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Connie Mettler's Blog – September 2013 Archive (20)

Is this "America's Best Art Fair?"

Deadline: September 30, midnight -- your turn to tell us what is the Best Art Fair. 

Our site ArtFairCalendar.com, whose mission it is to publicize art fairs and bring the public to attend and buy art work, is conducting its first annual survey of "America's Best Art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 28, 2013 at 5:17pm — 9 Comments

Call for Artists: For the Love of Art

February 9 null
Elkhart, Indiana

Northern Indiana Event Center/RV Hall of Fame

Presented by: KoZmo Events

75 Artists

Deadline: Until full


Elkhart, is a proud supporter of the…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

$200,000 Prize? Would that work for you?

"In the Doghouse - Lucky Dog" by Ritch Branstrom

It is now year 4 in Grand Rapids' art extravaganza, ArtPrize, "a radically open, independently organized…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 26, 2013 at 11:18am — 13 Comments

Call for Artists: The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival



April 12 & 13  woodlands


The Woodlands, Texas

215 Artists

Deadline: October 15


Now in its 9th year, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has quickly risen in the ranks to one…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 24, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Next Podcast, Art Fair Alternatives: Part II - Art Studio Tours

September 25, 5 pm ET

Our guests are potters Jan Richardson and Robert Briscoe,  well known in the artist community not only for their fine work but their generosity in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 21, 2013 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Congrats to Jim Parker & Karyn Kozo - Post of the Month Winners

The members have chosen Jim's Parker's post "A Trifecta of National Shows -- Des Moines, Cherry Creek & Ann Arbor (the original)" as August's Post of the Month! Jim's partner, Karyn, always a support to him seems to be almost as…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 20, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Old Town Art & Craft Show (Winter)

December 28 & 29 (New Year's Eve Weekend)

Saint Augustine, Florida

Old Town Art & Craft Show-Winter  St. Augustine Logo

Francis Field

10am-5pm

Holiday Art Shows

125 Exhibitors

Deadline: October 4



Please join us for the Old Town Art & Craft Show-Winter, New Year's Eve weekend.  this is a carefully juried fine art and fine craft celebration of the arts.…



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Added by Connie Mettler on September 20, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments

The sky was pink and gold this morning ...

What a surprise. I live in a small town where I mostly only see the highway and the other houses, but the morning was magical. I'm going to try to carry that through this day. How did your morning start?

Photo from the Huffington…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 19, 2013 at 8:59am — 17 Comments

Call for Artists: 17th Annual Garage Sale Art Fair

Saturday, February 22  null

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo County Expo Center

9:30 - 4:00

Approx. 125 spaces

Deadline: October 1



You've  heard how fun it is. This is your chance to find out for yourself! This  is the show to sell your seconds, overstock, duds or things you're just  tired of looking at in your booth, even your art supplies or art…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 18, 2013 at 8:01am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: ArtWorks, a Studio Clearance Sale

January 25

Waukesha, Wisconsin

3rd Annual Show, ArtWorks: Studio Clearance


10am-4pm

Deadline: October 1, 2013



Artist clean out your studios, reduce the price and blow out your inventory at this one-day show. …
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 15, 2013 at 8:10pm — No Comments

4 Texas Holiday Shows Looking for You

If you're an artist or craftsperson, what a great opportunity to showcase your offerings  at the start of the busy holiday season! 



Booth spaces may be purchased online or over the phone with a credit card (817 659 9249). Once purchased, a confirmation email will be sent to finalize all details. 10x10 booths, $225.  Electric available, $35 for all three days.…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 13, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Art in the Park, Highland, IL

October 12 & 13  Art in the Park logo

Highland, Illinois         
Lindendale Park, 2005 Park Hill Dr.…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 11, 2013 at 7:23am — No Comments

While I'm Waiting to Hear ... (St. Louis, Alexandria, etc.)

September 6-8 saw most of you at work, attending an art fairs somewhere across the country. I'm waiting to hear details, stories, sales figures, weather reports, life on the road.

In the meantime though here are some shows that I've gathered info on:

  • The biggie was, of course, in Clayton, MO - the Saint Louis Art Fair. Here are the prizewinners:

First Place Winners:

  • Cathy Rose – Mixed…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 10, 2013 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Winner of the pass to the Arts Festival Conference

Congratulations to Amy Welborn of Crestwood, KY, who despite the solid competition. triumphed in our contest to win the pass to the Arts Festival Conference in Louisville, KY, sponsored by ZAPPlication.org. 

Amy garnered nearly 80 votes and since the survey was set so a person could only vote once, I'm thinking she got all her friends to get in there and vote for her. This is…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 10, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Endangered Art for Apes

Endangered Logo

Calling Artists and Photographers!…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 8, 2013 at 8:21pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Boxed In Art Show

September 29 autismribbon
Wayne, New Jersey
To benefit: Sam's Voice

Elks Club, 50 Hinchman Ave

2pm-6pm (Public jury 2-3pm, sales 3-6pm)
100+ artists
Deadline: September…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Art Licensing Podcast - Can you Make it Work?

OMG! Did you know that it is about the marketing??? Art licensing expert Tara Reed was a great guest full of useful strategic information on licensing your work for products. It isn't all about art fairs, gallery shows, etc. There is this other world where artists stay in their studios and produce imagery that gets purchased for just about every product…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2013 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Artfest Fort Myers

February 1 & 2, 2014

on the waterfront in historic downtown

Fort Myers, Florida
Opening Night: January 31st, 6pm-10pm

ArtFest Fort Myers works all year to produce the best fine art festival in Southwest…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 3, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Prizewinners: Arts, Beats & Eats - Royal Oak, MI

Recognized among the top art events in the United States, the fair has received a four-star rating from Sunshine Artist, America’s premier art and craft show magazine and has consistently hosted some of the best touring artists in the country.

Photographer Michael Bryant and Golden Dolly winner, Christine Green at ABE

Best of…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 3, 2013 at 5:33pm — 11 Comments

Call for Artists: 2014 Smithsonian Craft Show

April 9 - Preview night 
April 10-13 - Show days

National Building Museum

Washington,…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 1, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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