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Help Wanted: CherryArts

In my mailbox today: 

CherryArts Marketing Manager

We are looking for a marketing professional with experience in the arts and/or large event production to manage a marketing program that will build visibility of…

Added by Connie Mettler on November 9, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

You/your art/craft on TV!

In my mailbox today from NBC:

All of you artsy/craftsy folks, fine artsy, loving hands artsy, weekend warrior artsy ... this might be for you! 

Anyone interested in applying can go to …


Added by Connie Mettler on November 8, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Today's the day --

Deadline: Midnight, November 8, Best Art Fairs Survey

Can you share this link and get some of your fans to complete our survey before midnight. You know how the crowds flock to the art fairs ... not just because they…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 8, 2018 at 7:35am — No Comments

Call for Artists! Artsy Shark needs 48 artists

Artsy Shark is currently seeking 48 artists to feature and promote through individual portfolio articles in the coming months. Submissions are now open. We invite visual artists in all mediums to apply.

Deadline is November 1, 2018.

As a Featured Artist, you present your portfolio and in your own words, describe…


Added by Connie Mettler on October 27, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Complimentary tickets for Artists

The 10th edition of Art San Diego kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. And as an Art Fair Insider subscriber, Art San Diego is offering exclusive tickets to attend the 10th-anniversary show where you can see works from more than 75 exhibitors and specially curated programs,…


Added by Connie Mettler on October 19, 2018 at 4:07pm — No 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 7th Annual "Best Art Fair in America" survey.…


Added by Connie Mettler on October 15, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Free Winter Park Paint Out in April

From my inbox:

The Polasek Museum hosts the Winter Park Paint Out (April 21-27, 2019), a week-long plein air festival, every April and we would like to invite your members and affiliated artists in your group to apply. The application is free and we welcome new and out-of-state participation, as we have a wonderful housing program to offer. If…


Added by Connie Mettler on October 4, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I Didn't get into that show again!

Free?? How can it be free? Your chance to improve your chances of getting into that show. A great opportunity to learn what you need to do:

Colorado Artist Image Review Workshop presented by Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Denver, Colorado

OPEN DATE: 10/1/2018…


Added by Connie Mettler on October 3, 2018 at 3:52pm — 4 Comments

Invitation to Apply to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show


Added by Connie Mettler on September 27, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Help Wanted: Artist Coordinator, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Here's your chance to help run of the nation's best known art fairs. I know you've got the important experience of knowing a lot about art events. Do you meet these qualifications? Or if you know of anyone who might be artist-aware, detail-oriented, full of boundless energy, and willing to work full-time the few weeks leading up to Art Fair read on for the job description:



Added by Connie Mettler on September 27, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

4 Days to deadline: Garage Sale Art Fair

February 23

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 27, 2018 at 10:51am — No Comments

Another art fair hit by the economy

Back in 2008 and 2009 when the economy was hit by the "great recession" many events closed up shop for economic reasons. But its' been awhile since I've heard of any more. Then today I read that a 26 year old art fair in St. Joseph, MO, Trails West!, held annually since 1993 had been suspended.

The organizers cited increased costs of producing the festival, not a surprising reason considering the inflation since 1993 and the security costs incurred since 9/11. But the second reason…


Added by Connie Mettler on September 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Call for Artists: One of a Kind Show+Sale - Spring


Added by Connie Mettler on September 24, 2018 at 11:02am — No Comments

Looking for Weights? Special discount offer for our subscribers

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 17, 2018 at 8:56am — No Comments

CALL FOR ARTISTS - 2018 Michigan Great Artist Competition is Open for Entry

Artists from 8 southeast Michigan counties have the chance to strut their stuff as the MI Great Artist online art competition kicks into gear. Cash and prizes total more than $16,000. Sponsored by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.

Enter now right here:…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 8, 2018 at 10:26am — No Comments

Next Podcast: From Clothesline Art to Beloved Tradition

MONDAY - AUGUST 6, 6 PM ET - An Art Fair Story

Ready for a great story? Then you'll love this podcast. Details: The StJames Court Art Show (Oct. 5-7, 2018) began five decades ago…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 2, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

SMASH Fine Art Festival (Denver) - 3 days to deadline

August 18 & 19

Denver, Colorado
25 Artists
Deadline: July…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 23, 2018 at 6:58pm — 3 Comments

Prizewinners at Madison and Cherry Creek 2018

July brings the BIG shows and if you're not doing an art fair this month (especially if you live in the heart of the country) you probably aren't too serious about this business. (Just my opinion).

Photo by Miles Glynn, Best of Show at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 19, 2018 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

How You Get to be Chosen to be in the Cherry Creek Arts Festival

What a great article this is from in Denver.

Did you know only 260 of the 2,138 artists who applied to the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival were chosen to be a part of one of the most competitive juried art shows in the US? Did you think they were just picking on you! Or maybe you are one of "the chosen". 

Read the article: …


Added by Connie Mettler on July 3, 2018 at 4:34pm — 6 Comments

Do you have some good images we can use?

Looking for Images for our Websites

We are finally rebuilding our websites:…

Added by Connie Mettler on June 25, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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