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Call for Artists: 53rd Flint Art Fair

June 13 & 14Flint logo
Flint, Michigan
Presented by Friends of Modern Art
Flint…
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 27, 2020 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

In it for the Long Run - True Stories from Hippie

LIVE PODCAST - MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1 PM ET

Of course being an artist isn't a job, nor a vocation, its in your bones and defines who you are. Luckily we live in a country where there is room to change and the legal means of doing so. Start out as an…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2020 at 8:22am — No Comments

Cancelled Fairs Not Returning Fees?

There is help for that.


This message is from Carroll Swayze, a printmaker from Florida who has been involved with the NAIA, an artists support organization since its inception in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2020 at 8:09am — 10 Comments

Are any art fairs still being held?

Rather than trying to follow the ever-growing list of cancellations, I was wondering if any art fairs anywhere in the country are still actually being held.

According to Zapplication's calendar, there are still uncanceled art fairs scheduled for this weekend.  Is that for real?

Anybody gearing up to participate in an art fair this weekend?  Next weekend?

Added by Reid Watts on March 25, 2020 at 9:16am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Artsfest '20 Fine Arts Festival

September 19 & 20Solomons logo
Solomons, Maryland
Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts…
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 24, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

Another Locked-in Day? Unadulterated Plagiarism

In the interest of keeping our imaginations going in these dark and dreary times I'm copying an email I received because of the cool ideas therein ... seems we don't have to keep doing the same thing over and over again.

BERKELEY, CALIF.:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 23, 2020 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: Stony Creek Art Fair

July 25 & 26Stony Creek logo
Shelby Township, Michigan
Metropark -…
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 23, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Art Spectacular at the Carillon

September 12 & 13Springfield
Springfield, Illinois
Washington Park Botanical Gardens
Saturday 10am-5pm…
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 21, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

Next Podcast: Show Organizers & Coronavirus

MONDAY - MARCH 23 - 1 PM ET

How are you feeling? I am totally enervated and concerned about the future of art festivals, not only in the short term but in the long run. I'm hearing from artists and reading comments on …

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 20, 2020 at 6:53pm — 21 Comments

hold virtual art fairs.

Hi,

Please encourage the various art fairs that are canceling to put on a virtual art fair. They can use their site to have patrons drop down as they do on google maps to the show site and look at the booth slide of each artist in the show. upon clicking on the image of the booth slide they get to that artist's website to shop for art. The judge for awards can still hand out awards by doing the exact same thing that they always do nowadays. Judge from the website. Since the award…

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Added by scott hartley on March 20, 2020 at 12:23pm — 3 Comments

ARTISTS - BOYCOTT ALL ART FAIRS NOT GIVING FULL REFUNDS!

Artists, this is a time for you to stand up for yourself and be the artist you created of yourself. It's time to get rid of the selfish sharks and let organizers that lead with their heart come in. 

BOYCOTT ANY Art Fair NOT giving full refunds and put them on notice.  When art fair makes the decision not to give you a full refund for not coming through on what you paid for they are letting you know they do…

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Added by Joseph Magnano on March 20, 2020 at 12:02pm — 3 Comments

Refunds on shows

We are being told to trust that we will get our booth fees returned. I call BS!! The April show has been canceled by Vintage Market Days yet......

From Vintage Market Days: There is no money for us to give back to vendors, and free booths are literally all we can offer. Booth rent does not pay the promoter's paycheck, it goes directly out the door and into the hands of our marketing partners who spend the money on our ads and commercials. While our marketing partners have agreed to…

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Added by Lynn McAleer on March 20, 2020 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Silverthorne Fine Art Festival 2020

Mountain Art 2020

July 10 - 12
Silverthorne, Colorado…
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 20, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

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We are offering 15% off every order now through May 1st, with our best wishes for a swift economic recovery for all!…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2020 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 41st Annual Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras

Morgan Hill
May 23 & 24
Morgan Hill, California
Amphitheater & Community Center Grounds…

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Added by Meg Mettler on March 19, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

Jury Criteria and transparency

Looking back at my posts, I am fixated on the subject of creating a fair jury and clearly providing information to artists so that they can choose the best shows for their art.  For each artist, there is a different answer, including things that range from proximity to price point.

 

How can I provide answers that would be helpful to all of them?

The next section is very long and very detailed.  Maybe it would never be read if posted on my web site.  Still, if…

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Added by Mark Loeb on March 18, 2020 at 11:34am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: 19th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival

The Village at Breckenridge -…
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 18, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

What are you doing to keep the $$ rolling in?

I'm receiving a bunch of creative emails from artists promoting online sales and discounts, etc. 

Here's the latest from a good email marketer, John Leben:

Subject line: John Leben is having a 20% Off Sale

Content: 

Greetings!…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 17, 2020 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Some Resources for Artists in Need

Some of the discussions on various social media pages have revolved around resources for artists. Here are some that you may or may not have come across and may or may not be of use to you.…

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Added by S Brian Berkun on March 17, 2020 at 8:58am — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: St. James Court Art Show

Historic Old Louisville neighborhood
6 Art Shows in One, with over 600 exhibitors, 
multiple deadlines…
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 17, 2020 at 8:26am — No Comments

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