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Connie Mettler's Blog – February 2010 Archive (23)

Call for Artists: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Art Fair Calendar.com September 11 & 12

Chicago

presented by EM Events

Sat. 10 AM - 6 PM

Sun. 10 AM - 5 PM

130+ Artists

Deadline: March 1



Beautiful fall weather brings you an event in a hip Chicago neighborhood, a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: LaGrange, IL

Art Fair Calendar.com September 18 & 19

LaGrange, Illinois

West End Art Festival

presented by EM Events

Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

90 Artists



Application…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Art in the Park - Pensacola

May 15 & 16





Pensacola, Florida



Pensacola Museum of Arts' Art in the Park



Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm



100-120 Artists…



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Added by Connie Mettler on February 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Saint Louis Art Fair

September 10, 11, & 12





downtown streets of Clayton, Missouri

Presented by Cultural Festivals

165 Artists…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 24, 2010 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Gold Coast Art Fair Moves to Grant Park

Well, isn't this the year for lots of changes and moves in the art fair business?



The very latest, fresh out of Chicago, is Amdur Productions moving the granddaddy of all Chicago art fairs, the Gold Coast Art Fair, out of the River North where it has been for some years now to the larger expanse of Grant Park!



A couple of the problems that artists have had with the old location will be gone, specifically the constant flow of traffic near some booths and the crowded nature of… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 23, 2010 at 9:27pm — 13 Comments

Texas News -- Art Fair moving in Dallas

Fair Park in Dallas is a huge place. For several years, many years ago, we made the trek to Dallas to take part in what was then called the Dallas 500. It has changed hands a couple of times and names and locations.



Now it seems there is another event CityArts that has been going on in another location is moving to Fair Park and encompassing the 500. Sounds like an excellent strategic move to me.



Read all about it here:… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 23, 2010 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Midsummer Arts Faire

June 25-27





Quincy, Illinois



Washington Park in the heart of the central business district

sponsored by a coalition of community and cultural arts organizations

50 Artists

Deadline: March 31



Where is Quincy, IL? Visit this link.



From the… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 22, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Award winners at the Naples National - February 20

As they like to say at the big art fairs, "you are a winner just to be accepted to this show." Right. Anyway, here are the winners in Naples today:





Judith Wood of West Palm Beach won Best in Show for her woven leather jewelry . “Her work was exquisite, honest and sincere,” judge Douglas



David is quoted in a press release. “It was incredible in design

philosophy and spirit. And, it was her first time in the Naples

National."



Now that… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 20, 2010 at 6:25pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Art Fair on the Square

July 10 & 11





Madison, Wisconsin



On the Capitol Concourse around the Capitol Building

Presented by The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

400 Artists

Deadline: March 1



This is THE big art fair weekend in the Midwest and frankly this is THE place to be! An artist's favorite in a cool college town with beautiful weather… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 19, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Artist of the Month: Nels Johnson

"I am always looking for the next great shot," says Nels, whose photographs are full of a sensitive use of the light and strong color, reflecting his life growing up in sun-drenched Florida. Art fairs have been his livelihood for over 35 years and his imagery reflects this.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 17, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

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

June 12-13Royal Oak Clay, Metal & Glass Show

Royal Oak, Michigan

on Washington Avenue in downtown…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 17, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Save the Date - July 17 & 18

As though July 17 & 18 weren't already very popular dates in the Midwest, a new event will be popping up this summer in Port Huron, Michigan.



This is the weekend of the very cool Port Huron to Mackinaw (sail) Boat Race. Boaters flock to Port Huron for the festivities and to see the boats take off on Saturday morning. To this point there have been no organized activities to keep the visitors in town and contribute to the city of Port Huron. However, the ink is not quite dry on an… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 16, 2010 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: The Guild's 2010 Michigan & Ohio 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 best known for its award-winning Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. Guild… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 14, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Another Michigan art fair moves its location - Orchard Lake Fine Art Show

You have got to hand it to these art fair organizers in Michigan -- they don't give up. Here is the latest in a series of events moving its location, and in my humble opinion, coming up with a winner!



8th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show - July 30-August 1, 2010



2010 New Improved Location!

We are very excited to announce that in 2010, the 8th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show™ has a new and improved… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 9, 2010 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Open Jury in St. Louis - March 18 & 19

Ready to see some great art images? Want to see your images stack up for one of the most competitive art fairs in the country? Here's your answer:



Saint Louis Art Fair Reception and Open Jury

Jurying will be held at the St. Louis Art Artists’ Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO 63105. Parking is available in front of the Guild. We will be in the 1st floor Gallery on the right as you enter the front door.… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mount Dora Prize Winners

Unlike Fort Myers (see Bert Herrera's posting) where the prize money had hit hard times, Mount Dora passed out their $5000 Best of Show award and many more. The Best of Show winner, James Casey, of Clermont, FL, was "shocked, totally stunned, and emotionally overwhelmed." Congratulations to James, a part time artist, who will be back at Lowe's working in the garden department soon. Read the rest of the story… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The "Art Stars" - January's Featured Members

In January we held the first voting for Art Fair Insiders most helpful members. Thanks to all of you who voted. It was really fun to see if your ideas on this and mine jibed. There were so many good nominations and so many deserving participants.



Our first month's winners are:



Paula Johnson
of Arizona City, AZ, a member since since April 2009, who has been… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 6, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Return of the Brandywine Arts Festival!

Lo and behold, this event is being resurrected by a local man, Barry Schlecker, a Wilmington native and art collector and owner of The Network Group. It will be back at its original location and on its original dates. Stay tuned for more details.



Read more about it: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/201002031141/entertainment/100203022



Read more about Schlecker and his plans for the… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 5, 2010 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Summerfest in Evergreen, Colorado



July 17th & 18th



Evergreen, Colorado



Presented by the Center for the Arts Evergreen

Buchanan Park

125 artists

Deadline: March 15th



You are invited to apply to our annual Summerfest Arts Festival. It is a juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and fine crafts. Being only 30 minutes from Denver,… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 3, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Don't Want to Travel Far? Take a few Tips from Jeane Vogel

I receive photographer Jeane Vogel's email newsletter periodically. It just keeps getting better and better, so I'm putting it here to inspire those of you who may be interested in a few of these good ideas:



Ok, I know some of you have heard this three times in the last three years, but I PROMISE this is the last time for a while: I have a fabulous new gallery and studio that I truly want you to see!



(1) opened a gallery



Last January I opened a… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on February 3, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

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