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Ruth Jellema
  • Rockford, MI
  • United States
  • three-dimensional mixed media
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Ruth Jellema's Discussions

Downtown Naples, FL - 10 pm closing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Jun 27, 2014. 5 Replies

Has anyone else received a survey from the Naples Art Association?  This March the fifth avenue show had the hours extended to 7 pm.  For me and everyone around me the extra hours were a total waste…Continue

Tags: closing, late, FL, Naples

Art on the Star - Michigan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Tweedell Aug 7, 2013. 3 Replies

Has anyone done Art on the Star this summer?  We participated in the first weekend, but have been all booked up ever since.  Everyone was very enthusiastic and optimistic that first weekend and I…Continue

3 Rivers Pittsburgh booth location

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Green Apr 27, 2012. 10 Replies

Does anyone have information about spaces at this show?  It is already very confusing with different locations and different dates.  Now they have added even more locations!Continue

Boston Mills application

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Jellema Feb 21, 2011. 6 Replies

Can anyone tell me how to apply to Boston Mills this year?  I did the show last year and just realized I hadn't gotten any info. for this year.  I googled and got the website with all the info.…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Ruth Jellema commented on Amelia Stamps's blog post LAL Woodland Park Heroes
"Please don't use a cash box! I can't even believe people still use one.  It's like a giant sign saying "THIS IS WHERE MY MONEY IS!" "
Aug 18
Ruth Jellema replied to Roxanne Coffelt's discussion How not to run an art show
"Chris, I believe she applied after being solicited by the promoter.  She then heard nothing.  She is chasing her own money.  I personally do not let such things drop and will chase the promoter FOREVER to get my money back."
Jul 29
Ruth Jellema commented on johnnie dobson's blog post ann arbor
"Were you in the Guild show,, which is on State Street or the State Street merchants show, which is NOT on State Street?"
Jul 24
Ruth Jellema commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Chastain Park Art Festival - Atlanta, GA
"Jacki, Awesome is a cleaner from Dollar Tree.  It truly is awesome.  I use it on laundry stains and it did a fantastic job on the roof of my booth when nothing else would work.  Cheap too."
May 27
Ruth Jellema commented on Jacki Bilsborrow's blog post Chastain Park Art Festival - Atlanta, GA
"Nice meeting you too Jacki - you can be so proud of your son!  Thanks for the Lestoil tip - I haven't found any yet but I got the coffee out of the pillowcase with Awesome."
May 26
Ruth Jellema commented on Larry Berman's blog post Artworks Inquiry Scam
"If they really want these schemes to work, why in the world don't they use correct grammar?"
May 26
Ruth Jellema commented on Connie Mettler's blog post 3 Men: Why I Sing the Blues
"Thank you, Connie.  I am so sorry for your loss.  What a beautifully written tribute to all three!"
May 16
Ruth Jellema replied to Jacki Bilsborrow's discussion Chastain Park Arts Festival
"I will be there - space#118"
May 5
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? May 2-4, 2015?
"did not consider Palmer Park - not too fond of metro Detroit shows"
May 1
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? May 2-4, 2015?
"Art in the Park, Richmond, VA.  Used to do well, quit doing it, went back last year and did well again."
Apr 30
Ruth Jellema replied to Barbara Pitorak Bloom's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair
"It was the "specialty" booths I was worried about - thinking buy/sell.  You don't belong there.  Were you actually charged extra?  In the past I was always able to get a booth at the last minute without applying - once…"
Apr 16
Ruth Jellema replied to Barbara Pitorak Bloom's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair
"I used to really enjoy this show and keep toying with the idea of doing it again.  When I looked at the info this year I saw that booths were available for other than art.  When I contacted them to ask what these booths were and what…"
Apr 16
Ruth Jellema replied to Barbara Pitorak Bloom's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair
"OUCH!  I'd really like this show to succeed."
Apr 13
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 10-12, 2015
"Heading home from Florida"
Apr 13
Ruth Jellema replied to Barbara Pitorak Bloom's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair
"But how were sales?"
Apr 13
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend? April 10-12, 2015
"Pollen is not a problem when you're drenched by thunderstorms!"
Apr 10

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Your Medium
three-dimensional mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
30+
First show ever
Grand Haven Michigan Coast Guard Festival
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Ann Arbor

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 7:15pm 11 Comments

Just back from Ann Arbor and spending a quiet Sunday recovering.  I sent off an "Ann Arbor  report" e-mail to my family and realized it would work as a blog here.  For reference - I'm in the Guild show on State Street and have been there for a long time.  Just bear in mind this report was geared for family.  Hope this makes me worthy of the red dot Connie brought me!

 

Tuesday - high of 96

Our setup time was noon. We were all psyched up - cooler full of Gatorade, plans to…

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At 3:59pm on January 08, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Jellema a gift
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Happy new year, Ruth. Thanks so much for playing Secret Santa with us again this year. Hope it was fun for you and the new year makes your dreams come true.
At 10:00am on January 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Jellema a gift
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Thanks for being a Secret Santa, Ruth. Happy new year to you and David.
At 9:24pm on August 21, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Jellema a gift
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Hi Ruth, thanks for your recent participation here at AFI. You have made some very friendly and helpful comments that I am sure the recipients appreciated. We're in this together and I appreciate it.
At 9:25pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Ruth Jellema a gift
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Ruth, thanks so much for all your support. Your help is appreciated!
At 1:42pm on April 14, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Ruth. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to getting to know you.

When you have a chance, please add a photo to your profile and stop by the Discussions area to introduce yourself. We all look forward to your participation 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!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.
At 9:15am on April 9, 2010, tom gross said…
Welcome to the site Ruth,
it is great to have your expertise to call on when someone post a difficult question on the discission board! This is a great site to connect with art friends!
 
 
 

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Current Offenders in the Buy/Sale Category

Started by Lois Anderson in Crafts and Craft Fairs. Last reply by Connie Mettler 2 hours ago. 38 Replies

Fed up with customers who make requests, then renege

Started by Linnea Lahlum in Business of Art Fairs. Last reply by Christina L. Towell 2 hours ago. 12 Replies

Wall Suggestions for Framed Art Prints

Started by Kathleen Farrell in Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!. Last reply by Brad Cornelius 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome

Started by Brad Cornelius in Booth Examples and Reviews. Last reply by carrie jacobson 4 hours ago. 18 Replies

Photography - outside sourcing

Started by Charles T. Dana in Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!. Last reply by Larry Berman yesterday. 1 Reply

looking up and looking ahead

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Indoor shows

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Liability insurance

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Mystic and SoNo, CT, shows 2015

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