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#623155 - 06/05/08 06:45 PM Artists Wanted in Chicago  
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[size:11pt]Calling all musicians,independent fashion designers, models, artists, dancers, film makers, photographers, hairdressers, makeup artists, jewelry designers...[/size]

Network and show your skills at
A e s t h e t i c a l l y. P l e a s i n g: The Independent Artists Showcase, sponsored by Kristena Witherspoon Designs and Roberts Event Concepts, a night full of entertainment and artistic expression that's happenings Saturday July 26, 2008 in Chicago.

It's time to let the world know about what you have to offer. Get exposure for your talent and create contacts for future business. Promote your own work!


Next Informational Meeting for

[b]A e s t h e t i c a l l y P l e a s i n g:

The Independent Artists Showcase

Saturday, June 14

Chicago Bezazian Library, 1226 W Ainslie St Chicago IL
Please bring pictures or examples of your work to the meeting and be prepared to introduce yourself and your work. Call Mary at (309) 826-4841 to let us know whether you plan to attend.

Come to this meeting and find out more information about another upcoming networking opportunity!

Email coordinateyourevent@hotmail.com with questions. There will a final informational meeting scheduled soon.



#623162 - 06/05/08 07:18 PM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Mary D.]  
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Hi Mary and welcome to JPF, a great community of people trying to help each other. Your post is interesting, it certainly sounds like a good start, however, rather than emailing everyone individually, why not post here! !
1 where the event will take place
2 how it will be set up
3 will people pay to get in? yes? no?
4 what is really the purpose here (ex. witherspoon to sell her designs and make money, while we all come and play for free to help her do it)?
5 will musicians need to bring amplification? Or will there be something there?
6 Just solo artists? Bands? genres?
7 who is likely to attend?
etc, etc

Please excuse me if you think I am being rude, but you are a first time poster here, no one knows you, and taking 3 hrs at least to come to a blind meeting on a summer Saturday is alot to ask on the very limited info you have supplied so far. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

JPF Chicago Chapter Coordinator

#624161 - 06/09/08 01:20 PM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Herbie Gaines]  
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The event will take place at 1900 Fulton Ave in Chicago. It is a networking event to showcase the work of up and coming artists who want to get exposure for their talent. It is our hope that we can help artists to make new contacts for future opportunities. Myself and Kristena Witherspoon are paying for the costs of hosting this event so that artists will not have to pay to participate. Tickets will be sold for this event. We will provide staging and basic sound equipment for groups of 2-3 musical artists. Our set up cannot accomodate large bands. There will also be a projector screen available for artists to show videos and promotional info about their work as they play or in between sets. All genres are welcome. We expect all types of artists to attend this event along with businesses who have related interests. Representatives from a local entertainment website will be present to film the show and post it online for additional exposure on a free website that gives local artists a chance to showcase their work.

Artists can stop by the meeting on June 14 at any time between 1:30pm and 3:30pm to find out more information. The purpose of this event is not for anyone to exploit artists but to give them a platform to perform and an opportunity to make new contacts. I appreciate your feedback. If this is not the place for artists to find out about events like this I will no longer post information here. I hope this answers all of your questions.

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#624240 - 06/09/08 06:04 PM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Mary D.]  
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interesting...1900 Fulton...is that like a warehouse? is this an inside or outside event?
This IS a place for these types of promotions Mary, just trying to get a feel for the event. Thought I am the only one who posted, this thread has been viewed 37 times ... I am sure people had similar questions to mine.

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#624278 - 06/09/08 08:02 PM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Herbie Gaines]  
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This is an indoor event at a men's center that has a large room available for events such as this one.

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#625088 - 06/12/08 03:01 AM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Mary D.]  
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Wish I could be there but I'll be playing the Blackhawk Folk Festival in Wisconsin on June 14th.

Your event sounds like a worthwhile one and I hate to miss it.

Dean Milano
#625187 - 06/12/08 01:22 PM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Dean Milano]  
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The show is not until Saturday, July 26 so you can still meet with us and find out how to be a part of the show if you'd like.

Roberts Event Concepts
#626205 - 06/16/08 04:42 PM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Mary D.]  
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New Meeting Times:

A e s t h e t i c a l l y P l e a s i n g: The Independent Artists Showcase
hosted by Kristena Witherspoon Designs and Roberts Event Concepts
is a show that features the original work of local independent artists to create networking opportunities for future business contacts. There will be portions of the event that showcase paintings, drawings, and visual art, clothing, jewelry and other apparel,vocal music, instrumental performances, short films, photography, comedy etc. There is no charge for artists to participate. Tickets will be sold for this event in advance and at the door for guests.

The show is set to take place on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at the Kuempel Men’s Center located at 1900 Fulton St and will be filmed and posted on a local entertainment website to give artists additional exposure. Keep in mind that this is a networking event and that selected artists will not be paid to participate in the show. All costs of promoting and hosting the event will be covered by Kristena Witherspoon Designs and Roberts Event Concepts. All interested artists may contact Mary at (309) 826-4841 to set up a time to meet with the show coordinators to discuss their work and how they can be part of the show.

Meetings will be held on June 15, June 27, June 28, and June 29 and will all take place at Chicago Union Station. Artists should be prepared to bring samples or pictures of your work. See the appointment schedule below for available meeting times.

Friday, June 27

Saturday, June 28

Sunday, June 29

Participating artists will be selected for the show and notified by Tuesday, July 1.

Roberts Event Concepts
#633730 - 07/14/08 07:22 PM Re: Artists Wanted in Chicago [Re: Mary D.]  
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The Independent Artists Showcase


Check out a night of fashion, music, and art from some of Chicago's best independent artists and performers at this entertainment-networking event, sponsored by Kristena Witherspoon Designs and Roberts Event Concepts. Mingle with business owners and reps from Igitsdownjack.com. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS…

AESTHETICALLY PLEASING: The Independent Artists Showcase
Saturday, July 26
Kuempel Men’s Center
1900 W. Fulton St in Chicago

featuring work and performances by:
and more...

$5 in advance
$10 at the door
Finger food and raffle included in ticket price.
For tickets call 501-749-9297. Pay Pal Payments are accepted.

If you want to be in the show, call (309) 826-4841 to find out how.

Call (309) 826-4841 to find out how to promote your business at the show! Vendor space is available.

Last edited by Mary D.; 07/14/08 07:24 PM.

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