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Connie Mettler's Blog – December 2010 Archive (15)

Nominees for Award-Winning Blog Posts for 2010

Thanks to the auditors from AFI who came in to help select the following noteworthy blogs that appeared on the site this year. Please make your choices - up to five and email me your list as soon as possible so we can reward the winners. Email me:!

Here they are:



Added by Connie Mettler on December 31, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: Mission Federal Artwalk

San Diego Logo

April 30-May 1

San Diego, California

in the Historic Little Italy neighborhood

350 artists…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 28, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Newest Options for Accepting Credit Cards

For those of us who travel to various destinations to promote our trade, we each have our challenges regarding the

ability to accept credit cards. Some of us use PayPal, while others opt for the more traditional Merchant Account. Still, for years as we've looked right and left to our various boothmates, not much has changed. Some use wireless solutions, but more often than… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on December 28, 2010 at 1:00am — 36 Comments

Call for Artists: Crafts at Rhinebeck

The Story:

The year was 1972. It was yet another time of unrest in our nation. A band of young artists had an idea that had shown great promise in the mountains of Vermont. Outfitted in their tie-dye T-shirts and jeans, they traveled from Mt. Snow and Stowe, VT, to…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 27, 2010 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Peace and Love for the Holidays and the New Year

White Christmas

Added by Connie Mettler on December 25, 2010 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Amdur Productions in Chicagoland

This is a special edition of our Call

Amdur logo for Entries. Listed below are fourteen Chicago area professionally run art fairs by Amdur Productions.

Headed by Amy Amdur, these events exploded on the art fair scene 28 years ago when the Port Clinton Art Festival appeared in…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Cool Holiday Link: Elf Yourself!

Have some fun with this cool link. Visit:, upload a photo and dance like you haven't danced in a long time!

Let's see, should it be disco, hip hop or a mambo?

Added by Connie Mettler on December 21, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 6 Fine Art & Craft Shows in New Jersey

In 2011, Rose Squared Productions, Inc., celebrates its 30th year successfully promoting Fine Art and Craft shows in New Jersey.…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 18, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Looking for a few good (ahem) men! and women!

It is the end of the year. has had a great year and we'd like to pass out a few awards to thank the members who have had been instrumental in its growth. We'd like to recognize those who have made the most contributions to this site in 2010. Here is what we'll do first:

  1. Will you help us choose the best blog posts? To make it easier I need 12 people…

Added by Connie Mettler on December 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Call for Exhibitors: St. Luke's Craft Fair in Connecticut

The St. Luke's Craft Fair is the perfect opportunity to sell your art and fine craft for a meaningful cause. To be considered applications must be submitted by January 14, 2011. Include a detailed description of your work and current photographs. Payment, $50 per space ($60 includes a 6' table), is required with the application in order to hold your space, as spaces are…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 15, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Artists Chosen for Coconut Grove Arts Festival

This from the Coconut Grove Grapevine:

You may remember, in October, we sat in on the two-day blind judging process for the upcoming 48th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Well the artists have been chosen for the festival to be held February 19 to 21, 2011.…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Artists' Colony Blossoms in Hannibal, MO

Another one of the great things about being an art fair artist is that you are not wedded to a

particular locale, you can move close to the shows, you can find a region that appeals to you, you can choose a big city or a small town. In 1987 when our home in Detroit kept getting broken into (because everyone could see the big van was gone on the weekends) we realized we could live just about anywhere and started looking as we traveled to our art fairs.

We moved… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on December 9, 2010 at 10:52am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Omaha Summer Arts Festival

June 10-12 - new date!*


Added by Connie Mettler on December 7, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: Columbus Arts Festival

June 3, 4 & 5

Columbus, Ohio

230 Artists

Deadline: January 12…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 2, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

50% Creating & 50% Marketing - Yep!

Many thanks to all of you who joined our telesummit last night with Ariane Goodwin of, artist consultant par excellant! Ariane and I talked about our upcoming summit in January that explores the many dimensions of making a living as an artist, or as she puts it "Bridging the gap between making art and making a living."

We enjoyed answering your questions and invite the rest of you to visit the website to investigate January's seminar that will talk about gallery… Continue

Added by Connie Mettler on December 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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