New Events Calendar

Final Harvest

Final Harvest

Slowly, but surely, I’ve been trudging on through with my photography resolutions for 2011. The main one that I’ve been focusing on (pun intended) over the past few months has been getting out and selling my fine art prints at local markets and fairs.

Well, right before I started down this path of wheeling and dealing, I met with my good friend, Stacy Peterson-Steiner, at the Peoria Art Guild and wracked her brain about everything I needed to know about art fairs, markets, setting up a booth, selling, marketing, and more. While I do work in marketing and design as a day job, the art world is a whole other ballgame so I wanted to be sure I had my bases covered (2 puns in one post? You betcha!).

Stacy was totally awesome and turned me on to a number of local art fairs, galleries, exhibits, and shows that I could dive into. And that is just what I did.

As long as it was reasonable and affordable to do (some of these things can be expensive to enter), I went ahead and paid entry fees, filled out forms, submitted prints on CD and online, and then waited for the letters and emails of acceptance or rejection to come along. I’ve been honored and blessed to not experience a rejection letter yet. I know one will come along eventually, but for now, I’m going to enjoy sitting up on here on this cloud with the silver lining.

So with all of that being said, I wanted to let all of you know where you could swing by and catch some of my prints on display. A small list of events is available at the end of this post, but before we get to that, take a look at the navigation at the top of the site.

You will now see a shiny new button for my Events Calendar. Need a quick view of what I have coming up? Take a look on the right side of the site and you can see an Upcoming Events list as well! Isn’t WordPress great? I think so.

Notable Events:

  • Peoria Public Library Art Gallery – June 11 through July 29
  • Peoria Art Guild Member Show – July 1 through July 12
  • Illinois State Fair Artisan’s Exhibit – August 12 through August 21
  • Washington Fine Arts Fair – August 12 and 13

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