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Connie Mettler's Blog – April 2012 Archive (21)

Call for Artists: Custer Art Fair

June 16 & 17Custer logo

Evanston, Illinois

Custer's Last Stand Festival of the Arts 

Main Street Station Shopping District, Downtown Evanston

10 am to 9 pm daily…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 30, 2012 at 7:34am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 8th Annual Ella Sharp Art, Beer & Wine Festival

Saturday - June 9EllaSharp

Jackson, Michigan

Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History

11am-7pm

Deadline: May 11



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

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 27, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

Enough Art Fairs! Join our online Gallery

Welcome to our newest advertiser, Bumbley.com, where artist John Leben and his wife Marcia host a lovely online retail store, full of fine American-Made fine art and craft.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Call For Artists: Clara Brierly Festival of the Arts

June 8-10ClaraBrierlylogo

Peculiar, Missouri

Fri.: 5pm-10pm; Sat.: 10am-10pm:


Sun.: 12pm-5pm

Deadline: May 7



Uniquely Hometown - Uncommonly Fun



The Clara Brierly Festival of the Arts is held in downtown Peculiar. A twenty minute drive from Kansas City.  The three day outdoor festival…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 25, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Prizewinners: Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

Congratulations to the prizewinners at this past weekend's Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival. Many of them are members of ArtFairInsiders.com and old friends of mine and certainly well-deserved. It is a pleasure to see such fine work being rewarded.

Thanks to Jay Downie, director of the MSFWAF for sending me this information.

Award stipends of $10,500 were distributed to Best of Show and seven Merit Award Winners.  Jury exemption for 2013 has also be given to fourteen Juror…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Prizewinners: Mainsail Arts Festival in St. Petersburg

Some really nice award money was passed out this past weekend at the Mainsail Arts Festival. Congratulations to the winners!

Best of Mainsail Award – $10,000

John Mascoll of Safety Harbor, Wood

Award of Excellence – $1,500

Holly Hambrick, Mixed Media

William Kwamena-Poh,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 23, 2012 at 3:03pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts

June 9 & 10

Atlanta, Georgia

Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts

Deadline: May 5

150 artists

The inaugural Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts is a two day outdoor local arts and crafts event located in the very heart of Atlanta…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 23, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

BayouCity Logo October 13 & 14

Houston, Texas


41 years of Fine Art, Fun and Fundraising

10am-6pm

300 artists

Deadline: April 27



Fall in Houston, the weather cools and Houstonians celebrate at the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown. The festival surrounds the historic Houston City Hall and is set against the dramatic skyline of the nation's fourth largest city. 



The art is juried at the Museum of Fine Arts,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 20, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments

How Much Money is Actually Enough?

My family has always been self-employed small business people. I grew up in a family of 8, with three brothers and two sisters. Was there ever enough money?

As a kid we had plenty to eat and lived in a nice house. My first store bought dress was my First Communion dress and I put myself through college. In her later years after some strokes our mother went through a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 18, 2012 at 6:11pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Sounds & Sights Festival

July 26-28

Chelsea, Michigan

Downtown

Deadline: April 28



After a successful debut in 2011, the 36th Annual Sounds & Sights Festival in historic and culturally savvy…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 18, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Art Fair Radio Presents: Artists Running Art Shows

Join us live on Thursday, April 19 at 1 pm EST, as Connie speaks with Bonnie Blandford, a Michigan jeweler, and Carla Fox, an Oregon jeweler, as they talk about their experiences developing and running art shows for their peers in the art fair business.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 17, 2012 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival

June 16 & 17ShakerHeightsLogo

Shaker Heights, Ohio


Suburban Cleveland

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 11am-5pm

Deadline: April 20



Ohio Designer Craftsmen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fine craft for over 45 years.  It's mission is to provide professional support to craftspeople and build public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 16, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

Billboard Art Contest Finalists

I love it when an art event gets the community involved in picking the poster and encourages other activities pre-art fair, in this case the KIA Art Fair that is the first Saturday of June. It is a sweet show, well supported by the region and it is full of good artists.

So I found this today: The 2012 Billboard Contest - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Welcome to the 2012 Billboard Art Contest. We…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 13, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: ArtAffair on Main

July 28 & 29 

Belleville, Michigan

up to 100 artists 

Deadline: May 1

 

The Belleville Area Council for…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 12, 2012 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Follow that juror!

Here's a great article from the Huffington Post, written by Mat Gleason, an art critic. I'm posting this here because it is enlightening to hear what this man says about his excursion to Las Vegas where he did the jurying, looks like it was on a monitor (!), and his take on what should and should not be in an art show:

I was invited to jury the 23rd annual juried show for the Contemporary Art Center in Las…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 12, 2012 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

April's Featured Show: Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

April 14 & 15

The…
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Added by Connie Mettler on April 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: ARTsarben in Omaha, September 15-16

Call for Artists



September 15 & 16, 2012

Saturday, 10 A.M. - 7 P.M.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Omaha, Nebraska

Aksarben Village, 67th and Center



*Extended Deadline: April 15, 2012



NOTEWORTHY:

*Affluent Shoppers

*Mixed-use Urban Lifestyle…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 9, 2012 at 1:49pm — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: 6th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival

September 15 & 16AtlantaArtspiclogo AtlantaLogo

Atlanta,
Georgia

Piedmont Park

200 Artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Featured Artist: David Bjurstrom - Pencil Drawings

A  recognized master in the medium of graphite, David will surprise you  with what is possible using only a pencil. On his technique, David  explains, "While many artists draw with an  emphasis on lines, I use  light and shadow-contrast-to delineate  surfaces, much like a painter  uses color. In that respect, my approach  to drawing is more like  painting."…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 6, 2012 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

If your happiness is based on always getting a little more than you've got...

Wise words from one of social media's most listened to people, Seth Godin:

then you've handed control over your happiness to the gatekeepers, built a system that doesn't scale and prevented yourself from the brave work that leads to a quantum leap.

The industrial system (and the marketing regime) adore the mindset of 'a little bit more, please', because it furthers their power. A slightly higher paycheck, a slightly more famous college, an incrementally better…

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Added by Connie Mettler on April 4, 2012 at 2:02am — 7 Comments

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