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Connie Mettler's Blog – March 2018 Archive (7)

Call for Artists: River Clay Art Festival

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 30, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Boca Grande Invitational Art Festival

May 18 & 19
Boca Grande, Florida
60 Artists
Deadline: April…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 23, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

September 8 & 9
Chicago, IL

14th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Presented By: Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce
150 Artists
Deadline: March 31…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 20, 2018 at 9:12am — No Comments

Burned Out? Your head is spinning?

We're here to help. At the recent Arts Festival Conference, sponsored by Zapplication, in Deerfield, FL, one of the presenters was Brenda Conway whose session was geared to all participants in this art fair business.

Her Mission: Provide resources so art fairs and artists can succeed.

My favorite quote from her talk:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2018 at 1:37pm — 5 Comments

Art Show Directors -- How we instruct the jury

You are voting on a scale of 1 to 7, with 1 being “good heavens, no, absolutely not” and 7 being your highest vote for “wow, I wish I could create work like that.”  (Please see below for some guidelines on scoring.) The average score needed to call applicants to the Object Jury will be 5 or higher.   PLEASE DO NOT USE THE NUMBER 4!!!    If you give anything a score of 4, I will…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 8, 2018 at 2:38pm — 16 Comments

Call for Artists: Saint Louis Art Fair

September 7, 8 and 9

Saint Louis, Missouri
Presented By: Cultural Festivals 
181 Artists
Deadline: March 15

Application Fee: $40    Booth Fee:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 8, 2018 at 10:18am — No Comments

Why are these booth fees so high?

Once upon a time security at art festivals might consist of Boy Scouts patrolling the streets of Ann Arbor at night; Boy Scouts camping in the park at Winter Park or the University of Miami football team being "security" at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. True story ... 

Then came 9/11. Everything…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 6, 2018 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

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