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  • 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.

  • 00:58

    East Coast Craft Shows: The Ups & Downs of the Business

    in Business

    Connie Mettler talks with Marcy Boroff, from Renaissance Craftables, one of the east coast’s premier craft show promotion companies partnering with downtown areas and non-profits. Marcy Boroff had worked with her mother, Barbara, on shows for years and took over the business in 2010.  


    As a craft show promoter, Marcy feels very strongly that it is a partnership between the artists, the downtown areas or non-profits she is partnering with, and the community of festival-goers.  


    How did this company get from mall shows to the streets of some of the best shopping areas in the East?


    We talk about:



    the role of the show promoter and why they do it
    choosing a location to host a show and starting a new show
    building and implementing a marketing plan
    the good part of being a show promoter
    the bad part and the worst part
    building relationships with the shopping areas where they host their events
    building relationships with artists
    the future of craft shows and their economic impact


    Learn more: Renaissance Craftables General Guidelines for Artists


     

  • 01:01

    WINNERS! America's Best Art Fair Survey

    in Art

    ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 1st annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we are announcing the winners on this podcast.
    We asked our mailing list of nearly 50,000 art fair patrons  what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing response from across the nation. Nearly 96% completed the lengthy 22 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing. 
    Not surprising: people love to attend art fairs and many travel long distances to do so and plan them as part of their vacations. The overall conclusion is: Art is Alive and Well in America and attendance at the nations shows is proof.
    Listen to find out what are the Top 50 shows in the country 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, bestt 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   The Best Art Fairs Awards is the first national online survey of the nation’s juried fairs, designed to reward those festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities to celebrate the arts.
    The mission of ArtFairCalendar.com is to promote the American tradition of art fairs by showcasing the events where art collectors can find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine art pieces for sale by the professional artist community and encourage the interaction of client and creator.  
     
     

  • 01:01

    High Winds, Liability, Flying Tents and Art Fairs

    in Art

    Everything an Artist Needs to Know about Insurance
    Art fairs can be a dangerous business fraught with problems of high winds, theft, traveling with artwork, liability issues, damages to equipment and accidents of all kinds.
    Valerie Bjarnson, Director of Online Programs for Veracity Insurance Solutions whose innovative insurance programs have made reasonably priced insurance available to artists, joins Connie Mettler to discuss why an artist needs liability insurance.
    We'll discuss
    liability issues bodily injury and property damage weather related losses theft and the best way insurance can keep protect you and your livelihood whether you only do a few shows a year or are a full time art fair traveler participating in more shows than you can remember.
    Get definitive answers for all your insurance questions and learn more: www.ACTinspro.com.
     
     

  • 00:46

    The Best of You presents: How to deal with your partner that has Sleep Apnea

    in Entertainment

    Do you know what Sleep Apnea is? Do you or your partner snore horribly? Is your  snoring keep you or partner awake at night and rest broken? Is your partner concerned about your snoring while sleeping at night? Does your partner have apnea and it concerns you? Well Sunday at 12pm est/9am pst  The Best of You will tell you what apena is and how you can help yourself or someone that you love!


    We'll tell how to get the ball rolling and what to ask your Dr's and even go into detail about the overnight sleep study! We'll tell you what to expect when you go too the sleep center that night...YES that's right you will stay overnight. We will help you on this journey of sleep apnea to help you or your loved one have a GREAT night's sleep!


    Key words we will discuss are



    O2
    Stat rate
    Cpap
    Bipap


    We will also give you other alternatives besides CPAP or BIPAP. There are medical procedures that if ONEmeets the criteria can help with Sleep Apnea.  To hear the show LIVE, Call in at (616) 668-8275 or log on at www.blogtalkradio.com/thebestofyou to hear the show on your PC,Tablet, or phone. Call in and give your testimony on what YOUR sleep study was like and how long you have been on CPAP or BIPAP. If you had a surgical procedure done to help with your apnea, we'd LOVE to hear from you also!


     

  • 01:05

    How Art Fairs Choose and Run Their Juries

    in Art

    In a business full of taking chances the first big challenge an artist has is to make the jury cut at the shows. After all, if you can't get into the show you aren't in business. I'll be speaking with
    Mo Riley, Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair: Mo came to the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (the original one) about 3 years ago from the Detroit Festival of the arts. She inherited a complex jury system that has over a dozen jurors from various media who attend on consecutive days, breaking the jurying down into small pieces. Lyn Sedlak-Ford, Board Member Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR: one of a group of 14 artists who started this show 17 years ago. There are 3 left of the original group. We'll talk about how an artist's organization chooses a jury and what they expect from their jurors. Jerry Allen Gilmore, juror for many of the nation's best art fairs: with an MFA in painting and drawing he has had a career both as an artist, exhibiting internationally, and as an arts administrator in Colorado. Currently he is concentrating on curatorial projects, artist portfolio reviews, jurying for regional and national art institutions and on his own artwork. We'll talk about:
    how to choose a jury, qualifications, diversity, experience demands on the jury how they showcase the applications jury instruction different kinds of jurying jury experiences and recommendations what your jury fee is buying you

  • 01:28

    The Art and Wendy Show

    in Lifestyle

    Art interviews Wendy about her service in the Peace Corp in Paraguay.

  • 00:30

    Art of Love Radio Host Ashley Davene Guest Co/Host Angel Bishop

    in Spirituality

    This weeks topic is "Transformation" discussing the fact that in this life we constantly have the potential to transform and change into new and healthier forms of ourself. 


    Host Ashley Davene Author of "Art of Love" and "Pink and Blue A Love Story.." Top ranked healthy living journalist, Spiritual and Relationship Counselor, hopeful romantic. 


    Guest Co/Host Angel Bishop a dynamic coach and personal trainer whose life experience has shaped her into an inspirational role model for countless people. With 18 years in mainstream medicine, she took a quantum leap that everyone dreams of and left her “secure” 9-5 job to pursue her deepest heart’s prayer of helping others in more holistic and spiritual ways She teaches by example and walks her talk.

  • 00:30

    Art of Love Radio Host Ashley Davene - Relationship Harmony

    in Spirituality

    This weeks topic is "Relationship Harmony" the base of the word relationship is actually "relate" which takes understanding, compassion and the desire to open yourself to see different view points. We will explore various types of relationships and talk about ways to create healthy ones in your life! 


    Host Ashley Davene will be taking on this topic solo as this is her expertise! 


    Ashley Davene is a Top Ranked Healthy Living Journalist, Author, Artist, Spiritual and Relationship Counselor with over 9 years of professional experience teaching around the country and globally via phone sessions and webinars. She is also a hopeful romantic and a sucker for happy endings. Xo

  • 01:01

    Margaux Joy DeNador - The Art Of Living a Life You Love

    in Spirituality

    Margaux Joy DeNador is a life coach, author, teacher, and radio show host with 30 years experience in personal development and spiritual growth.


    Margaux’s intentions with her book, The Art of Living a Life You Love, her coaching, and her radio show Live Your Music, are to help people all around the world love themselves, love what they do, love the world they live in, and live the music they hear calling them.


    To connect with Margaux Joy DeNador online, please visit her website: www.margauxjoydenador.com