Art Fair Insiders

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

MeshPanel SoftWalls
Set of black display walls from Flourish

Retail Value $855 - $895

Our newest display system combines all the easy-to-use features of our white MeshPanels with the dramatic look of black display walls. Heavy-duty mesh is backed with lightweight black fabric to provide a more opaque display surface, while retaining breath-ability. Panels roll up for compact storage and transport.

*Available to fit most canopy brands
*Shipping charges not included with prize     1-800-296-0049 



New SHOWOFF Art Canopy! $950 Value

Prize includes:  SHOWOFF Package #110

  • 100% Aluminum Frame
  • Adjustable Rafters
  • 4 Zippered Sides
  • 2 Carrying Bags
  • Spreader Bar
  • White Roof Rafters

Lightweight, durable and strong and with only 16 major frame components, the SHOWOFF can easily be put together by one person. Made in the U.S.A. since 1990, the SHOWOFF is one of the best choices for Artisans. Shipping for this prize is included.        1-800-771-7469




Your choice

8 people will win a

Free Booth Space at

 these Atlanta area art


(Provided the show isn't full, you pass the jury and the display is acceptable)



Value $250 @

Sponsored by Randall Fox

& Patrick Dennis of the
Atlanta Foundation for
Public Spaces

PPAF_logoPiedmont Park Arts Festival 

August 16 & 17, 2014

FOP_logoFall Festival on Ponce 

October 18 & 19, 2014

Chastain Park Fine Arts Festival 

November 1-2, 2014

FOP_logoSpring Festival on Ponce

April 2015


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April 2015


Buckhead Spring Arts & Craft Festival 

May 2015





Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts 

May 31 & June 1, 2014


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June 28 & 29, 2014

We know you like and we know it is helpful to you. It is a free service and its mission is to enable you to fulfill your dreams of earning a living as an artist. Won't you help us keep it going? A small pledge gives you a good chance of winning one of these great prizes, donated to us by our friends in the art fair community. 


2 Free Booth Spaces & Application fee

(Provided the show isn't full, you pass the jury and the display is acceptable)

Dec. 27-28, 2014 - Old Town Art Show~Winter, St. Augustine, FL - $250
March 28-29, 2015 - Old Town Art Show~Spring, St. Augustine, FL - $250
from Lynn Wettach at


Free double booth space at the

56th Annual Catalina Festival of Art
Catalina Island

Avalon, CA - September 19-21, 2014

Value $680

from Catalina Art Association



1 single set of solid-steel Happifeet weights

Value:  $440 

Includes four 32 lbs weights (1 inch) and a sturdy red bolt bag for all the included hardware

$50 shipping is your responsibility!
(via the United States Postal Service) 

Cindy Moser



Free booth space at Berkshires Arts Festival 

Great Barrington, MA 

July 4-6 

Value from $495

from Richard & Joanna Rothbard



Free booth space at any Rose Squared Productions event

(Provided the show isn't full, you pass the jury and the display is acceptable)

Good for any of our outdoor shows
$380 value

from Howard & Janet Rose




A free booth space at any one of Howard Alan Event's award winning shows

from June through August
(except Shadyside)

donor value: up to $575

(provided the show isn't full, you pass the jury, the category isn't full  and display is acceptable)  - from Howard Alan


ZAPPCon 2014 Save Date_leaderboard
One all-access pass to the 2014 Arts Festival Conference

Aug. 28 - 29, 2014 | Portland, OR | Benson Hotel
Visit for more information


Fairy Coat

from "Wicked Stitch of the West"

$300 value

The ultimate "upcycled" sweater coat!!
Each Fairy Coat is unique...reconstructed from wool sweaters to make each coat a "one of a kind personality." 

This sweater will be various shades of your choice of colors and custom made to your size.

(Does not include $25 shipping.)

