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Who are the Pledge Drive Prize Winners - 2017?

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Pledge Drive. It was one of our best.

Christine Berthiaume from the New Orleans Jazz Fest pulled the names of the winners of the prizes today, May 18, for the first 24 winners. Altogether there are 39 prizes. These 24 choose their prizes first. If your name is listed below please visit the prize page and make your choice. Depending on how far down the list your name is you'd better make several choices and send them to me:

Now here's a little more fun. If your name is not on this list you still have a chance to claim a reward. These 24 must claim their prizes by midnight Sunday. On Monday I'll be listing the prizes unclaimed and it will be a "first come, first served" scramble. Everyone who pledged is eligible to choose and if you haven't pledged yet go ahead and do it now and you can join the fun. Pledge here.

We'll pass out the prizes in numerical order starting with:

1. Susie Brindza - Debbie Stillman's necklace and earrings

2. Carol Knox - $100 gift certificate from Red River Paper

3. Gail Lane

4. Karen Hollister

5. Richard Sherer - $100 Amazon card from

6. Wally and Lu Fuller - Ingot Canopy Weight Set from

7. Carol Brink - Watercolor painting by Michael Weber,

8. Heather Davis - $100 gift certificate from Red River Paper

9. Heidi Barron - $200 gift certificate from

10. John Desalme - Black & White Photo from Allan Teger,

11. Tom Feltes

12. Joel Lockridge - Fire Tablet from

13. Patty DeMaria - Kindle Paperwhite e-reader from

14. Judy Zeddies

15. Layl McDill - $200 gift certificate from

16. Al Scovern - $200 gift 

certificate from

17. Pam O'Brien - Wall Street Bourbon Pen from Joel Lockridge,

18. Heidi Mandich - $150 for photography from Larry Sanders,

19. Pat Falk - Booth space at Rose Squared Productions in New Jersey in 2017

20. Allison Farkas - Mesh Panel Display Walls, set of three, from

21. Judy Rohrbaugh - Art Fair Report from

22. Michelle Stoffan and Bernie Atkins - $200 Imaging or Photography Service from Larry Berman,

23. Suzanne Krongold - Level 3 Membership to

24. Kristine Ritter - Booth Space at Holiday Art Show, St. Augustine from Lynn Wettach

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Comment by Connie Mettler on May 19, 2017 at 8:54am

I've been getting responses from the above prize winners and was especially curious about #1, Susie Brindza. So I looked for her in my records and it seems she is a subscriber to our emails and is an art buyer who lives in Ohio and travels the Midwest attending art fairs. This is especially pleasing to me as this is the audience I hoped to reach when I first started these art fairs websites with the mission of bringing buyers to the shows. Now, we'll just have to sit tight and hope Susie gets our emails before Monday so I can award the prizes from 2-24.

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 21, 2017 at 11:19pm

Susie came through fast and chose the jewelry from Debbie Stillman and amazingly she said, "Wow! I never win anything!" Now we're on to the next people for their prizes ...

Comment by Kristine Ritter on May 21, 2017 at 11:32pm

Last year I participated in the Bay Area Blues Festival thanks to the Pledge Drive, successfully! This year I will be off to St Augustine in the Spring! Thanks Art Fair Calendar you are broadening my horizons and I am loving it!!

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 22, 2017 at 12:14am

You're welcome Kristine. Wow, you won twice in a row and really covering the country. Isn't this a great business? ... hope everyone likes their prizes. We are interdependent in this business, we can't run these websites without your help and in return we do our best to help you.

Comment by Connie Mettler on May 22, 2017 at 12:20am

In the Great Prize Giveaway, the prizes are going fast:

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  • Kathryn Nidy-Cukier has captured the Howard Alan Festival booth space at the West End Art Festival in Richmond, VA
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  • Larry Sohn grabbed the remaining $100 gift certificate from
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    Comment by Larry Sohn on May 22, 2017 at 1:23am
    Thank you Connie
    May the Lord's of Art fair, shine their countenance upon you. :-)
    Comment by Wallace Fuller on May 22, 2017 at 10:23am

    We appreciate the prize winning. It was a great investment for my amount of pledge.

    Thanks Connie for the prize and for Art Fair Insiders.

    Comment by Connie Mettler on May 22, 2017 at 12:27pm

    More prizes this morning:

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  • Susan Hohman - Patinaed brass & anodized aluminum earrings,
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  • Donald McDowell - Booth space at The Beaches Art Fest, Jacksonville Beach, FL, Oct. 2017
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  • Barry Bernstein - Canopy Banner Kit from Jeff Christlieb,
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  • Donald Golden - 3D Sunfish made from cedar shingles from Dick Dahlstrom
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  • Alyx Morgan - consulting with Connie Mettler
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  • Mike Thomas - Workbook and flash cards to teach you how to sell, The E's of Selling Art System
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  • Jan Richardson - Portable iPhone Charger from
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    Comment by Susan Hohman on May 22, 2017 at 2:53pm

    Yay!  So excited!  Those earrings will look great on show days- they look like my collages.. made my day.

    Comment by Alli Farkas on May 22, 2017 at 8:35pm

    "Over the moon" at winning the mesh panels from Flourish!!! I've had a Flourish Trimline canopy for five years, but could never cough up enough $$ for the panels--and have been dragging around some not-so-handsome wire racks all this time. Am delighted that the mesh panels will help "clean up" the look of my booth!


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