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  • 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. 


  • 01:42


    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your Host for Art of Understanding on Friday's. Creatinmg & Desgning your own holiday's, Special Encored and music  

  • 02:05

    Art Of War

    in Education

     The power of Art / Art as a weapon

    Sol is a artist with a vision, therefore he is a visual artist. He prides himself as being one that pushes the envelope as it pertains to the traditional sense of what a artist should or should not be. He pushes the envelope on what a artist should or should not do as well. Under the fold of the EyEcOnOgRaPhY movement Sol specializes in creative imagery, mixed media art, collages, street photography, graffiti art, and custom portrait framed artwork with a twist. At the very core of his work is the ability to enhance and recapture the moving parts, the pulse, the heartbeat of vintage antique images. Family images, loved ones, lost ones, not necessarily the "celebrity" but the EyEcOnS of your own lineage. To find greatness one only has to travel as far as that old worn family photo album located in the closet, basement, or garage collecting dust. We are all EyEcOnS for we are all direct descendants of EyEcOnS. With that being the case, BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY! Join Us as we welcome special guest Sol Ra El Bey to our radio show as he expounds on why and how art is a weapon. Call in at 323-870-3897 or login at www.blogtalkradio.com/usot

  • 00:51

    Wen Redmond: Art Quilter/Fiber Artist

    in Art

    Wen Redmond has been creating art quilts since the 70s, a time when art quilting was in its infancy. Over the years it has morphed and grown to incorporate digital imagery and processes that have garnered her quilts attention for her unique vision and processes.
    Her work has appeared in numerous publications and shows, including 500 Art Quilts by Lark Books, Quilting Arts magazine and TV show, exhibits throughout the US and most recently, the mecca of all art quilting, Quilt National 2011.
    Wen’s current work explores digital imagery and combining fabric with a variety of mixed media and surface design. 

  • 02:20


    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your Host for Art of Understanding on Friday's. 

  • 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
    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.












  • 00:29

    Awakening Art in the Community!

    in Business

    Join us today for Women Lead Radio as Barbara Eldridge, your host of Trend Setting Women, interviews Lin Holzinger, Owner of Art Trails San Diego.

    In an area where art and artists flourish – they are often hidden in the less populated areas of a community. The internet has opened the door to connecting art lovers with a new array of artists and art related happenings. Lin Holzinger’s former marketing background and love of art has resulted in launching a new web site Art Trails San Diego to foster the growth, development and appreciation of San Diego’s flourishing visual arts community. It invites artists, museums, galleries, alternative exhibit spaces, and events to list their happenings to open the door to anyone wanting to experience the unique and exciting local art that abounds here.

    Barbara Eldridge is your host of Trend Setting Women, a show that is intense, informative and always interesting. Trend Setting Women focuses on showcasing women owners who play the game of business and never give up. Currently, Barbara is the President & Founder of Mind Masters, an organization for entrepreneurs to master the challenges they face in an ever-changing market place. For more than twenty-five years Barbara has been contributing to other people’s business success. Her many years of experience in the corporate world provided her with knowledge, insight and presence to help thousands of entrepreneurial men and women nurture their business ventures into thriving successes.

  • 01:50


    in Social Networking

    Maria Iliou is your Director Manager, your Host for Art of Understanding Supporting Special Needs on Friday. School age children  who is diagnosed with disabilities is classfield in school to received supports & services IQ 

  • 01:09

    Sabre Tooth Animals-Fine Art of Paleontology

    in Environment

    Sabre Tooth Animals will be the topic of discussion on Natures Talk Show Fine Art of Paleontology. Let's find out what exactly are these amazing animals and discuss how they have survived and adapted through the years. Could there possibly been more animals besides the tigers with sabre teeth ? No one can beat Nature when it comes to designing deadly, effective weapons, and some of the sophisticated killing tools of animals simply defy our imagination. However, one of the most fearsome weapons in Nature is also surprisingly simple. Saberteeth are such an effective weapon that they have evolved many times during the History of life, in completely different groups of animals.

    On Monday November 30th at 9pm est,8pm cst and 6pm pst. We look forward to you joining us. If you would like to join the conversation visit our chat room on our web page or call in to our studio number 1 -949-534-0637.

    Thank You,



  • 00:31

    UMORLIVE: Art Davie

    in MMA

    Chris Maltsburger and ACSLIVE.TV Present Uncensored MMA Online Radio, with your hosts Dave "The Butcher" Clifford and Pride veteran James Lee. Tonight's guest on the Every Victory Earned hotlines is the promoter of the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship, Mr. Art Davie. Art has co-authored a book about his experiences with Sean Wheelock titled "Is This Legal?", and will be attending the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year in Studio City, CA on November 21st, Art was inducted last year. 

  • 00:51

    The Reluctant Artist…How to Keep Your Fears From Getting in the Way of Your Art

    in Art

    On today's show, we are going to talk about the reluctant artist. There are thousands of artists who fit in this category. In fact, at some point in our careers, we have all probably gone through this. If you have been thinking about furthering your interest in art, but for whatever reason perhaps you haven’t done it, then this might be you. 

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