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Jonathon Stopper
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  • Sarasota, FL
  • United States
  • Fine Jewelery
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Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Sorry but you need to open your eyes. I will put it in terms that I hope you can understand. Les asked Holly to judge a show here in FL. He suggested to the director of the show that he thought Holly could do a good job. After all the derogatives of…"
Apr 3, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Bruce, Sorry that you have not been following this part of the discussion, If you had you would not make such ridiculous assumptions. Fact 1) Les asked Holly to judge a show in Florida. Fact 2) In assisting with the judging all be it as a…"
Apr 3, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"For those of you reading Holly’s post, I advise you to read 2 of her other posts. 1 dated March 26, 2012 at 11:28 am and the 2nd dated March 26, 2012 12:11 pm. After reading this recent post I gave Les a call to get his take on this.…"
Apr 3, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Jim, Your response to me was excellent. Some great points I never considered, particullarly about the one on one and divide and conquer. The meeting in Winter Park was also handled very poorly. I bellieve that I was the only artist that was allowed…"
Apr 3, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Geri, Since you would not leave a reply button for your comment I am doing it this way. You ever hear of a telephone? Did you ever hear of email? Just because it's not your preference does not mean it's a viable method of communication. If…"
Apr 3, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"When I have a question or want to know first hand about something, I don't wait, I ask. It may be a bad trait but one thing that I have discovered, if something seems a little off or sets off a warning bell inside, I try to get to the source of…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Why Not? Having asked that, as of today it won't be happening. I do talk to Les and that is where it is going. The site will still be up for a little while but it is now meaningless. Even after my corrections which he agreed to, the org. itself…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Willie, I am glad that you read all my posts including the changes that I expected Les to Make. The posting about the original meeting in Charlotte and what was agreed to when I decided to become involved. I do not ask anyone to just trust as you…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"The direction this is going merely to more not less work for the artist. It is extremely easy to BS on video what you are about and it will not stop any savey B/S vendor from  going to the next level. I have been doing the shows for 38 years\…"
Apr 1, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Unfortunately all to easy to fake."
Mar 29, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Martha, There is one problem with the idea or premise. I am a Sub-S corp even though I am a 1 man show. A number legitimate artists are either Sub-S or LLC's solely for tax puroses and the liability protection they offer. Requiring IRS…"
Mar 28, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Michelle Robison's discussion Mass produced jewellery in shows
"Michelle, That's a no brainer, it is B/S. I have been in the jewelery business for over 30 years. Apprenticed at a major manufacturer in Detroit, then a designer who worked 8-12 weeks overseas and the rest of the year in Michigan. The quickest…"
Mar 27, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Holly, I made the huge mistake to think that you could deal with anything with an element of civility. Your mouth is enormous and if you can't even attempt a civil tongue, keep the D thing locked up. Your love hate relationship with Les has put…"
Mar 26, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"My Apologies"
Mar 26, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Not my intent, only to raise another point that until now was left alone. Yes, the shows are the ultimate responsibilty for their content. But I have also talked to a number of judges who merely had the deer in the head light look when explaing my…"
Mar 26, 2012
Jonathon Stopper replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Winter Park Festival artists to discuss fraud
"Holly, First lets back off our openings a little, anyone who has ever bought a house, rented a store front, bought a car or any other major purchase has dealt with contract law.  You don't have to jump on everyone as a opening. If it were…"
Mar 26, 2012

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Your Medium
Fine Jewelery
Years in the Art Fair Business
38
First show ever
Ann Arbor State Street Art Fair 1974
What are the best things about art fairs
A great place to Market my work. A chance to travel and see the country.
Best show ever and why
2004 Ann Arbor's South University's Art Fair My Single highest sales for 1 show ever!
Worst show ever and why
several and forgotten
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Several shows

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At 12:16am on March 24, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Jonathon.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your articipation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

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