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Connie Mettler's Blog – January 2013 Archive (33)

Call for Artists: 37th Annual Smoky Hill Art Festival

Four Rivers Craft Show: June 7-9

Fine Art Show: June 8 & 9

Salina, Kansas

Deadline: February 15

Celebrating Artists, Celebrating Excellence!

  • Over half-a-million dollars in visual arts sales annually!
  • Ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country and at the top of those in the…

Added by Connie Mettler on January 31, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

2012 Wrap-up: AFI Community Award Winners

Congratulations to these members of who make this online community the "Facebook" for art fair artists! Your votes from the blogs and private emails to me have been counted and the winners are:

Member of the year: Geoff Coe

Most Helpful: Larry Berman

Personality: Nels…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — 16 Comments

Call for Artists: Royal Oak Clay, Glass & Metal Show

June 8 & 9ROClay/Glass

Royal Oak, Michigan

on Washington Avenue in the downtown

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce

Saturday 10-9; Sunday 12-5

125 artists

Deadline: February 28

The Royal Oak Clay, Glass & Metal Show, in its 19th year, celebrates artwork created by combining heat with minerals and earth.  Held in Royal Oak, MI, this…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 30, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Cantigny Fine Art Festival

June 15 & 162012NewYear

Wheaton, Illinois

Cantigny Park

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

Deadline: February 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 promises even more excitement than our past art festivals, which are always among the park's…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 30, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 9th Annual Art in Your Eye

September 21 & 22 Batavia

Batavia, Illinois

80 Artists

Deadline: February 1…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 28, 2013 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

Next podcast: Would Wholesaling Work for You?

Thursday, January 31, 10 am, ET

Are you ready for to wholesale your fine art or fine craft? Do you have handmade goods that you'd like to see in galleries and gift shops? 

Guests will be:

Paul Willsea, who along with his…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 28, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: The Guild of Artists & Artisans

Your Invitation to apply to the Guild's suite of fine art fairs in the Midwest. The Guild is a non-profit, membership organization of professional artists. Do you like art fairs run by artists? These events are there to serve their artist members and you too!

Deadline February 1. Apply:…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Geneva Fine Arts Fair

July 27 & 28

Geneva, Illinois

8 S. Third Street, in the downtown

presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce

175 Artists

Deadline: February 1

Geneva, a chic and charming historic town located on the Fox River, will celebrate its 12th annual Fine Arts Fair in 2013. Its prestigious reputation of offering a superb selection of fine art by renowned artists and cutting edge newcomers attracts beginning and avid…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Art in the Park, Columbia, MO


June 1 & 2 ColumbiaCrowd

Columbia, Missouri

presented by the Columbia Art League

Stephens Lake Park

Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm

110 artists

Deadline: February 8

First held in 1958, Art in the Park is the oldest and largest art festival in mid-Missouri.  It is the highlight of the summer season in this arts-focused city, home of the University of…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 25, 2013 at 7:16am — No Comments

Show of the Month: Islamorada Fine Art Expo

January 26 & 27 ExpoPoster

Islamorada, Florida
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District

Mile Marker 81.5 Oceanside

on the Old Highway in the heart of Islamorada, Florida Keys

Friday, January 25, 2013, 6p - 8p: Preview Party @ Ocean Sotheby's International Realty, 81888 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada. Come meet the Expo artists as they first arrive to our island and see a…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 24, 2013 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Northbrook - Art in the Park

July 13 & 142012NewYear

Northbrook, Illinois

Village Green Park

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

70+ artists

Deadline: February 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…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 22, 2013 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

2012 Art Fair Insiders Community Awards - Vote Now!

support of Their unstinting contributions in sharing news, stories, technical information and tales of joy and woe are a continuing gift to all of us in the business.

Please take a few minutes to vote and give thanks to these members. Prizes will be…

Added by Connie Mettler on January 21, 2013 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Featured Artist: Geoff Coe - Photography


We all know people who are enamored with photography and dream of earning a living selling their best work at art fairs. One day Geoff Coe was on assignment taking publicity photos at a local art fair. During a lull he spent some time visiting with a well-known nature photographer who was exhibiting at the show when…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 21, 2013 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Art-A-Fair Festival

June 28-September 1 Art-A-Fair Logo

Laguna Beach, California

Festival grounds on Laguna Canyon Road

125 Artists

Mail-in application deadline: January 25

In Person Jury Day - bring in your art: February 10

You are cordially invited to submit your application for the 47th annual Art-A-Fair Festival, one of three premier art shows held each summer in beautiful Laguna Beach, California.

Laguna Beach is famous for its artist's…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 20, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Riverside Arts Fair

May 18 & 19 

Riverside, Illinois

Central Business District, Downtown…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

Podcast: The website you were meant to have

Our podcast on January 17 was with Jennifer Rapp Peterson, an illustrator, greeting card entrepreneur, cartoonist, and oh yes, tech wiz! We talked about artist websites and her specific answer to "what to do",, an inexpensive ($12 a month),…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 19, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 47th Annual CPFA Sidewalk Show & Sale

July 11-14   CPFA

State College, Pennsylvania

Downtown State College & Penn State Campus

300 exhibitors

Deadline: January 25

Why should you apply to this festival?  Here is what its director, Rick Bryant, has to say:

  • We're always ranked in the Top Ten in the Sunshine Artist Magazine rankings (#2 last time around!)
  • We bring roughly 100,000 people to  State College over five…

Added by Connie Mettler on January 18, 2013 at 7:25am — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: 50th Annual East Lansing Art Fair

May 18 & 19

East Lansing, Michigan

East Lansing Art Festival

downtown East Lansing

200-220 Artists

Deadline: Jan. 31

#55 Sunshine Artist ranking

A non-profit event produced by Art Festival Board of Directors under the auspices of the East Lansing Arts Commission/City of East Lansing.…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 16, 2013 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Next Podcast: The "Homeless" Artist

Wednesday - January 16 - 4 pm ET

You know that New Year's resolution you made about getting your website in order or figuring out what to do about that nagging social marketing question. Join us!

Artists - do you have a website, just for you? A site where you can

  • post your pics,
  • blog your…

Added by Connie Mettler on January 15, 2013 at 5:30pm — 15 Comments

Putting Santa to Bed

Excuse the delay for reporting back on the Secret Santa project we've been working on. It turned into an international gift exchange when Annette Piper joined in so we were waiting for gifts to be sent and received from Australia.

I hope you enjoyed the Secret Santa as much as I did. Some great gifts were exchanged. Thanks to participants Larry Berman, Annette Piper,…


Added by Connie Mettler on January 14, 2013 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

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