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Free Concerts on the Lawn. Pend Oreille Arts

 Pend Oreille Arts Council sponsors free concert series featuring regional musicians at Dover Bay Marina, July 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Program 2010:
Swing Street Big Band
July 4 – Coeurimba

July 11 – Swing Street Big Band, featuring Karen Nielsen

July 18 – Carl Rey & the Blues Gators

July 25 – SHS Steel Pan Band 208-263-6139


Free music every weekend…all summer long!!!!
Summer Sounds at the Park Place
Park Plaza, First Avenue & Cedar Street, Downtown Sandpoint, Idaho
Every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day
with local and regional musicians. 
Noon to 2pm    

Program 2010:

Not Quite PunkMay 29 – Selkirk Society Band       

June 5 – Samantha Carston

June 12 – Not Quite Punk

June 19 – Dolce Quartet

Mike StrainJune 26 – Peter Lucht

July 3 – SHS Steel Pan Band

July 10 – O’Connor Sisters

July 17 – Larry Mooney

Bridges HomeBackstreet DexieJuly 24 – Mike Strain

July 31 – Backstreet Dexie (10am – Noon)

Aug. 7 – Usnea

Monarch Mountain BandAug. 14 – Bridges Home

Aug. 21 – Ellipsis

Aug. 28 – First Light

Sep. 4 – Monarch Mountain Band

Art walk in Sandpoint Idaho

ArtWalk I.

Opening reception was June 18 for the 24th annual ArtWalk I.  Artwalk is a yearly event featuring art exhibits at 20 or so gallery locations downtown through July 26, sponsored by Pend Oreille Arts Councel.

ArtWalk II.

Opening reception July 30 for the 24th annual ArtWalk II, featuring

revolving art exhibits at  at hosting businesses in downtown Sandpoint through Sept. 13

ArtWalk Brochures include a list of participating locations and a self-guided walking tour. For more information, visit 208-263-6139

Celebrate 4th of July twice in Northern Idaho this year

Fourth of July fireworks over the lake celebration will be held on July 3rd in Sandpoint this year.  The Sandpoint Lions Club sponsors a great day for the community, beginning with downtown parades in the morning, stage performances and an ATV raffle at City Beach in the afternoon, and then to top off the night the fireworks show over Lake Pend Oreille at dusk. 

4th of July Fireworks Cruise. Lake Pend Oreille Cruises have a  4th of July Fireworks Cruise, departing from Sandpoint City Beach dock on July 3rd, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.  for $24. 208-255-5253

Then on the 4th head over to Clark Fork for the annual parade and events on the high school grounds through out the day. Fireworks will be held at the high school. 

For my favorite the fireworks over Lake Pend Orielle at Hope.  For such a little town they sure have a large fireworks display every year.

Artists one day workshop on how to get into galleries

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a one-day, intensive workshop where you will learn everything you need to know to get into galleries and sell more art










Watch this 25 minute mini-workshop to get a better idea of the content and presentation of the upcoming live workshop by clicking here. Please allow time for the workshop to load in Windows Media Player.



Have you always dreamed of creating your art full-time? Are you selling your work and tasting success, knowing that others appreciate what you have created? Are you ready to take your art career to the next level and start selling your work in galleries? You are invited to participate in an exclusive marketing seminar that will put you on the path of reaching your goal to become a professional, full-time artist. This unique seminar will give you marketing insights from Scottsdale, AZ gallery owner and author J. Jason Horejs.

With over 16 years of gallery experience, including 8 years as owner of Xanadu, Horejs has experienced first-hand the challenges artists face when approaching galleries. He has also observed that many artists are making the same mistakes and are ill-prepared to be talking to gallery owners, setting themselves up for frustration and often failure.

Amazingly, despite the fact that there are thousands of workshops and courses providing artists with opportunities to learn new artistic techniques and skills, there are very few opportunities to learn about the practical side of the art business, especially when it comes to the topic of finding the right galleries to carry your work and how best to approach them. Finding a great demand for information in this area, Horejs developed this intensive workshop that will provide you with an inside understanding of the gallery business.

Armed with the knowledge of what gallery owners are looking for, what groundwork needs to be laid ahead of time and how best to present themselves, Horejs believes every artist can successfully find good representation for their work and generate sales.

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Learn More and Register for the workshop most convenient by clicking on the link below

Sandpoint Workshop

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cedar Street Bridge

334 N. 1st St. · Sandpoint, ID  83864


Hosted by

The Gallery


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Presented by J. Jason Horejs
 Author of “Starving” to Successful | The Artist’s Guide to Navigating the Gallery Business and Selling More Art


Starving to Successful by Jason Horejs


“Practical information, good strategies. Nice job, thanks!”

Dr. Maurice Sevigny, Dean, University of Arizona College of Fine Art, Tucson, AZ

“As a result of this seminar, I have a clearer picture of how to research gallery opportunities, and will continue to work on my portfolio.”

Blair Friederich, Tucson, AZ




“Thank you so much for a very well done seminar!  I feel like you took the mystery out of the Big Bad Gallery image that I had…”

Joanne Margosian, San Diego, CA






Understand how to succeed in the art business from the perspective of a gallery owner


J. Jason Horejs

Owner, Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

17 Years Gallery Experience

Multi-Million $ in Art Sales



 In this informative one-day class, you will learn

How to create a consistent  body of  gallery-ready work

What you should do to present your work in a manner that will appeal to galleries

How to price your work

How to  organize your work and track your inventory

How to best allocate your  marketing efforts and dollars with an eye toward getting into galleries

How to build your resume

How to pick the best markets for your work and how to find the galleries in those markets that would best suit your work

How to confidently approach galleries and what to say when you meet the director or owner.

and much more . . .



