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Connie Mettler's Blog – August 2013 Archive (23)

Next Podcast: 5 Things You Need to Know to License Your Art


Art publishing is a big business. Have you explored licensing your images for print and other products? This podcast will help you sort out the basics and get you thinking about another source of income from your art.

What you will learn:



Added by Connie Mettler on August 31, 2013 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Call for Artists: 52nd Bayfield Apple Festival

October 4-6, 2013  

Bayfield, Wisconsin

Downtown Bayfield


150 Artists

Exhibitor Fee: $325 $275

Jury Fee: $20

Deadline: until full-still accepting

Bayfield's Apple Festival has been hailed as the "Best Festival in Wisconsin" by Wisconsin Trails Magazine and one of the…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 30, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

What about this logo? Does it work for you?

Perhaps you have seen our notices about the new list we are building, "America's Best Art Fairs", which we are developing as an aid to people who love to attend art fairs to collect art. We've been working on this idea for a couple of years and we are getting near the time to roll out the survey.

Here are four logos we have developed for the survey. Which one do you like the best?

  1.  …

Added by Connie Mettler on August 29, 2013 at 3:01pm — 29 Comments

Call for Artists: Wilmington Art & Craft Show


November 30-December 1

Wilmington, North Carolina

  Wilmington Convention Center


Holiday Art Shows

100 exhibitors

Deadline: September 6

(late applications will be accepted if category is not full)

Please join us for the Wilmington Art…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 28, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

Who Should Win the Free Pass to the Arts Conference in Louisville? Vote now

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 Sept. 2, midnight ET.

Added by Connie Mettler on August 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Art on the Prairie

September 21 & 22

Warrenville, Illinois

Art on the Prairie/Afternoon Jazz Festival

City Hall Complex

Hours: 10am-5pm

presented by  Warrenville Park District and Warrenville Arts Council

50 exhibitors

Deadline:  until filled

Art on the Prairie is a juried fine art festival located in the heart of Warrenville. …


Added by Connie Mettler on August 25, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Featured Artists: Maureen Roberts & Michael Lublin

The design team ofMoMo  Maureen Roberts and Michael Lublin's resume:



Added by Connie Mettler on August 24, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Call for artists: 51st Annual Ocean View Art Show

October 12 & 13    

Norfolk, Virginia

Ocean View Beach Park


75-100 Artist

Deadline: September 11

Join all your…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 23, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Lexington Art & Craft Show


Weekend before Thanksgiving, November 23 - 24



Added by Connie Mettler on August 21, 2013 at 7:53am — No Comments

Win a Free Pass to the ZAPP Conference in Louisville

Are you ready to take the next step in your career as an art fair artist?

Enter to win a chance for a free Arts Festival Conference registration — a $315 value. This two-day event is designed for and includes sessions for the entire art fair field – artists, show directors, festival…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — 40 Comments

Artstreet, Mt Gretna, Shadyside, Woodland, Bayfront, Levis Commons

Here are a bunch of articles about shows that took place around the country, August 16-18.

Outside Toledo, OH, in Perrysburg, you'll find the Levis Commons Show run by The Guild. Good article especially the part about member Chris Maher:

Perrysburg’s Clyde Vermillion is an inspiration for retirees looking for a creative outlet to start a new career.

The 68-year-old former steamfitter and welder was an amateur photography buff for years,…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: Exhibit in Paris this Fall is looking for artists - here is a special opportunity to exhibit your work in Paris.

Where will YOU be when…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 19, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

America's Best Art Fair?

Your invitation to participate ...

1st Annual "America's Best Art Fairs" Survey


Artists know which art fairs are their favorites (and there are lists…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 16, 2013 at 11:30pm — 13 Comments

Podcast: How we Bring Buyers to our Art Fairs

What can an art fair do to bring serious buyers to attend their events to buy art?  

The guests are from two of the top rated shows in the country. The La Quinta Arts Festival is a 4 day festival held in an affluent area in California. Art on the…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 16, 2013 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Artisan Market

October 26-31  Krasl

St. Joseph, Michigan 
Artisan Market 2013
(formerly known as the…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 15, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Winners! Blog Post of the Month -- It's a Tie

Congratulations to Mary Johnston whose candid expose, "Ouch -- The Zero Show" and Valerie Tyler whose empathetic post "Being Respectful of All…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 15, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Top Art Fairs for Fall, Winter & Spring

At Redwood Media Group's upscale, high-profile juried exhibitions, your work gets seen by Gallery Owners, Art Consultants, Decorators, Designers, Architects, and other trade buyers, as well as high-net-worth collectors-many of whom are interested in buying in quantity and pursuing contracts. Moreover, our team guides you through the process and helps you every step of the way.

Our shows take place…

Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Creativity calls for Risk-Taking


Stuck? Uninspired? Afraid? What the heck ... move on and take a chance. This is something I wrestle with daily. How about you?

Added by Connie Mettler on August 13, 2013 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Call for Artists: ArtoberFestKS Arts & Craft Show - a new event

October 5

on Broadway in Historic Marysville, Kansas…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 12, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Waxahachie Holiday Showcase

Waxahachie's Holiday Showcase

Waxahachie, Texas

November 15 - 17

Apply now!…


Added by Connie Mettler on August 9, 2013 at 8:36am — No Comments

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