Archive for June, 2007

Notes From a Juror at Cherry Creek

June 30, 2007

Ever wondered what the jurors were thinking when they were looking at your slides? Artist/digital entrepreneur/reporter/photographer/insider Larry Berman interviewed Robert Stadnycki (best known for his Harrisburg, PA, festival) about his experiences at Cherry Creek this winter.

Read Larry’s interview for some insights and tips for your next art fair submission:


Urban Mayhem: Carjacking & Gun Fire at Art Fair

June 29, 2007

Where did this happen? Miami? New York? Pontiac? Chicago? Nope. Take yourself to the nicest art fair in the country, all urban/rural bliss and what do you find in its midst?

Visit this link to read about the adventures of unsuspecting artists coming to the rescue of what they thought was an accident victim, but who turned out to be a convicted felon near the library (!) in downtown Des Moines today just as the Art Festival was opening.

Trends Among Artists: A Survey From the NAIA

June 29, 2007

The NAIA (National Assn. of Independent Artists) has written a survey to assess the trends in the art fair business. This is the most highly credible organization of artists associations and it would be well worth your while to participate in the survey.

Here is their request:

I would like to ask your participation in a new survey of artists that participate in art or fine craft shows.

Are sales at shows bad or just fine? To answer this question we first need to ask many, many artists that participate in this world of shows. NAIA, the National Association of Independent Artists, has just launched an extensive
new survey in attempt to answer that question. Participants need not be a member of NAIA. In fact, NAIA is trying to elicite responses from as many artists as possible. How many of us are there anyway? 3,000? 5,000? NAIA is
trying to spread word of the survey throughout the entire country.

Please participate. The survey will take only about 15 minutes of your time. Results will be available for all to see on the NAIA webpage after August 25, 2007 at this URL:

To learn more about the survey go here:


Please help spread the word. The more responses to the survey, the more accurate the interpretation of the results.

– Sally J. Bright
NAIA Board of Directors Chair

Florida Printmakers Invitational

June 29, 2007

Opening Reception
Friday, June 29th from 5 to 7pm

Common Threads: Lauren Austin & Henry Sinn
Florida Printmakers Invitational
Exhibition Dates: June 29 – September 2

Please join us at the reception for libations, fine art, an array of hors d’oeuvres provide by the Museum of Florida Art Guild, and a printmaking demonstration by David Hunter.

Florida Print Makers InvitationalNat Turner

A range of printmaking techniques including woodcut, etching, lithograph, silkscreen, and mixed media come together in exhibition of Florida’s top print makers. Among contemporary printmaking artists featured: Marilyn Nelson, Mollie Doctrow, Martha Hayden, Alberto Meza, David Mohallatee, Caroline Thorington, Tom Virgin, Helga Kahl, Kip Deeds, Thom O’Connor, Art Werger, David Hunter, Steve Gibson, Andrew DeCaen and Deborah Bryan.

Two-day Printmaking Workshop with David Hunter: Saturday- July 28, 2007 & Sunday- July 29, 2007: 9:00AM-4:00PM – $100 members, $110 non-members

Museum of Florida Art
600 North Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: 386.734.4371

June 29, 2007



La Bella Strada Juried Arts Competition

June 29, 2007

Allied Arts of Whatcom County, WA, announces the Call for Entries for two- and three-dimensional works for a new exhibit planned to show in conjunction with the La Bella Strada Juried Art Festival and Chalk ArtFest in August, 2007.


The La Bella Strada Juried Art Competition, Show and Sale will be held in the Allied Arts of Whatcom County Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Avenue in downtown Bellingham from August 1 through 12, 2007. The deadline is: July 17. For more info:

Attention Michigan Artists!

June 29, 2007

Here is an opportunity to contribute to a survey on health care for artists, sponsored by ArtServe Michigan, a non profit Michigan state arts organization.


Healthcare Insurance Survey
Many ArtServe members currently do not have healthcare coverage or may be paying extremely high premiums to carry individual, partner or family coverage. By completing the ArtServe survey you will help provide the
documentation needed to demonstrate to potential insurance carriers that the membership of ArtServe is large enough to warrant offering group healthcare plans at affordable rates.


To receive a copy of the survey and to obtain more information, please contact Alison Loveday, Organizational Services, Director, ArtServe Michigan, 1310 Turner, Ste. B, Lansing, MI 48906; 800-203-9633;

Useful Information for Artists

June 22, 2007


Attention Michigan Artists:
A statewide call open to Michigan artists currently residing in Michigan or who were born in Michigan inviting artists to submit work for the Governor’s Residence Michigan Artists Program. Selected artwork will be installed in the Governor’s Residence for one year, on loan from the artists.



To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit
Useful information for the traveling artist:
Visit this new website to view a good idea whose time has come:
This is an artist exchange program of benefit to artists. Everyone can use free places to stay while doing shows. Be sure to pass this link on to other artists.

June 22, 2007




Art & Craft in Fort Lauderdale

June 22, 2007

Those of you who have been around for a long time remember with fondness the exciting art festival sponsored by the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art held on Las Olas Blvd. for many years. It was definitely a highlight of the year for many artists and art patrons.

As time went by promoter Howard Alan made arrangements with the merchants on Las Olas to hold an art show there several times a year. His events continue in this luxe location to this day.

In an email received this week from Kellie LeFever it looks as though everyone will have more opportunities to exhibit and shop on Las Olas:

Here at Las Olas Riverfront in Ft Lauderdale we are starting are own Art and Craft Festival for the summer time every saturday from 12 to 6pm. We are working on the details right now and hope to have this up in running in two weeks. The goal is that this festival will be so big we will have this going all year round. If this is somthing you would be interseted in please contact me any time.

Contact info: Kellie LeFever <>