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Connie Mettler's Blog – May 2016 Archive (22)

Podcast: 7th Annual Pledge Drive Drawing

Tuesday, May 31, 6 pm ET

Emily Peklo, senior event project coordinator for the Omaha Summer Arts Festival and its fall sister-festival ARTsarben in Omaha, Nebraska, joins Connie to draw…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 31, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

2016 Pledge Drive Winners

We are counting the days until the end of our 7th Annual Pledge Drive on May 31. We held the drawing for the top ten winners on Thursday, 5/26.

If your name is listed below you've just won a prize. Go to the pledge page, look over the options and send me your top two…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 26, 2016 at 8:00pm — 14 Comments

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Thames River Art & Craft Show

June 25 & 26  
New London, Connecticut 
Presented by: Jaden Events, LLC
80 Artists
Deadline: June 10…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Fine Craft Show Conflicts in Palm Beach?

Since 1988 Elizabeth Kubie/Crafts America LLC, has been a top independent presenter of fine craft shows. The organization presented three shows in very classy venues: the Washington Craft Show 1988 - 2014 at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, the Westchester Craft Show, 1994 – 2012, in White Plains, NY, and the Palm Beach Fine Craft…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 26, 2016 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Podcast: 10 Tips for Artists & Show Organizers + Prize Drawing

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 6 PM ET - Expert advice on Mobile Websites, Photography for Shows and Marketing to Patrons

The guests:

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 25, 2016 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Piedmont Park Arts Festival

August 13 & 14

Atlanta, Georgia

7th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Midtown

Sat., 10 am to 6 pm; Sun., 11 am to 6 pm

250 artists

Deadline: June 3



Application fee: $25; Booth fee: $275



Noteworthy: 
  • Award Winning Event…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 24, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tequila/Elvis What is the Meaning of Life at Art Shows Report

(with apologies and thanks to Nels Johnson who posted this on AFI a while back):

So this is my kuleana (that is a  Hawaiian word that means a gift of the spirit) to all of you out there.  

HOPES AND DREAMS. Never give up. We are all special. Nobody can fire us, not a lot of people can feel that way. You are your own boss, nobody gets to tell you what to do. You are the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 22, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Summerlin Festival of Arts

October 8 & 9

Las Vegas, Nevada

Presented by:  Summerlin/The Howard Hughes Corporation

10am-5pm both days

100 Artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Color National Art Show in NYC

July 23-August 14 

Brooklyn, New York

Presented by: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

500 Artists

Deadline: June 2



Application fee: EarlyBird $45/3, 
Final Deadline: $65/3, $5 each…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 20, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

Prizes for Pledges!!

Here we go again! ArtFairCalendar.com and ArtFairInsiders.com's shameless promotion asking for your help in keeping these useful sites alive and well. From May 15-May 31 we are asking for donations to our PBS/NPR style 7th Annual Pledge Drive. Will you…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 17, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Podcast: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Next Podcast: Thursday, May 19, 5 pm ET

Stories from Art Fair Land

How do you earn a living as an artist? Let's talk about the pleasures and the pitfalls of choosing to be an artist in the U.S. This episode will either have you running…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 16, 2016 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

What happened last weekend, May 13-15, 2016?

1. Watercolor painter Scott Hartley won Best of Show in Belleville, IL, at Art on the Square. Scott has been participating in art fairs for 37 years. I remember being next to him at Art and Apples in Rochester, MI, many years ago when you could buy an original for $10. Those were the days!

More about this show and Scott: …

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 16, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Don't be Invisible at the Art Fair!

Don't be Invisible at your next show or event!

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 15, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 4th Annual Transit Depot Fine Art Festival

July 23-24
Monterey, California 

Fisherman's Wharf 
Presented by: CWB Events
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
70 Artists
Deadline: May 21
Booth fee:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 13, 2016 at 4:54am — No Comments

Last Call: Funky Ferndale Art Fair - 3 days to deadline

September 23-25

Ferndale, Michigan


Downtown Ferndale

Fri. 3pm-7pm; Sat. 10am-7pmSun. 11am-6pm

110 Artists

Deadline:  May 15…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 12, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Workhouse Fine Arts Festival

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 10, 2016 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Last Call: 5th Annual Affordable Arts Festival

August 28
Littleton, Colorado
campus of Arapahoe Community College
9am-3pm…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 8, 2016 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Devils Lake Festival of the Arts

June 18
Manitou Beach, Michigan

Presented by: Devils Lake Festival of the Arts

50 artists

Deadline:  May 15


Application Fee: $25/Booth Fee:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 7, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 42nd Annual CenterFest

September 17 & 18
Durham, North Carolina
Presented by Durham Arts Council…
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Added by Connie Mettler on May 5, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Who should win the award?

From my mailbox:

Hi Connie,

I work on the arts festivals for _____ ____ on ___ _____.  We have a show in the fall, where we try to attract more fine artists, and we provide judging and cash awards.  We have one unique very talented artist who has attended for the last several years.  She has won the top prize every year for the past several years.  Some of our return artists have begun grumbling that she…

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Added by Connie Mettler on May 4, 2016 at 11:31am — 17 Comments

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