Electronic Seminar Materials

Electronic Pre-seminar primer



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Broker/Agent Social – Social Networking for Real Estate Professionals – Are You Connected?

Via RealSupport Real Estate Virtual Assistant (RealSupport Inc.):

As the world continues to depend on the Internet for just about anything under the sun, the real estate world expands its internet horizons as well. In today’s fast paced velocity, being in the know of the various marketing portals is essential. Finally, a social networking website has been created for real estate professionals. is a FREE website developed as a networking community for real estate sales agents, mortgage brokers, marketing specialists, and all other professionals who provide support to the real estate industry.

So how will Broker/Agent Social help you and your business? Once you create a professional profile for yourself or for your team, making connections with other industry professionals is right at your fingertips! Keep in touch with colleagues and clients while promoting your business.

There are some terrific features that this fabulous new social networking website provides:

Have something to say? Post a blog about your listings, new trends and new developments, or how the economy has been affecting your business using the Blog feature. Upload your independently-made videos or an interesting newscast clip seen on the internet using the Video page.

Have an event to promote? Update the community on your upcoming events such as an open house or a home buying seminar using the Events feature.
Join Groups! No matter what type of a real estate business you are affiliated with, the ability to join or create a group is possible. Make a new connection or update your group about an innovative marketing method or an up- and-coming development! The options are vast!

Create a Poll or Post an Article! As a society of inquisitive people attempting to maintain and grow their business’, Broker/Agent Social allows you to ask those pertinent questions to an entire community of other professionals who may be wondering similarly. Using the Poll aspect of the website allows you to ask industry-related questions or contribute your opinions or expertise on a subject. Using the Articles feature allows you to upload an article that may have caught your eye or post one that you wrote yourself. These aspects are great because they keep you up to date with the direction of the industry and the pressing questions that can potentially effect your business.

Broker/Agent Social is a very new social networking website and has already attracted nearly 10,000 members! We highly recommend that you discover what may be a positive networking opportunity for the future of your business!

Don’t have time to setup/manage your social networking websites? Need help? Call or email us today and consider it done!





Warmest regards,

Erica Parpan
Operations Manager
RealSupport, Inc.
(847) 705-1655

Social networking and Real Estate

Via Kristyn Grewell, ABR GRI (CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green):

You may not have a profile on Facebook or have hundreds following your tweets on TwitterYou may not even know what any of that means.  But hopefully your real estate agent does.

Did you know that over 80% of Americans use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn monthly?  While it is true that teens and tweens are the trendsetters, folks 35 and over are using these platforms more and more.  The average age of a Facebook user is 33 and for Twitter it’s 31!  So, a buyer for your property probably has a profile on Facebook or may be following your realtor on Twitter.

When your realtor is active on Facebook they are not only socially connected with their friends and family who may be potential buyers.  They are also connected with many other agents in their market and across the country.  Your listing is promoted to all these agents and their buyers.  Your agent can also upload unlimited photos and videos of your house, even link to additional information on their blog.

With Twitter, an agent has the abilty to send tweets (messages) in real time to promote open houses, price adjustments, link to pictures and virtual tours, and more.  These updates can be sent to the masses instantly from a computer or even a mobile device.  Followers can use the site to request additional information or ask questions about the property in a non-threatening way.

Where will the buyer for your house come from?  It may be from a social networking contact! 

In the meantime check out my fan page on Facebook!

Edmond real estateAbout the author: Kristyn Grewell, GRI ABR e-PRO, is an Active REALTOR with CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green in Edmond, Oklahoma. She helps her clients buy and sell homes and investment properties in Oklahoma specializing in Edmond, NW Oklahoma City, Guthrie, Mustang, Yukon and the surrounding areas.  Kristyn is also an Oklahoma relocation specialist.  As a member of the Cartus Broker Network she can connect you (or your friends and family) with a qualified real estate specialist virtually anywhere!

For more information, visit or e-mail  For faster service, you can always text or call Kristyn at 405-615-2796. License number 151697

Please note that individual listings periodically mentioned in this blog are accurately described in terms of availability and price at the time of the posting. Because properties are constantly coming on and off the market, please contact Kristyn for the latest information on those that are of particular interest to you.

Edmond Realtor on Facebook Edmond Realtor on Twitter

We launched new gemstones

Hi everyone   We launched the new group of gemstones at

If you are on a server that uses cache copies you may see the new gemstones at:

You’ll find:

Royal Sahara jasper

Ammonite (fossil)

Ochoco tube agate

Condor agate

Rainforest jasper

 Forest fire jasper (tabu tabu)

Bronzed Mohave purple turquoise

Cobra jasper

Rhodochrosite (EXTRA gemmy!)

Graveyard Point plume agate

Owyhee blue opal

Tahoma jasper

Owyhee jasper

Cherry Creek jasper

Carey plume agate

Laguna agate 

Hope you see something you like. As always, we wish you the very best!

Rain, Sam and fam

Rocks and Sand

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in
front of him. When class began, wordlessly he picked up a large
empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks
about 2″ in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them
into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course,
rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The students laughed. The professor picked up a box of sand and
poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this is
your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your
partner, your health, your children – anything that is so important
to you that if it were lost, you would be nearly destroyed.

“The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your
house, your car.

“The sand is everything else. The small stuff.

“If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the
pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend
all your energy and time on the small stuff, you will never have
room for the things that are important to you.

“Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your
partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean
the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal.

“Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set
your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

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