Independent Artist Newsletter

The Independent Artist is a publication of the National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA) that is published twice a year.

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Issue 15 - WINTER 2015

Current Articles
Director Spotlight: Margue Esrock and St. James Court
Friday, October 1, 2010

In October of 1957, fifteen artists paid their half-dollar registration fee and agreed to donate ten percent of their sales to the St. James Court Association. Thus was the St. James Court Art Show born. One hundred fifty-seven dollars worth of art, hung from clotheslines, was sold at that first show, with one hundred dollars netted for the association's funds.

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Steady Now: Tools and Tips for Canopy Security
Friday, October 1, 2010

by Holly Olinger

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A Letter from the NAIA Board Chair
Friday, October 1, 2010
by Teresa Saborsky
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The Medical Consumer: Keeping Costs in Check
Friday, October 1, 2010

by Cynthia Davis, Photographer, NAIA Staff, www.CynthiaDavis.com

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Dialing It In: Accepting Credit Cards with Smart Phones
Friday, October 1, 2010

by Wendy Hill

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Softening the Blows: Kudos to the Des Moines Art Festival Staff
Friday, October 1, 2010

Preparation and Planning Pay Off

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From the Second Annual ZAPP Conference Sept. 12-14, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
by Teresa Saborsky
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Surveys: Their Importance for Art Festival Artists and Art Festivals
Friday, October 1, 2010

By Marc Duke, Editor, The Art Festival Newsletter

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My Trip Through the Jury Process
Friday, October 1, 2010
by Holly Olinger
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2010 ACC: Jury Review
Friday, October 1, 2010
interview by Larry Berman
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The Repairman
Friday, October 1, 2010

by Larry Berman

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Director Spotlight
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cindy Lerick and St. Louis Art Fair

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Artists and Directors Met...and Discussed
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

By Teresa Saborsky, NAIA Board Chair

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A Letter from the NAIA Board Chair
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teresa Saborsky, NAIA Board Chair

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FYI: An Informative Booklet for Show Directors and Artists
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

by Carroll Swayze, printmaker and NAIA Board Member

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The Rising Costs of Credit Card Processing
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

by Michael DiGiovanni, President, 1st National Processing

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Business Insurance: Dispelling a Longstanding Myth
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Compiled by Daryle Stafford, Artist, Crafters & Tradesman Insurance Program

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Imagine a Better Art Show World
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

by Cynthia Davis, Photographer, NAIA Staff, www.CynthiaDavis.com

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NAIA Emerging Artist Membership Program
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NAIA Emerging Artist Membership Program

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Become a Member!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Become a Member!

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Supporting New Talent: The SLAF Emerging Artist Program
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Supporting New Talent: The SLAF Emerging Artist Program

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From the Jury Room: Three Reports
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Compiled from articles and interviews

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An Art Fair Dilemma: An 18-Month Update and Clarification
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Commentary and Response by Les Slesnick, photographer

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An Interview with Jerry Gilman
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

by Larry Berman

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Booth Images: Report from the NAIA Conference
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

By Carla Fox

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The Dragon
Monday, July 23, 2012

by Carroll Swayze

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Buy/Sell: Full Immersion
Monday, July 23, 2012

by Carroll Swayze

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A Letter from the NAIA Board Chair
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Challenges, New Goals to Go Forward

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Through the Eyes of a Small Art Festival Director
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

by Lisanne Robinson

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How Shows Avert Buy/Sell
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

By Teresa Saborsky, NAIA Board of Directors, Chair

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Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

by Claudine Kriss, 2012 GGAF Co-Chair

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NAIA New Website Up and Running
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Stephen King, CFEE, Executive Director, Des Moines Arts Festival®

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Act Of God Becomes A Random Act Of Kindness
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

by Carroll Swayze, NAIA Board

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A Letter from the Chair, NAIA Board of Directors
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

by Teresa Saborsky, Chair

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Art Show Spotloight - 29th Annual Melbourne Art Festival
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

by Carroll Swayze

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We Are All Artists
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

by Rich Fizer, Glassblower

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From the NAIA Board Chair
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Teresa Saborsky, NAIA Board Chair

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How to Thrive in an Unstable Economy as an Independent Artist
Thursday, August 29, 2013

BY CARROLL SWAYZE
PRINTMAKER, PAINTER AND NAIA BOARD MEMBER

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Copyrights and Wrongs
Thursday, August 29, 2013

BY STEVE WHITLOCK & LYNN WHITLOCK
STEVE WHITLOCK GAME FISH ART, INC,  WWW.STEVEWHITLOCK.COM

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Marketing Your Art Through the News Media
Thursday, August 29, 2013

BY ROBIN ARONSON & BOB ARONSON
JOURNALIST/TV ANCHORMAN/JEWELER
NAIA MEMBER

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