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<br /> America’s Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine<br /> SEPTEMBER 2017<br /> 25TH<br /> <br /> <br /> VOLUME 46 • ISSUE 9<br /> 47 The 200 Best Issue<br /> SEPTEMBER<br /> FEATURES<br /> 22 Introduction to<br /> the 200 Best<br /> Your guide to<br /> analyzing 2017's list<br /> BY STEPHANIE HINTZ<br /> 23 The 100 Best Fine<br /> Art & Design Shows<br /> 48 The 100 Best Classic<br /> & Contemporary<br /> Craft Shows<br /> 70 Learn How to Listen<br /> Nine ways to boost<br /> your professional skils<br /> BY WILLIAM J. LYNOTT<br /> 79 The 200 Best Index<br /> Easily search for shows<br /> by state and city<br /> 23<br /> On the Cover<br /> LeMoyne Chain of Parks<br /> Art Festival<br /> Tallahassee, Florida<br /> 4 Se<a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=1"> America’s Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=2"> </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=3"> </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=4"> </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=5"> www.sunshineartist.com 5</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=6"> Bonita Springs National Art Festivals 2018</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=7"> DEPARTMENTS 16 11 Show Shots </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=8"> EDITOR'S PAGE by Stephanie Hintz Congratulation</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=9"> Your 200 Best Editor’s note: For this month’s</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=10"> LETTERS The LeMoyne Chain of Parks is a sout</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=11"> Be a part of Show Shots! Send us your high-resolu</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=12"> March 10-11 44th Annual Orange Beach, AL </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=13"> Patrons had a good time at the Yellow Daisy Festi</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=14"> A buyer checks out glass sculpture (lef t) at the</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=15"> The beautiful city skyline framed the Columbus Ar</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=16"> WHAT ARTISTS ARE SAYING Show Selection “Sponge</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=17"> Ellen Negley captures the spirit of sailing in he</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=18"> great things for up-and-coming art- ists as well </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=19"> Fun in the sun is had by all in Ellen Negley’s wa</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=20"> constantly review shows myself, and read others o</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=21"> together. Ken Swinson, a successful self-taught f</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=22"> July 28 – 29, 2018 Ge周eneva ArtsFair dra</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=23"> The 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows (For a more</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=24"> Congratulations to the 2017 Top 20! 1. LeMoyne Ch</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=25"> 2. Under the Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show Vero Be</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=26"> 4. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original Ann Ar</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=27"> 6. Boston Mills Artfest Peninsula, Ohio; June. Pr</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=28"> 8. Atlanta Dogwood Festival Atlanta, Georgia; Apr</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=29"> 10. St. James Court Art Show Louisville, Kentucky</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=30"> 11. Brookside Art Annual Kansas City, Missouri; M</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=31"> 14. Art Fair on the Square Madison, Wisconsin; Ju</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=32"> 16. Columbus Arts Festival Columbus, Ohio; June. </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=33"> 19. Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park Houston</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=34"> Fine Art & Design Shows 18 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=35"> Show-Month Rainfall: ............................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=36"> Show Month: .....................................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=37"> 27 Downtown Venice </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=38"> Show-Month Rainfall: ............................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=39"> 2018 Show Dates: ................................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=40"> 52 Art Fair Jackson Hole </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=41"> 61 Stamford Arts Festival </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=42"> 70 Arts in the Heart </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=43"> 76 Stone Harbor </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=44"> 80 Northern Virginia </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=45"> 88 Westhampton Beach Festiva</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=46"> 94 Autumn & Art at </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=47"> TECH TIPS You are NOT bulletproof on public Wi-F</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=48"> The 100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows (</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=49"> Congratulations to the 2017 Top 20! 1. An Affair </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=50"> 2. An Affair of the Heart Tulsa, Oklahoma; Novemb</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=51"> 4. Sunfest Ocean City, Maryland; September. Produ</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=52"> 6. Christmas in the Country Hamburg, New York; No</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=53"> 8. Allentown Art Festival Buffalo, New York; June</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=54"> 10. Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst Tarrytown, New York;</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=55"> 13. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst Tarrytown, New Yor</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=56"> 16. Autumn Festival, An Arts & Crafts Affair Shak</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=57"> 18. Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic Richmond, Virgi</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=58"> Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows 1 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=59"> 2018 Show Dates: ......................February 9</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=60"> 18 Craftsmen's Christmas Classic</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=61"> Exhibitors:......................................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=62"> Show Month: .....................................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=63"> Exhibitors:......................................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=64"> Exhibitors:......................................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=65"> Estimated Attendance: ....................... 18,</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=66"> 69 Christmas Made in the South </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=67"> Show-Month Rainfall:.............................</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=68"> Historic Downtown Canandaigua Exhibitors:..</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=69"> 2018 Show Dates: ........................... 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I like that they required everyone to </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=79"> Sunshine Artist 200 Best Index This index is des</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=80"> Highland Park │FA 42 │ Port Clinton Art Festival </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=81"> Canal Fulton │CC 57 │ Yankee Peddler Festival Cin</a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=82"> To find a specific date, turn directly to the </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=83"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=84"> AUGUST 11-13 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=85"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=86"> AUGUST 19 - SEPTEMBER 4 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=87"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=88"> SEPTEMBER 2-10 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=89"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=90"> SEPTEMBER 15-17 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=91"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=92"> SEPTEMBER 23-24 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=93"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=94"> OCTOBER 7-8 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=95"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=96"> OCTOBER 14-22 </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=97"> COMPLETE KEY, PAGE 58 ★ = 200 BEST SHOWS </a> <a title="Sunshine Artist September 2017 page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1f19e1ac?page=98"> OCTOBER 31 - 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