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Great website. I visit as often as I can. It is nice to see more on metal sculptors.
Mona Searson <>
Pflugerville, Tx USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 10:03:00 (EST)

I'm glad to see a website like this up. I wrote an article regarding independent artists, I'd appreciate it if people were to read it and leave comments. http://www.scientistscanvas.com/?page=art&article=6 Thanks
JS Beckerist <>
Ithaca, NY USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 15:16:55 (EST)

Your site is very informative. I am sure I will be joining. Does anyone have a clue how to get to the LightDome tent website by the by?
Robin LEnard <>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 19:34:22 (EDT)

I draw ergo sum, cetera desunt (I draw therefore I am, the rest is missing...), with Derwent in hand I am at peace, I hope there is plenty of acid free paper in Heaven. Thanks for listening (or reading, or whatever...)
Mark "Bo" Beaupre () <>
Farmers Branch, TX USA - Tuesday, March 09, 2004 at 21:42:20 (EST)

I am currently working with an independent artist who is pursuing a state art grant. I found your site helpful and will recommend that he strongly consider joining.
Steve Rapp <>
Birmingham, AL USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 14:19:55 (EST)

if anyone is interested in displaying or has any clever ideas on how to organize and display 100's of cartoony sketchbook pages email me at [email protected] i need and want more than anything to get my artwork out there for everyone to see.
anton zanker <>
IL USA - Monday, February 09, 2004 at 15:17:05 (EST)

I need the standardized format for artists' signage mentioned in the application for the Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival show this summer. Thank you. P.S. Great web site!!!
Maria Ryan <>
Coeur d' Alene, Id USA - Monday, February 02, 2004 at 19:53:20 (EST)

I am looking for history on a Key Biscayne artist from the 50's,60's & 70's. If anyone has heard of Lynn Spaugh, please email me, [email protected] Great site...well done!
Robbie Mansfield <>
Nashville, tn USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 11:20:13 (EST)

This looks like a wonderful resource. Wanted to check it out a few yrs. ago.Just became computer literate to help with and now direct a new show. this ( your website) is needed to establish the best show possible. Thank you all for your hard work, the site looks SUPER at the first brief look.
Elizabeth Beunaiche <>
Richmond, IL USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 12:51:28 (EST)

great site...very helpfull. Show listings reminds me of the old harris Rhoades lists. Keep up the good work!!
David Dear <>
San Juan, NM USA - Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 12:50:03 (EST)

Wow, what a wonderful site! I did a search for "independent artists" and was directed here. I am so glad Ifound you.
melissa moon <>
Bloomington, IN USA - Monday, October 13, 2003 at 01:23:28 (EDT)

What a great site! Anything to assist and educate us struggling artists is a plus in my book!
Tanya Whitley <>
Charlevoix, MI USA - Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 18:04:22 (EDT)

Thoroughly enjoyed the site! Clean, comprehensive and definitely helpful to an artist who's been "independent" for 27 years now! ;-)
Peter Beach <>
Miami, FL USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 12:25:22 (EDT)

What a great site. I came across it yesterday and as an artist working in wood you can be assured I will be joining your membership ranks within the next few days. I am relly impressed with everything I have seen regarding NAIA.
Stuart Broadley <>
Broken Arrow, OK USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 10:08:58 (EDT)

A friend recommended your "Overheard at Shows" section. As a Vendor at Dog shows, I can relate all too well. Thanks for a great website!
Don Williamson <>
Ormond Beach, FL USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 18:29:30 (EST)

Very nice, terrific service for artists.
Pamela Siers <>
Richmond, V USA - Thursday, March 06, 2003 at 13:01:48 (EST)

on behalf of my entire family members,we show a great appreciation for the encouragement and enlightingment you disposed ro the world.It is indeed a wonderfull job.
kennedy j <>
casas, ca USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 21:51:40 (EST)

Nice job
Amadiegwu nwaguy <>
USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 15:58:52 (EST)

