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June 2011
Have you ever wondered about juried shows and what the process involves? Read below to find out what to expect when applying for these shows.

Have you listed any items in the FNO Marketplace yet? Now you can sell your artwork online through FNO! It's free to list your items, complete fee information is listed here.

As always, if you have any particular topics you'd like to see covered here, or if you'd like to contribute an article to the FNO newsletters - drop me a line!

Happy crafting!
FNO Newsletter Editor

Judge and Jury: What to Expect When Entering Art Shows
by Annie Strack

judge and juryEntering an art show, at any level of your career, is a wonderful means of gaining validation and recognition. For beginning artists, receiving appreciation from people other than friends and family can be very encouraging. Competition is an excellent way of building up a resume, especially if one is fortunate enough to win an award. Plus, more people may see your work, increasing the possibility of sales and getting into galleries. Read more

FNO Tip: Pro Member Level 3
by Julie

compare levelsSome of you Level 1 and Level 2 members might not know about the coolness we provide you with our Level 3 membership. In addition to more band width for extra photos and video in your profile, the export tool is super handy, and is what I will discuss in this tip.

If you need help staying organized and keeping your festival contacts in order, then the Level 3 FNO Pro Membership can help you.

First of all, you get all the swag that Level 2 offers including the MY LIST feature (allowing you to save events to view later). With the Level 3, you get to export those shows to your computer as a CSV file (which basically means it's a file that opens in spreadsheet software like Excel). You can also upload your exported file to your contact manager program.

If all of this is mumbo jumbo to you, you may or may not read on, but the good news is, we here at the FNO office are happy to help you with this process if you're interested in upgrading to Level 3. Basically, with a few clicks of the mouse you can have your festival contacts (up to 1,000 exports per year) on your hard drive, to do with as you see fit. 

This is what people do with this perk:

  • copy and paste the column of email addresses to utilize a mail program or send multiple festivals an email
  • create labels for sending snail mail
  • keep track of bookings (organize by month, location, etc)
If you want to upgrade to Level 3, head on over to your "My Account" area and click "Upgrade/Renew" on the right.

There are more details about Level 3 on the member's tab of our FAQ page here.

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Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, and we'd like to thank you for spreading the word about FNO. You could be earning extra cash just by referring fellow vendors or festival participants to FNO

Quick info about our affiliate program:

  • We pay $5 for each new pro member you send our way.
  • We pay quarterly via Paypal.
  • You may apply your affiliate credit towards next year's renewal.
  • Referrals can come in via word of mouth or through special tracking links you use in emails or online.
Be sure to hand people your business card or a custom FNO Affiliate Flyer when you refer them to be sure you get credit when they join as a Pro Member. If you want to learn more, go here - where you can print your own flyers to hand out (to do this, you must have an affiliate number, all Pro Members automatically have one, if you are a free member, you must request one).
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