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10 Podcasts to Support an Art Fair Life

If you have some time over the next few days and want to take advantage of upping your knowledge of earning a living as an artist, here are our best podcasts to help you on your way.

(As an aside, these podcasts can be found online anywhere  podcasts are hosted, including, Apple Podcasts -- download any…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 25, 2020 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Jewelry tools & machinery

They are all pick up in Palatine, IL.

Added by Harry Mackie on May 20, 2020 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Can a Website Contribute to Art Sales?


Can a website bring you sales of your fine art or craft? Five artists join in a roundtable talk about their experiences. Their work ranges from small items (hand made soaps and associated…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 18, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Jewelry Studio Sale

Harry is finally ready to sell his well-equiped studio. Contact us at He also has casting materials. 

Available in Palatine, IL.

Added by Harry Mackie on May 17, 2020 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 26th Annual Mosaics Fine Art Festival

September 18 - 20St Charles logo

Saint Charles, Missouri

North Main Street, Old Town St. Charles

Friday 4pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm,
& Sunday 11am-5pm…

Added by Meg Mettler on May 15, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

What to do: Jewelry artists, how to handle touching and trying-on considering the Covid situation?

So, whether or not we may be ready, different places are loosening the shelter in place restrictions.  Not sure when art fairs will be happening for sure or not,  but I'm starting to think about how it will work when customers are actually looking for jewelry again at art fairs.  Has anyone had any thoughts about how to protect ourselves and customers?  Do you think it's going to be possible?  I'm still having a hard time accepting that I'm "elderly" and "high risk!  LOL  Seriously, how will…


Added by Kathleen J. Clausen on May 14, 2020 at 12:55am — 16 Comments

Free Seminar: Shooting Video to Create a Studio Tour

Online Seminar: Tuesday, May 19 at 1 pm ET

Mark Loeb of metro Detroit's…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Next Podcast: What is SEO? Everything you ever wanted to know

Thurs., May 14, 1 pm ET - Part IV of our website building help

Scott Fox, a financial and self-help author, specializing in entrepreneurship and startup company…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 11, 2020 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Call for Artists: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

September 18-20
Ferndale, Michigan
Fri. 3pm-7pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 11am-6pm
100 artists
Deadline: May 17…


Added by Meg Mettler on May 6, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

ZOOM with us on Tuesday, May 5

Website Checkup - 2 pm ET

Web designer Franklin Piuck and will be hosting a ZOOM webinar on Tues., May 5 at 2 pm ET. The topic of discussion will be critiquing websites and answering artists questions about web design, SEO and all…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 4, 2020 at 4:00pm — 15 Comments

Call for Artists: Chesterton Art Fair

August 1 & 2Chesterton logo
Chesterton, Indiana
Presented By: Chesterton Art Center
Saturday 10-5 &…

Added by Meg Mettler on May 4, 2020 at 6:46am — 2 Comments

Art Booth Set up Propanels podium print bins minus the tent in Colorado/New Mexico for $2100

Art booth set up ready to go for local or traveling artisans, craft, or fine art shows.

There are:

  • 9 dark grey Pro Panels dark grey (Propanels 7 of the same size and 2 skinnier ones), panel skirts, a podium, and a few straighteners for the art hanging that all match. Crossbars to support the panels…

Added by Gurudarshan Khalsa on May 3, 2020 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

But Will They Visit a Virtual Art Show?

Should you bother creating/updating/promoting your art online? 

Look what I just found:

  • The Louvre in Paris says its web traffic has gone from 40,000 visitors a day to 400,000 a day since the museum closed to visitors…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 1, 2020 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Big Four Arts Festival

September 12 & 13Big Four
Louisville, Kentucky
Waterfront Park, Big Four Bridge Lawn…

Added by Meg Mettler on April 29, 2020 at 7:51am — No Comments

Next Podcast: Rebuilding Your Existing Website, part 2 of 2


A well functioning website can change your life. It is the art fair that never closes. It can reconnect you with a former collector of your art and expose it to a worldwide audience. It opens the door very wide to…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 27, 2020 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

tequila report

60968236059__3B75065A-278D-40FA-B88E-A9D3839365F1.MOVthis is a test real one coming as soon as I master video.

Added by Nels johnson on April 27, 2020 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

A potential way to start art shows

A potential way to start art shows on a limited basis. A drive by art show. Artists set their tents up either in the street facing the center of the street (if the street is wide enough) or on the sidewalk facing the street. Then potential customers slowly drive by stopping to ask questions or purchasing what they see.

Lots of issues and need of discussions.

Larry Berman…


Added by Larry Berman on April 26, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 65th Annual Park Forest Art Fair

September 19 & 20Park Forest
Park Forest, Illinois
The Village Green and along Main Street…

Added by Meg Mettler on April 24, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

What About Jury Fees?

Shows have been reaching out to us and refunding booth fees.  Thank you, but that's our money.  If you're anything like me, your main concern is about future shows when things begin to get back to normal, say in August or September and beyond.

My biggest artist expense right now is jury fees!  Some shows are deferring deadlines and/or jury fees, but still want their "cash cows" ponying up!  Why not roll the clock back and lower or get rid of…


Added by R. C. Fulwiler on April 23, 2020 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Next Podcast: Website Building 101 - Let's Do This!


Part 1 of 2 episodes:

Time is up. Get online or get out. We find ourselves comfortable right where we are. We’d rather suffer a little than try new…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 21, 2020 at 12:53pm — 17 Comments

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