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3D Printed Jewelry: Can You Print Art?

Food for thought from the archives, posted by Troy Smith, from Veracity Insurance, ACT - 

3D Printed Jewelry: Can You Print Art?

As new technologies continue to push our entire world forward, they begin to intersect more and more with the artistic and creative worlds.

One such intersection is the craft of jewelry-making and 3D…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 8, 2020 at 1:09pm — No Comments

When Will This Happen Again?

Remembering the days and really, really wondering when they will return. This image is from not too long ago. Do you have a better one?

Added by Connie Mettler on August 5, 2020 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

Just 25 hours - Will you Chip In?

Drawing Podcast Postponed.

Thanks to all of you who have donated so quickly to our request for help.  We really appreciate the support of our mission to help artists and art fairs, especially during these uncertain times. We have so many friends, if each chipped in even just $2, it would help so much.

If our websites have been useful to…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 20, 2020 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Just $2?

Let's get right to the point:

It's tough out there, yet we don't quit. What good would that do? Every Spring we host a Pledge Drive to keep our art fair websites…
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Added by Connie Mettler on July 14, 2020 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Podcast: Pinterest - Can I Use it to Sell Art?

LIVE - THURS., JUNE 25, 2 PM EASTERN TIME

Part V: Marketing Art Through Social Media/Pinterest

The Pinterest social media platform with over 335 million users could just be the missing piece of your social media…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 22, 2020 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Podcast: Instagram - How Can I Use it to Sell Art?

LIVE PODCAST - JUNE 18, 1 PM EASTERN TIME

Part IV -  Marketing Art Through Social Media: Instagram

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing networking service owned by Facebook.  It was…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 15, 2020 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Facebook: Can it Help You Sell Your Art?

LIVE PODCAST: THURS., JUNE 11, 3 PM ET

Part III, Marketing with Social Media: Using Facebook to Sell Art

Facebook is an online social media and social networking service with with more than 2 billion users…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 8, 2020 at 1:22pm — 4 Comments

Next Podcast: Etsy? Is it a Fit for Your Art?

LIVE PODCAST: Thursday, JUNE 4, 1 PM ET

Part II: Using Social Media to Sell Art/Etsy

Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies founded in 2005. It is a global online marketplace,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 2, 2020 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Help Wanted: Seeking Podcast Guests

Help wanted: seeking podcast guests:

Many, many of you have learned to use online tools to increase your art sales. We have devoted recent months to bringing you the tools to help you do that better by presenting
  • Podcasts to bring you economic relief: EIDL, PPP,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

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 ArtFairRadio.com, Apple Podcasts -- download any…

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

Can a Website Contribute to Art Sales?

LIVE PODCAST: THURS., MAY 21, 1 PM EASTERN TIME

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…

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

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

ZOOM with us on Tuesday, May 5

Website Checkup - 2 pm ET

Web designer Franklin Piuck and ArtFairInsiders.com 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…

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

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

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

LIVE - THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2 PM ET

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…

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

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

THURS., APRIL 23, 3 PM ET

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…

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

Thank you for your response

I know, we're all paddling as fast as we can right now and it truly is amazing how our community has come together to help one another. Great job, folks.

Here are two surveys from art festival organizations focused on working to make things better for you in the upcoming days. Can you help these folks…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 20, 2020 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

Live Podcast: Applying for Unemployment

FRIDAY - APRIL 17, 1 PM ET

Part 3: Let's apply for unemployment.

You're invited to be on…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2020 at 11:28am — No Comments

Live Podcast: Let's Do This! Apply for the PPP

APRIL 16, 4 PM ET - Can we do it again? Finally fill out these forms? We did it last week and now it's time again. Let's do this together.

The CARES Act offers several programs to help small business people. The Payroll…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2020 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

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