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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 download or listen to online that covers all aspects of the art fair business. Topics we will cover:

  1. Building and then turning your website into a "gilt-edged retirement plan", interview with my son, Scott Fox, the strategist behind all my art fair websites, and host of
  2. Amy Amdur and Howard Alan discussing the art fair business, their past and plans for the future
  3. Kathrine Allen-Coleman, Andrew Shea and Bruce Reinfeld, artists who participated in almost all of the best 2011 art fairs, share their experiences
  4. Cindy Lerick, St. Louis Art Fair,  and Stephen King, Des Moines Art Festival, putting together a non-profit art fair
  5. Experiences of the newbies. Three artists new to the business share their first two years in the business with tips for all of us. Participants to be announced.
  6. Artist interviews with people who have taken their art "off the street" and what they learned, Hugh MacLeod
  7. Jody Depew McLeane and Ted Gall, successful artists recall their 30 year careers
  8. Much more including artist interviews, supplier interviews, artist consultant services, successful websites, your suggestions...

Watch for the announcement of our first podcast next week!

Many thanks to our sponsors:

What it will cost you: $00 -- no charge to artists. This is the cornerstone of my business. Stay tuned to get the details.

(If you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please contact:

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Comment by Christine Green on November 22, 2011 at 5:48pm

Connie you are amazing!  You keep pushing forward with more ways for newbies to learn and old-timers to share.  Looks like good subject matter.  Would be interested in a more interactive webinar in the future where individuals can call in or go online to listen and ask questions of your guest speaker.

Comment by Connie Mettler on November 22, 2011 at 5:51pm

That is in the works, Christine, and will be part of the agenda. The first one made me nervous so I just did an interview with Scott, but I will be taking questions and look forward to an interactive experience.

Comment by Rick Bryant on November 23, 2011 at 10:05am

I'm looking forward to listening to your podcasts, Connie!

Comment by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2011 at 10:09am

And, I'm looking forward to interviewing you also, Rick. You always have great stories.

Comment by vicky lilavois on November 23, 2011 at 1:56pm

This is wonderful Connie.   Having been out of the art fair business for several years, I feel like a newbie.   I'm looking forward to learning more and eventually sharing.  Thanks so much Connie for this site.  I'm letting other artists and future art show participants know about it.

Comment by Sara Shambarger on November 28, 2011 at 1:25pm

Connie you are amazing!  Thanks for being one of the forerunners of the 21st century!


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