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Judy Christian
  • Bellefonte, PA
  • United States
  • ceramics
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Need info Health Ins for self employed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Jan 19. 12 Replies

The last time that I had health ins for my husband and myself was in 2008 through an insurance agent for $10,000 emergency plan.We are currently insured under my husband's plan at his work, but he…Continue

Tags: Employed, Self, Insurance, Health

Buying a second chip reader

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Nov 28, 2016. 11 Replies

Since we are talking about the square in another thread, I wondered- did everyone get a second chip reader for a backup?I plan to. Has anyone been able to get one for free?My first chip reader cost…Continue

Tags: reader, chip, square

Simple Square Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Jul 21, 2016. 34 Replies

Just got back from my first art show using the new square setup with the chip reader. Everything worked fine, and I want to thank everyone for discussing things here.Every card that we took was with…Continue

Tags: reader, chip, square

What are you doing this weekend? July 8-10, 2016?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant Jul 10, 2016. 21 Replies

Feel free to move this to a proper spot.I'm always too late to reply to the "what are you doing this weekend" so I thought I'd post.This weekend I'll be at Cain Park. Next weekend is the Central PA…Continue

Tags: Cain, Park, State, College, weekend

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Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Anything of value?  Our stock has considerable value in terms of time to produce it, not to mention cost of materials.  But sometimes it's simply too exhausting to remove everything every night and set it all up again the next…"
Wednesday
Bobby Weiss commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Jacki you are definitely right. No security does keep some people away. I've talked to people who had thefts before and I've heard more than once they simply won't go back because of it. Of course, I imagine if people are aware of…"
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Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Local police patrol,but it's a very large area and very few officers, lots of drinking and kids out of control with sharp-eyed people looking for booths to break into for theft or just to do sheer mean destruction.  You leave stuff in your…"
Mar 21
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Doesn't the show at State College provide any security?  I would hate packing up every night?  It would seem that the thefts would keep people from wanting to do this show."
Mar 20
Bobby Weiss commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Brutally honest. Thank you."
Mar 16
Judy Christian commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Yes, you are correct about the theft and vandalism. I have always told my new out of town neighbors to take their stuff out at night. I do, it's pottery and it takes forever. Many of my neighbors do not pack up. Some have been lucky, and some…"
Mar 14
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran commented on Judy Christian's blog post Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report
"Security is a real issue at the State College show.  It seemed there were break-ins and theft or vandalism every year of the several years I did the fair.  It's often on alumni weekend (which brings in the out-of-town clientele who…"
Mar 14
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Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report

Just a quick post with a little info on two shows.Anyone, please feel free to add or comment.Mt. Gretna Art Show, Mt. Gretna, PAJenifer VonStein posted a bit back on Mt. Gretna Art Show.Thought I would add. I have done this show about 7-8 times over the past 10 years.This show is a two day mid August. Situated in scenic Mt. Gretna, PA.Wonderful setting.  Trees, grass, decent food and background music.Apps are on Zapp :…See More
Mar 13
Judy Christian replied to brian murphy's discussion suggestions for my booth from the sages
"Hi Brian, Go to google. Type in - photography booth at art show- then hit images. You should find plenty of pics to give you a feel for how yours should look. Judy"
Feb 28
Judy Christian replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? February 17-20, 2017?
"I'm in the process of moving. A SLOW move from State College, PA, back to northeast OH. So most weekends I'm over in Ohio, moving a load and working on the house. My studio will be in the lower level of the house this time, and I need to…"
Feb 18
Judy Christian replied to steve jones's discussion Taxes
"No, you file taxes for the state where you live, even if you earned the income somewhere else. You may have to file sales tax for your Iowa show, though."
Feb 18
Judy Christian commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 60th Allentown Art Festival
"I have done the Allentown Arts Festival show for some years. Memories of a fun and busy show. My first year I was on a back side street, and I made my booth fee 1/2 hour before the show opened. The second year and after I was on the main street at…"
Feb 10
Judy Christian replied to Ron Mellott's discussion Shows Extending Application Deadline
"If a show needs more applicants, it would be considerate to be more specific as to what they are still looking for- what categories.  This way they wouldn't have to collect any extra money for filled categories."
Feb 9
Judy Christian replied to Jennifer VonStein's discussion Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show, PA
"Hi Jennifer, I hope that you don't mind me chiming in. I have done Mt. Gretna about 5-6 times. You were in the Mt. Gretna Art Show. The "crafts" is a completely different show with no connection to the Mt. Gretna Show. The craft show…"
Feb 6
Judy Christian replied to Mark Cline's discussion Van or trailer?
"I have had vans, a truck with trailer for 7 years, and now recently a cargo van. We switched due to moving and no longer having parking for the trailer. We have always felt that being in an accident in our past vans would be far more dangerous than…"
Feb 6
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago
"Back to the Chicago show- I get cards from them every year, and I have looked into it as I do know of a few other artists who have done the show. We have never talked numbers, but one artist has done it several times, with wall work that ranges in…"
Jan 19

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Two PA shows- Mt. Gretna and State College- short report

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 12:31pm 7 Comments

Just a quick post with a little info on two shows.

Anyone, please feel free to add or comment.

Mt. Gretna Art Show, Mt. Gretna, PA

Jenifer VonStein posted a bit back on Mt. Gretna Art Show.

Thought I would add. I have done this show about 7-8 times over the past 10 years.

This show is a two day mid August. Situated in scenic Mt. Gretna, PA.

Wonderful setting.  Trees, grass, decent food and background music.

Apps are on Zapp :…

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Reston VA Show, a short report

Posted on May 19, 2015 at 9:27am 22 Comments

Two things:

1. Beautiful show, great work, great presentation, great food, great looking crowd,

in a sophisticated area (DC). Perfect. Show committee did a wonderful job here. Everything was great.

2. Sales. Not. 

The customers that I had all told me the same thing---they WALKED from their condo to the show!

This show was too good to not be visited by people from the greater DC area- where were they?

 For a $500 booth fee, $50 jury…

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Manayunk Art Show 2013

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:00am 38 Comments

Here are a few thoughts on the show, while they are fresh in my mind:

Manayunk, June 22, 23, 2013.

 

Large street show, variety of work, good quality and some ok work.

Nice area, nice atmosphere.

Interspersed in between booths- commercial booths- 5 Hour Energy, Geiceo, etc.

Also gave out tons of free yogurt near me- tons, so people were carrying entire BOXES of cold yougurt, hands full, and I would say no longer shopping as they just received some…

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At 8:32pm on October 6, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Judy.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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At 7:44pm on August 20, 2014, Nate Feinberg said…

Thank God for you.   I thought that I was strictly alone regarding my comments.  As old as I am I am still stunned that some people (very, very few) are watching The Ed show!  I am open to all opinions within reason and listen to different discussions but I do not tolerate stupidity-and that is what we have so much of.  I am honored to be your friend and please keep in touch.

Nate

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