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Art Fair Radio Presents: Artists Running Art Shows

Join us live on Thursday, April 19 at 1 pm EST, as Connie speaks with Bonnie Blandford, a Michigan jeweler, and Carla Fox, an Oregon jeweler, as they talk about their experiences developing and running art shows for their peers in the art fair business.

Bonnie along with her "road husband", Michael Kifer, runs the popular Garage Sale Art Fair held at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds in late February. Carla fronts a small board of directors of like-minded artists and craftspeople to present Art in the High Desert in Bend, Oregon, every August.

Artists talk all the time about how we should run our own shows because no one else "gets" what we need. Here are two people who do a LOT more than talk.

Join us as we learn about their passion to create a marketplace where their fellow artists can sell their work. How do these women do it all? Create distinctive one of a kind work, travel to art fairs and host events for the rest of us?

Pick up tips on how you can do this in your community.

Here's the link to listen:

If you can't join us live, this program is being recorded. You can listen to it later and download it as an Mp3 to listen to on your travels.

If you have any questions you'd like me to ask please add them in the comments below.

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Comment by merritt m menefee-johnson on April 19, 2012 at 2:10pm

I like to set up my laptop in my studio and play back the radio interviews...I find them helpful...and can work while I listen....hit pause when I have to...and pick up where I left off...even go back and re-listen.  I feel like I'm accomplishing 2 things at one time.  Thank you for starting the audio programs.

Comment by Connie Mettler on April 19, 2012 at 11:07am

You can do it, Merritt, and thanks for that angle -- actually we should talk about how YOU can do it.

Comment by merritt m menefee-johnson on April 19, 2012 at 7:30am

I am looking forward to listening...I live in a neighborhood in Gilbert, AZ where I built my glass studio in my garage this neighbor across the street is a fine art oil painter who's work is in several galleries, my other neighbor converted her garage into a wood working studio...and my other art festival friend across the main street is a jewelery artist.  I think we should have our own Ashland Ranch Art Festival.  Within a 1/4 mile, there are already 4 artists...I wonder if I could pull it off?  I can't wait to listen!!!

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