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Will you do me a favor today?

Our 10th Annual Birthday Pledge Drive to sustain our websites' mission of supporting artists and art fairs is started on Sunday, May 19 and will end on May 30. …

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 20, 2019 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

Podcast: On the Road Again, Where do you Sleep?

Wednesday, May 22, 5 pm ET

Participating in the nation's art fairs is not for the faint-heared or the penniless. So much overhead! We won't go into all of those costs, but a serious contender for the diversity of options and costs is lodging on the road.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 20, 2019 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Podcast Review: How I Built a Business from my Art Fair Career

Review of the podcast - speaking with entrepreneurs on how they support artists and develop products for artists for their careers.

Although this podcast was a little off the track of our usual nuts and bolts discussions on surviving/thriving in the business, I was curious about some of the businesses surrounding the festivals and…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 17, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

PODCAST: How I Built a New Business out of my Art Fair Career

THURSDAY - MAY 16, 6 PM ET

There are thousands of artists in the U.S. who participate in art fairs for years and years. There are many who drop out after a few years (it's a lot of work!). Then there are those who take their art fair experience…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2019 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

North America's top 500 retailers

and what you can learn.

Retailing is what we are doing, right? You are creating and we're all involved in selling. This info recently came into my inbox and made me very curious. The most interesting part to me was the growth of sales on the Internet ... what do you think of this info:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2019 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Chesterton Art Fair - 61st Annual

August 3 & 4
Chesterton, Indiana
Presented By: Chesterton Art Center…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 8, 2019 at 10:09am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Baltimore Fine Craft Show

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 1, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Prizewinners at one of the "biggies": La Quinta Arts Festival 2019

The winners at the:

  • Ranked#1 Fine Art & #1 Fine Craft Festival in the Nation – Art Fair SourceBook 2019
  • Ranked # 1 Fine Art and Design Show – Sunshine Artist 2018…
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Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2019 at 11:41am — No Comments

e.g., How Great Art Fairs Market to their Fans

We all know it is all about the marketing. I'm on a bunch of show's mailing lists so I receive PR regularly. An art fair that has great communication skills is Artisphere in Greenville, S.C. I'm posting their latest email to inspire other show organizers.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 8, 2019 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Penrod Arts Fair - 53rd Annual

September 6 & 7
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sponsored by the Penrod…
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Added by Connie Mettler on April 3, 2019 at 9:51pm — No Comments

How do you like this poster?

Image by Michelle Lundgren

Can you show us a better one? Upload below. 

Actually, the deadline has changed on the image above. It is now…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2019 at 11:22am — 8 Comments

Who Won the Prizes at Coconut Grove and Winter Park?

Being accepted at Florida's two biggest shows can be the highlight of an artist's winter brining in income for the current time AND if you win a prize that can mean $$$ and a highly desirable invitation to next winter's festival. Who were the winners?

COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL

Feb. 16-18,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2019 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Review: Facebook Marketing Strategy Session - 3/7/19

Have you been to any art fairs lately and asked yourself, "what am I doing here?" Have you spent four days including travel time and you've barely broken even? You know I'm talking about art fair alternatives and learning to use online tools to show, share, sell your fine art and craft. …

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 8, 2019 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Call for Artists: Marshalltown Art Festival - 1 day to deadline!

July 20
Marshalltown, Iowa
Downtown, anchored by the beautiful, historic courthouse square.
Presented By: Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 6, 2019 at 6:08pm — No Comments

New! Apps for Art Festivals

A sponsored…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 4, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Next Podcast - A Strategy Session: Profiting from Facebook

Thursday, March 7, 6 pm ET: Part II - Using Facebook to connect with your buyers and sell your work.

Back by popular demand artist Dave Emmons joins me to talk…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 3, 2019 at 11:03pm — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: Prairie Village Art Show - 2 days to deadline

May 31 - June 2
Prairie Village, Kansas

Presented By: The Shops at Prairie Village
100 Artists
Deadline: February 21…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 18, 2019 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Next podcast? Using Facebook to sell your art - Part 2

We've had such a good response to last week's podcast with Dave Emmons (Can you Really Sell your Art on Facebook?) that I'm considering doing a follow up. I'm looking for…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 18, 2019 at 10:39am — 26 Comments

Next Podcast: Can Facebook Really Help You Sell Your Work?

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 6 PM ET - Listen Live

(this is a sponsored podcast)

The high overhead of doing 30 shows a year exhausting you? What if…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 8, 2019 at 1:00pm — 25 Comments

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