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Connie Mettler's Blog – March 2010 Archive (24)

Please talk amongst yourselves

Hi everyone,



I'm heading to Los Angeles for a week and will be checking in here only sporadically. It is time for some sunshine and to check in with family and meet with my mentor to keep "all things online" going well. Be prepared for changes upon my return.



In the meantime, I have been receiving messages from various members of the site who are not pleased with the somewhat adversarial conversations taking place in the discussion area. People are telling me they are not… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 30, 2010 at 3:30am — 23 Comments

Call for Artists: Bartlett Festival of the Arts

June 26 & 27





Bartlett, Illinois



Outdoors in Downtown Bartlett



Presented by the Arts Council



60 Artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 28, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Painter Roy Schallenberg, 05/04/1945 to 03/24/2010

Today, March 25, from Patty Narozny:







In case you have not heard, I wanted to send you the information, below from Andrea, Roy Schallenberg’s wife. Roy passed yesterday morning. He was a friend, artist consultant and mentor to me. Many people do not realize that Roy was instrumental with Hot Works and where we have grown the last few years. We will miss him deeply.





Email from his wife,… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

2 Deals and Discounts for Art Fair Insiders

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Check out the classifieds at ArtFairInsiders.com for the details.





2. Welcome to our new advertiser, Frame… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 25, 2010 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Mount Clemens Art Fair

June 4, 5 & 6…



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Added by Connie Mettler on March 24, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Do you live in Detroit? Author offering free scholarships to his online marketing community

Do you live in Detroit? Are you serious about learning how to turn your web site into a money

machine? Author Scott Fox, a former Detroiter, well aware of the economic devastation of his hometown, believes in reinvesting in deserving communities. Accordingly he has just announced that he is giving six free scholarships to his online marketing community to Detroiters.





The community, www. ClickMillionaires.com,… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 23, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Amish Acres



August 5-8

Nappanee, IN


350 exhibitors

Deadline: April 1



The 48th annual Amish Acres Festival is seeking talented artists and craftsmen to exhibit and sell their wares around the pond at Amish Acres.



Amish Acres is an 80 acre farmstead, listed in the… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 22, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival initial reports





Friday morning thousands of people filled the park and streets of Winter Park to view the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. It was well covered by the local media. Here is an article from the Orlando Sentinel, a good overview that includes many photos to really give you the flavor of the event and an idea of the work exhibited:… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 21, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Artsfest '10 in Maryland

September 18 & 19





Solomons, Maryland



Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center



In Association with the Smithsonian Institution



Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

September 19, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

150 artists (140 outside/10-12… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2010 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

American Style Magazine Chooses Top Ten Art Fairs

I always love reading these lists of Top art fairs. The Sunshine Artist seems to be the most inclusive, spotlighting events across the country, Greg Lawler's Art Fair SourceBook, the most true, and American Style's list always includes some events I've never heard of, which always intrigues me. Here are their top ten:



1. Kentucky Crafted, The Market, Louisville, KY

2. St. James Court Art Show, Louisville, KY

3. Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA

4. Scottsdale… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 16, 2010 at 3:30am — 17 Comments

Call for Artists: Historic Shaw Art Fair



October 2 & 3


St. Louis,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 15, 2010 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Artist of the Month: Amy Flynn, Mixed Media "Fobots"

Artists who are challenged by the economy these days will find great hope in the story of this month's Featured Artist.





Amy Flynn has had a successful career as a professional illustrator since college, working for a variety of greeting card, paper, children's book publishers and gift companies.Then the recession hit, clients stopped paying and suddenly the concept of a "starving artist" hit home....not any more!



"In the past 18 months, Flynn, 49, has gone… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 9th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival

July 2, 3 & 4





Great Barrington, Massachusetts



Ski Butternut



175 Exhibitors





Deadline: A Few spaces left





For… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 12, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

St. James Art Show poster contest wants your work

From the Louisville Courier-Journal comes the announcement for a call for artists to submit their work for the St. James Court Art Show poster contest with a top prize of $1000 and your art being exhibited on the souvenir t-shirts and sweatshirts.



This is one of our oldest art fairs, established in 1956, and the poster contest has been around since 1981, The show organizer, Marguerite Esrock said that the contest receives about 88 entries last year. Deadline is June 18.



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Added by Connie Mettler on March 10, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 35th Annual Outdoor Art Show in Pennsylvania

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 10, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

February's "Art Stars"

Many thanks to these members who your votes chose as the most helpful and generous members at Art

Fair Insiders this month. These three, plus all the rest of you who contribute to this web site, are bringing transparency to our business. Your willingness to share the "good, the bad, and the ugly" at the art fairs on the streets of America is making Art Fair Insiders THE place to be online.





Many thanks to: …



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Added by Connie Mettler on March 9, 2010 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

ArtPrize returns for 2010

THE big art story last year was the fabulous city-wide exhibitions last September in Grand Rapids, Michigan, called ArtPrize. What it is:



ArtPrize is a radically open competition which has no formal jury, curator or judge. Winners are decided by public vote using mobile devices and social media. In ArtPrize 2009, more than 1,260 artists from all over the world participated in the unprecedented… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 9, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 45th Annual Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair

September 25 & 26





Peoria, Illinois



Riverfront Festival Park



Presented by the Peoria Art Guild



150 Artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 7, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Miami Herald: Traveling Takes its Toll on Artists

Here's a nice article from today's Miami Herald. It includes a lot of information you already know (the expense of it all and the risk-taking), but it is always good when the press does a "slice of life" story on artists in our business. The more of this reporting that goes on it seems to me the more the audience will "get" what we are doing and respect it, and (heaven forbid) buy it!



I really love this quote from well-known Florida glass artist… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on March 6, 2010 at 11:45am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 4 Events in Chicagoland

D & W Events, Inc., is featuring four top notch Chicago area shows this summer. Debbie Netter, President and founder of D &W, has 20+ years of organizing events and knows how to make it less stressful for everyone!…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 3, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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