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Connie Mettler's Blog – September 2014 Archive (19)

Call for Artists: 13th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival

April 3-5, 2015  

Indian Wells, California

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Deadline: October 14

(60 spaces held for second jury's Jan.6, 2015 deadline)



The Indian Wells Arts Festival celebrates its 13th year at a premier venue located in Indian Wells, in the heart of the Southern California-Palm Springs Desert Resorts Communities. This outdoor judged and juried art show will…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 30, 2014 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

How They do It in Portland, a Photo Essay

August 30 & 31, 2014 - Portland, OR - Art in the Pearl

Opening the show in the Pearl District

Everything is "Green" in Portland - ready for the crowds…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 30, 2014 at 5:58pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Franklin Square Holiday Market

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

November 28 - December 23 

at Franklin Square's Electrical Spectacle

Franklin Square, 6th & Race Streets

In conjunction with Franklin Square's Electrical Spectacle, the Market will be open to the public between 4pm and 8pm each day. Franklin Square will be open at 10am every day for its normal activities.

Brought to you…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 25, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

March 20-22, 2015 

Winter Park, Florida

Central Park along Park Avenue


225 Artists

Deadline: September 26

The 56th annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious juried fine art shows.  It consistently ranks among the most highly regarded outdoor art shows in the nation a its artists compete for…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 24, 2014 at 7:29am — No Comments

Artists Retirement Plan

Gotcha! I know our plan was always to keep doing shows and then fall dead out of the chair at an art fair (actually, I know a couple of people who did just that), but if you don't believe that the Internet is your retirement plan, look no farther than this website and my others.

I took our…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: La Quinta Arts Festival

March 5-8, 2015
La Quinta, California
a short drive from legendary Palm Springs
10am-5pm daily
230 Artists
Deadline: September 30

 

What to expect:

 

  • Gross art sales in 2014 exceeded $3.1 million-an increase of $300,000 over 2013
  • Average…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 22, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Garage Sale Art Fair

February 28, 2015



Kalamazoo, Michigan

<9:30am-4pm…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 19, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Glynn Visual Arts - Mistletoe Market

November 21-23
St. Simons Island, Georgia
Postell Park, in the St. Simons Island Pier Village
Fri. 5pm-8pm; Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
70 Booths
Deadline: November 7

The 4th Annual Mistletoe Market on St. Simons Island is produced by Glynn Visual Arts, the premier visual arts organization in southeast Georgia's "Golden Isles."  As a result of amazing growth in this fun…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 17, 2014 at 7:29am — 9 Comments

Building a Better Art Festival - 6th Annual Arts Festival Conference

Portland, OR - August 28 & 29, 2014 

The Zapplication conferences always start off with a keynote speaker whose message extends beyond the art fairs. This year it was Russell Willis Taylor*, whose general message was, "we live in a world where the pace of change is only getting faster, yet some things, such as the enduring value of art and the unique role that artists play in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Adventures? Did you Say Art Fairs are an Adventure?

The August show reviews are in and the survey has chosen Nels Johnson's post about his nostalgic trip to the Uptown Art Fair as "post of the month" -- yet, as we all know it is dangerous out there --…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 15, 2014 at 3:54pm — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Artisan Markets in Arizona

Are you looking to be a part of a community of artists in Arizona? At Artisan Markets, you will become a member of a community that supports your success!  Our events are carefully planned and designed to capitalize on high peak tourism and local loyalty.  We…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 15, 2014 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

Next Podcast: Email Marketing Works! Experts Top Tips for Success

TUESDAY - SEPTEMBER 16 - 4pm ET

Around just about as long as the Internet email marketing has been pooh-poohed as "old school" and no longer relevant. Our guests Mckenna Hallett and Scott Fox beg to…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 13, 2014 at 6:32pm — 2 Comments

Last Call for Artists: 30th Annual Key West Craft Show

January 24 & 25, 2015 

Key West, Florida

Whitehead and Caroline Streets

10am-5pm daily

100+ Artists

Deadline: September 15



The Key West Craft Show, which attracts buyers from locals, cruise boats and tourists, was rated by Sunshine Artists in the top 100 shows, most recently at #45.  The 2014 show had attendance estimated over 25,000…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 11, 2014 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Prizewinners at the Biggie: Saint Louis Art Fair 2014

Best of Show: Aaron Hequembourg, Mixed Media



Jurors Awards:

Dr. Stacey Tull Award: Steve Jones, Mixed Media

Chris Chapin Award: Mary Jackson, Fiber

David Glenn Award: Sue Mersman, Wood

Emerging Artist Award: Rachel Zolotov

First Place:

Deborah Mae Broad, Printmaking

Kina Crow, Mixed Media

Robert Farrell, Metalwork

Amy Gillespie, Mixed Media

Nicario Jimenez,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 8, 2014 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 8, 2014 at 7:38am — 6 Comments

Vote Now! August's Best Posts

OMG! Need a show review? Then you'll love these four posts:

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 7, 2014 at 10:32am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Fall's Top 2 Contemporary Art Destinations

Are you feeling the lure of participating in some of the gallery-style art events held in glamorous locations? Then maybe you've been waiting for this information. Who doesn't love San Diego and Miami?…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 4, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Call for Artists: ArtFest Fort Myers

February 7 & 8, 2015 …

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 2, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Last Call for Artists: Artisan Market - 2 days left

Dear Artist,

Sell your work at southwest Michigan’s only fall juried event featuring artisan-made giftables! We invite you to apply.

Saturday, Nov. 8-Thursday, Nov. 13

Your work in our gallery

Krasl Art Center

St. Joseph, MI

DEADLINE: September…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 2, 2014 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

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