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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Wayne has an unparalleled reputation for fashion styling, having worked with the world's biggest celebrities and most glamorous women. His client list reads like an entertainment and music industries' Who's Who: Janet Jackson, Tina Turner, Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Lauren Hutton, Halle Berry and Glenn Close and Meryl Streep, to name a few.
Then we have special celebrity hairstylist Janet Zeitoun, who is launching her Sotah Hair secret weapon to the American public and we are honored to be her first interview!
Born in Bergenfield, NJ, Wayne starred in TV commercials as a child model. Later he trained at the Pratt Institute, studying graphic design, before becoming a celebrity fashion stylist.
"Stylist to the Stars" Wayne has been honored to have his designs in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Wayne's work as a fashion stylist can be seen on the editorial pages of; Elle, Marie Claire, Us, People, Entertainment Weekly, and Harper's Bazaar, and recently featured in Christie Brinkley's #1 New Best-Seller: TimeLess Beauty.
Connect with Wayne at: Wayne Scot Lukas
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In my continued series on Women in Motorcycling; this week I will be chatting with Sara Liberte. Since graduating from Monsterrat College of Art in 1997, Sara has been a professional photographer specializing in Motorcycle/Automotive and portrait photography. Sara caught my attention when I saw some of her “Image Fusion” Art. Her photo-art has appeared in Easyriders, In the Wind, Hot Bike, Ironworks, Cycle Source and Street Chopper magazines to name a few. She toured with the last Hot Bike Tour in the fall of 2015. Her love for artful marketing and motorsports has led to videography and a marketing business as well. Currently residing in Pennsylvania, Sara stays busy with her special form of Photo-Art. Learn more at: www.saraliberte.com
You can submit questions before or during the show that will be asked live by posting them on Facebook at: Vicki Sanfelipo AKA Spitfire.
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Because I have a young son it is MY responsibility to educate him...not just the schools.We focus a lot on the past and people that DID things to move our culture and society forward. How come we never talk about the people that are LIVING Black History on a daily basis? It is of no small coincidence that we are going to watch an emmy award winning violinist this evening...he is Black. Violin isnt exactly synonymous with Black men. We dont speak much about Misty Copeland..the famed ballerina, who was told at a young age that she was too "muscular" to be a ballerina she is also Black. We dont speak about several people I see in society making a change and a difference in the communities thru art, music, dance,literary, journalism or many other areas. I would like to acknowledge them today.
Natalie Servant lives in Ottawa, Canada, and says 'I'm an engineer by training and a software tester by day. I became a compulsive knitter in my 20s and that evolved to designing my own patterns in my 30s. Lace knitting was my first love, but I enjoy working in a variety of techniques. Lately many of my designs have been exploring my love of Art Deco architecture and design.'
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A leading healing arts practitioner of acupuncture and herbal medicine for over three decades, Jason Elias, in his book, Kissing Joy As It Flies: A Journey in Search of Healing & Wholeness, shares his astonishing quest for personal healing while learning the art of healing others. His memoir, inspired by many masters, some luminaries of psychological and somatic healing modalities of the late 20th century, and other renowned spiritual guides, offers its readers a complex yet harmonious healing adventure that will no doubt jumpstart their own healing journeys.
Jason Elias practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Woodstock, Croton, and Manhattan, where his journey toward healing and wholeness continues. He is also the co-author of The A-Z Guide to Healing Herbal Remedies: Over 100 Herbs and Common Ailments; Feminine Healing: A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit ; and Chinese Medicine for Maximum Immunity: Understanding the Five Elemental Types for Health and Well-Being. For more information about his work, visit: www.fiveelementhealing.net
Our special guest is Veronique Jones, an artist who specializes in Ketubahs.
The ketubah is a unilateral agreement drawn by witnesses in accordance with Jewish civil law, in which they testify that the husband guarantees to his wife that he will meet certain minimum human and financial conditions of marriage. Once the ketubah is completed, the procession proceeds from the groom's table to the bridal throne, accompanied by singing and dancing.
Veronique Jonas (nee Soriano) was born in Lubumbashi, Zaire, presently the Republic of Congo. As a young girl, Veronique relocated with her family to South Africa where she received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Cape Town. As a young wife and mother Veronique once again relocated. This time to Dallas, Texas. For close to 20 years Veronique was Art Director and teacher to hundreds of Elementary and Middle school students at the Solomon Schechter Academy where she was known to draw out a child’s hidden inner potential to communicate through the medium of art.
Veronique still resides in Dallas with her husband of 40 years. Her 3 children are now grown, providing Veronique with yet another viewpoint of life as that of a grandmother.
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