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The Last Day of the Year

I'll be spending this day flying from Los Angeles to Detroit. Like many parents I have seen my bright and shiny children move away for greener pastures and good jobs in California and elsewhere. So, for me this last day is a sad one, as I leave behind my sons, their wives and 3 little grandchildren until we can meet again. I make these trips to LA frequently and almost always…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 31, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Call for Artists: Old Town Art & Craft Show ~ Spring


March 23 & 24OTAS2

Saint Augustine, Florida

Palm Sunday Weekend

Old Town Art & Craft Show~Spring

Francis Field


Holiday Art Shows

125 Artists

Deadline: Jan. 11

(late applications will be accepted if category is not full)

Please join us for the Old Town Art & Craft Show~Spring, Palm Sunday weekend in Saint Augustine, Florida.  This is a carefully juried fine art and fine craft celebration of…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 31, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments

8 Ways to Invest Your Time for Maximum Return During the Holidays

It's going to be a quiet week. Even artists take some time off to think of other things, although like most self-employed people work is always there waiting for you.  In case you'd like to get something out of these days check out these ideas, starting with:…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 29, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park

April 5-7 QueenyParkLogo

St. Louis, Missouri

38th Annual Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park

Queeny Park in West St. Louis County

Fri.: 6pm-9pm; Sat.: 10am-6pm;

Sun.: 11am-4pm

Deadline: January 15

For more than thirty-eight years the Greater St. Louis Art Association has been providing opportunities for the public to see and purchase original works of fine art and fine craft directly from the artists who create them.

Every year we…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Amdur Productions

This is a special edition of our Call amdurlogo for Artists. Listed below are eighteen juried art festivals professionally run by…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 23, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Embracing Our Differences - A Billboard Competition

EOD Logo 2 Embracing Our Differences invites art submissions for it's 10th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity.

  • National and international submissions are encouraged.
  • 39 artists will be selected for the exhibit.
  • The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2013 at Island Park along Sarasota, Florida's beautiful bayfront.
  • Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 1,350,000…

Added by Connie Mettler on December 20, 2012 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Podcast -- Let's Talk about 2012 Best Art Fairs

You are going to love this one! Not only did we get the info about the nation's top art fairs (do I hear Coconut Grove, Plaza Art Fair, Cherry Creek, Bayou City, Fort Worth) -- no surprises there ;), but also we get a vote for a well-attended high end crowd at Sunfest in Ocean City, MD.

Photographer Allan Teger called in early and we had a long chat about his 35 year…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 19, 2012 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

St. Louis Art Fair Sponsoring Photographing Your Art & Jury Image Workshops

February 1 - St. Louis, MO, Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel - 5 pm to 9 pm

Cultural Festivals presents Photographing Art Work Workshop presented by Larry Berman. Learn how to put your art work in images to wow the jurors. Providing professional images of your work is one of the best investment you can make in your career. …


Added by Connie Mettler on December 19, 2012 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: 50th Annual East Lansing Art Fair

May 18 & 19

East Lansing, Michigan

downtown East Lansing

200-220 Artists

Deadline: Jan. 31

#55 Sunshine Artist ranking

A non-profit event produced by Art Festival Board of Directors under the auspices of the East Lansing Arts Commission/City of East Lansing.…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 17, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Midtown Taste ART FAIR

Presented by BLUE MOON, Miller Lite, and The Riverfront Times

June 1 & 2
Saint Louis, Missouri…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 14, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Next Podcast: The Artists Speak - Best Shows of 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 4pm ET

You are the guest on this podcast which will be a call-in show.

  • Will you share your 2012 show experiences?
  • What was your best show this year?
  • How many shows did you participate in?
  • What is your best tip for the rest of us?

When I…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 14, 2012 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: America's Clayfest at Gladding McBean

April 20-May 27

Lincoln, California

"A clay art show and competition"

Presented by the Art League of Lincoln, CA, a non-profit corporation

Gladding McBean Clay Manufacturing Company

601 7th Street, Lincoln, California

Deadline: Feb. 4, 2013…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 9, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

2012 Best Shows? Artists Speak

One of the great things about my online business is that it requires some offline activity and my favorite activity is visiting art fairs. December 1 I was in Columbus, OH, at the Ohio State Fairgrounds to attend the Ohio Designer Craftsmen's Winterfair. This is a long established event and my husband participated in it for nearly 20 years, so I knew it well.

The show…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 7, 2012 at 9:11am — 13 Comments

Art World? Opened my Eyes ...

The entrepreneurial life of an artist requires continuous learning and experimenting and we need to stay on top of what else is going on out there in the arts and put our own careers in perspective.

My friend, Richard Rothbard, just sent me this link to Fine Art Magazine. Want to know what the BIG "real" art fairs are doing? Who is buying art and what kind of art is…


Added by Connie Mettler on December 6, 2012 at 10:00am — 21 Comments

Call for Artists: Cedar Key 39th Annual Festival

April 13 & 14CedarKeyLogo

Historic, Old-World Cedar Key, Florida

120 Spaces

Deadline: December 15

Have you heard of Cedar Key?

Four reasons to apply Today!

1. The Most Magical Spot In The USA.  People spend their lives searching for a haven like Cedar Key.  Seven Islands connected by bridges on the Gulf, 60 miles west of Gainesville with 1800's buildings and Native American history. …


Added by Connie Mettler on December 5, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Naughty or Nice? Secret Santa has his eyes on you

It's that time of the year! The time where people from all over the world come together to do something nice for each other ...

Let's try something new online. Ever been in a "job" where they did the Secret Santa thing? You draw a name and then do nice things for a person secretly during the holiday season and give them a gift at the end -- all anonymously?



Added by Connie Mettler on December 3, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Gulf Coast Fine Art Festival - new event

March 16 & 17
Gulf Coast Fine Art Festival
Fort Myers, Florida
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm…

Added by Connie Mettler on December 3, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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