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Connie Mettler's Blog – June 2011 Archive (25)

Ode to the Honey Wagon Man

Just had to pass on this article from my friend, Jack Stoddart's newsletter, Jammin' at Hippie Jack's.

We all know it takes many people to make a festival happen, not only the artists and the art fair organizers, but volunteers, electricians, carpenters, food vendors, cleaning crews, but have you ever stopped to thank the porta-pottie people? Here's Jack's story:

Message to the Hippie Jack Nation…



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Added by Connie Mettler on June 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Like to Talk and Looking for Some PR?

This summer art fair season, local media in all the art fair towns are likely looking to interview artists like you. In fact, people who host radio shows, podcasts, and TV talk shows are always searching for guests to interview on their programs. They have to fill all those minutes on the air!

As an…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair

August 13 & 14

Monroe, Michigan 


Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 11am-6pm

Downtown Monroe E. First St & Washington

65 exhibitors

Deadline: July 17

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The Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair is located in the Historic District of Monroe, Michigan.  Our art fair corresponds with the River Raisin Jazz Festival, which is headlining nationally known musicians such as David Sanborn,… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on June 28, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Win Gas Card Prize Money!

 

Artists,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 28, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

As Always, Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As artists, my wife and I are always on the lookout to use a good idea for our art business.  So when we decided that we wanted an aisle sign (a very, very good idea), we started checking the search engines for a bracket that would attach to our tent.  It had to be removable; light weight; and strong.  After several…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 27, 2011 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: Crafts at Rhinebeck in October

October 1 & 2

Rhinebeck, New York

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

150 exhibitors

Deadline:  July 15

For nearly 35 years hundreds of creative artisans have…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 27, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park

Labor Day Weekend, September 2 - 4

St. Louis, Missouri

35th Annual Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 22, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

You're Invited - Showcase your Art in NYC & Taipei



As a valued artist, you've been invited to participate in the 3rd Ward Summer Open Call



Become an…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Featured Shows of the Month in Des Moines, June 24-26

The Des Moines Arts Festival features the best visual artists in the country, along with interactive arts-related activities, live music and performing arts. In 2010 this festival was awarded the Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals & Events Assn., beating out the Tournament of Roses, the Kentucky Derby… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on June 20, 2011 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Award Winners: Lakefront Art Festival, Milwaukee, WI

June 17-19 the Milwaukee Art Museum hosted the the Lakefront Art Festival on the museum grounds fronting Lake Michigan. It is a lovely venue and one of the top art fairs in the country attracting applications from artists coast to coast.

From Journal-Sentinel online, reported by Mary Louise Schumacher:

Nine artists and one artist team, including three artists from Wisconsin, won top awards at the Lakefront Festival of Arts on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum this…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 20, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Portage Harvest Festival - new event!

October 8 & 9Portage logo

Portage, Indiana

38 Artists

Deadline: June 28

 
The spectacular fall colors, the…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 19, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Metro Arts EXPO

November 4 & 5

Des Moines, Iowa

Downtown at Capital Square

100…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 17, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Park Forest Art Fair

  September 18 & September 19

Park Forest,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 15, 2011 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

Featured artist: Carla Fox - Metalsmith

I'm confessing here that when I am looking at jewelry at an art fair I have rarely thought to myself, "I wonder how this was made?" As a buyer you may be looking at the style, the intricacy, the inlay, the gems, the color, thinking how it will match an outfit, justifying one more pair of…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 15, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Two podcasts from the 2011 Pledge Drive - listen here or download

Click on the blue player widget below to listen to special LIVE online radio show “Pledge Drive” episodes of Art Fair Radio!

You can hear some great (free) art fair business-building tips from ArtFairInsiders.com publisher, Connie Mettler, and learn more about the annual Birthday Pledge Drive, too.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 14, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

September 16-18

Ferndale, Michigan


9 Mile Road at Woodward…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 13, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Final Winners in the Pledge Drive - With Thanks from Us!

That was a lot of fun, with a wonderful response from artists, art shows, art fair patrons and advertisers across the country.

Here are the official winners:

  1. Dorraine Watts - Kindle with built in Wi-Fi
  2. Brian Bass - pottery by Sarah…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 12, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Friday Winners in the Pledge Drive

Many thanks to so many of you who have pledged their support to our art fair websites. Most of our prizes are gone, but here is what is left:

  1. Hand decorated cookies; oatmeal cookies from Auntie M.'s Baked Goods
  2. 1 subscription to…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 35th Annual Frankfort Art Fair

August 19 & 20

Frankfort, Michigan

Friday 4 pm-8:00 pm, Saturday 10am-5pm…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 9, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Wednesday's Prize Winners from the Pledge Drive

It surely has been fun handing out the prizes to all of you who have been such great supporters of our websites. Many thanks to all who have pledged.

Here are the prizes that are left:

  1. 3 memberships to the online marketing community - if you are trying to market your art online this community is run like AFI, but it is all about BUSINESS and making…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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