2:05pm 0 Comments

Naughty or Nice? Secret Santa Returns to AFI

Posted on November 23, 2020 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

It's HERE! Sign up now for the art fair business's happiest event of the season! Join an ArtFairInsiders.com tradition!

Welcome to the 9th annual AFI Secret Santa. Secret Santa 2020 is our annual gifting and sharing of good wishes for our art fair community. It is…

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Fear and Confusion in Naples?

Posted on October 30, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Yikes! Unrest amongst the arts community in Naples, FL.

The Collier County (Naples, FL) commissioners are listening to two organizations to determine what is best for their community. The …

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Art Fair in Your Backyard? Why Not?

Posted on September 23, 2020 at 1:23pm 4 Comments

We're all looking for ways to find our customers. Ready to get on the road? Or maybe, stay at home and turn your yard into an art fair. In Ferndale, MI, 13 artists have gotten together to show their work in a socially distanced safe setting in…

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At 8:02pm on January 13, 2021, Dori Baumwart said…

I'm no longer doing art.  Can  you please delete my profile from here?  (and let me know when it's gone?)  Thank you, Dori

At 12:53pm on December 26, 2020, Suzanne Grant said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! 

At 1:45pm on November 23, 2020, Cissy Heaton said…

Will we be having Secret Santa 2020 this year?  I always look forward to it, and with as difficult a year it has been for our country, perhaps it could be a bright spot for us.......

At 11:36pm on November 22, 2020, Disha Vora said…
Thank you for the warm welcome and the awesome tips! Looking forward to learning from this wonderful group!
At 2:59pm on November 13, 2020, Steven Y. Ainsworth said…

Thanks for welcoming me, Connie, and your suggestions on how to best navigate the site.   

At 4:57pm on July 12, 2020, Peggy & Michael Anton said…

Thanks for the warm invite Connie. I have been reading your comments for years. I have been doing Art Shows for about 14 years, selling my hand made Coats & Jackets. Of course this year has been an absolute disaster for the Art business, unfortunatly selling coats & jackets on the internet is not an easy thing as women like to look into a mirror when buying a $ 500.00 item! Any ideas would be a great help.

At 8:50pm on May 28, 2020, Sheryl Ball said…

Connie, thank you for the warm welcome!

At 1:41pm on April 24, 2020, Virginia Peacock said…

How does this help me? , pls unsubscribe

At 12:39pm on April 24, 2020, Beth Cohen said…
Hi Connie , I see I’ve received another fraudulent scammy msg written exactly as the one on Monday but a different name. I set my privacy to friends only but they got in again. How can I prevent these?
At 9:07pm on April 20, 2020, Michael Perugini said…

Hi Connie, sorry for the late response but thank you for the warm welcome to the community.  I've been an event photographer for the past 38yrs & looking to transition into the Fine Art/Giclee Print world.  I stumbled across this site & found it to be of interest to help me move my career in this new direction.  I hope to be able to contribute as much to the community in exchange for all that I can learn.  Thanks again.

 
 
 

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