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Connie Mettler's Blog – January 2012 Archive (25)

New Podcast: Selling Art Online, another Option

Last week I spoke with Chris Lake, managing director of ArtsyHome.com, the online presence of  Distinctive Living magazine, an online venue that connects buyers with artists.

This is a one of a kind business proposition -- no other online gallery also is part of a business with a print magazine that has a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 31, 2012 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Deadline extended: Summerfair in Cincinnati

The deadline for Cincinnati's Summerfair, June 1-3, has been extended to February 10. Applications online at: www.ZAPPlication.org.

Added by Connie Mettler on January 31, 2012 at 2:24pm — 5 Comments

Solid Partnership: Habitat for Humanity, Recycling and Art

Not a commercial -- In Fargo local artists and Habitat for Humanity ReStore have teamed up to showcase recycled art and auction it for a community cause.

"The LAHFH ReStore contacted area artists and asked them to use their talents to create a piece of art utilizing home improvement materials from the Habitat ReStore. The artists were given a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Featured Show of the Month: Artfest Fort Myers

February 4 & 5
10 am to 5 pm
A juried fine arts festival featuring 215 national artists, high school art…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: The Guild of Artists & Artisans 2012 Spring & Summer Art Fairs



Bringing art to the community and the community to art. That's the mission of the Guild of Artists & Artisans. The Guild, which has been a force in the art fair world for more than 40 years, is…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 29, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Howard Alan Events

Chicago
Welcome to Chicago!

For nearly…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 27, 2012 at 10:04am — 9 Comments

Call for Artists: Cantigny Fine Art Festival

June 16 & 172012NewYear

Wheaton, Illinois


Cantigny Park

Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 10am-4pm

Deadline: Feb. 1



Cantigny Park is pleased to announce Art in Bloom, an outdoor arts festival.  More than 80 juried artists will showcase their work amidst Cantigny's beautiful gardens, grounds and museums.



Art in Bloom 2012 promises even more excitement than our past art festivals, which are always among the park's most popular events.  Two-day attendance…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Stuart Bazaar, Feb. 4 & 5



February 4 & 5
Stuart, Florida
Flagler Park, downtown
Merchants, artisans and delicacies from near and afar…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 24, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

To Make Art? or To Make Money? That is today's Question

Making art and making money is not always a match made in heaven. And ... that doesn’t mean it’s not doable; in fact, quite the opposite.



With the right tools, the right information, and the right attitude you can turn your passion for art into a thriving income.



Join Ariane Goodwin, host of the smARTist Telesummit, at her online seminar.  This amazing, 7-day immersion-in-your-art-career conference begins Thursday with a MasterMind Panel where, if…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 23, 2012 at 9:52pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Geneva Fine Arts Fair

July 28 & 292012NewYear

Geneva, Illinois

8 S. Third Street

Sat. & Sun.: 10am-5pm

175 max. artists

Deadline: Feb. 1



Geneva, a chic and charming historic town located on the Fox River, will celebrate it's eleventh annual Fine Arts Fair in 2012.



Presented by the Chamber of Commerce, the show is tucked along shady streets among 100+ specialty shops located…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Date Changes for Amdur Events in Chicago

Date changes have been required due to the City of Chicago changing the date for the 2012 Taste of Chicago to conflict with the Gold Coast Art Fair. This change tangentially impacts the Lincolnshire Art Festival. The Gold Coast Art Fair will now be June 30 and July 1 and the Lincolnshire Art Festival will now be August 18 and 19.



Another Chicago art event’s date creates a conflict with The Inside Show and requires…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 20, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Northbrook - Art in the Park

July 14 & 152012NewYear

Northbrook, Illinois


Village Green Park

Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm

80 maximum artists

Deadline: Feb. 1



Join us in Northbrook for an artful experience! Set in the picturesque Village Green Park downtown, with its tree lined paths and hometown feel, Art in the Park - A Northbrook Fine Arts Festival presents the highest quality in fine art and craft.…



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Added by Connie Mettler on January 20, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Year of Awesome - Community Awards

The votes have been tallied and the winners are:

Member of the year: Geoff Coe - "He gives incredible answers to people's questions. He tells them the where, the when , the why and the how.  He tells them where to stay, where not to stay and how much of his answer is from is personal experience and how much is what he heard.  Then if that's not enough…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2012 at 11:30am — 17 Comments

Call for Artists: East Lansing Art Festival



May 19 & 20

East Lansing, Michigan

downtown East Lansing

220 Artists

Deadline: January 31

 

Produced by Art Festival Board of Directors…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 18, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Lakefront Art Festival

August 18 & 19

Michigan City, Indiana  

     30th Annual Lubeznik Center for the Arts

     Lakefront Art Festival…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 16, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Omaha Summer Arts Festival

June 8, 9, 10

Downtown Omaha, Nebraska

135 Artists

Deadline: January 22 …

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 12, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

What is an Original Print (and How Do Art Fairs Define Originality?)

Imagine my surprise when I was cruising through the Huffington Post and came across this article: What is an Original Print? Interestingly the writer, Daniel Grant, even consulted the rules from some of the nation's art fairs including the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair and the Rising Sun Festival of Arts and Crafts and many in between. 

The article defines "print" as "an…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 12, 2012 at 11:58am — 9 Comments

Art Fair Insiders 2011 Community Awards Nominations



 

  1. Member of the year - Geoff Coe, Larry Berman, Jim Parker, Nels Johnson, Annette Piper
  2. Personality of the year - Nels Johnson, Munks, Linda Shields, Barry Bernstein
  3. Author of the year - Nels Johnson, Geoff Coe, Corey Johnston
  4. ROFL award - Caroline Kwas, Munks
  5. Most generous and helpful - Larry Berman, Jim…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 11, 2012 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

Call for Artists: Art Fair at Queeny Park

Queeny Park logo March 30 - April 1

St. Louis, Missouri

36th Annual Spring Art Fair

West St. Louis County

Fri. 6pm-9pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 11am-4pm

Deadline: January 16

130 Artists



For more than 36 years the Greater St. Louis Art Association, www.gslaa.org has been…
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Added by Connie Mettler on January 11, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

AFSB new ratings out: Marion Art Festival's changes

The Marion (IA) Art Festival is pleased to announce their upgrades in the ratings from the Art Fair Sourcebook:

"The MAF is one of the most artist-profitable festivals nationwide! The 2012 Art Fair SourceBook ranks the MAF as:

- #17 fine art event nationwide

- #24 overall in fine craft

- #1 among events exhibiting 100 artists or fewer

- #1 one-day show in the country

- #2 in the nation for return on…

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Added by Connie Mettler on January 9, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

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