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Connie Mettler's Blog – May 2011 Archive (13)

Call for Artists: 6th Annual Riverfront Art Festival

September 30-October 2

Columbus, Ohio

Genoa Park

150 artists

Deadline:  June 6

The Riverfront Art Festival celebrates its sixth anniversary this year. It features a picturesque setting, winding along the west bank of the Scioto River in downtown Columbus.… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2011 at 8:59pm — 3 Comments

I went to the NAIA Show Director's Conference in Indianapolis and what I learned there

In 1995 a group of 25 artists met informally in Chicago at the Old Town Art Fair to discuss concerns and interests of the current state of affairs in the art and craft show world. The concept of the National Assn. of Independent Artists (NAIA) was born out of that meeting and the organization was officially formed and named in March 1996.  The stimulus for this meeting was a near riot at an…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — 54 Comments

The Arts to the Rescue in Alabama!

Rebuild Alabama art show to benefit tornado relief

Always on the lookout for the good news in the Arts business it was a pleasure to read about a gallery in Birmingham that decided to do their part in the rebuilding of their region after the deadly tornadoes that came through in April.

"When Acme Gallery director Wes Frazer and artist John Lytle Wilson decided they wanted to do a show for tornado relief, they had no idea…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Connie Never Expected This!

No one predicted that Connie Mettler would end up an Internet guru.

Sure, Connie's decades in the art fair business made her an expert in art events, and helped her develop friendships with artists like you nationwide. But when I told her about this “Internet” thing, she saw it as…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 24, 2011 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Art on the Bluffs

October 1

Columbia, Illinois

3rd Annual Art Walk

100 Artists

Deadline: July 1

We are excited to offer a venue for local artists to exhibit their work as part of the 3rd annual Art Walk to… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on May 23, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Jay Snyder sells Columbus' Riverfront Art Festival


The Riverfront Art Festival will receive new direction this year with the guidance of former producer


(COLUMBUS) – Riverfront Events is proud to announce the acquisition of Columbus’ Riverfront Art Festival as the event enters its sixth year. The organization is looking forward to bringing a new flavor and dynamic to the…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 16, 2011 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Crown Valley Art Fair

June 18 & 19 

Sainte Genevieve, Missouri



Added by Connie Mettler on May 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — 12 Comments

Last Call for Artists: 3 D & W Events in Chicagoland

This festival kicks off the Chicago Art Fair Season:

MAY 28 & 29  …Best of Show at Deerfield

Added by Connie Mettler on May 12, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Featured Artist: Beth Crowder - Pastel paintings

"Close to…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 11, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Featured Show of the Month: Artisphere in Greenville, S.C.


Arts - Culture - Life

May 13-15



Added by Connie Mettler on May 9, 2011 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: Artaffair on Main

July 29  & 30 

Belleville, Michigan

200 artists…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 7, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Ohio Mart

September 29-October 2Ohio Mart a                
 Akron, Ohio

140 Exhibitors

Hywet Hall & Gardens, a Historic House Museum and Country Estate…

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

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