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Winner! February Post of the Month + New Community Leaders Announced

Congratulations to Robert Wallis whose discussion "St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury and Image Workshop 2013, Part 1" was chosen by the members to receive this month's award. 

As you can see from the video Robert really knows how to navigate tricky terrain and get to the finish in style. If there is anything anyone wants to know about preparing images for jurying and how a mock jury is run, please see Robert's discussion, plus don't miss Parts 2 and 3.

Admitted to our Hall of Fame this month for their generous participating and sharing on the site are our newest featured members. Many thanks to the members who make this website work so well for so many. The members have voted and the following people have been chosen as the most generous and friendly and appreciated for their constructive contributions:

Elle Heiligenstein - Elle's friendliness has permeated AFI since she joined. I'm thinking she is going to have lots of friends before she even does her first big show. In her first six months on the site she has participated in nearly 160 discussions and brought a lot of helpful strategic info to many.

Richard Sherer - Dick joined the site in July 2012 and has been a great source of lots of down to earth business information in addition to teaching us a lot about the saddle business and Colorado art shows. He has participated in nearly 300 discussions adding his own brand of good sense and community sharing..

Robert Wallis - member since July 2010. Sometimes he can't decide if he is the teacher or the learner. He indefatigably searches out answers and shares his answers generously. When you

see his name you know his info will be substantive. 

Members who have made extensive contributions to AFI can be identified by the Red AFI symbol on their photos.

Thanks to these three from all of us. You have been chosen by the community to receive this award.

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Comment by Elle Heiligenstein on March 21, 2013 at 10:20pm
Thank you so much Connie and everyone else who voted for me. I truly am honored to recieve this distinction. It is a pleasure logging into AFI everyday and talking with you about all the ins and outs of this wonderful profession. I told Connie about a month or so ago that I feel like I am just getting started here. My first show is in two weeks and I go for 16 weekends of shows, and beyond! I will be reviewing all of them here and on artfairreviews, so please watch for those. As I travel, I hope to meet many of you in person and work with you. I really hope to meet you, Connie soon, I feel like I already know you. I will be in Novi next month hint hint. :-). Again, thank you all so much, I am truly blessed to be a part of this community!!!!!!
Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on March 22, 2013 at 11:40am

Congrats to everyone.  I enjoy reading everyone's posts.  You all do a great job to help keep this site going.

Comment by Richard L. Sherer on March 22, 2013 at 11:50am
Thank you. I feel fortunate to have found this site as I have learned a lot from others and the learning continues.
Comment by Robert Wallis on March 22, 2013 at 4:56pm

Thank you so much, I really feel honored :-) I was worried about the length of the report becoming so long =8-O. I've learned so many new things getting into these workshops and discussing things in the forums here. This site and the people on it are such a wonderful resource.

Comment by Annette Piper on March 22, 2013 at 11:24pm

Congrats winners!

Comment by Ruth Finkenbiner on March 23, 2013 at 12:29am

Congrats all, AFI is a great community, I've learned so much from this site. 

Comment by Connie Mettler on March 23, 2013 at 9:01am

Thanks to all of the above -- this site wouldn't be the same without your participation. This kind of a community doesn't survive without the generosity of so many. 

Note to newcomers to the site and lurkers: 

We are always looking for friendly people to chat with. Even if you don't have an answer to someone's questions, coming in with a friendly word or two works wonders and keeps this community humming. Please go answer someone's discussion as soon as you get a chance. You know who you are -- page views show solid traffic on AFI. We want to make this business better for all and you can be one of those who helps that happen.

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