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ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 2nd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. This is the only national online survey of the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities to celebrate the arts.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed the lengthy 20 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing.
Not surprisingly: people love to attend art fairs and many travel long distances to do so. The overall conclusion is: Art is Alive and Well in America and attendance at the nation's shows is proof of that.
Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them and collect art. Find out which they have chosen as the best regional fairs, best urban fair, best small market show and the best cities for art fairs.
We'll share the survey answers on:
what makes a show "Best"
why people say they attend an art fair
how art fair goers find out about shows to attend
why they don't attend shows they used to love
how far they travel to art fairs
their suggestions for show organizers
Laura Berarducci from the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau also reports on the economic impact of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs in that community.
The mission of ArtFairCalendar.com is to promote the unique American tradition of art fairs by showcasing the events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work for sale and encourage the interaction of client and creator.
How do I get into the good art fairs and how do I make money when I get there?
These are the universal questions that need to be answered for earning a living in the fine art and fine craft show business. Our expert guests Larry Berman and Bruce Baker lead the way.
Larry Berman lends his expertise on creating great images that will "wow" they jury and Bruce Baker shares his experience on creating a great booth and meeting the customer. Between the two you'll have the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art.
Larry Berman has a long career in photography, including being the staff photographer for the NY Nets. He has been exhibiting at art fairs for over 30 years and was one of the first to recognize the importance of digital imagery in the art fair business and was responsible for the ZAPP image format which displays all jury images the same size. He has built a career improving jury images for artists and/or photographing their artwork. He has held seminars on jury images and does consulting with artists and art fairs.
Bruce Baker began selling his jewelry at retail and wholesale shows in the 1980's. Taking what he learned there he began consulting full time in 2005 sharing his retailing and business experience with a variety of groups ranging from Artists, Main Street Merchants, to Farm Market vendors, conducting over 600 marketing and production related workshops in the past two decades. He leads training sessions helping artists be more productive and competitive in the international marketplace.
Between the two you'll have all the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art. Only you can do that part.
As a housewife, Carole Dean, took a $20 bill and turned it into a $50 million a year industry when she coined the phrase “short ends” and began buying and selling film left over from production. She was instrumental in the birth of the Hollywood independent film community which took advantage of her discounted raw stock. In 1992, Carole created the Roy W. Dean Grant which has provided filmmakers with millions of dollars in goods and services and played a crucial role in establishing the careers of our most important documentary filmmakers.
Carole is the author of The Art of Film Funding: Alternative Financing Concepts, now in its second edition, and The Art of Manifesting: Creating Your Future. She is the executive producer for Women Behind the Camera, BAM 6.6, American Chain Gang and Step Away From the Stone. Carole is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 from the Women's International Film & Television Showcase (TheWIFTS), and is also a partner with Indiegogo raising over a half million dollars with filmmakers.
For more information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.
ART CRY RADIO is a show dedicated to featuring the Art and creativity in all forms
Since this month is MUSIC MONTH on ART CRY RADIO join us as our host interviews:
Graphic Nature MC's
We will discuss their early beginnings, hear their music ad discuss the beauty of hip-hop. Everyone is welcome!
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Join artist and marketing expert Leslie Saeta as she highlights ways to sell your art on-line. On today’s show Leslie is joined by AHA November co-host Margaret Sheldon. Join Leslie and Margaret as they discuss what you can do in the next few weeks to increase your holiday art sales. Don't miss out on this very inspiring show!
Creativity seems to bloom in women over fifty as we yearn to express ourselves more fully. Our guest, Melanie Rothschild, holds a Master’s Degree in the Art of Creativity. She’s also a self-taught artist and author of The Art of Mistakes. So, if you have a hankering to pick up a paint brush but fear you won’t do it “right,” you’ll want to be sure to hear Melanie’s thoughts on independently forging your own creative path.
On Wednesday November 26th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst,join New Mexico Museum of Natural History's field paleontologist Ken McKeighen as he discusses ichnology with his co-host Ken Boorman on the Fine Art of Paleontology. Ichnofossils are trace fossils and can tell us much about the interactions of animals with their environment. Trace fossils include feeding trails, tracks, coprolites, bite marks, insect borings and much more in the fossil record.
ART CRY RADIO is a show dedicated to featuring the Arts and creativity in all forms.
Join us as our host interviews:
This jazz and vocal musician has been at for more than 20yrs. Join our host as he helps the world get to know Saalik!!!!
Everyone is welcome!
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FREE LINK TO MUSIC: http://nationofhipness.com/velvet-files
Join us on November 25th at 8 pm Eastern as Katherine Josten, artist and founder of the Global Art Project for Peace discusses how local communities from across the globe actively join together to promote peace through art. Hear how this work inspires personal and social evolution through creativity and learn how you can participate in this project with thousands of others to share your own artistic expression of friendship and peace to form a Global Community.
Katherine Josten is an artist, educator, speaker and Founder/Director of the Global Art Project for Peace, a multi-cultural celebration of peace and diversity that has involved 130,000 participants in 85 countries on seven continents. The mission of the Project is to joyously create a culture of peace through art. Nominated for a UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, the Global Art Project for Peace gives people in local communities an opportunity to join together to form a cooperative Global Community.
Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation and facilitation services, conflict coaching, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Stephen is a nationally recognized expert on how to maintain your performance under pressure and the Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Taskforce on Safety in ADR.
ART CRY RADIO is a show dedicated to featuring the Arts and creativity in all forms but this week's show is dedicated to FATHERS!
Join us as our host interviews fathers from all over the country. We will discuss the joys and pains of parenting and suggest tips on how women and children can show their appreciation for Dad.
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Everyone is welcome!