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Connie Mettler's Blog – March 2013 Archive (26)

Call for Artists: Stone Arch Bridge Festival

June 15-16  

Minneapolis, Minnesota

downtown on the Mississippi Riverfront 

250 Exhibitors

Deadline: April 4
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 31, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Great Lakes Art Fair, Novi, MI - April 12-14 ~~ A Few Spaces Left

For many reasons, including a date change, this show has some spaces left for April 12-14.

 

April 12-14GLAFlogo

Novi, Michigan 


Suburban Collection Showplace

Fri.: 1pm-8pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-5pm

Artist Reception: Sat.: 6pm

200 Artists…

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

Prize Winners: La Quinta & Bayou City

If only a person could be in two places at once. Recent top shows were in La Quinta, CA, and Houston, TX. If you can jury into the top shows and live somewhere in between La Quinta and Houston, do you make the trek to both?

La Quinta, CA, March 22-24 - La Quinta Arts Festival

Best of Show – Teresa…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Ella Sharp Art, Beer & Wine Festival

June 8

Jackson, Michigan    EllaSharpLogo

Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History


12pm-5pm

Deadline:  April 5



The Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History is pleased to issue a call for artists for our annual Festival.  Now in its ninth year, the festival has become an eagerly anticipated event which features the best of local Michigan…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 28, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

3 Cool Art Opportunities

Following Geoff Coes' lead to put a bunch of info into one post here are my offerings:

Young Sculptors Competition:

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 27, 2013 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 39th Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show

August 17 & 18 

Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania

Sponsored by: Pennsylvania Chautauqua


265 Artists

Deadline: April 1



Artist fees:  $25.00 application fee

                  $350.00, 10'x12' booth space



Admission $10 per person, children 12 and under free



In mid-August as many as 18,000 festival-goers will plan on enjoying a weekend of art, crafts, entertainment…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tripping to Missouri

What is one of the best things about art fairs? Near the top of everyone's list is meeting the other artists and spending time with them. Which brought me to Springfield, MO, March 15-17, for a professional development conference sponsored by Best of Missouri Hands.* 

I was really pleased to be invited to speak at this conference. I love to talk about the business of art fairs and to meet the many, many people in this…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Maple & Main Art Fair

June 1 & 2Maple&MainLogo

Sylvania, Ohio


Historic Downtown Sylvania

Presented by the Sylvania Community

Art Commission & the

Sylvania Chamber of Commerce

75 Artists

Deadline: March…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

"Let's Start an Art Fair" - Podcast Results

My most recent podcast "Let's Start an Art Fair" was full of great information for anyone who is starting  an art fair and those of you who are continually working to improve and grow the event you already have in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 22, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 39th Annual Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Arts Festival

July 21  BergstromMahlerLogo

Neenah, Wisconsin

Riverside Park

10am-4pm

75-90 Artists

Deadline March 31



The 39th Annual Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Arts Festival hosts fine artists in a beautifully wooded lakeside park with music, food and family-friendly fun.  The festival is a much anticipated Fox Cities tradition strongly supported by residents.



Looking for a show for this particular date? This is a lovely time of the year to spend a day in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 21, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Winner! February Post of the Month + New Community Leaders Announced

Congratulations to Robert Wallis whose discussion "St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury and Image Workshop 2013, Part 1" was chosen by the members to receive this month's award. 

As you can see from the video Robert really knows how to…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: BBC Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair in Greenwich Village

Bedford Barrow Logo

 

May 18

20th Annual BBC Fair in the Village…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 36th Annual Art in the Park

May 25 & 26
OjaiArt in the Park logo

Ojai, California

Libbey Park, Downtown Ojai

10am-5pm

Limited to 90 Fine Art Exhibitors

$1,300 Prize Awards

Deadline: March 29



Join us in Shangri-La! 



The…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 18, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Next Podcast: Let's Start an Art Fair! (the headaches and joys)

March 21, 2 pm ET

New art fairs are necessary for the evolution of the art fair business because artists need new markets and even reliable shows sometimes don't continue to thrive.

We speak with 4 show directors who are developing events for their…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 30th Annual Shelby Township Art Fair

August 10 & 11  ShelbyTownshipLogo

Shelby Township, Michigan

Shelby Township Municipal Grounds

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

Deadline: April 1



Since its humble beginning in 1983 the Shelby Township Art Fair has become an annual event that many look forward to visiting.  It has grown to be a favorite for those looking for a great family outing and a wonderful venue to find that special piece for their home or themselves.  The Shelby Township Art Fair…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 16th Annual Arts, Beats & Eats

ABE buyers

August 30-September 2 

Royal Oak, Michigan 

Downtown Streets

145 Artists 

Deadline: March 31  …

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 14, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Detroit River ArtScape - A Sculpture Competition

The 2nd annual Detroit River ArtScape, with more than $15,000 in cash awards, will be held on the Detroit riverfront, June 14-23, 2013, culminating with the very successful Detroit River Days festival, June 21-23.  

  • In its second year, 15 artists will be selected to showcase their…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 14, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 48th Annual DeLand Outdoor Art Festival

March 23 & 24

DelandLogo Deland, Florida …

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 12, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Featured Artist: C. L. Cunningham - Mixed Media

"Hearsay" - drawing by C. L. Cunningham



Anticipation runs high for artists as they head into the nation's top art shows. It is "show time!" All the studio work and creative time is about to be unveiled and shared. C.L. Cunningham says she likens it to a fine dinner party. The show organizers, the volunteers, the sponsors, everyone…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 12, 2013 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 51st Annual Invitational Oakbrook Fine Art Exhibition

August 31-September 1  OakbrookLogo

Oakbrook, Illinois

Oakbrook Center

Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 11am-6pm

120 Artists

Deadline: April 1

This event is a classic summer tradition, drawing thousands of visitors and showcasing thousands of works of art every Labor Day weekend.  The Invitational Fine Art Exhibition hosted by Oakbrook Center celebrates its 51st year and invites you to explore a world of artists, with works in watercolors, pastels, acrylics…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 11, 2013 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

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