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Connie Mettler's Blog – July 2013 Archive (22)

Call for Artists: Harvest Festival Fine Arts Fair

October 5 & 6  Portage

Portage, Indiana

Portage Fall Festival
Portage Parks Department
Deadline: August 22


The spectacular fall colors, the lapping water of Lake Michigan, the hum of an active,…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 28, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: A Few Spaces at the West End Art Festival

September 14 & 15 LaGrangeLogo

La Grange, Illinois

Intersection of Burlington & Brainard Ave.

Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm

90 max. artist

(Sorry, jewelry and photography are full)

Why are there spaces open at this long…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 26, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments

June Post of the Month! Congratulations to the Winner

Congratulations to the Olympic champion of art fair reporting - Elle Heiligenstein, whose review of Art in the Park in Columbia, MO, was chosen as "post of the month" by our members.



Added by Connie Mettler on July 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: 7th Annual Art-A-Licious

September 20 & 21

Adrian, Michigan


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

80 Exhibitors

Deadline: August 1

Art-A-Licious, a juried fine arts fair now in its seventh year is seeking new artists.

Art-A-Licious is a nonprofit art festival founded in…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Ann Arbor: The Good, the Bad, the Prizewinners ...

I have attended the Ann Arbor Art Fairs every year since 1976, 28 of those years exhibiting with my husband Norm Darwish in the State Street Area Art Fair (14 years) and the Guild show on Main Street (14 years).

Jody DePew McLeane explains her drawing techniques

After spending Thursday booth sitting…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Ann Arbor - Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of ...

Ana Petercic (Fiber art), Connie Mettler, Elle Heiligenstein (3D Mixed Media) and photographer Larry Berman

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," motto of the U.S. Postal Service Creed.

Do you…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 23, 2013 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Call for Artists: 55th Annual Catalina Festival of Art

September 21-22

Catalina Island, California
sponsored by the Catalina Art Association
100 artists
Deadline: August 1…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 21, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair Video: Why we do art fairs ...

You'd think the heat would take the stuffing out of even the most stalwart artists, but not so, folks. Here are some people we all know well with tips on how they get through the long hot days and what is good about art fairs:

I attended on Thursday and Friday with our daughter, Farah Darwish, and it was such a pleasure to see old friends and see wonderful new…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: 9th Annual Christmas at the Fair

November 23 

Panama City, Florida

Bay County Fairgrounds

9 am to 4 pm

100+ exhibitors

Deadline: August 1


        You are invited to apply to the 9th annual juried arts and crafts fair featuring artists and crafters from around the Southeast. The show features handmade quality arts and…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 18, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 45th Annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

October 17-19    BellaVistaLogo

Bella Vista, Arkansas


325 Artists

Deadline: July 15 or till filled

The Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival is known for the highest quality, fully juried, art and craft work.  Since 1969 the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts festival has been steadily growing in size and reputation! 

Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks, our exhibitors say:  "This is the friendliest and best organized arts…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 17, 2013 at 7:53am — 2 Comments

Join us for a Happy Hour in Ann Arbor?

So many members here will be attending or participating in the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, July 17-20, and we need to meet!

My Plan: On Thursday (assisting artists Andrew Shea in his space on North University through the morning and Elle Heiligenstein in C133 on State later in the day--they won this as a prize in our recent Pledge Drive). Friday…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 17, 2013 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

Show of the Month: Ann Arbor Art Fairs - Art Fair Heaven


Added by Connie Mettler on July 16, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Artist of the Month: Elle Heiligenstein

"Mystery Lady"…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

Call for Artists: 10th Annual Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair

August 10 & 11

Monroe, Michigan

Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-6pm

around 90 artists

Deadline: July 17

Monroe is halfway between Toledo and Detroit, easily accessible for the many artists who live in this…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 12, 2013 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 3 Juried Art Shows in NYC

September 21 - October 20
  • This is a national …unhinged

Added by Connie Mettler on July 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Prizewinners: Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Cherry Creek is one of those legendary shows. Who gets in and then who gets to come back?

Here are this year's winners:

Best of Show:         Aaron Hequembourg/Mixed Media - learn more about Aaron & his work

Second Place:         Justin Teilhet/Ceramics



Added by Connie Mettler on July 10, 2013 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

Who Contributes the Best to AFI? Vote here for June's "Best"

Let's reward the people who wrote the best content on in June.

Deadline July 16, 6 pm

  1. Brian Berkun, June 2 - Musings from Topeka KS
  2. Elle Heiligenstein,…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 9, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Huntley Artfest

Huntley August 17 & 18
Huntley, Illinois

First Congregational Church of Huntley

Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm

setup: begins 9am August 16

75+ Artists

Deadline: August 3

Huntley Artfest is a community event sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Huntley, drawing 8,000 art lovers-viewing the Fine Arts of…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 8, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

Show Report: Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo + Photos

June 29 & 30, presented by the Toledo Botanical Garden

This art fair debuted in this lovely 40 acre garden in 1975. The approximately 200 artists booths amble through wooded glens and meticulously groomed perennial beds. Just about everyone has a shady space as this last…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 7, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Photos from the 2013 Gold Coast Art Fair in Chicago

Amdur Productions has been running the Gold Coast Art Fair in Chicago for quite a while now. Not to get into the politics and reasons for why it is no longer in the River North area of that city, but a few years ago it moved to Grant Park, on the lakefront, a popular destination for all kinds of festivals.

There is no doubt that there are lots of logistics to figure…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 5, 2013 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

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