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Launching its Second Decade - Art San Diego Moves Downtown

 

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 12, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why I'll Be Showing My Work at Artists & Charities

Next Podcast: Monday, Sept. 9 at 5-5:30 pm ET  (sponsored podcast)

Part III of a series to understand the operations of creating a new art show.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Your chance to be a Coordinator for an Art Festival

In my inbox from Cranston, Rhode Island:

The Wickford Art Association is seeking an experienced event planner to serve as Festival Coordinator of the 58th Wickford Art Festival, to be held on July 11 and 12, 2020. The successful applicant will serve as the face of this award-winning event, working with the Board of Directors and volunteer committees to plan and implement all aspects of the festival. This is a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2019 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

Last Call: Jefferson County Makers Market

(aka JeffCo MO Maker's mART)
September 14 & 15
Cattawissa,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 30, 2019 at 9:54am — No Comments

Des Moines Artist Sues for Copyright Infringement

Des Moines Art Festival Exec Stephen King sent me this story:

Des Moines artist Chris Williams never imagined his work would be in a Super Bowl ad, but he recently became aware that an ad by the supermarket chain Hy-Vee featured prominently his mural in a Des Moines neighborhood. Not only that, the narrator was Oprah. It was a 4 minute feature…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 26, 2019 at 4:03pm — 16 Comments

Podcast: Where Does the Money Go? First Time Event Expenses

(sponsored podcast)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 5:00 - 5:30 PM ET

Part II of a series to understand the operations of creating a new art show.

Artists and Charities Hand in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Last Call: Miami Fine Art Show - a new event!

Miami, Florida…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2019 at 10:21am — No Comments

Call for Artists: American Craft Council

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 18, 2019 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Next Podcast: Planning a New Art Fair - 5 easy lessons

(sponsored podcast)

Tuesday, August 20, 5:00 to 5:30 pm ET

Can Florida use another art festival? Does Palm…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 15, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Artisanville

November 2 & 3

Greenville, South Carolina
Presented by: Artisanville, LLC
250 Artists
Deadline: August 31

Notification Date: September 15

Application Fee: $20    Booth Fee: $210-$350…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2019 at 9:50am — No Comments

La Quinta Art Festival 2020? The show must go on

New promoter chosen

It was with great sadness that artists and art lovers learned in June that there would not be an art festival in La Quinta in March 2020 because of differences in viewpoints/missions between the La Quinta Foundation and the city of La Quinta.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 7, 2019 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Can an art fair help the local economy?

50 years ago Park City, Utah, known as a great winter resort area, was a ghost town in the summer. This year the Kimball Art Festival held in the downtown streets celebrates its 50th anniversary. And what does Park City look like this August 2019? 

Think about this:

Last year, nearly 50,000 people attended the festival, and between their food, lodging and transportation needs, festival purchases and other expenses, the visitors left an economic impact…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 2, 2019 at 12:25pm — No Comments

It happens to the best of shows ...

at the last minute a key staff member needs to leave 

The Michigan Guild of Artists & Artisans is looking for a full time Operations Director for the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair for their organization right away. Is this the job for you?

The Guild of Artists & Artisans is hiring an experienced Art Fair Operations Director. This is a full time position that…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 10, 2019 at 5:58pm — 5 Comments

That's All Folks! Thanks to all

Our 10th Pledge Drive was one of our best solid pledges and wonderful prizes for all of you who support our mission to enable artists to earn a living at the nation's art fairs.

Your pledge really makes a difference. Not only was the response great - the personal messages to me about how helpful our…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 25, 2019 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

No La Quinta Arts Festival in 2020

In my mailbox today: 

Important Statement Regarding La Quinta Arts Festival…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 13, 2019 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Montauk and East Hampton Businesses Bemoan Street Fairs

For years there has been a mostly silent struggle between local merchants and the art fairs that pop up in their midst periodically. But I know of some very unhappy merchants over the years in Ann Arbor and Scottsdale and other smaller towns. 

In Montauk recently the merchants are speaking up about the events on the village green, their customers buy at the art fair and then don't have money to spend in the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 7, 2019 at 11:05am — No Comments

Pledge Drive Winners - 2019

Many, many thanks for all the pledges. This was one of our most successful pledge drives so far. I appreciate your generosity, some of you for many, many

years. The art fair business thrives under its community umbrella. Sharing with one another enriches everyone. 

Here are the names…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 30, 2019 at 6:00pm — 14 Comments

PODCAST TODAY: Drawing Winning Names in the Pledge Drive

THURSDAY - MAY 30 - 5 PM ET

You support our websites with your donations and we really appreciate it. We couldn't do it without you.

Listen as Connie Mettler, host of…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 30, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Winners in the Pledge Drive & 3 Artists Share "best tips"

On Tuesday we had one of our best podcasts, a report from 3 different artists from Florida, Chicago and Washington State, on their journeys creating art and participating in art fairs. I believe nearly 100 years total experience among them. 

Their tips for…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2019 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

20 Things Every Artist Needs

Last Call to be eligible to win these prizes in our Pledge Drive drawing tomorrow, May 30, ET.

  1. 2 - $300 gift certificates from FlourishDisplays.com
  2. 3 - $200 gift…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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