It is wonderful to see a site organized by artists to support the arts. Keep on keeping on! Shannon
Shannon Martin <>
San Diego, Ca USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 12:08:46 (EST)

I like the great site. It's real helpful to new artist.
Rachard Mcintyre <>
Wilmington, NC USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 14:21:13 (EST)

Great site!
A. Cosey <>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 22:36:05 (EST)

Great website, but I'm looking for metal sculpture (not jewelry) classes in Colorado and can't find any! Can anyone help me? It's even more difficult to find books on how to make metal sculpture, i.e., tables, wall hangings, etc. Thank you!
Debbie <>
Castle Rock, CO USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 10:28:55 (EDT)

just browsing...
Jana <>
Altha, FL USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 22:20:41 (EDT)

Found your site, bookmarked it to read later, am interested in joining
SusieBrusie <>
Mesa, AZ USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 15:48:23 (EDT)

I am excited to see more digital fine art on your website!
Christina Wai_king Wong <>
Sacramento, CA USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 16:33:39 (EDT)

Thanks for the interesting information about printing.
Ruth Richards <>
Lake Orion, MI USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 11:43:24 (EDT)

Excellent website. If I become a member can a receive a membership roster and or list of associate members? Who has the most / best source for events so I may sell my art work--I am new to fulltime artistry. Regards,
Christine Mims <>
Dallas, Tx USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 20:36:56 (EDT)

Just found your web-site, I have been visiting for an hour and look forward to returning. A great deal of information is offered and for a newcomer to art shows like myself, it is very much needed. My wife and I recently retired from Alaska and are looking forward to participating in upcoming shows. We look forward to meeting the criteria of deriving a substantial amount of our income from the shows and will be happy to apply for membership at that time. Thank you for the enormous amount of work and time that has gone into this site. I will be forwarding your address to several friends and will encourage them to do the same.
Dan Fullerton <>
Gray, TN USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 14:08:31 (EDT)

I was very happy when I get this web site, and I which the devloper to keep on.
Sewah Odogwu <>
Lagos, Lagos Nigeria - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 21:17:57 (EDT)

What a plethora of information.I will be frequenting this site daily.Can't take it all in in one day! thanks Virgil...
Virgil C. Stephens <>
Nogal, NM USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 11:55:59 (EDT)

None at this time. Just getting alook-see........Jo
Jo Houtz <>
Abingdon , MD USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 09:10:21 (EDT)

Artists need this!
Rose Barron <>
Sarasota, FL USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 16:39:21 (EST)

Great site! I just checked it out briefly for a mention in the Southwest Missouri Craft Guild newsletter, and am impressed. I'll be back!
Jim Way <>
Springfield, MO USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 21:16:07 (EST)

Thank you for such a great website!
Corinne VerBrugge <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 14:58:27 (EST)

No comment at this time, Thank you
Marvin Brandt <>
Everett, WA USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 10:32:47 (EST)

I just read Robert Briscoe's explanation of the recent forum change to members only postings. I have to agree wholeheartedly that it's the right way to go! You aren't denying us visitors the right to view the forum and this is the least time consuming way to 'moderate' it. Kudos to all. Donna
Donna Hawk <>
Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 14:37:29 (EST)

OMAHA, NE USA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:31:00 (EST)

OMAHA, NE USA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:30:32 (EST)

Great info on fairs and the state of Art marketing etc. I may apply for membership. I'm anew artist starting to do shows this year.
Gord Russell <>
Lake Bluff, IL USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 23:54:01 (EST)

Curious about your site and want to see how it goes.Interesting to look Through.
Martha A Goold Wood <>
Amsterdam, NY USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 12:43:42 (EST)

i am interested in becoming a member and getting a few of my pieces sold. please contact me at the above address. thank you.
nikita meril
593 Marcy Ave Brooklyn, ny USA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 13:48:05 (EST)

Well Done!
Kalli Bellou <>
Athens, Greece - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 07:42:13 (EST)