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  • One Regional Online subscription (1 year) w/Diamond upgrade - $179+$149=$328 value
  • 2014 AFSB Pocket Edition - $149 value
from Greg Lawler

Aren't these great prizes? Couldn't you use several of them? PLEDGE HERE

8 x 10 Acrylic Painting 
"Moonlit Ocean"

                        Value $300

from artist Katalin Luczay




Free booth Space: Fine Art on the Farm

August 23 & 24
New Carlisle, Indiana

& tote bag with this cool logo

Value: $230

from Shireen Cline


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Sanders Visual Images

Looking for Images with Impact?

Looking for that image that will wake up the jurors? Highest quality Jury Images of all media 

$200 Value towards all studio costs 

Larry Sanders 

Sanders Visual Images


2 Expert Website Design Reviews

Professional critique of your website's usability, design, search engine optimization (SEO), and business strategy from

These personalized video reviews can help your website  increase traffic ...

$149  Value each!
Small_Expert WebSite Reviews


4 - Free booth spaces at Shipshewana Art Festival
Shipshewana, IN
June 21, 2014
Value: $50 @

from Marlene Lehman


  Art Festival 



Jammin' at Hippie Jack's

Americana Roots Festival

2 Weekend passes, plus camping
Sept. 25-28

value: $180

from our friends Hippie Jack and Lynn Stoddart


Deluxe Snackboard Gift Basket

serves 12-15, full of delicious snacks

from Ann Arbor's prestigious


Value $175



Handturned Green Silver Metallic Fountain Pen

Rhodium and 24K gold plating. The nib is a steel shank with 24k and iridium plating. Your chose of fine or medium tip. Comes with a Schmidt ink pump for bottled ink use and 2 preloaded cartridges.

Value $125 - from Rich Horner



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2 one hour Consulting sessions with Connie Mettler

with over 30 years in all areas of the art fair business: artist manager, art fair participant, art show director, Connie offers 2 - hour consultations about art fairs, art fair business, social media; you choose the topic.

$150 value each


Marketing for Artists & Craftspeople

A comprehensive course with 133 pages of useful information on building your brand, understanding and targeting your market, traditional and new marketing techniques, creating an effective website, using social media and more. Six instructional videos, downloadable templates, case studies and self-evaluations included.

Over 200 links to further resources.  Value $147.

from Carolyn Edlund,




Imaging services worth $140
(can be more if you need it)
from Larry Berman 



2 - consultations

phone or in person (at our Atlanta office) related to booth fees/shots/ZAPP application with Exec Director Patrick Dennis

from the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces


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40 - High Fire Metallic Glass Fusing Decals

$2.95/ea for a total value of $118

Brand new to the fused glass industry, this prize is a package of various high fire metallic decals. Once fired, these decals are permanent and will not rub or flake off.  

from Tanya and Mark Veit at



Free Booth Space at ArtWorks

a studio clearance sale
Waukesha Expo Center, Waukesha, WI
January 24, 2015

Jury fee - $10 and booth space - $105

from Colin Murray


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Solo Roller

Retail value $65

Soloroller allows one person to quickly and neatly roll up any 10 foot wide or smaller canopy side.  Made of aircraft aluminum by artists for artists.

from Vince Pernicano:



$100 Amazon gift card

for your art & craft needs

from our friends at

Insurance for art & craft shows & festivals


5 - $25 Gift Certificates from Frame Destination, Inc




3 One year subscriptions to Sunshine Artist Magazine 

Art and Craft Show Reviews,
Schedules & More

Value: $34.95

from our friends at



Free Booth Space & Jury fee

Nov. 1 & 2, 2014
Mountain Arts and Craft Celebration
Cloudland Canyon State Park, NW Georgia

from Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park

               Click to PLEDGE

Antique Button Jewelry

This bracelet is called "Spring".  The button (circa 1890) features cut steels that are riveted into a texturized metal backing.  It is strung with faceted green aventurine and crystals.

Retail value: $90

from Marilyn Richey



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Rustic, handmade solid copper heart bowls (set of two).  

