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Call for Artists: Artsy Shark

From my friend, Carolyn Edlund at Artsy Shark:

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS! Artsy Shark is now accepting applications from artists who would like to be featured in an individual portfolio article.
  • We need 48 artists to feature and promote in the next few months.
  • Deadline is January 23rd.
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 15, 2020 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Two Opportunities in 2020 with the One of a Kind Show Chicago

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 13, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

Gasparilla Festival Moves to Riverfront Park ++ a new initiative

The Gasparilla Festival of Arts in Tampa (Feb. 29-March1) is a beauty. Really fine work lured there for the big prize money ($80,000). You'll find artists there who might not sell anything, but love the prizes. 

Because of construction in its usual…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 8, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Choosing between commercial appeal or your passion

This is a Christmas gift for everyone who got into this business because they want to live their life as an artist but then found out that your most artistic work wasn't selling like you wished. You looked around at what was selling and then made one of 3 choices:

  1. create work…
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Added by Connie Mettler on December 16, 2019 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments

Sausalito Art Festival put on hold due to unforeseen issues, including security costs

A sad story here, something that artists rarely hear about, the background of finding the money to host art fairs. Especially the larger events, there is no way that booth fees and application fees pay for the events to be held. 

The story cites the added security costs because of the shooting at the nearby Gilroy Art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on December 12, 2019 at 10:07am — 3 Comments

Podcast: What is America's Best Art Fair

Friday, December 13, 1 pm ET

ArtFairCalendar.com has tallied all the votes in our 2019 Best Art Fair survey (8th Annual). We had a record number of participants reporting in the favorites. The goal of the survey is to encourage "art fair tourism", bringing art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on December 11, 2019 at 10:21am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival

January 25 & 26
Pinecrest, Florida…
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Added by Connie Mettler on December 9, 2019 at 9:54am — 2 Comments

Secret Santa 2019 is here! Signups are open NOW!

It's HERE! Sign up now for the art fair business's happiest…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 29, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cool Ad! Would you attend?

(This is not an advertisement for the Randolph Street Market)

I love it when art fairs/festivals/pop ups/markets really get the vibe of attracting customers to attend their events. I stole this image off of artist Angie Consalvo's email to share with you.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 25, 2019 at 10:57am — 5 Comments

Speaking Up: Talking to Show Organizers

A member of this site shared a show review and it included this letter that he sent to the show organizers:

We participated in the ________ _______ 2019 and it was our first time exhibiting in your show.  Our…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 22, 2019 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

What is America's Best Art Fair? (a survey)

What show is a "must attend" show for you, on your calendar every year? 

This is your invitation to participate in our 8th Annual "Best Art Fair in America" survey.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on November 7, 2019 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Apply to exhibit during Miami Art Week 2019: Spectrum Miami

Spectrum Miami | Dec. 4-8, 2019 | Apply Today
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 21, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Hurricane Season Coming? Special Offer for AFI members

(sponsored post)

US Weight launched into the canopy weight business with artist Jim Eaton's canopy weight - the Eaton.…
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 7, 2019 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

Deadline to Apply is Approaching for the One of a Kind Show

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 2, 2019 at 8:54am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 27, 2019 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Industry Warning-Looking for Sponsors?

Most of us know that artist fees do not entirely support the costs of putting together an art festival, and the bigger the event the more $$ an event needs. Show organizers search for sponsors to help carry the expense and, not surprisingly, there are business firms that are paid to find sponsors for events,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 25, 2019 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Keeping Spammers out of ArtFairInsiders.com - An apology

Try as we might between Larry Berman and myself sometimes spammers sneak in. Our apologies for any nuisance you've experienced in the last couple of days from James Pollard. He has left comments on people's pages and sent emails from the Commercial bank of Dubai(UAE). You know what that means. He is gone.

Please let us know if you ever…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why Some Art Fairs Thrive and Others Flop

We know it's true, don't we? I've just finished reading this article on the website Artsy, Why Some Art Fairs Thrive—and Others Flop. Although it is about the "big" art fair scene, many of the ideas apply to our smaller street art fairs (and indoor events also) that are not big news on the art scene.

What…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2019 at 1:09pm — 5 Comments

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