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  • 00:46

    2014 Winners - Best Art Fairs in America!

    in Business

    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. 

  • 01:01

    10 Reasons "You Didn't Get In" (the Art Fair)

    in Business

     


    It is application season! Anyone active in the art fair business is deep into preparing applications for jurying into the nation's art fairs. What are the odds you'll make the cut and get into your most desired festival? Our guests are long time professionals from the business including Cindy Lerick, executive director of the Saint Louis Art Fair, Christine Berthiaume, Crafts Manager for the New Orleans Jazz Festival and Marguerite Esrock, executive director of the St. James Court Art Show.

    We'll talk about:



    As an intro we'll hear how each show prepares their jurors for jurying and the process of showing the jurors the applications
    10 worst things you can do to sabotage your chances of "getting in"


    Have paper and pencil ready. This one is sure to bring you useful information applicable to your finding success exhibiting at art fairs large and small.


     

  • 01:00

    Artists, Art Fairs & ZAPP®

    in Art

    Most artists have made their peace with the digital upload systems, www.Zapplication.org, www.JuriedArtServices.com and www.EntryThingy.com. If you want to participate in the better shows you sign up and upload your images for the jury. 
    But how did this get started and what is the relationship of the individual artist or individual art fair with these systems?
    Here are our experts:
    photographer Larry Oliverson who was instrumental in introducing the concept of online applications to the art fair business by bringing artists, art fairs and Westaf (the agency which provides ZAPP) together   painter Kathleen Eaton who is an artist member of the ZAPP Oversight Committee and is writing a book about the history of art fairs   Leah Charney, Manager of ZAPP®,  oversees the ZAPP product and the 350+ clients, 570+ events and more than 60,000 active artists that use the system These guests have a long history with the organization and can provide both historical data as well as current operating information.
    We'll discuss the myths and truths about:
    how ZAPP has changed the art fair business ZAPP's relationship with the shows best practices on preparing your application and making digital systems work for you what an "artist advisor" does ZAPP is going to be around for a long time and understanding its processes and using it to its fullest is advantageous to everyone in the art fair business. 
    Call into the show: (805) 243-1338.

  • 01:00

    How to Bring Buyers to the Art Fairs

    in Art

    What can an art fair do to bring serious buyers to attend their events to buy art?  
    Our guests today are from two of the top rated shows in the country. Tne La Quinta Arts Festival is a large festival held in an affluent area in California. Art on the Square is in Belleville, Illinois, a small town near St. Louis with nearly the opposite demographics, yet both shows excel at bringing collectors to their events and their sales figures are "above average."
    How do they do it?
    The guests are:
    Christi Salamone, Executive Director, La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA  Kathleen Hughes, Events Manager, La Quinta Arts Festival Patty Gregory, Director, Art on ths Square, Belleville, IL Anyone who has ever run an art fair, or thought they wanted to run an art fair, will learn a lot from these experienced guests. Do you want lots of applications to your show? The most important thing an event can do is bring in those committed buyers.

  • 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.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 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


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


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


     


     

  • 01:28

    ART OF UNDERSTAND

    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your host for ART of UNDERSTANDING on Fruday's. 

  • 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.


     

  • 01:09

    How to Host Your Own Art Show

    in Art

    On today's show, we are going to talk about everything you need to do to host your own successful art show. Join Leslie Saeta and February co-host Dottie Leatherwood as they discuss their experiences with art shows and exhibitions. We will discuss choosing a theme and venue, pricing, marketing and how to hang the show. Join us for lots more!

  • 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!