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Fear and Confusion in Naples?

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 …


Added by Connie Mettler on October 30, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: The Greater St. Louis Holiday Arts Expo - Virtual

Inaugural Greater St. Louis Holiday Arts Expo - Virtual

Nov. 28, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2021…

Added by Meg Mettler on October 30, 2020 at 7:21am — 1 Comment

How I am surviving in these Covid Times...and how I spent my summer

Well, I went north to Saugatuck,Michigan in Late June.

I live there and have a studio, usually there about five months doing my midwest circuit of shows

In case you do not know me, I am a photographer who does both color and handcolored black and white images. I have been on the circuit for 45 years and do about 27 shows per year.  I actually earn a living from this, I…


Added by Nels johnson on October 26, 2020 at 9:18pm — 4 Comments

My Retrospective Booth Video

I was a member of a Zoom meeting group that discussed how to make a video of your booth and/or artwork for the shows that have gone virtual. Because I'm no longer doing shows I created this video of some of the different styles of photographs my wife and I created over the years.

I had a difficult time getting the narration to line…


Added by Larry Berman on October 25, 2020 at 1:56pm — 1 Comment

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting Oct 26

Larry Berman's Zoom MeetingLarry Berman's Zoom MeetingTime: Oct 26, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Added by Larry Berman on October 25, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

There is hope


1) PIC deaths refers to pneumonia, influenza, and Covid-19 deaths.  The CDC tracks PIC to remove the errors of mis-identification of the cause of death on death certificates.

2) Even when ignoring the last few weeks (which is always suspect due to slow reporting of the data), the death count is now within the range of the 2018…


Added by Reid Watts on October 24, 2020 at 1:36pm — 5 Comments

Residence Program and exhibition in 2021 Budapest-Hungary

HMC is now accepting submissions for

the Artists-in-Residence Program and exhibition in 2021 at AIR-HMC, Budapest-Hungary.  For applying, please write us for more info and application form to .…


Added by Beata Szechy on October 23, 2020 at 12:05pm — No Comments

5 Things Every Artist's Website Needs

Talking about the importance of a website seems redundant in the covid 2020 era, but even with the prevalence of the internet in our lives, there are still a number of ways you can use your website to maximize your presence and reach. A website works as a digital hub for your clients to interact with your brand when you are not around. It makes it…


Added by Troy Smith on October 19, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Vero Beach Holiday Art & Craft Expo

Vero Beach November 21 & 22
Vero Beach, Florida
Indian River County Fairgrounds
7955 58th Avenue…


Added by Meg Mettler on October 19, 2020 at 11:14am — No Comments

Call for Artists: La Quinta Art Celebration

La Quinta March 4 - 7, 2021

La Quinta, California

La Quinta Civic Center Campus

Presented by SCOPE Events, LLC

200 artists…


Added by Meg Mettler on October 2, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: HoliDaze Market in Des Moines - 4 days to deadline!

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Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Events Center

Saturday 10am-6pm &…

Added by Meg Mettler on September 24, 2020 at 9:49am — No Comments

Art Fair in Your Backyard? Why Not?

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…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2020 at 1:23pm — 4 Comments

Free Webinar: Virtual Events (How to Choose Them, How to Use Them)

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Calling all handmade sellers: what does your holiday craft show season look like?…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Craft Show lighting power supply.

Has anyone used a Jackery Power Supply to power LED craft show lighting?

Added by Ken Ackroyd on September 16, 2020 at 2:58pm — 4 Comments

Can We Help You With Social Media?

Starting in May of 2020 Art Fair Insiders has been producing podcasts and hosting Zoom meetings to help artists navigate the present day challenges of creating and selling their art. The first four meetings were hosted by Sharon McAllister from ArtFest Fort Myers. We discussed how…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Bench Grinder

"Collins Quality" 6" Bench Grinder LF137  TG 14029  1/4HP All Ball Bearing; Specs: 3,450RPM, 115V 3A 60 HZ 1Phase. Pick up in Chicago area (Palatine). $150 OBO

Added by Harry Mackie on September 8, 2020 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Capital Craft Fairs

Chantilly Craft October 16 - 18
Chantilly, Virginia

Dulles Expo Center

Friday 12Noon-7pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; & Sunday 10am-5pm


Added by Meg Mettler on September 8, 2020 at 9:57am — No Comments

PODCAST: Protect Your Event, a Q & A for Show Organizers

Live Podcast: Thurs, Sept. 10, 1 pm Eastern Time

With each passing day of the pandemic more attention is paid to avoiding risk in our personal lives and also at the events we plan where you can expect thousands of people in attendance. This session is…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 7, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Bayshore Art & Artisan Fair

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Added by Meg Mettler on September 7, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Calling All Mural Artists - Deadline August 28, 2020

I know this is late.  I just happened to stumble upon this and thought I should pass this on.  The deadline is 5pm on August 28, 2020.  I thought maybe with shows pretty much being canceled someone may have the time to quickly put things together to apply for this.

The Appalachian Sustainable Development is applying for grant funds to pay an artists or team of artists to paint an outdoor mural on a new garden shed depicting agriculture and it impact in Central…


Added by Jacki Bilsborrow on August 24, 2020 at 8:53am — No Comments

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