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Connie Mettler's Blog – September 2016 Archive (20)

Space Coast Art Festival cancelled, last minute

Seems the organizers of the Space Coast Art Festival in Cocoa Beach, FL, couldn't get it together and have cancelled the event just now. 

COCOA BEACH — After a 52-year run there will be no Space Coast Art Festival this year and, apparently, no refunds for artists who signed up to participate in the event.

However, next year organizers have secured Manatee Park after reaching…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 30, 2016 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Call for Artists: Rose Squared 2017 Shows

Join us at our long-standing, outstanding events at beautiful county parks!…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 29, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Tips, Hints, and other Hugs for Artists Selling Face-to-Face!

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Save $10 - Flash Sale on the E's of Selling Art System and Flashcards Set!…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 29, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Alden B. Dow Museum Holiday Art Fair 2016

November 12 & 13

Midland, Michigan

Presented by: Midland Center for the Arts

90 artists

Deadline:  September 30…



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Added by Connie Mettler on September 27, 2016 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 21st Annual Garage Sale Art Fair

February 25

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kalamazoo Expo Center and Fairgrounds


Presented byRoad Wife Productions LLC 

(Bonnie Blandford & Michael Kifer)

150+…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Last Call: 58th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

March 17, 18 & 19 undefined

Winter Park, Florida

Central Park along Park Avenue


225 Artists

Deadline: September 26 midnight EDT
 
Application fee: $35; Booth fee: $475

The 58th…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 23, 2016 at 7:07am — No Comments

Putting the dreams and pieces together

How does an art festival plan its budget? What's so hard about putting on a small event and what about those big blockbuster events with sponsors, good prize money and hopefully buyers.

Show organizers and those who are curious about the work involved should find this article from the Chicago Tribune really interesting. Expo Chicago, September 22-25, is one of those big…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 6th Annual ArtWorks: Studio Clearance

January 28
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Presented by: Different by Design/ArtWorks

50 artists

Deadline: October 4


Application Fee: $10/Booth Fee: $115…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 21, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

PODCAST -- Art fair alternatives: Should I open a gallery?

PODCAST: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 5 PM ET

The fastest way to earn money with your art is to participate in art fairs. The buyer enters your booth, loves the work, hands you the payment and your work has found a new home. It's not always that easy of course, but it has worked for…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 20, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for Applications: ART SAN DIEGO

Four Days of Incredible Art & Events…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 18, 2016 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 42nd Mount Dora Arts Festival

February 4 & 5
Mount Dora, Florida

Presented by:  Mount Dora Center for the Arts

285 artists

Deadline:  September 30


Application Fee: $25/Booth Fee: $375+
 
The Mount Dora Arts…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 15, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 35th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival

March 2-5, 2017 

La Quinta, California

Presented by: La Quinta Arts Foundation

220 Artists

Deadline: September 30



Application Fee: $50; Booth Fee:  $275-$775



La Quinta Arts Festival is…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 14, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments

No one came into your booth last weekend?

Bottom line is: you need first to work on how to become irresistible to the art fair audience, how to get their undivided attention, how to become relevant.

Can they get something similar at TJ Maxx or Pottery Barn? Whoops ... something missing here!

People need to understand what you are about, why does it matter to them and what is in it…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 13, 2016 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Are you the Art World's Next Big Discovery?

Enter RMG's Platform Artist of the Year Contest…
RMG/ABS - [PLATFORM] Artist of the Year Contest
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 10, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

5 Reasons to attend the next arts festival conference

October 6 & 7, Houston, TX - The Whitehall Hotel

The eighth annual Arts Festival Conference, presented by ZAPP®, will take place Oct. 6-7, 2016, in Houston, Texas. The conference will be held in…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 8, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Choosing the judges & passing out the prizes

Did the judges stop in your booth at that big show you just did? Did they look at your work or just pass by and you never saw them? How does an art fair assure everyone is seen and judged? What are the best ways to have a consistent and ethical judging process?

Listen to this podcast and learn from Rick Bryant, Executive Director of the…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 7, 2016 at 9:30am — 18 Comments

Last Call for Artists: ArtFest Fort Myers

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 6, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Prizewinners: Arts, Beats & Eats

Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, MI, had the most amazing weather this weekend and it sounds like sales responded. This is a huge event that hosts an art fair (130 artists) and also has 8 stages and food from top restaurants throughout the region. As many as 250,000 people attend. 

The…

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Added by Connie Mettler on September 6, 2016 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 32nd ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

February 18-20

Jupiter, Florida

Presented by:  Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

300 Artists

Deadline:  September 16



Application Fee: $40/Booth Fee: $505…



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Added by Connie Mettler on September 5, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 54th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival

February 18-20
Coconut Grove, Florida
on the Shores of Biscayne Bay

Presented by: Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Assn.


360 artists

Deadline: September 17



Application fee: $55; Booth fee:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 2, 2016 at 8:11am — No Comments

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