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Connie Mettler's Blog – October 2016 Archive (14)

Photo Review - Bayou City Arts Festival Downtown

October 8 & 9 - Houston Civic Center & Tranquillity Park, Downtown Houston

Participants in the Arts Festival Conference (sponsored by Zapplication) in Houston were given passes ($18 at the gate) to attend the festival. These conferences are always held adjacent to an art fair. You'd…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 31, 2016 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: UnCommon Markets - new!

6 Monthly Markets beginning November 19 …
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 27, 2016 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

You Should've Been there with me! Part I

8th Annual Arts Festival Conference, Oct. 6-7, Houston, TX -- sponsored by Westaf, otherwise known as Zapplication

To go or not to go? That is always the question. To take the time and $$ to travel to a distant city to learn more about art festivals? Seems unnecessary after my 30+ year immersion. However ... usually I go.

I go for the new…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Images - A Festival of the Arts

January 27-29

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Presented by: Atlantic Center for the Arts

Fri. 1-5; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 10-4

230 Artists…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 20, 2016 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Palm Beach Contemporary

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 16, 2016 at 5:19pm — No Comments

A Space Coast alternative?

My head is spinning from trying to figure out what happened with Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast Art Festival. Lots of confusion about why it was cancelled, whose fault it was and the challenge of receiving refunds for the artists (which I have heard are in the mail).

So, let's move on. If you're open that weekend and looking for a sweet show, run by artists, nearby, check this out:…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 14, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: The Yes Store - a pop-up boutique

November 3-December 24

Santa Barbara, California


Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center

Suite 101 (next to Nordstrom's)

50+ artists

Deadline:  October 17

The Nation's longest running artisan holiday…
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 14, 2016 at 7:26am — No Comments

Preaching to the Choir, or how Customers should behave

Belleville, IL, hosts one of the finest art shows in the country, the Art Fair in the Square.  Seems like they are out there prepping their audience all year. Here's an article from the etiquette writer of the Belleville News-Democrat, Dianne Isbell, including such ideas as:

(Disclaimer -- she calls the exhibitors vendors, not artists -- still this all applies)

1. Do not take…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 10, 2016 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: 13th Annual Artisphere

May 12 & 13, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina 

Presented by: Artisphere

135 Artists

Deadline: October 13

Application fee: $30; Booth fee: $400



Despite its short history,…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 9, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 15th Indian Wells Art Festival

March 31-April 2, 2017
Indian Wells, California
Presented by:  Indian…
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 6, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 41st Spring Tempe Festival of Arts

March 31-April 2

Tempe, Arizona

Downtown on Mill Avenue

10 am to 5:30 pm

300 Artists

Deadline: October 10



Application fee: $35

Artist Booth Fees: A 10 x…

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 5, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: ARTNADO

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Added by Connie Mettler on October 4, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What is America's Best Art Fair? 4th Annual Survey

What show is a "must attend" show for you, on your calendar every year? 



In the last three years thousands of art lovers nationwide have completed our annual survey telling us what their "must attend" art fairs are and why.  …
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 4, 2016 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Call for Artists: The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival



April 7-9
The Woodlands, Texas
Presented by:…
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Added by Connie Mettler on October 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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