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Connie Mettler
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Catherine Marie Bergman commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Just $2?
"Thank you for all that you have been doing - and for stepping up and adapting to provide even more this year!"
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Connie Mettler replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Thanks, Barry. I am stunned. I know Jon tried to hang on as long as possible. I am considering volunteering at Arts, Beats & Eats over those days. I was part of their organization for at least 10 years and they are all smart, fun and…"
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"Sorry everyone - circumstances conspired against us again today.  We'll announce the winners soon. "
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GEROME BONNER commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Just $2?
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Connie Mettler commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Just 25 hours - Will you Chip In?
"Well, I tried to do the drawing on 7/21, but tech problems at made it impossible. Hopefully today."
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publisher of &; art fair organizer and consultant
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Royal Oak, MI, and the following weekend the State Street Show in Ann Arbor. Baptism by fire!
What is your website?
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 Please be specific.
I started 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.

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Just 25 hours - Will you Chip In?

Posted on July 20, 2020 at 9:00am 2 Comments

Drawing Podcast Postponed.

Thanks to all of you who have donated so quickly to our request for help.  We really appreciate the support of our mission to help artists and art fairs, especially during these uncertain times. We have so many friends, if each chipped in even just $2, it would help so much.

If our websites have been useful to…


Just $2?

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 2:00pm 9 Comments

Let's get right to the point:

It's tough out there, yet we don't quit. What good would that do? Every Spring we host a Pledge Drive to keep our art fair websites…

Podcast: Pinterest - Can I Use it to Sell Art?

Posted on June 22, 2020 at 4:00pm 5 Comments


Part V: Marketing Art Through Social Media/Pinterest

The Pinterest social media platform with over 335 million users could just be the missing piece of your social media…


Podcast: Instagram - How Can I Use it to Sell Art?

Posted on June 15, 2020 at 11:30am 2 Comments


Part IV -  Marketing Art Through Social Media: Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing networking service owned by Facebook.  It was…


Facebook: Can it Help You Sell Your Art?

Posted on June 8, 2020 at 1:22pm 4 Comments


Part III, Marketing with Social Media: Using Facebook to Sell Art

Facebook is an online social media and social networking service with with more than 2 billion users…


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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.

At 11:56am on April 1, 2020, Jan Hubbard said…
Yes Connie I would be glad to do that also I think I mentioned this but please be sure I am on the your fundraising list I have not received anything I think in the last two years. Your page and all your work is a wonderful asset to artists.
Be safe
At 2:25pm on March 11, 2020, Abbey Miller said…

Hi Connie - thank you so much for the kind note! Excited to be part of the community and looking forward to exploring the site. Best, Abbey

At 2:36pm on March 9, 2020, Marie-Helene Rake said…
Thank you for the welcome. I am looking forward to learning the ropes and finding resources.
At 1:57pm on February 5, 2020, Gurudarshan Khalsa said…

Thank you so much!  I am curious about the best place to post a booth set up for sale?  Can you let me know the best place so I'm doing it correctly?

At 9:04am on February 5, 2020, Judy Goddard said…

Thank you Connie.

I think I stumbled into something that will be helpful to mr in the future.  I'll take a stroll through soon.


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