Nice website - very informative
Terri Lipman <>
Dallastown, PA USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 01:36:17 (EST)

Congratulations on your beautiful website! Well organized! A pleasure to explore!I paint,draw,and create with mixed media.I also write poetry and short stories.It is a joy to discover a place to view the work of fellow independent artists.We are not alone! Thank you!
Lane Fox <>
Provincetown 02657, MA USA - Friday, December 07, 2001 at 16:21:08 (EST)

Very informative site!!
Hilary L. Thomas <>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, October 29, 2001 at 18:41:02 (EST)

Cool Site. Wish there were more like this one on the Net.
Ron Reisebericht
- Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 17:08:43 (EDT)

My first visit to your site. I printed the application and will be joining. I am an outdoor photographer.
C A Lathrop <>
Park Hill, OK USA -

I love this organization it sees all the right things. I look forward to joining...
JAire Aton <>

Thanks for the Artist Information Statement Examples. Will help to prepare mine. Regards, Ken
Kenneth W. Armstrong <>
Grampian, Pa. USA -

Nice site...
backgrounds <>

Ever thought of putting poetry with your art images ? if so contact me at http://www.poetland.com
scott <>
ashland, or USA -

How do I contact those artists that do not have a "sub-website" within your master list?
ppesses <>
Solon, OH USA -

I visited your site in order to reference an old NAIA Newletter. A truly impressive site - perhaps the BEST art related site I've seen. Your artist listing/slideshow and information is user friendly and represents your members well. Good too to see so many friends in one place!
Elaine Beckwith - Elaine Beckwith Gallery <>
Jamaica, VT USA -

Interesting Website... may take a few hours to read it all. Rick
Rick Walker, Chairman Exhibition Flint Art Fair <>
Flint, MI USA -

visit to the site went well- i was partaking research agendas more than anything ( searching for trends in color / decor for matboards )-- however the site was interesting and worth the browsing of shows, etc- well done--
jim coniglio <>
wauconda , il USA -

I am interested in finding out about becoming a member. Thank you, Shari
Shari Lacy <>
Greenbrier, TN USA -

Greetings from Canada! I know you're the NAIA, but do you consider International members? Obviously many of your concerns cross borders, and as a Canadian artist applying for US shows, I'm interested as well in many of the topics you address. Certainly none of our Canadian fine craft based shows have begun to address many of your concerns. I look forward to exploring your site further, and the potential of joining your organization. Many thanks, Eric Allen Montgomery, Vancouver BC.
Eric Allen Montgomery <>
Vancouver, BC Canada -

Found your site through the Orchid jewelers forum. Just starting to look around but will pass the location along to others. I am also a member of the baoard of directors of the Houston Metal Arts Guild and look forward to searching your resources and sharing information.
Frank S. Goss <>
Houston, tx USA -

I am a pyrographic artist and I find your site informative.
H.M. tate <>

I am a cosmetic artist and a visual arts student. I am thrilled to see your site, keep up the good work!
majikah perfumery<>
Corder, Mo USA -

Came across your Web site by accident today - WOW! What a gem! I am an Art & Craft Show Co-ordinator (Director) in the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Is there a membership for Directors? When & where is the next NAIA Board/Art Festivals Conference planned for? Phone: 905-227-7248 Fax: 905-227-8037 E-mail: [email protected]
Cathy Henderson <>
Thorold, ON Canada, L2V 3Y9 -

I am 2001 Crafts Fair Chairman for the 29th annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair to be held in Audubon Park in Memphis, TN on October 4-7, 2001 We're looking for Fine Craftsmen from all over the country to apply for our juried show. Sponsored by the Friends of the Pink Palace Museum, we are an all-volunteer organization, with all proceeds going to the Memphis Museum System.
Patricia Lang <>
Memphis, TN USA -

I see no way to contact artist or purchase art that is of interest to us. Please advise.
reed gallery <>
atlanta, ga USA -

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