Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Market at Trustees Garden

Check this out, it looks like a cool event, and their website is nice!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Please visit my new website -

I have finally gotten my new site to a point where I can share it with the world. I have been anxiously waiting for this stage. I used Photoshop and CODING, not Dreamweaver at all! So, visit my new SITE HERE. Thanks for stopping by. I would love to know what you think.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Bunch of Good Shows to Attend in the U.S.

Many new shows have joined ZAPP™, and many show application deadlines are approaching. See what new shows you can apply to below. There are so many shows here, people. So get your reading glasses on. I hope this post helps some people out!!!

Upcoming Deadlines - APPLY TODAY!

Art in the Square 2009 - Southlake, Texas

DEADLINE: 11/19/2008
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/24/2009 - 4/26/2009
In 10 years, Art in the Square has grown in reputation to become one of the top small fine art shows in the country. Featuring 130 artists in a beautiful upscale setting, this 2 ½ day show draws attendance from both Dallas and Fort Worth. With its relaxed, friendly atmosphere and serious potential shoppers, this show has become a favorite of professional artists.

Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire - 5th Annual - Fountain Hills, Arizona

DEADLINE: 11/20/2008
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 3/20/2009 - 3/22/2009
The Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire is produced by Thunderbird Artists, in conjunction with the Fountain Hills Downtown Business Community.
Thunderbird Artists Mission Statement: to promote fine art and fine crafts, paralleled with the ambiance of unique wines and fine music, while supporting the artists, merchants and surrounding communities.

Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fest - 9th Annual (Downtown Delray Beach, Fl.) - Delray Beach, Florida

DEADLINE: 11/21/2008
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/29/2008 - 11/30/2008
The layout for this show is beautiful! The event is held in the popular Pineapple Grove, an arts district in Downtown Delray Beach. It attracts a huge and phenomenal buying crowd on Thanksgiving Weekend.

Lakefront Festival of Arts 2009 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

DEADLINE: 11/25/2008
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009
Considered one of the nation's premier art festivals, the 47th annual Lakefront Festival of Arts features the jury-selected work of 172 artists from across the country and world. Presented by Friends of Art as a fund raiser for Milwaukee Art Museum, the festival adjoins the museum's spectacular Santiago Calatrava-designed addition on concrete walkways and street ways, all at the museum's front door. Enjoy the festival rain or shine in our state of the art Clearspan tents!

Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2009 - Atlanta, Georgia

DEADLINE: 11/28/2008
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 4/17/2009 - 4/19/2009
Celebrating its 73rd year, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an Atlanta tradition with an emphasis on art, music and family entertainment . Artists from across the country participate in Atlanta's premiere spring festival that attracts an average of 100,000 visitors each year. Continually rated amongst the top art shows in the country, professional management coupled with strong community and volunteer support make this a first class event.

New Events

Cottonwood Art Festival Spring 2009 - Richardson, Texas
OPEN DATE: 11/06/2008
DEADLINE: 1/12/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 5/02/2009 - 5/03/2009
Cottonwood Art Festival is located in Richardson, Texas where artists exhibit their work among towering oaks with lakeside beauty. This award winning event has been ranked 18th by the 2008 Art Fair SourceBook for fine art festivals. Cottonwood continues to uphold its extraordinary reputation as a first rate show. 2008 marks the 40th anniversary for this extraordinary event. Sponsored by The City of Richardson, Cottonwood Art Festival is a showcase for a large variety of fine art and fine craft and provides our patrons with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artist who created the work. Live entertainment, a Friday night gala for the artists and guests, a children’s art area and much more round out this perfect weekend in the park!

Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair 2009 - Bellevue, Washington

OPEN DATE: 11/14/2008
DEADLINE: 1/30/2009
Jury Fee: $40.00
Event Dates: 7/24/2009 - 7/26/2009
The 63rd Annual Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair is July 24-26, 2009 in Bellevue, WA. This is the largest and most prestigious juried arts and crafts fair in the Pacific Northwest. The Bellevue Arts Museum ArtsFair is the largest fundraiser for Bellevue Arts Museum. In 2007, artist sales were estimated at $2 million and the audience increased to 350,000 in 2008. For additional information logon to

Crosby Festival of the Arts 2009 - Ohio

OPEN DATE: 11/14/2008
DEADLINE: 2/12/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 6/26/2009 - 6/28/2009
Crosby Festival of the Arts, now in its 44th year, is set amidst the beauty of Toledo Botanical Garden and is heralded as Ohio's oldest outdoor juried art festival.
Because it is the only show of its size and caliber in our region, participating artists are received enthusiastically by over 20,000 visitors and 1,000 preview party guests each year.

Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair 2009 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

OPEN DATE: 11/15/2008
DEADLINE: 3/1/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 8/8/2009 - 8/9/2009
The fair is open to any and all fine craft artists working in ceramics, enamel, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, paper, wood, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media. The fair is located on the beautiful grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., along the Milwaukee River and directly across the street at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee.

Salem Art Fair and Festival 2009 - Salem, Oregon

OPEN DATE: 11/15/2008
DEADLINE: 2/15/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 7/17/2009 - 7/19/2009
Salem Art Association (SAA) invites artists to apply for participation in the 2009 Salem Art Fair & Festival. This 60-year-old event is one of the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and is the premier community arts event in Oregon. The Salem Art Fair has an outstanding reputation among participants and visitors and attracts more than 100,000 people annually. The fair is a reputable showcase and is well-known by artists for producing high volume sales. The Salem Art Fair is held every year in beautiful Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, Oregon. The 100-acre park is filled with majestic fir and oak trees. Its natural flora and expansive green fields make this an ideal setting to celebrate creativity and showcase art.

Estero Fine Art Show - November 14 & 15, 2009 (Patty Narozny, Hot Works

- located between Naples & F - Estero (halfway between Naples & Fort Myers, near Bonita), Florida
OPEN DATE: 11/15/2008
DEADLINE: 7/1/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 11/14/2009 - 11/15/2009
Located between Naples and Fort Myers. This is a high quality juried fine art & fine craft show - produced by Hot Works, the same company that produces the award-winning Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in Michigan! Director: Patty Narozny. Reaches same cosmopolitan community as Bonita Springs!

Estero Fine Art Show

- April 4 & 5, 2009 (Hot Works, Patty Narozny, located between Naples & Fort My - Estero (between Naples & Fort Myers, near Bonita), Florida
OPEN DATE: 11/15/2008
DEADLINE: 1/15/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 4/4/2009 - 4/5/2009
Located between Naples and Fort Myers. This is a high quality juried fine art & fine craft show - produced by Hot Works, the same company that produces the award-winning Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in Michigan! Director: Patty Narozny. Reaches same cosmopolitan community as Bonita Springs!

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show

- July 24-26, 2009 (Patty Narozny, Hot Works, Orchard Lake, MI - 17 miles - Orchard Lake (next door to West Bloomfield), Michigan
OPEN DATE: 11/15/2008
DEADLINE: 4/1/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/24/2009 - 7/26/2009
This event has been voted top 100 art shows two years in a row by Sunshine Artist and won four awards from 2008 Michigan Festivals & Events Fun Awards! This is a high quality juried event with about 160 artists.

Charlotte Fine Art Show

- October 24 & 25, 2009 (Patty Narozny, Hot Works, Indoor, Charlotte, NC) - Charlotte, North Carolina
OPEN DATE: 11/15/2008
DEADLINE: 6/1/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 10/24/2009 - 10/25/2009
This is a high quality juried fine art & fine craft show located indoors - produced by the same group as the award-winning Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in Michigan!

Center for the Arts Evergreen - Summerfest 2009

- Colorado
OPEN DATE: 11/16/2008
DEADLINE: 3/16/2009
Jury Fee: $35.00
Event Dates: 7/18/2009 - 7/19/2009
The Summerfest Arts Festival is an annual juried fine arts and crafts festival nestled in the lovely mountain town of Evergreen, Colorado. Summerfest is a 30 year tradition and we are excited to be in our new location 5 minutes from I-70 with more exposure to the public.
Summerfest has approximately 125 artists with over 5,000 attendees during the two day event.
Center for the Arts Evergreen and the town of Evergreen provide support for the wonderful two day event. Volunteers and board members contribute many hours to make Summerfest one of the outstanding fine arts and craft shows in Colorado.
All proceeds earned during Summerfest are given back to the mountain community in the form of grants and donations to various artistic, musical, and theatrical groups. In addition, funds are used to support the "Arts in the School Grant Program".

