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Connie Mettler's Blog – June 2012 Archive (15)

Call for Artists: Reinbeck Art Festival

September 22

Reinbeck, Iowa

Reinbeck Art Festival


9am - 5pm

Presented by Reinbeck Community Development Board

Number of exhibitors: 20-40

Deadline: July 3, 2012 - extended, call for details

For years, locals have noted how many artists seem to live in and around Reinbeck,…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Huntley Artfest

August 18 & 19

Huntley, Illinois

Downtown, intersection of Church and Main Streets

100 Artists

Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm

Deadline: July 31

The Huntley Artfest is a celebration of Fine…

Added by Connie Mettler on June 27, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: 36th Annual Frankfort Art Fair

August 17 & 18…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 25, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: ARTumnn at Deer Park

September 15 & 16ArtumnHarvest 1

Deer Park, Illinois

Deer Park Town Center 



Added by Connie Mettler on June 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What a place to live! Hannibal, Missouri

When I get inundated with information about an art fair, especially in a really small town I need to stop and take a look. Probably about 20 years ago some artists traveling through the Midwest discovered Hannibal, on the Mississippi, and started buying property and renovating schools, jails and other promising properties into homes and studios.

Recently they held an art fair and I received links about it even from the San Francisco Chronicle and this A.P. link from…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 21, 2012 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: Paragon Fine Art Festivals for 2012 & 2013

Paragon Fine Art Festivals…

Added by Connie Mettler on June 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Back Home Again in Indiana - the Leeper Park Art Fair

June 16 & 17 

South Bend, Indiana

45th Annual Leeper Park Art Fair

Sponsored by the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society

120 spaces

Art fair fever grabbed me and made me head to South Bend on Saturday morning to get my fix. It was a lovely morning although it…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 19, 2012 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Pros and Cons of an Open Forum


Anyone can read it without being approved or pay a fee


Any post has the potential of silencing others from expressing their opinion


If everyone can read what is posted even non-members can learn information and can take action from the ideas shared on the forum


Sometimes you don't want the "outsiders" to know what you are talking about, or is this a "Pro"?


It can be a melting pot from a wide variety of…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 17, 2012 at 9:30pm — 15 Comments

Call for Artists: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

Ferndale September 14-16

Ferndale, Michigan

9 Mile Road…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 17, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Featured Member Award Winners for May

Many thanks to the members who make this website work so well for so many. The members have voted and the following people have been chosen as the most generous and friendly and appreciated for their constructive contributions:

  • Annette Piper - member since 3/11, our only international member who greets all newcomers with cheer and joins in the discussions and keeps them rolling along. A member like…

Added by Connie Mettler on June 14, 2012 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Take the Money or Not?

This morning in my email I found a PayPal payment for a link to the Supplier's section on this site from a website in Hong Kong. What a nice thing to get up in the morning and find money in your mailbox!

Here is the text they plan to place on AFI:

The text for your ad, 40-50 words

-- Title: fine art paintings of oil painting portrait and more

Description: Here you can find biography of 350 famous painters and many free techniques to paint, as well as…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 14, 2012 at 11:11am — 21 Comments

The Tequila Report (sort of) from NYC

You should have been with me in New York City! Last week a triple dose of fun:

  • Book Expo America - the tradeshow for the publishing industry at the Javits Center where I met favorite authors Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Ford, Alix Kates Shulman, Richard Ford and Joyce Carol Oates and SO many more and…

Added by Connie Mettler on June 12, 2012 at 4:54pm — 3 Comments

New Marketplace - the Crafted Market at the Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California - May 8th, 2012 -- Market stalls at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles (CPLA), a transformation of two enormous World War II-era warehouse structures into a hub of arts-based activity, have been leased by over 75 craft-artist partners as the June 29 opening date approaches for phase one of this major new attraction.


By opening weekend, Crafted’s independent artists are expected…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 9, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Call For Artists: 57th Annual Park Forest Art Fair

September 15 & 16

Park Forest, Illinois


100 Artists

Deadline:  June 30

The 57th Annual Park Forest Art Fair will be held on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in downtown Park Forest.  Hosted by the Tall Grass Arts Association, this is the second, oldest juried fair in the Chicagoland region.  Known as an exceptionally artist-friendly fair, artists from all over the…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Columbus Riverfront Art Festival

September 28-30

Columbus, Ohio

Genoa Park

120 artists

Deadline: June 11

Join us for the 2012 Riverfront Arts Arts Festival.  Genoa Park will once again host more than 120 local and national artists of the highest caliber, featuring a variety of fabrications and…


Added by Connie Mettler on June 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

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