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Need Canadian show reviews

Started Apr 5, 2017 0 Replies

We have now added a place at Art Show Reviews for Canadian show reviews.  As of right now we don't have any reviews.  We also only have one show listed.  If you have done some Canadian shows could…Continue

Tags: reviews, shows, art, Canada

A Few Fun Facts about some of our AFI members

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Biggins Aug 20, 2015. 10 Replies

Every so often it is fun to get to know some of our newer AFI members.  So, here are a few of our members who have done some very unique things.Ann Dickinson Sargent is a prize-winning poet who has…Continue

Tags: fun, facts, accomplishments, unique, members

What Norm Darwish meant to me

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colleen Williams Jul 24, 2015. 4 Replies

I just stopped in to Connie's last Thursday before I had to go out of town.  I knew Norm was getting bad but I really thought he would still be with us when I got back from Atlanta.  I was very upset…Continue

Tags: photographer Norm Darwish

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacki Bilsborrow May 7, 2015. 3 Replies

I will be in Atlanta this coming weekend and was wondering if there are very many AFI members who are doing the Chastain Park Arts Festival.  Let me know if you are doing the show.  I am thinking of…Continue

Tags: Atlanta, Georgia, Festival, art, Park

 

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Christina L. Towell commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go
"It sounds like they've really thought this through and taken every precaution, I certainly wish them well!  We all have to learn to think outside the box now, it's a new day and a new reality."
Jun 26
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Danielle Lynch's discussion We have a post about cancelled shows. How about open for business shows?
"Mark,  I think it is so thoughtful of you to offer a show with a "pay what you can afford" booth fee.  I imagine that are so many people who can't risk spending money for a booth fee if they possibly won't find many…"
Jun 25
Danielle Lynch commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go
"I wanted to give an update on Walloon Lake Loon Days. Most artists did well. There were a few that didn’t but there are reasons for that. Like back of booth ect. Display The public was very receptive. Some wore masks. Some vendors wore masks…"
Jun 17
Dave Grabarczyk commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go
"I wish her luck. It will be very difficult to have decent sales with the requirements that must be followed. Having to have people wait outside of the booth until they can come in will cause several potential buyers to simply walk on by, especially…"
Jun 16
Nels johnson commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go
"First off, Walloon Lake is having their outdoor show this weekend,a month before Orchard Lake, I wish Patty well, she works hard. That said, her show has been a loser many a time for most artists. Just saying. I would not travel a long way to do…"
Jun 14
Jacki Bilsborrow posted a blog post

Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go

Here you go, this show sounds like they have done their homework to protect everyone as best as possible from Covid-19.  The show is the 18th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield Township on July 25 & 26th.The show is produced by Patty Narozny of HotWorks.  Patty has had to cancel several of her shows earlier this year.  It greatly bothered Patty to cancel show after show because of the virus.  Patty knows that artists depend on shows to make their living.  Patty worked…See More
Jun 12
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"The info about the online virtual fair is on the show's websites.  Basically, the shows didn't tell us they were having a virtual show, I had to find the info myself.  The shows won't be letting us know.  When I find…"
May 5
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Leeper Park Art Fair held in June has been cancelled.  Accepted artists who have made a deposit or paid for their booth will receive a full refund.  The show has listed artists that were accepted into the show with 3 of their pieces…"
May 2
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"If you are a Frederick, Maryland artist that has been hit hard by this shut down the Frederick Arts Council has started a Go Fund Me Artist's Relief Fund.  You can get more info from their website: http://frederickartscouncil.org/ Here is…"
Apr 3
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"If you exhibit in the 28th Annual St. Croix Pottery Studio Tour & Sale in Minnesota, the tour is canceled.  However, they are doing an online selling and virtual shopping event with the potters in their studios.    More info about…"
Apr 1
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Just found this on the Howard Alan website.  If you were scheduled to exhibit in one of their shows they have set up a facebook page where you can post info about your work and some photos. https://www.facebook.com/groups/haeartmarketplace/"
Apr 1
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Huffman Productions  that has a show in Illinois and Minnesota have posted on their website that they are encouraging the artists that were set to be in their shows to post their website info on Huffman's facebook page so people could…"
Apr 1
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival held in Raleigh, North Carolina has canceled their show in May.  They are concerned about their artists and have placed something on their website encouraging art patrons to donate to groups in their area…"
Apr 1
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"Just heard today that Trump is calling for the nationwide Shelter in Place to be extended to April 30th.  Artists, expect any April shows you are in to be canceled.  Some April shows have been dragging their feet when it comes to…"
Mar 29
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"The Mayday Underground Crafts + Art held the end of April in Rochester, New York has been canceled.  However, because they are concerned about artists losing so much of their income this spring, they posted an online photo album of the artists…"
Mar 28
Jacki Bilsborrow replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Art Fair Cancellations--Post Here.
"In case any of you are doing the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival in Crozet, Virginia, it has been canceled. However, they will be having a Virtual Spring 2020 Festival on the same dates.  If you are supposed to be in that show you should…"
Mar 27

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Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
I actually have worked for a handcolored photographer for many years and helped him do matting, framing, shipping, and other work around the studio.
First show ever
First real art show I ever went to was the Ann Arbor Art Fair. I really loved working at that show. It was amazing.
What are the best things about art fairs
Meeting new people, seeing all the great work of the other artists.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Art Fair because it is so big and there is something there for everyone. I enjoyed the art atmosphere, the creative people, and the patrons.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Connie Mettler, of course.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I was a member of a National Championship Cross Country team 2 years in a row.

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Ready or Not, Here is a Michigan Show that is Ready to Go

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 11:17pm 4 Comments

Here you go, this show sounds like they have done their homework to protect everyone as best as possible from Covid-19.  The show is the 18th Annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show held in West Bloomfield Township on July 25 & 26th.

The show is produced by Patty Narozny of HotWorks.  Patty has had to cancel several of her shows earlier this year.  It greatly bothered Patty to cancel show after show because of the virus.  Patty knows that artists depend on shows to make their…

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The 2019 Review of the Art Show Reviews Website

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 8:30am 4 Comments

    Once again I have spent some time evaluating the www.Artshowreviews.com website.   Take a look.  I think you will find some very interesting facts.  We know many of our artists use our Art Show Reviews website.  We know because you have also told us many times that you do use it when you are making up your schedules. 

    However, we need your help.  This website will not be as useful to…

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The 2018 Review of the Art Show Reviews Website

Posted on January 12, 2019 at 7:12pm 2 Comments

Can you spare 7 minutes of your life to help the art fair community?  Let me convince you.

Below you will find some very interesting facts about www.Artshowreviews.com?   I have spent some time evaluating the information from the website from 2018 that I would like to share…

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At 7:54am on August 13, 2018, Connie Mettler gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift
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Happy new year, Jacki. Thanks for playing Secret Santa with us again this year. Hope the new year bring you many blessings.
At 10:47pm on August 1, 2014, Susan Bock said…
Thanks Jacki. Yes eliminate the old account. I opened this one with a different email anyway. Look forward to participating.
At 10:07am on July 31, 2014, Juju Maudlin said…
Hi. Jacki,
Thanks for the note! I am excited to be part of the group!
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Thanks Jacki... returning the love.
At 8:55am on April 25, 2014, Christina L. Towell said…

Thanks, Jacki...I'll check it out.

At 9:41am on January 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jacki Bilsborrow a gift
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Thanks for being a Secret Santa, Jacki.
At 9:31am on October 27, 2013, Christina L. Towell said…

hey jacki, thanks for "friending" me...see you soon!

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