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Connie Mettler's Blog – April 2011 Archive (22)

Members Art Winners in Sunshine Artist Poster Contest

Every year Sunshine Artist magazine holds a Show Poster Contest and I always look forward to the issue that shows the winners. Over the years many members of AFI here have had their work featured and the current slate of great posters is no exception. The winning posters come from the blockbuster shows and smaller ones also. A successful poster combines the artistic…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 30, 2011 at 1:56pm — 5 Comments

Last Call for Artists: Plaza Art Fair

September 23-25

Kansas City, Missouri

On the beautiful and historic Country Club Plaza

240 artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Blue Water Art Fair

July 22 & 23 

Friday & SaturdayBlueWaterFestlogo  

Port Huron, Michigan



Held in conjunction with the Blue Water Fest

50 exhibitors
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Added by Connie Mettler on April 26, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Michigan First Art Fest

June 25-26MichiganFirstArtFestlogo

Lathrup Village, MI
      

8th Annual Michigan First Art Fest - new name!

   
(formerly the Lathrup Village Art Fair)




Hosted by the Lathrup Village Community…
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Added by Connie Mettler on April 24, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Award Winners from Main Street in Fort Worth

Congratulations to these Art Fair Insiders members, all prizewinners in Fort Worth:

Michael Brown, Ginny Herzog, Renee & James Engebretson and Jeffrey Zachmann

A total of $10,500 in award money went to:

Best of Show

  • Mimi Damrauer - Fiber, Booth 810
Merit Award

  • Marvin Blackmore - Ceramics, Booth 606
  • Harry…
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Added by Connie Mettler on April 21, 2011 at 7:39pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Custer Art Fair

June 18 & 19Custer logo

Evanston, Illinois

40th Annual Festival of the Arts

Downtown Evanston

10 am to 9 pm daily

Deadline:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

Mainsail Arts Festival Winners - Updated

Many members of Art Fair Insiders were in St. Petersburg this weekend to participate in the Mainsail Arts Festival, the unofficial end of the Florida art fair season. While we are waiting for the reports let's all congratulate members of our community who were the prizewinners this year:

 



Michael Weber: Award of…
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Added by Connie Mettler on April 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Best Blog Posts for February & March on Art Fair Insiders

The votes are in and the winner of the best blog post for both February and March is:

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 18, 2011 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

First Reports from Fort Worth

While we all sit here twiddling our thumbs waiting for the reports from our many members who were in Fort Worth this weekend for the Main Street Arts Festival, here is the news I have so far:

Strong Winds Blow Through Festival -- here's a scary video, especially for artists, holding their tents down, although it looks like it didn't stop the festival:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 18, 2011 at 1:30pm — 24 Comments

Call for Artists: Midtown Festival of the ARTS

September 24 & 25AtlantaMidtownlogo

Atlanta, Georgia


Saturday, 10am-8pm,

Sunday, 11am-6pm

130 Artists

Deadline: April 30



The 2011 Midtown Festival of the ARTS is a wonderful new visual art exhibition taking place in Midtown Atlanta, a vibrant, upscale, urban residential community, home to the largest concentration of cultural…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 17, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Napa Valley Art & Music Festival

July 2 & 3NapaValleylogo

St. Helena, California

100 Artists …

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 14, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

October 8 & 9BayouCitylogo

Houston, Texas


40th Annual Bayou City Art Festival

300 Artists

Deadline: April 29



Fall in Houston, the weather cools and Houstonians celebrate at the Capital One Bank Bayou City Art Festival Downtown. Our urban festival is set against the dramatic skyline of the nation's fourth largest city and was awarded the #10 spot in the Sunshine Artist 200 Best list in September… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on April 13, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Waiting for the Applications to Come in...

It was 1998, metro Detroit, Jon Witz was encouraged by Brooks Patterson, the Oakland County Executive to challenge Ann Arbor by bringing traffic to the gallery and restaurant district in Pontiac, MI. How about a new concept: art, music and food? Arts, Beats & Eats was born. The first year we rounded up 95 risk taking artists who listened to our pitch…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 15 Comments

Call for Artists: Atlanta Arts Festival

September 17 & 18…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 10, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Shaker Heights Art & Music Festival

                 June 18 & 19ShakerHeightslogo

                 Shaker Heights, Ohio

                 Sat. 10am-8pm

                 Sun. 11am-5pm

                 150 artists

                 Deadline:  April 18



The Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival, formerly the CraftFair at  Hathaway Brown,… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on April 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Be #1 on the Leaderboards

Have you seen the "leaderboards" on this site? Look at the "Member" tab at the top of this site, pull down the menu there and select "Leaderboards". This is a new feature of this network to highlight

  • the most active members
  • the top content
  • the top photos
  • top blog posts
  • top discussions

Visiting these leaderboards you can see what is happening on our network.

I cannot manipulate the leaderboard's choices, rather the system I…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 6, 2011 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: Art History Channel

How's this for a great lead? Yesterday I received a call from the Art History Channel. They are looking for 21st Century artists to feature on their new channel (launched in 2010) on Direct TV, TimeWarner and Comcast.

Artists Wanted For 21st Century Artists New TV National Cable Show.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 6, 2011 at 4:30pm — 24 Comments

Call for Artists: Chelsea Art Market

July 29 & 30

Chelsea, Michigan

Deadline: April 16

 

The 35th Annual Sounds & Sights Festival in historic and culturally savvy Chelsea, Michigan, is seeking artists and fine craftsmen and women for its new juried Art Market.  This three-day festival,  which attracts over 10,000 guests to downtown Chelsea,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NAIA Hires New Executive Administrator

The Board of Directors wishes to announce the hiring of Mary Strope as the organization’s new Executive Administrator. Mary brings a tremendous amount of experience to NAIA  as past Vice President and Marketing Consultant of Wholesalecrafts.com, Executive…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 5, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Exhibition Opportunities in Ferndale, MI - The Rust Belt Market - Open House Today!

What: Rust Belt Market, exhibition space

15,000 sq. ft to utilize, an expanded rentable space size from 5X7 to 6X8 while also including more spaces available for rent.  These changes will come at no extra charge for anyone selling at the market.  The fitting rooms combined with the bathrooms and storage areas comprise about 2,000sq ft—making the footprint of the main market area about 13,000 sq ft.  We have big plans for the fitting room section, but because we are…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 5, 2011 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

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