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Connie Mettler's Blog – July 2012 Archive (23)

Art Show in Lake Bluff, IL: No Entry Fee

I just found this in my inbox:

Would you like to exhibit your art in a Lake Bluff Art show without any application fee? Not only would it cost you nothing, but also the tent is already provided.  As if no fee and no tent were not easy enough,  you don’t even have to take your work home over night.

“Art for the Parks” will be the next exhibit and sale presented by Artists on the Bluff, our local arts organization with members from Lake Bluff and the neighboring…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 30, 2012 at 4:16pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Bloomsbury Fall Art Festival-Cancelled



September 29 & 30

Bloomsbury, New Jersey


on the historic Main Street

60+ Exhibitors

Deadline: August 15



The Bloomsbury Fall Arts Festival provides…
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Added by Connie Mettler on July 29, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Podcast: Secrets of the Art Fair Patrons

Here's our latest podcast from July 26, where I spoke with three people who between them attend over 100 shows a year and buy at all of them! In addition, they take their friends who also collect the work they find at the shows. Listen to it here:



Here are a few tips from the interview:



  • Geri Wegner's favorite…
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Added by Connie Mettler on July 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Looking to network with other Volunteer only art fairs

Are you an entirely volunteer driven art fair?
WPSAF  …
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Added by Connie Mettler on July 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

October 18-20BellaVistaLogo

Bella Vista, Arkansas 



44th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival

Thur. - Sat.: 8am-5pm

325 Artists booths

Deadline: July 31

The Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival is known for the highest quality, fully juried,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on July 25, 2012 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

Prizewinners: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

The 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Announces 2012 Award Winners

 

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, which took place July 18 - July 21, 2012, presented awards of excellence and originality to ten artists. The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, which is one of four concurrent fairs held each July in downtown Ann Arbor, is located on East Washington, Ingalls Mall and North…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 24, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

New Podcast: Who is Buying at the Shows and Why?

Thursday, July 26, 5 pm E.T.

Any weekend, anywhere in the U.S., there are hundreds of art fairs filled with artists and the people who love attending the shows. Who is that person who is examining your…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: ArtWorks

October 27ArtWorksLogo

Waukesha, Wisconsin


Waukesha Expo

deadline August 1



**One Day Only**

10am-4pm



Public admission: $3 Adults, children under 12 free

**Get In Free** with 2 can goods for Waukesha Food Pantry

All admission proceeds are donated to the Waukesha Food Pantry…



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Added by Connie Mettler on July 23, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Photos from the Krasl Art Fair, St. Joseph, MI, July 14-15, 2012

An exciting weekend for me in St. Joe, July 14-15, where I really got a good art fair "fix." Who wasn't going to be there?

  1. Show Director Sara Shambarger was at the head of my VIP list. Sara runs a "no-nonsense pay attention to the artists' needs art fair." She has been in the job for nearly 15 years and has…
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Added by Connie Mettler on July 20, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Guild of Artists & Artisans Celebrates 43rd Show in Ann Arbor

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs are the granddaddy upon which many other shows got their get up and go, copycats, improvements, lessons learned, etc.

Once upon a time in 1969 a bunch of people wanted to horn in on the fabulous success they were seeing for artists in the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair and grabbed property nearby and had a "free fair." Yep, you saw the date and I hope a bunch of you remember the '60's. AA was a great place to be in those days. Many of the original group have…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 18, 2012 at 2:25pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: The ARTY

This is a special message sponsored by TheArty.com, a global art competition and show.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 18, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

New Service! Reserve a parking space in the downtown structures at Ann Arbor

Every year Ann Arbor's award winning street art fairs attract parknparty over 500,000 attendees from all over the country. 

 

The beautiful surroundings that make walking through the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Piedmont Park Arts & Crafts Festival

August 18 & 19parknparty

Atlanta, Georgia

Piedmont Park

200 artists

Deadline: July 21



Winner of two prestigious Kaleidoscope Awards from the Southeast Festivals & Events…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 16, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Show of the Month: The Ann Arbor Art Fairs

July 18-21

Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Ann Arbor Art Fairs

  Wed. -  Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Featured Artist: Marti McGinnis - Fiber,

I've met a lot of crabby people lately www.ArtFairCalendar.com which hasn't done a lot for my mood, so when I went looking for an artist to feature this month no one was quite what I was looking for, then voila! Marti McGinnis's fanciful colored "happy art" danced into view!

A lifetime of exploring, living the expected life and finally choosing the unexpected and expressing it exuberantly in an outpouring of color, Marti's current body of work focuses on the ancient art of fabric felting with a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 12, 2012 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

One of the Coolest "outside activities" that happens at an art fair!

My very favorite "kids" activity at an art fair happened yesterday in State College, PA, at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, the Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale. At the CPFA 150 young people, from 8 to 18, compete, jury in and sell their own artwork, just like the big kids festival that runs the next four days.

I've heard executive director Rick Bryant's presentation on the event at a conference and it is such a model of involving children and a sense of "buying in" of…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 12, 2012 at 12:21pm — 4 Comments

Award Winners for the Des Moines Arts Festival & Cherry Creek Art Festival

Congratulations to everyone who participated in these two highly juried events.

The Des Moines Arts Festival was held on June 22-24 in downtown Des Moines with 185 participating artists

Best of Show: Joachim Knill

Joachim Knill of Hannibal, Missouri, displays his works in what looks like a shipping crate on the outside and an art museum on the inside

Best of Emerging Iowa…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 11, 2012 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

After 39 Years at the Ann Arbor Art Fair - Photography Couple Calling it Quits

All of you who love the Ann Arbor Art Fair, here is your last chance to visit with and collect the photography of stalwart original Guild members Ruth and Walter Pinkus at this month's Ann Arbor Art Fair. They've been in the business longer than many of us and as the Ann Arbor media roll out their stories about the fairs they've included a wonderful article about Ruth and Walter in the Ann Arbor Journal.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 8, 2012 at 1:18pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: 9th Annual Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair

August 11 & 12

Monroe, Michigan 

Downtown Monroe E.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 6, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How was that podcast about buy/sell on July 5?

Many thanks to all of you who are not only taking care of your own business, but also willing to donate your time to improve conditions for everyone at the nation's juried fine art fairs. I appreciate all the input I've received from so many of you.

If you are interested in this topic, please listen to it here:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 6, 2012 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

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