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Connie Mettler's Blog – June 2009 Archive (25)

Call for Entries: Itasca Fine Art & Wine Festival

September 25-27 Itasca, Illinois Usher Park 100 artists Deadline: June 7 The first annual juried Fine Arts and Wine Festival will take place in historic downtown Itasca in scenic Usher Park near the gateway to its newly created River Walk. September is Illinois Wine Month and Itasca is taking advantage of it. There will be music in the gazebo and the winding walkways of the park will combine wine tasting, fine art and painted iron benches. What to expect: --$5000 in prize money… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on June 5, 2009 at 9:02pm — No Comments

How much will you pay to get off the wait list and into the show?

Usually there are very decent relationships between art fair organizers and artists, but two different sources sent me this info recently about the Virginia Highlands show in Atlanta, Ga.

From Sally J Bright at the NAIA forum:

This weekend an artist told me he was on the waitlist for the Virginia highlands show, which had a $300 booth fee. He said the show contacted him and offered him a space for $400! He is now a new member of NAIA.

Another artist member,…

Added by Connie Mettler on June 3, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Looking for good art fair reports!

Please send me your reports - really I'll take not-so-good reports also. But it is June and you know what that means across the upper part of the country! Art fair season!! So far this year we haven't had the torrential rains that were an every weekend occurrence last Spring. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

Amy Amdur reports from Chicago: Arlington Heights..Great weekend, huge crowds, great sales..happy artists. I have had direct contact from artists on this also. Hopefully this… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on June 3, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Entries: 10th Annual Bloomsbury Fine Art & Craft Festival

September 26 & 27 Bloomsbury, New Jersey on the historic Main Street 80 Exhibitors Deadline: June 15

This sounds like the September art fair for which you have been looking: "This is a community run festival and all proceeds go directly to our local elementary school, funding the cultural arts program. We have a very small school (pre-k thru 8th grade, one class for each grade) and a correspondingly very small budget...the festival… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on June 2, 2009 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Call for Entries: Fine Art at the Lakes

Fine Art at the Lakes - New Event! Friday - July 31 Saturday - August 1 Walled Lake, Michigan 100 artists Deadline: June 15 Nestled in the lakes area of affluent Oakland County, the 1st Annual Fine Art at the Lakes Art Festival will be held on the grounds of Walled Lake Central High School in Walled Lake, MI. Don't miss this opportunity to participate in this new juried addition to the summer fine art show calendar which will feature some of the finest local and national… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on June 2, 2009 at 9:10pm — No Comments

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