Center for the Arts Evergreen - WinterFest 2009

- Colorado
OPEN DATE: 11/16/2008
DEADLINE: 8/31/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 11/15/2009 - 11/15/2009
Winterfest is an Evergreen tradition for over 27 years. Winterfest is a juried exhibition of Arts and Crafts. Winterfest will offer live entertainment along with many artisans on "Main Street" of the Evergreen High School offering artists and patrons alike, a beautiful and enjoyable space to view artwork. Please note this event is indoors.

Art & Air 2009

- Webster Groves, Missouri
OPEN DATE: 11/18/2008
DEADLINE: 1/16/2009
Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 6/5/2009 - 6/7/2009
St. Louis, Missouri - The 6th Anniversary of the "Art&Air" Fair will be held June 5-7, 2009. This one-of-a-kind fine arts fair is set on the beautiful park setting of Eden Theological Seminary grounds in the heart of historic Webster Groves, Missouri; conveniently located between Downtown St.Louis and Clayton, Missouri. Art&Air, continually noted as an Artist's favorite fair for unmatched hospitality and amenities, will continue to focus on the artists and their work, while offering delectable food, top-notch music performances and unique creative activities for the whole family. The Art&Air Fair's board, the Webster Community Arts Foundation, the hard-working Art&Air staff and dedicated volunteers will once again aim at making Art&Air a successful, yet fun art fair for both the artists and the many art-buyers coming from far and wide. Be one of the 100+ artists who will fall in love with the Webster Groves charm and hospitality at what has quickly become one of the best ar t fairs in the Midwest.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts 2009

- State College, Pennsylvania
OPEN DATE: 11/19/2008
DEADLINE: 1/30/2009
Jury Fee: $30.00
Event Dates: 7/9/2009 - 7/12/2009
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts was founded in 1966 by Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architecture and the State College Chamber of Commerce. Drawing over 125,000 people to State College each summer, the Festival includes, in addition to the nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, a gallery exhibition, Children and Youth Day, educational opportunities, and music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of traditional and non-traditional venues.

West Reading's Art on the Avenue 2009

- West Reading, Pennsylvania
OPEN DATE: 11/19/2008
DEADLINE: 2/15/2009
Jury Fee: $15.00
Event Dates: 6/20/2009 - 6/20/2009
The 15th Annual Art on the Avenue, is a juried fine arts and crafts festival featuring national and regional artists showing and selling their creations on Penn Avenue in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Each year thousands of people are drawn to Art on the Avenue as the event continues to grow. Located in the Greater Reading hub for arts, culture, shopping and dining, this event appeals to both novice buyers and experienced art patrons. As a talented artisan we invite you to exhibit at this juried art event. Additionally the venue features live music, street performers, local businesses and specialty foods.

Call to Artists: Vision Initiative Mural Painting

Here is a really nice opprtunity to do something for the community and also earn $1,000!!!

Vision Initiative, a Leadership Jones County group, is currently accepting submissions from artists for a mural design to adorn the western exterior wall of the Laurel-Jones County Public Library in Laurel, MS. Mural design will be produced by local volunteers supervised by Vision Initiative and awarded artist.

Project: Replacement mural for Laurel-Jones County Library west exterior wall
Medium: Mural will be executed in tile mosaic
- Dimensions: 40’ wide by 20’ tall, 2:1 ratio
- Design: Large images, similar to exploded detail of an image. The reason for large, less complicated images is that pedestrian traffic is limited at mural, but automobile traffic is heavy as Library western wall is located adjacent to a highly travelled thoroughfare. Large images with little detail will be more greatly appreciated by a public with lessened observable time in an automobile.
- Color: Limit color use to 6-10 individual colors. Mural will be executed with mosaic tiles of solid colors by inexperienced volunteers. Awarded design will be transcribed to wall in linear format allowing workers to fill designated spaces with designated colors. Consider “paint-by-number” type designs to understand design possibilities.
- Theme: Ideas of community, education, literature, local history, local economy, etc and any other applicable themes appropriate to public art are important to local community and library patrons. Refrain from identifying specific corporate entities.

