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Connie Mettler's Blog – March 2020 Archive (11)

In it for the Long Run - True Stories from Hippie

LIVE PODCAST - MONDAY, MARCH 30, 1 PM ET

Of course being an artist isn't a job, nor a vocation, its in your bones and defines who you are. Luckily we live in a country where there is room to change and the legal means of doing so. Start out as an…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2020 at 8:22am — No Comments

Cancelled Fairs Not Returning Fees?

There is help for that.


This message is from Carroll Swayze, a printmaker from Florida who has been involved with the NAIA, an artists support organization since its inception in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2020 at 8:09am — 12 Comments

Another Locked-in Day? Unadulterated Plagiarism

In the interest of keeping our imaginations going in these dark and dreary times I'm copying an email I received because of the cool ideas therein ... seems we don't have to keep doing the same thing over and over again.

BERKELEY, CALIF.:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 23, 2020 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Next Podcast: Show Organizers & Coronavirus

MONDAY - MARCH 23 - 1 PM ET

How are you feeling? I am totally enervated and concerned about the future of art festivals, not only in the short term but in the long run. I'm hearing from artists and reading comments on …

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 20, 2020 at 6:53pm — 21 Comments

An offer from Flourish

15% Off All Orders!



We are offering 15% off every order now through May 1st, with our best wishes for a swift economic recovery for all!…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2020 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

What are you doing to keep the $$ rolling in?

I'm receiving a bunch of creative emails from artists promoting online sales and discounts, etc. 

Here's the latest from a good email marketer, John Leben:

Subject line: John Leben is having a 20% Off Sale

Content: 

Greetings!…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 17, 2020 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: Shelby Township 37th Annual Art Fair

August 8 & 9
Shelby Township, Michigan
Presented By: Shelby Township Art Fair Committee
Saturday…
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Added by Connie Mettler on March 16, 2020 at 1:04pm — No Comments

News from Winter Park

This just in my inbox from Alice Moulton at the Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival:

This is a very hard email to send to you, but I must let you know that the 61st Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival has been cancelled.  Could you help us get the word out to the art festival community. With much regret, we have notified the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 12, 2020 at 7:51pm — 6 Comments

CERF+ Commitment to Action in Puerto Rico

Yes, viruses and earthquakes. If you're feeling secure, and have the resources, please consider donating to CERF+'s fund for earthquake victims in Puerto Rico.

If you don't know about CERF+ it is a non-profit that supports arts and is "The Artists Safety Net", providing resources for…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 9, 2020 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

Pandemics, Art Fairs and the Coronavirus

Do we have an app for that? Nope, but Mark Loeb has some common sense ideas on how to handle the disruptions that may be in your future, whether artist or show organizer. Mark is trying to get ahead of the problem and has instituted a comprehensive approach for his 2020 events. Granted, most events have a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 5, 2020 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Milwaukee Art Fair on hiatus for 2020

Putting another hole in the Midwest art fair schedule:

This from Beth Hoffman and the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council and the Morning Glory Art Fair in Milwaukee:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on March 1, 2020 at 11:11pm — No Comments

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