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Connie Mettler's Blog – May 2018 Archive (13)

Pledge Drive Winners - 2018

Many, many thanks for all the pledges. This was one of our most successful pledge drives so far. I appreciate your generosity, some of you for many, many years. The art fair business thrives under its community umbrella. Sharing with one another enriches everyone. 

Here are the names drawn today in the order in which they were…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 31, 2018 at 9:00pm — 15 Comments

Next Podcast: Drawing for the Pledge Drive Prizes


You support our websites with your donations and we really appreciate it. We couldn't do it without you. Listen as Connie Mettler, host of and and an art fair "celebrity", photography guru,…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 31, 2018 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

20 things That Every Artist Needs

  1. 2 - $300 gift certificates from
  2. 2 - $300 gift certificates from
  3. 12 free booth spaces:…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 30, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

4 "How To" Prizes: Organize an art fair, market your art, sell your work, bring buyers back

Here are 4 more prizes available in our pledge drive - helpful guides, lessons, workbooks and statistics distilled from years of experience of show organizers, artists, teachers and marketers: 

1. The How to Organize & Host a Community Arts Festival Guide- 80 pages …


Added by Connie Mettler on May 28, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Shameless pitch, but doing it anyway

Just a few days left to contribute to our 10th Pledge Drive. All contributions will have their name entered in to the drawing on May 30, 5 pm ET. How do you like these prizes?

1.  Echo
 - (2nd Generation)…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 27, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

2 Posts Worth Reading: Booth Shot Examples and What I Heard at the Art Fair

Here are two popular discussions from our archives:

Shannon Blosser wants to know about booth shots:

As a relative newcomer, I still have tons of questions about every little thing I might do. It occurred to me, after seeing this category, that it would have been a giant help to me to just see examples of working artists' booths in one place, instead of searching around for information. I'm starting the thread by showing mine, and I hope others will add theirs. It…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 24, 2018 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Post Worth Reading: Some Thoughts on Shows

Reposting this for your edification ... and because I liked it, from member Jeff Owen:

Before the show:
•Eat a good breakfast.
•Pick up some flowers for your booth (your gallery).
•Keep your space clean – sweep and dust.
•Price everything clearly.
•Say good morning to your neighbors.

During the show:
•Smile all day.
•Never sit in or around your booth.
•Don’t use your…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 23, 2018 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

Next Podcast: My First Art Fair, a Zero or a Hero - Part II


In the beginning art fairs were created and artists and art buyers flocked to attend. You were one of them. Your mother and your friends thought your work was wonderful and maybe they were right, so off you went to the marketplace.…


Added by Connie Mettler on May 22, 2018 at 8:48am — No Comments

Will you do me a favor?

Our 9th Annual Birthday Pledge Drive to sustain our websites' mission of supporting artists and art fairs is started on Sunday, May 20 and will end on May 31. 

 Will you do me a favor…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 21, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Downtown Festival & Art Show - 2 days to deadline

December 1 & 2

Gainesville, Florida

37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show

Presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs



Added by Connie Mettler on May 14, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

September 21-23
Ferndale, Michigan
Fri. 3pm-7pm; Sat.…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 8, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 2 Art Fairs in Fort Wayne, IN

Any possible chance you have an opening on the weekend of September 8 & 9?

Here are two opportunities with low overhead:

  1. Fort Wayne Arts Festival at Jefferson Pointe

    This will be…

Added by Connie Mettler on May 8, 2018 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Baltimore Fine Craft Show


Added by Connie Mettler on May 8, 2018 at 7:10am — No Comments

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