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Connie Mettler's Blog – March 2012 Archive (26)

Call for Artists: 39th Annual Marine Art Fair



September 15 & 16

Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

Historic rivertown on the St. Croix River

10am-5pm

175 artists and craftspeople

Deadline: April 15 or till full



Award winning, well established show with quality art and craft.

  • Beautiful setting outdoors
  • easy set-up, no…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Arts, Beats & Eats

August 31-September 3 …

ABE buyers
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 28, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Last push for Artists: Great Lakes Art Fair, April 13-15

From Kristina Jones, Manager of Events for the Suburban Collection:

Hi Connie,

I have about 10 booths left and we are accepting any category EXCEPT jewelry.  We are super excited this year, as we are trying out a Living Social deal for customers, plus we have…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 27, 2012 at 4:12pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Downtown Auburn Hills Summerfest

June 22 & 23

Auburn Hills, Michigan

Summerfest Arts & Craft Fair

Downtown Auburn Hills

Sponsored by the City of…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: The Inaugural Aksarben Village Art Fair

September 15 & 16AksarbenVillageLogo

Omaha, Nebraska

80 Artists

Deadline: April 1



The Aksarben Village Art Fair will showcase the work of 80 artists from throughout the U.S..  The goal of the show is to feature offbeat, creative and novel artwork that is affordable and can be purchased as a gift or enjoyed every day, such as vintage jewelry; hand-sewn purses; one-of-a-kind, whimsical items for the garden…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Mt. Clemens Art Fair

June 1-3Mt.ClemensLogo

Mount Clemens, Michigan 


Anton Art Center

Fri.: 12noon-9pm, Sat.: 11am-8pm,

Sun.: 12noon-6pm

80 artists and craftspersons

Deadline: April 1



The fair takes place in picturesque downtown Mount Clemens, a small-scale…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 20, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show

August 18 & 19

(always held on the third full weekend of August)

Mt. Gretna, PA

38th Annual Outdoor Art Show…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 18, 2012 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Video from One of a Kind Show in Chicago - December 2011

I attended the OOAK show in December and took some video, actually my friend Jacki Bilsborrow, took the video with my new iPhone. It has taken me forever to get it posted here, but I know lots of artists have questions about this show so here it is.



The technical challenges for me have been not nearly as…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Winners at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Congratulations to John Costin**, winner of the $10,000 Best of Show Prize at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Best of show is awarded for the artist's whole body of work. Here is a representative Big Bird Drawing by John Costin.

Also to John and Shirl Parmentier…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: 7th Annual Art Rapids

June 30Art Rapids logo2

Elk Rapids, Michigan

Veteran's Memorial Park

10am-5pm

75 Artists

Deadline: April 1  …



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Added by Connie Mettler on March 15, 2012 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Prizewinners: Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa, FL - March 7 & 8

Got to love Gasparilla for the terrific prize money. As a result they get many applications from people who do very few shows but who think they have a crack at winning part of $74,500 in awards.

Congratulations to the lucky ones:

Trent Manning of Winter Haven won…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 15, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Maple & Main Art Fair

June 1 & 2Maple&MainLogo  - new event!

Sylvania, Ohio


Historic Downtown Sylvania

Presented by the Sylvania Community

Art Commission & the

Sylvania Chamber of Commerce

75 Artists

Deadline: March 31…



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Added by Connie Mettler on March 13, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Podcast: Meet 3 Artists With Great Track Records - 3/15, 6 pm

On March 15 at 6 pm ET I'll be talking with three artists who had solid success jurying into the top art fairs in 2011. We'll talk about:

  • their backgrounds
  • jury images
  • favorite shows
  • the big (or not so big) payoff
  • how is 2012 shaping…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 13, 2012 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

American Style Magazine's Top Ten Fairs

American Style Magazine's listing of top events is always interesting to me because there are shows on it I've rarely heard of such as Kentucky Crafted and Francisco's Farm, plus three of them are in Kentucky.  What's that about?

Here's the list:

1. Kentucky Crafted: The Market

Louisville, Ky.

This year’s event, on March 19-20, will feature the best of fine…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 12, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Saint Louis Art Fair

St. Louis Art Fair - photo credit Ben Meadors…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Art Studio Clearance Sale - Columbus, OH

If you live in the Midwest the last weekend of January will lure you to Columbus, OH, where you will find the Art Studio Clearance Sale, sponsored the the well-regarded Ohio Designer Craftsmen. I've always wanted to go shop there and see this show especially since during the 80's and…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 9, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 50th Annual Invitational Fine Art Exhibition

   

September 1 & 2

Oakbrook Center…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 8, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Marin Art Festival

June 16 & 17

San Rafael, California

By the Lagoon


At the Marin Center Fairgrounds

10am-6pm

250 exhibitors

Deadline: April 1



The Marin Art Festival is our county's lawn party for the arts and "one of the most beautiful out door art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 7, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Featured Artist: Jay McDougall - Contemporary Wood Sculpture

Opening his studio in 1982, Jay McDougall's early years were spent designing and building original pieces of furniture. His sculpted wall pieces and vessels are the distillation of a careerMcDougall spent pursuing economy of line and form. Carved exclusively from Minnesota hardwoods the sensuous shapes call forth the rolling curves that flow as easily as the undulating hills around Fergus Falls, MN, where he lives and works, collecting logs and transforming them into cherished…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 6, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts - Extended Due Date: March 8

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  March 8…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

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