Deadline: December 26, 2008
Entry fee: None
Award: $1000 for selected submission
Send submitted designs electronically to, submissions made also be mailed to PO Box 527, Laurel, MS 39441-0527, Attn. Vision Initiative Artist Submission, or be delivered in person to the Laurel-Jones County Library between the hours of 8am-6pm Monday-Friday and 9:30am-3pm on Saturdays.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Digital Dog Resocrds presents the Midwest Music Festival TODAY ONLY

Hi everyone,
I saw this posting at school, and think local Southern Illinoisans may find this event fun. Tonight, Niv. 13th at 9:00pm, is the Midwest Music Festival.
Bands/Singers include:
*Los Ojos Rojos
*Broken Bricks
*The Skinny Dips
*and Special Guests!

The cover is $4 at ths door, and it is ages 19 and up.

Visit Hangar 9 in Carbondale, IL tonight to see this cool event.

Looks fun...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday of Hope Southern Illinois University 2008 Shryock Auditorium

Carbondale "Holiday of Hope"

MDA Executive Lock-Up

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shryock Auditorium - Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL

Thank you for inquiring about the 2008 Carbondale, "Holiday of Hope" MDA Executive Lock-Up. Shryock Auditorium will host the event on Wednesday, December 10, 2008. Volunteers from local businesses will plead guilty to having a "Big Heart" and serve a one-hour sentence at the Shryock Auditorium, our "Maximum Appreciation Site." You may choose any hour between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for your "arrest." We will give you all of the tools you need, including a personalized web site where you can raise your "bail" online.

By agreeing to participate you will get the chance to mingle with other friendly felons. Your friends and family will get a kick out of it when you ask them to help "bail you out". Pre-raise your $1,000 bail (in the form of cash, checks, credit cards, and online donations) and you’ll qualify for prizes and help make dreams come true for local children and adults with neuromuscular disease.

Funds raised through MDA special events help provide expert medical care at the MDA clinic, MDA summer camp for youngsters, repair and purchase wheelchairs and other equipment, and many other services. MDA also funds hundreds of top scientists worldwide seeking treatments and cures.

For more information about MDA and to volunteer for this event, call 866-310-4MDA or e-mail

Julie Vestal
Administrative Assistant
Muscular Dystrophy Association
2811 Wintergreen Dr., Ste. C
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

573-335-3804 fax

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Whitworth Art Gallery Show

"Join our Manchester Craft Mafia Christmas Markets @ The Whitworth Art Gallery

* Saturday 13th Dec 10-4
* Sunday 14th Dec 12-4

Stalls cost between £13 and £25"

Promoted by this seller on Folksy...SALLYENT.

Oxford Town Hall Marketplace in Cape Town

I am quoting a writer for the folksy blog when I say:

"It’s great having an online venue to sell and talk about crafts, like Folksy, but I just love well curated, real, markets where you can see and touch things and meet people. There’s a great one in Cape Town called The Neighbourgoods Market, from where the image, above, was taken. It’s lively, there’s an energy and a buzz about the place. The Maker Faire’s in the US run by O’Reilly are a great example too. However, most craft markets in the UK tend to be a bit ‘damp’ but I’ve high hopes for two that are upcoming:

Firstly, Handmade Oxford which is on November 9th at Oxford Town Hall. Then we have We Make in London on Saturday 6th Dec on Tottenham Court Road. We’re going to be doing a bit of something around We Make which I’ll talk about later but it’ll be a competition around Makes, which will (yes, honestly, definitely, no excuses) will go live by the 24th November. Woo. I know we wanted to get this functionality out in September but other things got in the way. Anyway, I’ll introduce that Making stuff properly, later."
I do not know the full name of the author, so the only citation I can give is the link to the BLOG HERE.

A New Selling Site called Folksy: Cast, solder, cut, knit, mould, sculpt, buy, sell, go!

