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Connie Mettler's Blog – August 2012 Archive (21)

Call for Artists: Great Lakes Art Fair

November 16-18GLAFlogo

Novi, Michigan

Suburban Collection Showplace

Fri.: 1pm-8pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm; Sun.: 11am-5pm

Artist Reception: Sat.: 6pm

200 Artists

Deadline: Sept. 7

Please join us for the Great Lakes Art Fair.  The GLAF delivers an exceptional event experience for artists and their patrons.  This fair is a unique fusion of lush landscapes, tempting food, and an optimal indoor venue of spring and fall events that are rapidly…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 30, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Poster Contest Competition - St. John's River Festival

Sanford, Florida

 Wanted: Your ART for OUR Poster!   st johns
The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts
is revving up for our 2013 Festival, and this is your opportunity for thousands of people to see your artwork.


DEADLINE:

October 5th,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 30, 2012 at 12:45am — 4 Comments

A Legal Reminder about Posting on AFI

Dear members,

It's great that together we have built a friendly, open community where people can discuss the issues important to the art fair business.



I hope that we can continue to do that.



However, recently there has been a lot of discussion that has been less than kind, to say the least.



I'd like to remind everyone that typing here in the Forum is not that different than having conversations in the real world.



For example, making…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 29, 2012 at 12:00am — 34 Comments

Call for Artists: Artisan Market

November 10-15 Krasl

St. Joseph, Michigan

Artisan Market 2012

(formerly known as the HollyMarket)

Krasl Art Center

Hours: 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Presented by the Krasl Art Center

100 exhibitors

Deadline: Tuesday, September 4



This juried indoor fine art & craft fair is a unique venue with a long standing…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 26, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Wilmington (NC) Art & Craft Show

Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24 - 25

Wilmington, North Carolina…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 23, 2012 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Who won the pass to the Arts Festival Conference in Chicago?

September 7-9 Zapplication is sponsoring an arts festival conference and they kindly gave me a pass to run for a contest. We asked people to leave comments on why they wanted to attend and received some wonderful stories. Thanks to all who participated.

Then we asked you to vote for the winner. The winner is John Stillmunks of W. Des Moines, Iowa. Congratulations, Munks! You convinced our voters you should be there and I look forward to seeing you in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Sunshine Artist Announces 20th Annual Best Show Report

Each year subscribers to Sunshine Artist send in ballots from the magazine ranking their 10 top-selling shows. On these ballots they indicate their gross income for each of the shows. No other influence is used to determine the winning shows. The staff simply applies the math to determine each event's score. This year nearly 1000 shows received votes and the top 200 with the highest scores were ranked.

This is entirely a…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2012 at 9:06am — 43 Comments

Call for Artists: Lexington Art & Craft Show

St.Augustine

November 17 & 18

Lexington, Kentucky

Heritage Hall at the Lexington Center

Presented by: Holiday Art Shows

10am-5pm

135 exhibitors

Deadline: Sept. 7



Please join us for the Lexington Art & Craft Show, the weekend before Thanksgiving.  This is a carefully juried, fine art and fine craft celebration of the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 21, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Foxfire Fall Fine Arts Festival

October 19-21 & 26-28Foxfirelogo

Nashville, Indiana

Fall Fine Arts Festival - a new event

Foxfire Park

9am-6pm

125 Exhibitors

Deadline: September 19



Artists mark your show calendars for the two busiest weekends of Nashville's year.  The Fall Fine Arts Festival is set to become one of your premier events of the year.…



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Added by Connie Mettler on August 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Congratulations to Nels Johnson for his Post of the Month - The Tequila report from the hospital

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 17, 2012 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals

SUGARLOAF CRAFT…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 16, 2012 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Podcast: What Good is a Website for Artists?

Here is our latest podcast from August 14 where I spoke with author Scott Fox, my son, whose expertise is small business Internet marketing. Scott grew up in the art fair business, traveling to art fairs with us and knows a lot about artists and how they earn their living, so his information is very specific to our particular needs.

Listen to it here:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Diana, Brian and David - Thanks from all the members at AFI

Congratulations to our newest Community Leaders Diana FergusonS. Brian Berkun and David Bjurstrom, who were chosen by the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2012 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

Who should win the pass to the Zapp Conference?

Here are the comments of the people who have entered to win the pass to the Zapp Conference in the order received. After you have read them all the poll is at the end to receive your votes. Be warned that you cannot change your vote after you have selected it. Deadline for voting is August 20 6pm ET.

  1. The reason I want to attend the Zapplication Conference in Chicago is to learn as much as I can about the Zapplication process/system as possible. I’m new to Zapplication,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 13, 2012 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

ArtFairInsiders.com & Wikipedia

Do you visit Wikipedia to get information? Did you know its vast content has been developed by volunteers? Have you ever contributed to its database of information? Is there a parallel between AFI and Wikipedia's development?

Here's a blog post from feverbee.com (a site for people who maintain online communities) that touches on some of the recent discussions on the site:

The Wikipedia…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 13, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments

Call for Artists: ARTumn Harvest at Deer Park Town Center

September 15 & 16 
Deer Park, Illinois 
Deadline: AUGUST 15 
70 exhibitors…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 10, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Podcast: What Good is a Website to an Artist?

Join us on Tuesday, August 14 at 5 pm, ET at ArtFairRadio.com for this useful episode.

A continuing topic for artists is "what good is a website for me?" "Why should I waste the time and money?" and more positively, "I have a website, how…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: Holiday Art Shows - Old Town Art & Craft Show

St.Augustine December 29 & 30

Saint Augustine, Florida…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 8, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Sax/Art River Walk

September 22 - new event!

Saxapahaw, North Carolina  SaxArtLogo

SaxArt River-Walk Juried Art Festival

10am-6pm

75 Artists

Deadline: August 15



The word is getting out about this up-and-coming little spot on the Haw River, Saxapahaw, NC, a historic mill village on the Haw River that is getting lots of attention these days.  A major remodeling…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 5, 2012 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Gulfstream Art Festival in Florida

This is a special message from Art Fair Calendar and Amdur Productions.

Call to Artists:… gulfstream

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 3, 2012 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

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