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Connie Mettler's Blog – August 2010 Archive (12)

Call for Artists: Holiday Arts & Crafts Ensemble

Art Fair Saturday

November 20

Canton, Michigan

Plymouth High School

8400 Beck Rd.

9 am to 4 pm

Deadline: when full

Sponsored by the Plymouth-Canton…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 29, 2010 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Show of the Month: Arts, Beats & Eats

September 3-6

Royal Oak, Michigan

on the downtown streets

130 artists

All metro Detroit is excited about the reinvigorated Arts, Beats & Eats at its new location in the hip downtown of Royal Oak. Its rich combination of the best in art,…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 28, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Artist of the Month: Mark Traughber

Like most artists Mark Traughber has been drawing and painting all of his life. Always encouraged by his

parents to do the things he enjoyed he honed an awareness that has feeds him today. After graduating from college and unable to find a job he is now grateful for all of those "no, thank you's" that have led him to a creative life doing what he loves best.

As befits this idea he says, "I'm very interested in the idea of personal identity," he said, "finding… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on August 25, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

How 'bout these awards?

Now how cool are these? Fiber artist Diane Tessman makes these one of a kind award ribbons in her studio in St. Louis. The fabric

ribbons are handmade of fine quality fabrics, ribbons, and yarns. Each ribbon is an individual expression - no two are alike. Ribbons are embellished with yarns, buttons, jewels, and beads.

Lisa Konikow and I have been working as the art directors of Arts, Beats & Eats since its' inception in… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on August 25, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

An EASY Way to Bring More Patrons to your Art Fairs

This winter we started a Facebook fan page for I've been slow to optimize it and now realize it is a great resource for you to bring patrons to art fairs. Here are suggestions for you:

  1. Become a fan of Art Fair Calendar at this link:…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 19, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Art & Photography Festival

October 2

Easton, Connecticut

10AM - 6PM

(Rain date: October 3, 2010)

50 Artists…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 16, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

"But did you ever wonder about those people hawking their wares in the booths along the town’s quaint Main Street?"

I really enjoy seeing stories about art fairs around the country because of the different point of view. We all know about the art fair life style and "where artists come from" and where they are going. But the people attending art fairs some times have no idea about it. Common questions like, "do you sleep in your van?", "where did you buy what you are selling?", "how long does it make to make this", "what is your real job?" or (the worst) "I can do that".

It is always great when a… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on August 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: Key West Craft Show

Art Fair January 29-30, 2011

Historic Old Town -

Key West, Florida

Application Deadline - September 1, 2010

100 artist booths

The Key West Art Center, a non-profit community art center, sponsors the show… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on August 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Artful Vision - where art and community equal change for the greater good.

Artful Vision has launched!

Artful Vision's purchase with a purpose gallery is organized as a juried online art fair. It includes visual, decorative and functional art, as well as music and creative writing…but it’s so much more. It’s a unique way for artists to make a difference in communities across the U.S. by donating 20% of every sale to a community or national… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on August 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What Your Art Means to its Collectors

From a recent email:

Hi ConnieArt Fair ,

I came across your site accidentally, and found Sonny Dalton's name there.

We used to live in the DC area, and met Sonny at the Sugarloaf festival back in 2000. We found his work fascinating, and picked up a… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on August 4, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 27th Annual Brighton Fine Arts Festival

August 14 & 15

Brighton, Michigan

Downtown Brighton

presented by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce

125 exhibitors

Deadline: immediately!

Breaking news: Just last week our festival organization…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 2, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Salem, Oregon -- what's up with the art fairs there?

I receive these "google alerts" about art fair stuff every day and in the last few weeks there have been several about the Salem Art Association's and its exclusiveness, not allowing local artists into their big event (and anyone who has been in this business awhile knows this old story, "they don't want local people in the show") but there seems to be something big roiling out there.

I know at least two ArtFairInsiders made the trek from Georgia to Oregon to participate (on the Ann… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on August 1, 2010 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

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