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Connie Mettler's Blog – July 2014 Archive (18)

Call for Artists: 3 Howard Alan Events

Arlington Festival of the Arts - Sept. 20th & 21st, 2014

In September, Virginia will be the place to be! We're back for our 12th year for the Alexandria King Street Art Festival on September 13th and 14th. This is always a great…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 29, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Prizewinners: 2014 Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

St. Joseph, MI - July 12 & 13

Best in Category

Acrylic -   Tim MacDonald

Clay Functional - Rob Wiedmaier

Clay Non-Functional - Karen Bell

Digital Art - John Ames

Drawing / Pastel - Sabrina…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

More Ann Arbor - I Saw the Whole Thing! almost

Ann Arbor, MI - July 16-19, 2014 - 4 shows in one and plenty to see

Yes, it is true, Ann Arbor's weather was exactly what you want for an art fair. I was there the first day. I've attended it since 1976 (exhibited in one or the other of the shows from 1978-2006).

In our part of the country it is a rite of summer. At other shows in the region artists…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 25, 2014 at 3:02pm — 6 Comments

The Very Last Call for Sandy Springs Festival in Georgia!

September 20 & 21 

Heritage Green

Sandy Springs, Georgia

120 fine art and fine craft booths

Deadline: July 25



  • Present your art to an affluent, art savvy clientele
  • Extensive Marketing through paid advertising, media…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Edgewater Fall Art Fair

September 27 & 28

Chicago, Illinois


Added by Connie Mettler on July 22, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Huntley Artfest

August 16 & 17 

Huntley, Illinois

First Congregational Church of Huntley

Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm

75+ Artists

Deadline:  August 3



Added by Connie Mettler on July 21, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Prizewinners: 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Best of Show:  Faryn Davis / Mixed Media 

Second Place:  Jennifer McCurdy / Ceramics 

Third Place:     Donna Veverka / Jewelry 

Merit Awards:  Theodore Gall / Sculpture 

                      William Kidd / Ceramics 

                      Aaron Hequembourg / Mixed Media 

                      Joachim Knill / Painting 



Added by Connie Mettler on July 19, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 46th Annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival

October 16-18  

Bella Vista, Arkansas


325 Artists

Deadline: July 31 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…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 18, 2014 at 8:13am — 9 Comments

Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Mountain Arts & Crafts Celebration

November 1 & 2

Rising Fawn, Georgia

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Presented by:

  Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park


Up to 200 artists

Deadline: September 26

Artisans (Artist, Crafters and Musicians) that are established to…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 15, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Tips & Cool Ideas for an Art Fair Booth

Here are some photos of cool usages of materials to display and store art and equipment in a 10 x 10 space:

Michael Wommack who does pastels figured out how to put this shelf on his pro panels:

Look at Jodi Perry's cool floor - I think it was linoleum:…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 15, 2014 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Working to Create a Successful First Year Show

Huntington Beach Food, Art & Music Festival - Huntington Beach, CA - Sept. 5-7

It's exciting when a new event comes on the scene with organizers who seem to really "get" what the artists need in order for it to be successful. 


This is one of those. Are you free…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 10, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Next Live Podcast: My first art fair, a Zero or a Hero?

TUESDAY - JULY 8 - 5 PM ET - Call in with your questions: (805)243-1338

In the beginning art fairs were created and artists and art buyers flocked to attend. You were one of them. Your mother and your friends thought your work was wonderful and maybe they were right, so off you went to the marketplace. How did it go?…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 7, 2014 at 8:19am — 6 Comments

Vote today for June 2014's Best Blogs

Deadline: 7/13/14 midnight

Many thanks to Karen Holtkamp, Kathleen Caid, Mark Loeb and Carrie Jacobson who shared helpful info on AFI in June that led to good discussions.

Please vote now to determine who will win AFI's coveted "Post of the Month."

  • Karen Holtkamp -…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 6, 2014 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

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Added by Connie Mettler on July 6, 2014 at 7:28am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 11th Annual Downtown Monroe Art Fair

August 9 & 10 MonroeArtFairLogo

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 region.

The 11th Annual Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair is located in the Historic District of Monroe, Michigan.  Our art Fair corresponds with…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 4, 2014 at 8:53am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 8th Annual Art-A-Licious

September 19 and 20

Adrian, Michigan

Main and Maumee streets, downtown Adrian

Friday 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

80 exhibitors

Deadline: July 7

Art-A-Licious, downtown Adrian's juried fine arts festival, is welcoming exhibitors for its eighth year.…

Added by Connie Mettler on July 2, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Who Won the prizes at Des Moines? a video gives the answers

Des Moines, IA - June 25-27

Best in Show: Dylan Strzynski - mixed media

Not only the changeable weather but the rest of the story caught him off guard. First he was on the wait list, then he got interviewed by the Des…


Added by Connie Mettler on July 1, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

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