Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Congratulations to these members of who make this online community the "Facebook" for art fair artists! Your votes from the blogs and private emails to me have been counted and the winners are: 

Read additional notes on these nominations from my emails: MemberAwards.rtf

Best blog posts:

  1. Munks: "Bad Things Happen When You're Not Where You're Supposed to Be"
  2. Nels Johnson: Here is my Tequila/Elvis/What is the Meaning of Life at Art Shows, Report
  3. Barry Bernstein: Gasparilla Review--The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  4. Bill Sargent: Kumquat Festival, 2010 (we didn't have a category for most amazing art fair photos, but his post definitely would be in the running for the best ones)
  5. Phil Crone: Coconut Grove 2010 - the Fobots' Perspective

Read additional notes on these nominations from my emails: BestBlogPosts.rtf

Honorable Mention:

David Hipwell, Bert Herrera, Joe Clifton, Merri Pattinian, Jim Parker, Heather Jordan, Martha Bennington, Richard Rothbard, Michael Wommack and Robert Louallen. gift cards will be in the winners mailboxes soon.

Many thanks to all of you who have made this community flourish, not only those listed above but to all of you who taken the time to care, comment and share with one another. We are looking forward to what will happen here in this ever evolving group. Thanks for all your support to one another in this exciting art fair business. Community is what makes us strong.

May 2011 bring you all the blessings you deserve. See you at the show! Connie

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Comment by Barry Bernstein on January 20, 2011 at 1:54pm
I would always come to a party thrown by Toni Mann.
Comment by Connie Mettler on January 20, 2011 at 11:28am
Oh, that's right, Toni! I well remember -- I'm always open to suggestions...
Comment by Melanie Rolfes on January 20, 2011 at 10:54am
It is an honor just to be nominated.   Really it did put a smile on my face.  Thank you.  This group has to have thick skin but who doesn't love a gold star or smiley face on their paper?  I really can't find a better place or a more interesting place for info and help with this life style we all chose.   Thanks everyone. 
Comment by Connie Mettler on January 11, 2011 at 1:41pm

Loved the Sly - "Thank you for letting me be myself again." From what I hear from others that is one of the things they like best about this site...the personalities that shine forth. Now, I'm thinking next year we should have an awards presentation at invite Sly and the Family Stone. Where should we hold it?


Larry, the Academy accepts your thanks.


I had a great conversation with a show director this morning (who shall remain nameless) and she admitted to almost an addiction to reading this site and the great laughs she got from it and all the "insider information."

My challenge: make it even harder next year to find the winners because of the competition, although these guys are going to be hard to beat.

Comment by Nels Johnson on January 11, 2011 at 7:39am
Mahalo plenty and don't smoke too much pakalolo!
Comment by Larry Berman on January 10, 2011 at 11:04pm

I can't top Munks but I can say a very few short words. First of all, I want to thank the academy. I want to thank Connie for starting this web site and I want to thank all the artists who participate.

Larry Berman
Art Show Jury Services

Comment by geri a. wegner on January 10, 2011 at 6:56pm

Ah Munks, the perfect song and another reason why you are an award winner!!


My thanks also.  

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