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  • 01:01

    Keep them Coming Back - Marketing to the Art Fair Patron

    in Business

    The interested parties have come to your party: that Art Festival you have been planning and marketing for 364 days. How do you make sure they love the show, bring their friends, buy art, spread the word about what they found there and can't wait for next year?


    Sharon McAllister, Executive Director of ArtFest Fort Myers (FL) and Jenny Wright, Festival Director of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (TX) join the conversation and share their best tips for building a memorable experience for their patrons.


    We'll learn about their decisions on:



    public relations
    marketing
    community relations
    sponsor building
    artist relationships
    plus what works and even more interestingly what they've done that doesn't work!


    Connie Mettler presents results from her 2014 Best Art Fair Survey of art fair buyers where she gathered data about what makes them come to a festival and why ... plus ... why there are formerly favorite shows that they no longer attend.


    Both of these events were chosen as Top 50 Events in the survey.


    Learn more about ArtFest Fort Myers. Learn more about The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    Winners! 2015 "Best Art Fairs in America" Survey

    in Business

    ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 3rd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. Our survey is the only national online look at the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities.


    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 25 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing. 


    Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them. Discover their choices for 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
    why they don't attend shows they used to love
    suggestions for show organizers


    Lynn Smith, vice chair of the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago, will give her insights on how the fair garners so much enthusiasm throughout the greater metropolitan area, making it a "must attend" event. Art buyers from Florida and Ohio will also join us to tell us why they attend art fairs and buy art.


    ArtFairCalendar.com's mission is to promote the American tradition of art fairs by showcasing events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work and encourage the interaction of client and creator. 


     

  • 01:06

    My first art fair: A zero or a hero?

    in Art

    In the beginning art fairs were created and artists and art buyers flocked to attend. You were one of them. Your mother and your friends thought your work was wonderful and maybe they were right, so off you went to the marketplace. How did it go? Was it a triumph or a humbling experience?


    A panel of beginner and experienced artists from various media discuss their "first time." What you will learn:



    how they prepared
    where they were, big or small fairs
    how it impacted their lives
    their biggest disappointments and their biggest surprises
    learning from their own mistakes vs learning from other's mistakes
    what they wish they had known then and how they used that information
    the good, the bad and the really ugly
    how to do three shows in three days and other extreme adventures
    their #1 tip for a first time show


     


     


     

  • 00:56

    #1603 The Art of Eating Healthier

    in Nutrition

    Do you know someone who suffers with an eating disorder? This episode is for you! Registered Art Therapist Lanie Smith talks with us about how art can be used to help women discover their innate value and worth, and create a healthy relationship with their own body. We cover a range of topics including how to identify healthy versus unhealthy eating patterns and practical tips for improving your relationship with food and your body.

  • 01:29

    Trucking Open Forum- Blocking Fair Wages for Truckers

    in Current Events

    Just as the Denham Amendment attempted, but failed, to prevent Fair wages for truckers in last years Highway Bill known as the FAST ACT, once again the large motor carriers (ATA) have managed to slip in the same exact provision into H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act, otherwise known as the FAA Reauthorization Bill.


    The Act was introduced by the House of Representatives. The “AIRR” Act as it is called, is a bill designed to authorize aviation programs, but on pp 256-258, Title VI, Sec 611, labeled Federal Authority, the attack on driver wages was slipped in by these members of the U.S House of Transportation Committee.


    Listen to our last show explaining the dangers of the Denham Amendment and read more via OOIDA's Fighting for Truckers page.


    We believe this attack on wages exploits new CDL drivers. Attorney Christina Humphrey is our guest who will discuss Section A and B of the provisions within the FAA Reauthorization Bill.


    347-826-9170 and press"1" to join the conversation.

  • 00:14

    Symbolic Art Center | Youth Networking Council

    in Youth

    Symbolic Art Youth Council up comings community events..

  • 00:35

    ART CRY RADIO: Football Show!

    in Art

    Join our host John Williams as he talks about the BIG GAME and who fans think will win it all!


    Call in to give your opinion: 347-205-9896


    www.blogtalkradio.com/artcryradio


    One lucky caller will win an ART CRY prize pack with a FREE wristband, button and signature ART CRY TEE!


     


    Join the ART CRY movement by purchasing a TEE SHIRT today: www.artcryofficial.com/store


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    Join the ART CRY movement by purchasing a TEE SHIRT today: www.artcryofficial.com/store


     


     

  • 00:31

    Culture Bridge International Art Exhibit and Festival of the Arts:

    in Visual Arts

    Marianna Buchwald is the founder and creative director of the International Art Group in Chicago. She works with a diverse group of artists, musicians and dancers from different countries. For 15 years, she has worked as International Tour guide in Chicago and in Germany, developing art and architecture, neighborhood tours and special cultural tours to benefit different types of age groups and visitors from around the world.


    The German American Cultural Center (DANK Haus) presents a vibrant International festival of art: Culture Bridge/Kulturbruecke,Feb.20. - March 19. 2016., a cultural bridge of musicians, painters, dancers, and sculptors from Germany, the United States and many countries around the globe.


    Curated by Marianna Buchwald, International Art Group and Derin Baratka,Lincoln Square Artists Guild, the exhibit at the Scharpenberg Gallery at  DANK Haus will feature a broad range of works with an intention to deepen cross-cultural ties.  There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how many cultures can create a dialog about what matters in the world of art, art making with Linda Platt for children and adults, artist talks and panel discussions, moderated by Prof. Talmadge Wright, Prof. Almira Gilles, Pala Townsend, Kao Ra Zen and Tracy Kostenbader. 


    As a diverse group of artists, musicians and dancers from different countries, we invite you to come and see our exhibitions, performances and special events. Also to participate in special tours in Chicago, accentuating art and culture, and also to join us to participate in journeys to the countries and neighborhoods we originated from.


     

  • 01:01

    The No Mistake Art Fair Career - 10 Tips from the Experts

    in Art

    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.


     

  • 00:31

    The Art Show

    in Spirituality

    On this show, we will look at different pieces of art from well known artists like Da Vinci, Picasso, the Merovingians (who owned many famous works of art), Boticelli and more! So, join me for this festive show--all about art!

  • 00:59

    Symbolic Art Radio

    in Youth

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