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Connie Mettler's Blog – July 2010 Archive (19)

Call for Artists: Art on the Bay

September 4 & 5

New Baltimore, MI

Downtown in Burke Park on Anchor Bay

100 Artists

Deadline: Right now!…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 30, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Jackson Hole: Artist Banned for Opinion

Here is a great story from Jackson Hole, WY, where artist Aaron Wallis had a boundary expanding exhibition of drawings of his penis at the Art Association, but now has been banned from the Art Association for things he said!

You gotta love it...

Added by Connie Mettler on July 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Call for Artists: Fall Avon Art Festival

October 2 & 3Art Fair

Avon, Indiana

Avon Town Park

300 artists



Added by Connie Mettler on July 27, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Website? video

In my area of the country the last week of July and early August are times for artists to catch their breath before they head back to the lucrative fall shows. In the spirit of making good use of time "off" I'm directing you to some information on getting your website up and running from my favorite web guru Scott Fox:

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Web Site for Business Today?

Watch this short video for…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 27, 2010 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Fall Fine Art & Crafts in Westfield

November 6 & 7 - Westfield, New Jersey

Art Fair

Fall Fine Art and Crafts at the Westfield Armory…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Photo Tour of Ann Arbor Art Fair - Friday

So the weather forecast for Friday was for scattered thunderstorms, high winds and a heat index of 100 degrees, but who wouldn't want to be in Ann Arbor? This was my 32nd annual trip to view the art and see friends. I arrived at 10:30 am and left at 9 pm with much disappointment because I had run out of time to do both. Since my husband I no longer participate in art fairs this is my annual chance to see old friends and their new work and to be stopped in my tracks at the new…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 25, 2010 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

Call for Artists: Great Lakes Art Fair in October

October 15-17
Art Fair

Rock Financial Showplace

Novi, Michigan

200 artists

Deadline: August 2

Saturday - 10 am-6 pm


Added by Connie Mettler on July 25, 2010 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Ann Arbor: the shopping, the street performers, social media views, weather -- it's all here!

Ever wonder how this Ann Arbor phenomenon got started? Ann Arbor is just another sleepy college twon in the summer so the South University merchants got together (I think 51 years ago) and wanted to draw people to their summer sales -- an amazing idea at the time -- (but pretty common these days) -- let's hold an art fair! And this grande dame was born.

Ever wonder if it paid off of those merchants? Here's the story:… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on July 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Art Fair History: The Man Who Saved Old Louisville, Malcolm Bird, dies


Definitely one of the biggies in the art fair business is the extravaganza that takes place the first weekend of October in Louisville, the St. James Court Art Show. This show takes place in an enchanted Victorian neighborhood full of brick mansions. When you are standing under the huge trees you can easily imagine the gas lights and carriages moving through the fall day.

Back in 1957 Malcolm Bird got involved in forming a… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on July 22, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 55th Annual Park Forest Art Fair

September 18 and September 19…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Art Fair Heaven -- Ann Arbor, MI, July 21-24

I am combing the Internet looking for evidence that the whole world is turning to my neighborhood for

the next four days ;)

Today the artists are all arriving in Ann Arbor and setting up semi-permanent installations for the days ahead. Did you, fellow artist, do your Facebook, twitter, email newsletter and blog postings to bring your customers to join the celebration? I've only found one so far from my "google alerts": …


Added by Connie Mettler on July 20, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Blue Water Art Fair, Port Huron, MI

This first time art fair was held on the streets of Port Huron, MI, as a part of a larger festival the Blue

Water Fest. It also featured restaurant booths, four stages, vendors, kids activities and a carnival. It was held in conjunction with the Bayview Yacht Club's Port Huron to Mackinac Boat Race. The Boat Race has been around since the 1920's. The city fathers and tourism bureau hired Jon Witz & Associates (home of Arts, Beats & Eats, Detroit's River Days and the… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on July 19, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Northville (MI) Christmas Market

November 19-21, 2010…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Ohio Mart

September 30 - October 3

Akron, Ohio

140 Exhibitors

Presented by the Hywet Hall & Gardens,

a Historic House Museum and Country…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 13, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

More Art Fair History: Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

The CPFA, lovingly known as "State College", has been flourishing since l967, on the campus and downtown streets of this sweet college town in the heart of Happy Valley. I can't imagine how many artists have participated over the years. In the interest of letting the newbies be informed about the cultural history of our "industry" I'm linking to an article in the Daily Collegian that appeared on July 11 detailing fundraising, riots, festival workers… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on July 12, 2010 at 11:46am — 10 Comments

Ford Van for Sale in Michigan

I want to sell my Ford 94 Super Van. 351 engine. 3/4 ton. gray. Less
than 100,000. always been garaged. Super condition considering age.
two front seats only. carpeted. Price $3500 firm. Gil Dorer 107
Willow Ct. Chelsea, Mi. 48118.
734 475 4300.

(We drove Ford vans to art fairs from 1980 until retiring in 2006. Ours still gets around very well with almost 170,000
miles on it. - Connie)

Added by Connie Mettler on July 10, 2010 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

Yes, I know things are bad--but imagine going to jail for your art!

Art show could land curators in Russian prison

MOSCOW (Reuters) –

The curators of an art exhibit that mixed religious icons with sexual and pop-culture images face up to three years in prison in a case that is testing the tolerance of Russia’s government and its dominant church.

A Moscow court is to issue a…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 8, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Art & Wine Walk at the Taste of St. Louis

October 1, 2 and 3

St. Louis, Missouri

Soldiers Memorial

50 artists

Deadline: July 12th 2010

New This Year!

The Art & Wine Walk at the Taste of St. Louis will be held in downtown St. Louis, MO, on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Our reformatted artist area… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on July 6, 2010 at 3:34pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: ArtWalk on the Bay

September 18 & 19


Added by Connie Mettler on July 1, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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