I found this new shop for UK sellers on someone's blog. Folksy is set up very similarly to Etsy, and has a cool section on making, a place where sellers show instructions of the items they make. This feature and several others make Folksy seem more community oriented, rather than just a place to buy/sell items.

The Floksy BLOG is really great though. I recommend checking it out! They have lots of fun videos embedded in their site which I had some difficulty transferring for you all into this site.

I believe at this time, only UK sellers are allowed for soem reason, maybe currency issues??? But I hope in the near future they will be able to cater to US sellers. Maybe with the help and support of people like you and me, that will soon be possible!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Post Numero 100! Green Gift Bazaar in Alton

This person found me through the Strange Folk Website, which so kindly displays the info about all of its participants...
Anyhoo, here is her message:
I put on the Sierra Club’s (6th Annual) Green Gift Bazaar, where we try to make Black Friday, Green Friday!

• This year’s event will be on Friday, November 28th from 7am-6pm at 220 Alton Square Mall
• You may also vend on Saturday, November 29th from 10am-2pm with no additional fee. Please mark this on your registration form.
• The fee is $20 and includes one 8’-10’ table and one chair. If you need more chairs, please bring them.
• A reduced fee of $15 is offered only to vendors that will help set up window decorations two weeks ahead of time; a plus is that your wares will be viewed by anyone visiting the mall prior to that day. Great adverstising!
• 220 Alton Square Mall (the old St. Anthony’s Wellness Center location). it has two large store windows we can display some vendors’ items in and posters about the date/time. it also has a back entry for easy vendor set-up and doors lock at night so we can set up on Wednesday evening.

Let me know if you are interested!
Christine Favilla
Three Rivers Project Coordinator
Piasa Palisades Group of the Sierra Club
223 Market Street
Alton, IL. 62002
Phone: 618.462.6802
Fax: 618.462.0282

Monday, November 3, 2008

midwest art fairs . org

This type of Catalog is just great for inspiring images and stories of high-class, upscale art fairs. I believe they are more in the art realm than the craft realm. But, wow, wouldn't you like to be on the COVER??

November 8, 2008
Festival of Seasons Boutique
West St. Paul, MN

November 8, 2008
Great Hartford Craft Exposition
Hartford, WI

November 8, 2008
Holiday Arts & Craft Festival
Brainerd, MN

November 8, 2008
Holidays in the Heartland
Random Lake, WI

November 8, 2008
Holly Fair
Mora, MN

November 8, 2008
Monticello Women of Today Craft Show
Monticello, MN

November 8, 2008
Norsefest Craft Fair
Madison, MN

November 8, 2008
Pella Craft & Boutique Show
Pella, IA

November 8, 2008
St. Helena's Christmas Boutique
Minneapolis, MN

November 8, 2008
The Craft Show
Grand Rapids, MN

November 8-9, 2008
16th Annual Edwardsville High School Craft Fair
Edwardsville, IL

November 8-9, 2008
ABWA Craft Fair
Nevada, IA

November 8-9, 2008
Annual Holiday Craft Show
Byron, IL

November 8-9, 2008
Holiday Art and Craft Show
Fergus Falls, MN

November 8-9, 2008
Holiday Arts, Craft, and Gift Sale
White Bear Lake, MN

November 8-9, 2008
Holiday Craft Show
Virginia, MN

November 8-9, 2008
Holiday Craft Show
Ottumwa, IA

November 9, 2008
Grace Art and Craft Festival
Milwaukee, WI

November 9, 2008
Holiday Arts Festival
Waterloo, IA

November 12-23, 2008
Applewood Hills Boutique
Stillwater, MN

November 13-15, 2008
Four Star Promotion's 23rd Four Seasons Mall Fall Show
Plymouth, MN

November 13-16, 2008
Autumn Festival - An Arts & Crafts Affair - 26th Annual Tour
Shakopee, MN

November 13-16, 2008
Holiday Gift Show
Eden Prairie, MN

November 14, 2008
Holiday Bazaar
Madison, WI

November 14-16, 2008
Country Treasures Craft Show
Quincy, IL