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Connie Mettler's Blog – August 2014 Archive (16)

Call for Artists: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Spring 2015

Join a unique community of respected and talented artists at five Mid-Atlantic events
 
January 30-February 1, 2015 
Chantilly, Virginia 
(outside Washington D.C.), Dulles Expo Center

March 13-15, 2015…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 28, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 52nd Annual Ocean View Art Show

October 11 & 12

Norfolk, Virginia 

Ocean View Beach Park

100+ Artists

Deadline:  September 11



Kick off "Visual Arts Week in Norfolk" with the Ocean View Art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 26, 2014 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Chastain Park Arts Festival

Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 1 & 2     

Atlanta, Georgia

Chastain Park

200 Artists

Deadline: August 29…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 4th Annual Holiday Market

November 7 & 8

Elmhurst, Illinois

4th Annual Wilder Mansion Holiday Market

presented by Edward…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 22, 2014 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

How much money does it take to produce a fabulous art fair?

Coming up Labor Day weekend is Art in the Pearl in Portland, OR. This show originated in 1997 after the demise of the big deal, big sponsor, Artquake. Artquake relied heavily on corporate sponsorship and drew 200,000 people to the Pearl neighborhood where it was envisioned as "a massive ticketed spectacle that featured international performances alongside local jugglers and mimes."

The money did not materialize to sustain Artquake (we're talking 100's of 1000's of dollars to support…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 21, 2014 at 11:00am — 15 Comments

Featured Artist: Nick Wroblewski - Woodcut Printmaking

Nick Wroblewski is a Midwest based printmaker specializing in hand cut wood block prints with an aesthetic reminiscent of the stylized Japanese masters, yet uniquely his own. Standing in his booth you know why you love art fairs. Not only do you see fresh exciting fine work but you also get a glimpse into the lives of the creators.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 20, 2014 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Last Call for Artists: Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park



Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park
March 27-29, 2015
Houston, Texas

Deadline: August 22,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 20, 2014 at 7:34am — 7 Comments

Winner Post of the Month - July 2014

We had a good run of information in July this year. Scott Pakulski kept us abreast of happenings in his corner of the Midwest, including Toledo, Plymouth (MI) and his first year at Ann Arbor. Marge Luttrell got a good discussion going on the big CPFA in State College, PA. Sandhi Schimmel Gold shared the heartbreaking news of a fellow artist's tragedy and Jacki Bilsborrow…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 18, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Fall Festival on Ponce

October 18 & 19

Atlanta, Georgia

Olmsted Linear Park

125+ Artists

Deadline: August 22

 

Join…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 17, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

What's Wrong with this Picture? #3

Added by Connie Mettler on August 16, 2014 at 8:00pm — 22 Comments

LAST Chance! August 15 Deadline

You know you want to say, "I was there!" Then stop dawdling, head to

Zapp right now!





Newest news to give you pause: 

  • We are receiving huge…
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Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2014 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Doom and Gloom

A long time valued member of this site says he is tired of no action being taken on issues related with our business and will be leaving the site.

An advertiser who has tantalized me with an opportunity fails to complete the deal.

Poor attendance at an art fair which has delivered well in the past deals a blow to the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 14, 2014 at 10:00am — 43 Comments

Podcast: Show Directors Share Marketing and Sales Ideas

Tuesday, August 12 - 5 pm ET



Sharon McAllister, Executive Director of …

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 8, 2014 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

Vote now! July's best Posts

Here you go, folks: Three show reviews and two very dramatic life events. Which one should win "Post of the Month?" 

Scott Pakulski - 6/30/2014, "Crosby Festival of the Arts 2014"

Jacki Bilsborrow - 7/7/2014, "…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 7, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Holiday Art Fair - new!

November 15 & 16
Ypsilanti, Michigan

(outside of Ann Arbor)…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 5, 2014 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Promoting Your Work, Part I - the Business Card

"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it." - who said this?

You're at the show. People are interested in your work they are about to leave (empty handed!!). And they turn and say,

do you have a card?

Your reply: Sorry, I don't want to be bothered when I'm not at the show. I'm here now. What can I do for you?

do you have a website?

Your reply: the show is my livelihood, what can I do for you?

how can we get in touch…

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Added by Connie Mettler on August 1, 2014 at 11:46am — 90 Comments

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