Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Everyone who contributed will have our special Supporter image added to their page here on ArtFairInsiders.com in recognition of their special status in our community. In addition they…Continue
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Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our recent pledge drive. I really appreciate your support and generosity as we all work toward ensuring that the art fair business is a cultural meeting place for artists and their collectors.
The names have been drawn and the winners have chosen their prizes. Here is what they have won:
Rick Bryant, Director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, PA, joins Connie Mettler of ArtFairInsiders.com to share art fair stories and draw the names of the winners of the prizes for the Birthday Party Pledge Drive on Friday afternoon at 3 pm ET.
Will he call out your name? Did you contribute $12 to our pledge drive?
Tell me have our websites…Continue
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October 13 and 14
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Yesterday we had a drawing for the first ten prizes in our pledge drive. The winners are:
Please visit the pledge page:…Continue
The winners for 2012 Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Fair recently were announced by fair organizers.
A jury chose the winning artists in five categories. Each artist won a cash prize or a gift certificate.
2012 Award Winners were:
• Excellence ($1,000) - Paul Jensen, Rhinelander, Wis.; Daniel Keith, Minier, Ill.; Olive Kraus, Hannibal, Mo,; Gena Ollendieck, Cresco, Iowa; Steven Spiro, Hillpoint, Wis.
• Merit ($600) - Kim Koch, Oshkosh, Wis.;…Continue
Wouldn't it be nice to do a show where the booth fee was free? AFI has friends at many shows and as part of our Pledge drive a bunch of show organizers have stepped forward to give away a booth at…Continue
Do you love ArtFairInsiders.com? Do you check in regularly for information, support or a good laugh? You are not alone!
Wednesday, May 23, at 6 pm ET, Connie and her son Scott will be hosting the…Continue
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A few days ago I spoke with Wendy Rosen, best known to this community as the founder of the Buyer's Market of American Craft. Wendy has been a fixture in this business for over 30 years most specifically focusing on the marketing aspect. The Buyer's Market, her magazines (Niche and American Style), her educational arm, the Arts Business Alliance, all are part of her big soapbox for the creative community.
It was a wide ranging conversation including
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As part of our Birthday Party Pledge Drive we are hosting a special podcast on Tuesday, May 15 at 4:30 pm ET.Continue
Deadline: May 20
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, sponsors of the River Days Festival, is…Continue
This week in New York City there is a big art extravaganza taking place, the Frieze Art Fair on Randall's Island, where they've erected the "world's largest tent." It is a temporary architectural piece that is holds the exhibits from international galleries, hoping to cash in on the important art auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's.
Actually, there was some flap on…Continue
July 14 & 15
Warren's 32nd Annual Art in the Park
Halmich Park, 13 Mile Rd.
between Ryan and Dequindre
Deadline: May 10
This is an artist friendly show about helping artists sell their specialties in one of Michigan's largest communities. Warren is…
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For nearly three decades, Howard Alan and American Craft Endeavors have allowed more than 10,000…
So many of you have been generous and helped build this site that it is time to do some serious recognition of the people who have made it happen. A volunteer editorial board of members has sent me nominations for the most important people in the community and we are rolling out our first AFI Community Leaders.
These people can be identified by the "Red Dot" insignia on…Continue
June 16 & 17
Lathrup Village, Michigan
Hosted by: Lathrup Village community Foundation
Sat.: 11am-7pm, Sun.: 11am-5pm
Deadline: May 12
Imagine the sweet tastes of BBQ fresh off the grill, washed down with the best of Michigan beers. Listen to sounds of live finger-snapping music while you stroll through a unique art fair. Hear the laughter of children as they create their own crafts and are taken to the land of…
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May 2 - 3 pm ET, 2 pm CT - http://www.artfairinsiders.com/artfairpodcasts
Join us as Connie Mettler talks with Amy Amdur,…