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

Call for Artists: Art in the Park, Oak Park

May 19 & 20 

Oak Park, Illinois…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 28, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

September 8 & 9Lakeview-eastlogo

Chicago, Illinois


Intersection of Broadway and Belmont

Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 10am-5pm

175 max. artists

Deadline: March 1 …

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 27, 2012 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

Podcast: 5 pm, 2/27: Art Fair Directors Cindy Lerick & Stephen King

Connie Mettler talks with Cindy Lerick, director of the Saint Louis Art Fair and Stephen King, director of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

What we'll be talking about:

  • Their background
  • Mission of their events
  • What is a non-profit and where does the money go?
  • How do they decide on a booth fee?
  • Jury information
  • How they pick…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 26, 2012 at 5:58pm — 27 Comments

Prizewinners: Coconut Grove, ArtiGras & Uptown Altamonte- 2012



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Added by Connie Mettler on February 24, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts

June 2 & 3Art Fair Calendar.com

Deerfield, Illinois

Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts

Deerfield Road and Park Avenue

Presented by: Deerfield Fine Arts Commission & Village of Deerfield

Deadline: March 1


Artist Notification: March 15

Debbie Netter is proud…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 24, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Milwaukee Domes Art Festival

August 17-19

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mitchell Park

Presented by the Friends of the Domes

60-100 exhibitors

Deadline: March 12



The Milwaukee Domes Art Festival is a cultural extravaganza August 17th through the 19th in and around the historic Milwaukee landmark, the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 21, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: West End Art Festival

September 15 & 16LaGrangeLogo

LaGrange, Illinois

Intersection of Burlington & Brainard Ave.

Saturday,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 20, 2012 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: American Craft Expo

August 24 - 26Glencoe

Evanston, Illinois


   Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Northwestern University

   Fri.: 10am-8pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 10am-5pm

   Benefit Preview Party: August 23, 6:30-9:00 pm

   150 Craft Artists

   Deadline: March 2



The Auxiliary of NorthShore University Health System (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals presents one of the most…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 17, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Handful of Spaces Available for March Festivals in Florida



Naples Bayfest Naples, Florida 3/4 & 3/5…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 16, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

New Director at the Columbus Arts Festival

GCAC ANNOUNCES NEW COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Jami Goldstein

614-221-8492

Columbus, Ohio - Following a national search, the Greater Columbus Arts Council announced today the selection of Scott Huntley as the new director of…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 15, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Prizewinners at ArtFest Fort Myers - February 3-5

Congratulations to these award winners at Fort Myers:

Best of Show: John Costin*, Printmaking

First Place 2D: Christina Smith*, Mixed Media 2D…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Old Town Art & Craft Show



March 31-April 1

St. Augustine, Florida…
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Added by Connie Mettler on February 13, 2012 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Salina, KS: Smoky Hill River Festival, June 8-10

Celebrating Artists, Celebrating Excellence!

The first breath of summer Salina marks the arrival of the highly anticipated and award winning Smoky Hill River Festival, one of the top festivals in the Central united States and Kansas' finest!



The dynamic cultural life of Salina has been celebrated at the Festival for now…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 13, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

The art of organizing art shows: Can Naples support two in one month?

Can you believe that headline? Who knew anyone was noticing? This article from the Naples Daily News is not about the street art fairs we know, love, hate, aspire to and desire, it is about the biggie International events that feature art dealers and galleries with BIG price tag items, an art show with up to $1 billion in inventory, as will be present…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 12, 2012 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Chicago Loses an Art Fair

The Merchandise Mart, site of the popular One of a Kind Show and Sale, also has hosted the Chicago International Art Exposition, Next Art Chicago, what was once considered one of the world's most important art exhibitions. Recent years have shown a decline in sales and attendance (where have I heard that before?) and this week the event was cancelled for 2012. The article goes on to state that a new startup at Navy Pier named Expo Chicago may have helped pull the stuffing out of this 3…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Midsummer Arts Faire



June 22-24


Quincy, Illinois

Washington Park, 5th & Maine St. in the Historic Quincy Business District

Fri. 5-9; Sat. 10-5; Sun. 11-4

50-55 exhibitors

Deadline:  February 28



Now in our 9th year, the Midsummer Arts Faire (MAF) continues to grow and thrive in a community and tri-state region where patrons show their appreciation for art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 10, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Great News! Increase in Arts Funding in Michigan

ArtServe Michigan

Governor Snyder of Michigan just released his fiscal year 2013 recommendations calling for $6,150,000 for the Michigan Council for the Arts.

The recommendation…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 9, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

"Grandmother Wins Arts Show" & more..

I think my favorite headline ever for a report on an art fair:  Grandmother Wins Arts Show. Hooray for grandmothers out there creating art and winning the awards, in this case Carol Elder Napoli who won this $5000 award for the second year in a row. You'll like this story.

Mount Dora has nearly 300 exhibitors and usually you can find a bunch of our members among the exhibitors as well as the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 9, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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

June 9 & 10ROClay/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 18th year, celebrates artwork created by combining heat with minerals and earth.  Held in Royal Oak, MI, this…

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

2012 Coconut Grove Arts Festival poster unveiled

Getting ready for the big event:
  • Official poster
  • Friday night party fundraiser for the CGAF
  • Sponsors' breakfast

Artists, of course, think about art festivals as places to display, meet customers, and sell their art. But behind the scenes there is a lot going on that does not get noticed by them, just like…

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Added by Connie Mettler on February 6, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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