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Connie Mettler's Blog – May 2014 Archive (23)

Podcast: Drawing for the Rest of the Prizes in the Pledge Drive

Monday, June 2, 3 pm ET 

Terry Adams from the Cherry Creek Arts Festival joins me to talk about the business, his goals and new initiatives to keep his show at the top of the heap.

Even better, he will be drawing the names of the winners -- about 40 of…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Labor Day Weekend at the Queeny Park Art Fair

August 29-31
St. Louis, Missouri 
Queeny Park in West St. Louis County …

Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

April Post of the Month Winner: Greg Strachov

Greg Strachov really struck a chord in April with his post "Stealing Intellectual Property at the Art Fairs", putting forth excellent arguments, scholarship and images -- and bringing out a great discussion. Thanks, Greg. The other…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pledge Drive Winners 2014 - The Top Twenty

Many thanks to all the people who sent support to our Pledge Drive. We drew the first 20 names in a  yesterday and here are the winners:

  1. Kay Gallagher
  2. Suzanne Krongold
  3. Marianne Caroselli
  4. Andy Shea
  5. Ann Light
  6. Jill Banks
  7. Pamela Burgess
  8. Carol Joy Shannon…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 28, 2014 at 10:04am — 3 Comments

Podcast: Top Ten Most Helpful Links on AFI PLUS Prize Drawing

Tuesday - May 27, 5 pm ET

Hope you'll join me and Internet marketing guru, author Scott Fox (my son) as we celebrate 10 years of informational websites about the art fair business. We're doing a countdown on the Ten Most Informational Links on with the stories…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 26, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Here are the Prizes!

MeshPanel SoftWalls

Set of black display walls from…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: COLOR, a gallery exhibition in NYC


Added by Connie Mettler on May 23, 2014 at 6:58am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 3rd Annual ARTsarben

September 27 & 28

Omaha, Nebraska

Aksarben Village

80 Artists

Deadline: June 1


  • $1000 in Cash Merit Awards and automatic invitation to 2015 show for award winners
  • Unique panel jury…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 21, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Podcast: What Really Happened in Houston at Bayou City

May 22, 5 pm ET: Listen live and call in at 805-243-1338

As the new interim executive director took on the reins at the Bayou City Art Festival in Houston late last year, it became apparent to Susan Fowler that the organization was stretched beyond financial viability. This is a festival that depends on an admission charge that had…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 32 Comments

Putting the "Distraction Factor" to Good Use in Belleville

Belleville, IL - May 16-19, 2014 - Art on the Square

Maybe you were at this show. It is one of the goodies. 

We all complain about the music, the food, the kids activities, the sponsor booths that are ubiquitous at the art fairs, so I just found the schedule of activities for last week's Art on the Square that to my mind turns that griping on its head.

Besides the kids activities and the stages look…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 19, 2014 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Call for Artists: ARTumn Harvest at Deer Park

September 13 & 14

Deer Park, Illinois

Deer Park Town Center

Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 11pm-5pm

80 Exhibitors maximum

Deadline: June 1

This juried fine art festival takes place in the…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 19, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments

Call for Artists: art-A-Palooza

August 23 

Green, Ohio

Green Arts Council and the City of Green

Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Rd.


60 Exhibitors

Deadline: May 31

Art-A-palooza is a juried art and fine craft show celebrating its tenth year in 2014.  The City of Green is growing exponentially with the recent opening of the Akron General Medical…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Shamelessly Promoting, Again

No one would have guessed when we started our first art fair website 10 years ago that they'd expand to fiveThat we'd have nearly 50,000 nationwide subscribers and have top Google…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Affordable Art Fair

August 24

Littleton, Colorado

Denver Metro area


125 Artists

Deadline:  May 29

Since its inaugural show in 2012, the Affordable Arts Festival (AAF) has created quite a buzz in both the art community and the art buyers in the Denver…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Survey Asks: Who contributed the best stuff to AFI in April?

Thanks and more thanks to all of our friends. Good themes and helpful information poured onto the site in April. Please give a thumbs up to these people whose contributions made you laugh, gave you helpful information, made you scratch your head, or decide maybe you need a different profession!

The winners of the "post of the week" are:

  • Elle Heiligenstein…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Centerfest - The Art Lover's Festival

September 20 & 21, 2014
Durham, North Carolina
City Center Downtown Durham…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 12, 2014 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

Prizewinners: Greenville's Artisphere

Artisphere, Greenville, SC - May 9-11, 2014

Over $15,000 Distributed to Winning Artists

One of the nation's best shows, that really knows "what artists want" and that also excels at PR just sent me this:

Best of Show winner was Aaron Hequembourg…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Call for Artists: 41st Annual Marine Art Fair

September 20 & 21 St.CroixLogo

Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

Historic rivertown on the St. Croix River


150 Artists and Craftspeople

Deadline: May 10

Award winning, well established show with quality art and craft.                      

  • Beautiful setting outdoors
  • easy set-up, no…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 9, 2014 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

Artists Paying their taxes with Artwork

How is that for a concept?

In Mexico there is a tax program that allows artists to pay what they owe the State with artwork. 

The program is simple—donations are made according to reported sales. If an artist sells between one and five pieces of art in a given year, he or she donates one piece to the federal government. If the artist sells between six and eight pieces, he or she donates two, and so on, with an annual cap of six donations.

So who does…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 8, 2014 at 5:53pm — 2 Comments

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