Each bowl is heat colored by hand and will vary in color and pattern. 

Retail value is $70

from artist Andrea Mora


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2 copies of Click Millionaires

Work Less, Live More with an Internet Lifestyle Business You Love

Scott Fox's new book

Read it to learn how you can turn your business ideas into automated, recurring lifestyle businesses online.  (Includes free membership to the lifestyle business coaching forum!)



Digital prints - "Outhouse Island"

2 framed prints, 5x13-inches in size, limited edition of 250,

of Outhouse Island Diptych, the picture that will be reproduced 20-feet high at
ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this fall.

Retail value: $75

from John Leben

(John has just been funded by Kickstarter for nearly $6000 to develop this image for display at ArtPrize.)


Festival Network Online

One year's Level 3

Gain access to Festival data like promoter contact info, fees & deadlines

$89 value!


Pottery "Wavy Vase"
Unique handmade pottery "wavy vase" that holds fresh flowers in 3 separate different size and height compartments
Retail value $46
from Kim Ray



Photo from the Bodyscape® collection by Allan Teger

"Horses," 8 x 10 limited edition photograph, matted 11" x14"

value $60



10 inch Strawberry Cheesecake Candle

Value: $50.50

Cheesecake surrounded by whipped cream, centered with baked berries engulfed in strawberry glaze jam. 

from "Mrs. Sweetie", Candles That Look & Smell Ahhh So Good!



2 half day booth sitting at Ann Arbor Art Fairs
July 16-19, 2014

(value: priceless)

from Connie Mettler



Pendant from MI Designs - One of a Kind Wire Wrapped Natural Stones

Kyanite wrapped in Sterling silver wire. Kyanite is a natural stone that has been cut and polished. The entire piece measures 17.4mm X 49mm.

Retail value: $53.00

Donor: Marlene Ilecki



Large Tote Bag w/front pocket

Retail value: $60

18" across and 14" deep with long handles to make shoulder carrying comfortable

This cotton bag is made from fabric and materials I purchased while in Japan. The outer fabric has a dark background with light colored outlines of flowers. The lining is a burgundy patterned fabric.

from Christieellen White -



One Year's Membership

National Organization of Independent Artists

(new members only)

Value: $65

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Naturally, She's Dreaming

Inspirational Art & Essays

includes print matted to 8x10 with quote from the book

($50 value)

from author Susan Lukas-


Fine handcrafted PANDACHE scarf 

The Supernova scarf is a very stylish, affordable and elegant scarf made with a combination of two different yarns. 

It is round and easy to wear.

Retail value $25

from Lida Arthaud,



Art Display Panel Plans

Build your own full size professional looking carpeted display panels for 60% less than manufactured ones. "E-Manual" has the plans which include support bars, levelers, shelving, hangers, and email or telephone support. Only simple hand tools are needed. Easy & fast construction. Retail value - $39 

For more information see Ebay listing at ART DISPLAY PANEL PLANS FOR ART/Craft FAIR EXHIBITS
or contact Ernie Kleven by email, phone - 916-205-2195
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3 books by Indie Excellence Award winner
J. R. Armstrong

Value: $45.00 plus shipping in the USA





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Comment by Pauline Haas-Vaughn on May 27, 2014 at 12:46pm

Thanks Connie. Unfortunately I have a meeting at that time today. If you pick me, here are my choices : 1) Howard Alan Booth Fee 2) Happifeet Weights 3) Festival Net membership. I am such an optomist!! :)

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 27, 2014 at 10:48am
Eastern time, Pauline
Comment by Pauline Haas-Vaughn on May 26, 2014 at 11:59pm

Hi Connie: I am assuming that this is central time?

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 25, 2014 at 9:28pm

We'll begin drawing names of the winners on Tuesday, May 27 at 5 pm, on our podcast. The winners choose their favorite prizes, so if you are called first you get first choice and on down the line.

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