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Video: Learn How to Apply to Art Shows

Jennifer Rapp Peterson ( interviews Connie Mettler the publisher of,, and Connie shares some…


Added by Art Fair Videos on January 21, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Video: Silversmith Robert Farrell at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

2 minutes 17 seconds

"I believe that living with and using beautiful, finely crafted, unique silver objects—whether we are alone or entertaining—enhances the experience of daily life," Robert Farrell.…


Added by Art Fair Videos on April 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Video: Technology and its impact on the Arts, what you can do about it

5 minutes & 53 seconds

The keynote speaker at the Arts Festival Conference (sponsored by Zapp) in Portland, OR, August 28, 2014, was Russell Taylor Willis, President and CEO of National Arts Strategies.…


Added by Art Fair Videos on April 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Printmaker Ronna Katz -- talks about selling art

90 seconds long

I spent a few hours with printmaker Ronna Katz at last summer's Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. While I was there she made several sizable sales. Her attention to her customers and clear knowledge of her media were apparent as the afternoon progressed.…


Added by Art Fair Videos on March 17, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Video: Buyers Market of American Craft

Connie Mettler visits the 2013 Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia

Added by Art Fair Videos on December 22, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Most Interesting Artists in the World

Can't help but share this quirky "call for artists" ...

Added by Art Fair Videos on December 5, 2014 at 10:39am — 7 Comments

Video: Reinventing an Art Fair Career - Amos Amit

How making changes in his art enabled Batik artist, Amos Amit, to revitalize an art fair career that started in the 1970's, engaging his old customers and finding a new audience to appreciate his work. It also brought awards and acceptance at even more of the top shows. This is engaging and strategic…


Added by Art Fair Videos on November 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Video: Visiting the 2014 Ann Arbor Art Fair

6 minutes. Haven't been to this show? Get a nice overall view of the atmosphere on a perfect summer day. Learn about Kathrine Allen-Coleman's continual reinventions; Anne Schroeder's feather…


Added by Art Fair Videos on September 6, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Nick Wroblewski Creates a Print from Start to Finish

This video portrait is about as captivating as they come; a sharply-cut 10 minutes of footage that lets you into Nick's world, shows off his skills and captivates you with the lyrical way he discusses his artistic passions. Even if you don't give a monkey --s about printmaking, Nick's got enough enthusiasm about it to turn you into a convert.

Learn more about Nick and his woodcuts:…


Added by Art Fair Videos on August 22, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Video: What is your favorite art fair? 13 top Artists Tell

A trip to the top-rated 2014 Old Town Art Fair in Chicago in June meant meeting artists from Vermont to California, including some Canadians. Listen to find out what Kina Crow, Steve Olszewski, Dawn Adams, Marjolyn van der Hart, Steve Uren, Jennifer Ivory, Chris Bruno, Beth Crowder, Chris Bruno, Tony Cray, Chris Dahlquist and Carol Boucher say are their favorite…


Added by Art Fair Videos on July 8, 2014 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

Columbus (OH) Winterfair Video

Added by Art Fair Videos on June 28, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Video: How to Profit when the Booth Fee is High

$2000+ booth fees -- how does an artist show a profit and want to come back next year? Mixed Media/Photographer Mikel Robinson and his wife Christina share their strategies. A lot of information in only 2 1/2 minutes.

Added by Art Fair Videos on March 31, 2014 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Video: Be Part of the Solution - or where old Artists go after the shows

Photographer Jack Stoddart left the art fair business behind some years ago and now hosts music festivals of Americana Roots Music on his farmland in the hollows of central Tennessee. The festivals are called "Jammin' at Hippie Jack's." The music is recorded and is syndicated on many PBS stations around the country.

Jack and his family and friends also is to help others in their community. Enjoy this music video as the Hippie Jack Family gives back:…


Added by Art Fair Videos on February 12, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Video: Chicago One of a Kind Show '13 & Buyer Interview

Video from a trip to the One of a Kind Show in Chicago, December 2013. Only 3 and a half minutes, but you'll get a feeling of the activity on the floor of the show and hear an interview with Ed Seidman, a 30 year shopper at the nation's art fairs. Why does he buy? Find out here.

Added by Art Fair Videos on February 2, 2014 at 7:58am — 20 Comments

2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair Video: Why we do art fairs ...

You'd think the heat would take the stuffing out of even the most stalwart artists, but not so, folks. Here are some people we all know well with tips on how they get through the long hot days and what is good about art fairs:

I attended on Thursday and Friday with our daughter, Farah Darwish, and it was such a pleasure to see old friends and see wonderful new…


Added by Art Fair Videos on January 6, 2014 at 3:34am — No Comments

"The Hand of the Maker" - jury tips from Reed McMillan

From the Best of Missouri Hands Conference, March 2013 -- solid tips from Reed McMillan, a man with a long career in art exhibition, currently sales director for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair -- 6 minutes

Added by Art Fair Videos on November 21, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

After the Art Fair - Breaking It Down

Behind the scene, breaking it down at an Art Fair. Fun video submitted by Michael Terra:

Added by Art Fair Videos on August 21, 2013 at 10:30pm — 15 Comments

Meet the Artists: Lakefront Festival of the Arts Video

I had a great time in Milwaukee and saw lots of great art. Here is an overview:

If you want to know more about this show, including my analysis of why this show is so hard to get into check out this post:…


Added by Art Fair Videos on June 28, 2013 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

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