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Connie Mettler's Blog – November 2011 Archive (13)

Art Fair Radio - Debut Episode!

Please enjoy the first episode of our new Art Fair Artists' Success Show podcast. 

The premiere episode, "Online Marketing for Artists 101," features an interview with Scott Fox, my son, author, Internet marketing expert and host of his own community that encourages online entrepreneurs,…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

So you think you know how to run an art fair -- an opportunity!

Art Fair Artist Coordinator 2012

The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original, seeks to fill the position of Artist Coordinator for 2012.  This is a seasonal, part-time position that works with the Executive Director on all aspects of the organization that relate to the participation of artists and art activities in the Art Fair and Townie Street Party. For more information, click here.



Added by Connie Mettler on November 28, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Featured Artist: Brian Jensen - Painting

Maybe you've already been struck by the clean-lined modern, yet nostalgic, quality of Brian Jensen's paintings, but he's only been in the art fair business since 2004, so possibly you haven't seen his work. 2011 took him from Scottsdale to Sausalito with a few stops in Iowa and Michigan in between.

Deborah Yorde

He began his career as a graphic illustrator after finishing art school in Minneapolis. He and his wife, Leslie, owned…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 26, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments

My 2011 Gratitude List - Thank You

I'm expecting a quiet Thanksgiving. My very large family has scattered all over the country and I'm left at home with my vegetarian husband and other vegetarian friends. I went out and bought a turkey anyway and I'll fix it like my mother did and give thanks for all those years when my three brothers, two sisters and myself gathered with our spouses and little kids around the family table in Fort Wayne, IN, and eat it all myself with Jacki.

Life brings so many changes and this year's…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2011 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

Art Fair Radio - Coming Soon!

Coming your way next week: installment 1 of Art Fair Radio, our new podcasting show at Blog Talk Radio. You've been asking for this and I am so pleased to say it will come true. Bringing podcasting to our audience has been in the works for over a year and I'm finally ready to send it to you.

The details:

A monthly radio show that you can…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Last Call for Artists: Naples Bayfest

March 3 & 4
Naples, Florida
Downtown, waterfront
80 Artists…

Added by Connie Mettler on November 18, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Good Reading about the Arts

  1. Detroit Evolving into a Haven for Artists:,0,3242102.story
  2. Accidental Artist finds his niche teaching senior citizens: …

Added by Connie Mettler on November 15, 2011 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Prizewinners at the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

One of the pleasures of participating in the Florida shows is that many of the shows have some very nice prize money. Congratulations to the following, including friends of mine from the upper Midwest Scott Hartley, Jack & Marian Forney and Allan…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 11, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

I went to the BlogWorld & New Media Expo and what I learned there...

1. That exhibitor booths (10 x 10 with no storage area) cost $3500

2. That bloggers aren't as cool as artists

3. That I have to go mobile or die

4. How to play Angry Birds

Sometimes you just have to step outside of your comfort zone. I know the art fair world pretty well so I took the time and money to go to Los Angeles, November 3-5, to attend…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 10, 2011 at 10:00am — 20 Comments

Tequila Report: Los Angeles

Last week I was in Los Angeles attending the BlogWorld Expo, a tradeshow and media event for web workers in all kinds of media. Every tradeshow requires a few parties. Imagine my surprise when the first party at Icon, a rooftop club in downtown LA, was sponsored by…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 9, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Community Affair

November 16 & 17, 2011Mineral Springs

Warm Mineral Springs Resort

North Port, FL

Application Deadline -- Open

100 artist booths

Community Affair, an 18-year-old Florida-based business, sponsors juried fine arts and crafts shows at the remarkable Warm Mineral Springs Resort on Florida's Gulf Coast.

The Springs, the only warm mineral spring in Florida and considered one of the world's… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on November 3, 2011 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

3 Opportunities for Artists

1.  Call for artists: Stained Glass  St. Mary's School (Medford, OR) is currently building a Chapel dedicated in loving memory of Patrick Naumes. Seeking artists to design and create our 32 stained glass windows and provide art for the 14 interior art niches. Deadline 11.30.11. Download the Request for Proposals here.

2. …


Added by Connie Mettler on November 1, 2011 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

Naked Ambition: Amazing photos from Angelo Musco

If you are one of those who is unimpressed with photography and the creativity that is required, you have to take a look at this work by Angelo Musco. If you have a few minutes, take a look at the video at the link also.

Some people might say that humans beings are herd animals. But these…


Added by Connie Mettler on November 1, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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