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Connie Mettler's Blog – June 2013 Archive (23)

Call for Artists: Summit Arts Festival (formerly Longview Art & Music Festival)

October 4-6 Summit
Downtown Lee's Summit, Missouri
90 artists…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 30, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Meet the Artists: Lakefront Festival of the Arts Video

I had a great time in Milwaukee and saw lots of great art. Here is an overview:

If you want to know more about this show, including my analysis of why this show is so hard to get into check out this post:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 27, 2013 at 8:29pm — 3 Comments

Art Fair Road Trip: Lakefront Art Festival in Milwaukee

The Lakefront Festival of the Arts in Milwaukee, WI, is one of those shows where participation is so highly coveted that artists tell me they always look two or three times at the acceptance to make sure it is true.

In all of our years doing shows there was never another one where we got rejected so many times but still kept trying. You know: times…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 25, 2013 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Call for Artists: Lakeside Living Art Fair

August 24 & 25 

Lake Orion, Michigan

Co-produced by Orion Art Center & Integrity Shows

11 am to 5 pm

Deadline: July 7



A new event in a beautiful location.



Where is Lake Orion? …

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 23, 2013 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Winner May Post of the Month - John Smith

We've pulled out the big guns to congratulate John Smith on winning May Post of the Month for his solid analysis: "Top 10 Lessons Learned at our First Art Fair or Learning How to Swim by Jumping into the Pool." Helpful…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 21, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Open House - Gallery Seeking Artists

Open House

June 27

Novi, Michigan
12 Oaks Mall…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 21, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments

Loving these show reports from the East!

All of you guys who have been sharing stories from the Eastern shows, thank you! We've always had solid coverage on the Midwest and Florida shows (and down there in the Southwest and Pacific Coast group lots of info about Western shows).

We've learned about Lincoln…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Show of the Month: Lakefront Festival of the Arts

June 21-23

Milwaukee, Wisconsin LFOA Logo
Grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum
Fri. 10am-10pm
Sat. 10am-7pm
Sun. 10am-5pm
$15 General admission

or $8 in advance at…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 20, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

September 13-15  FunkyFerndaleLogo

Ferndale, Michigan

9 Mile Road at Woodward

120 Artists

Deadline: June 30



"Twice as funky as the average fine art show."  The Ferndale fair focuses on work that skews a little younger, a little hipper.  While…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 19, 2013 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

Prizewinners: Boardwalk Art Show in Virginia Beach, VA

Some nice prizes went out to some wonderful artists last weekend

at the Boardwalk Art Show. Congratulations to all especially popular AFI member Alison Thomas!

Best in Show Award…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 18, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Featured Artist: Rebecca Hungerford - Pewter

Hungerford From our school days learning about Colonial living the word "pewter" rings a bell.



The images it brings to mind are of traditional pitchers and candlesticks and other functional items. Pewter is a malleable metal that can be spun, hammered, molded, turned on a lathe.…




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Added by Connie Mettler on June 17, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Frankfort Art Fair

August 16 & 17  

Frankfort, Michigan

Market Square Park

Coordinated by the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce

Fri. 4pm-8pm; Sat. 10am-5pm

180+ Artists

Deadline:  July 1 - original deadline May 1



Where is Frankfort?  High on a bluff in the heart of Michigan's summer vacation land, the hidden gem of Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan and Betsie…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 17, 2013 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

Next Podcast: Art Fair Alternatives: Part I - Two Painters

TUESDAY: JUNE 18, 3 PM ET

Art fairs not working for you? Not getting into the shows where you know you can sell your work? Tired of being on the road? Looking for a new adventure? 

Meet two painters who can say both yes and no to the questions above. Yes, the art fairs work but they wanted to try some  new ideas for marketing their…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 14, 2013 at 10:58am — 5 Comments

Boardwalk Art Festival Storms

David Levy holds on to his tent on Thursday as storms moved across the Boardwalk art Show.

Photo by Bill Tiernan, at the Virginian-Pilot

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 13, 2013 at 9:56pm — 22 Comments

Call for Artists: 58th Annual Park Forest Art Fair

September 21 & 22  ParkForestLogo

Park Forest, Illinois

Downtown Park Forest

Presented by the Tall Grass Arts Association

10am-5pm

100 Artists

Deadline: June 29

 

The Park forest Art Fair is an outdoor fair held in the streets of Downtown Park Forest.  Known as an exceptionally artist-friendly…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Vote for the Best Writing on AFI in May - Deadline: 6/19, 6 pm

Let's reward the people who wrote the best content on ArtFairInsiders.com in May.

  1. "Top Ten Lessons Learned from our First Show or Learning to Swim By Jumping in the Pool", John Smith, May 8
  2. "2nd Annual…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 11, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Mundelein Arts Festival

September 7 & 8    Mundelein Logo  
Mundelein, Illinois 
Kracklaure Park
100 N. Seymour Ave
10am-5pm…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 9, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Plein Air 757 - Deadline June 15

Norfolk, Virginia - Hurry, this Plein Air opportunity organized by artist Karen Kinser with $8000 in awards wants you now!

Added by Connie Mettler on June 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

3 Unusual Opportunities for Artists

  • Sculpture needed; St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
In the main lobby near the elevators is an area where a piece of sculpture is designed to be placed in a planter. We are looking for an original work selling for $10,000 that can complement a space approximately three feet in diameter and five feet tall. It should represent sacred journey and can include elements of community and spirituality, as well as serving as an iconic piece that…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 7, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Small Town, Sweet Show

Saturday morning, what is a person to do? Time for an art fair fix.

Maple & Main Art Fair, Sylvania, OH, May 31 & June 1

About a 2 hour drive down the toll road delivers me onto one of those small town main streets that you see in the movies. I travel often to Los Angeles to visit my…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 6, 2013 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

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