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Connie Mettler's Blog – June 2014 Archive (21)

Call for Artists: Summit Art Festival

October 10-12 Summit  
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Downtown
90 artists
Deadline: July 27
(Formerly Longview Art & Music Festival)
Fri. set-up 9am-4pm; show open 4pm-9pm
Sat. 10am-9pm.
Sun. 11am-5pm



This is a high quality fine art event held in Lee’s…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 29, 2014 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Columbus Winterfair

December 5-7 

Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Expo Center

Presented by Ohio Designer Craftsmen

Fri. & Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. noon-5pm

400 Exhibitors

Deadline:  July 8



Ohio Designer Craftsmen invites artists to a rewarding experience selling their…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 27, 2014 at 7:05am — 5 Comments

Prizewinners: Old Town Art Fair

Chicago - June 14 & 15, 2014



Digital Art, Drawing/Pastel & Painting:

Best in Show - Katie Musolff, painting (in photo)

Second Place - Taylor Mazer, Drawing/Pastel

2D Mixed Media, Photography & Printmaking:

Best in Show: Mikel Robinson, Photography

Second Place -…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 26, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Greater Cincinnati Winterfair

November 28-30 

Covington, Kentucky 

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
Fri. & Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 11am-4pm
Presented by Ohio Designer Craftsmen
225…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 24, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Prizewinners: Lakefront Art Festival - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI - June 20-22

Award Winners



Scott Amrhein, Glass                            

Sandra Byers, Ceramics                     

Theodore Gall, Sculpture                     

Kyle Hawke,Wood                          

Nicario Jimenez, Mixed Media 3D      

William Kidd,Ceramics        …
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 24, 2014 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Lakeside Living Art Fair

August 23 & 24LakesideLivingLogo
Lake Orion, Michigan
Sat. 11am-7pm; Sun. 11am-5pm
Deadline: July 7

 

We are looking for high quality artwork that fits in to this setting. Work that feels more relaxing. All mediums are acceptable. 

 

Another show in Integrity Show's focused roster, Integrity Events produces events specifically appropriate for each…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 23, 2014 at 7:52am — No Comments

Photo Essay: Old Town Art Fair 2014

Chicago, IL - June 14 & 15 - 65th Annual Old Town Art Fair - 250 Artists

This top-rated art fair is in the heart of arguably the best urban neighborhood in the country, built after the Chicago Fire, cheek by jowl beautifully restored homes and gardens, city living at its best.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 20, 2014 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: The Beaches Art Fest

October 4                    

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Pablo Historical Park

10am-5pm

100 Artists

Deadline: June 30



The Beaches Art Fest is a new juried fine art show being presented by The Beaches Museum and Driftwood of Jacksonville Beach.



This is a new event which we are promoting as an upscale show,  partnering with organizations that…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 20, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

May Winner Post of the Month: Ruth Finkenbiner

Ruth's thorough post, "Back in the Game - a Double Header and an AWARD!" was chosen the winner for May. It is a thorough review profiling two California shows with lots of helpful information that applies to many other shows. As you can see below, Ruth has a very supportive partner:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 19, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 38th Annual Frankfort Art Fair

August 15 & 16

Frankfort, Michigan

Market Square Park

Coordinated by the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce

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

180+ Artists

Deadline:  July 1



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

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 18, 2014 at 7:32am — No Comments

That's all Folks! Thanks to all who supported the drive. Hope you liked your prizes!

Our 5th Birthday was our best with a record number of pledges and wonderful prizes for all of you who support our mission to enable artists to earn a living at the nation's art fairs.

Your pledge really makes a difference. Not only was the response great - the personal messages to me about how helpful our websites have been for you was a wonderful reward.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Mundelein Fine Arts Festival

September 6 & 7    

Mundelein, Illinois 

Kracklauer Park in downtown Mundelein

10am-5pm

45 artists…


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Added by Connie Mettler on June 16, 2014 at 7:38am — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Park Forest Art Fair

September 20 & 21 

Park Forest, Illinois 

Downtown Park Forest

Presented by the Tall Grass Arts Association

10am-5pm

100 Artists

Deadline: June 28

 

The Park forest Art Fair is an outdoor fair held in the streets of Downtown…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 12, 2014 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Saturday at the Museum

I'm sure you are tired of hearing me say that one of the very best things about this business is the variety of events that make it up. I love big festivals in big cities and I hunt out small boutique events and gallery hops and studio tours in more rural areas. Earning a living as an artist requires great flexibility and developing multiple streams of income. Sort of like the stock market - diversify and when one part of the market is cool hopefully another part will bring you what you…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 11, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

My Vote: 2014's Best Art Festival Poster

Signe and Genna Grushovenko will be the featured artists at the Des Moines Art Festival, June 27-29.

Their original work, Downtown Stoll is a complex blend of retro imagery with a focus on Des Moines’ iconic State Capitol Building. 

“Through our collaborative work, Downtown Stroll emerged from our inspiration to incorporate our love for vintage imagery and urban settings…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Huntington Beach Art, Food & Music Festival - new!

September 5-7

Huntington Beach, California

Pacific Coast Hwy & Beach Blvd.

150 Artists

Deadline: July 31



For years, Southern California has showcased many smaller to medium community art festivals. This new event is built on current day models with an emphasis on visual…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Funky Ferndale Art Fair

September 12-14

Ferndale, Michigan

Downtown Ferndale   

Fri. 3pm-8pm

Sat. 10am-8pm

Sun. 12noon-5pm

120 Artists

Deadline: June 15



Noteworthy:

  • Artwork leans towards the edgy
  • 11th year
  • Extensive marketing
  • Artist…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Long Grove Art Festival

August 16 & 17

Long Grove, Illinois
downtown in Fountain Square
100 artists
Deadline: June 15

  

About the Long Grove Art Festival:



More than 100 juried artists will captivate guests at the Long Grove Art…
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Added by Connie Mettler on June 3, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Round 2 Winners in the Pledge Drive!

Many thanks to Terry Adams, Executive Director of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, for joining me on yesterday's podcast where he shared lots of interesting information about running one of the most popular art fairs in the country. How much power does he have to choose the artists who are accepted? Listen to the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on June 2, 2014 at 9:43pm — 6 Comments

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