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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 replied to Natalie Voelker's discussion E-Z Up Commerical Grade Tent and Flourish Mesh Panels, New Mexico
"Would you consider selling the mesh panels separately?"
Nov 29
Ruth Jellema replied to Chris King's discussion Looking for mesh panels for Lightdome - Flourish or creative energies
"I see this is an old post - are these still available?"
Oct 12
Ruth Jellema replied to Robert Wallis's discussion Propanel extensions proving to be a hassle, looking for an easier solution.
"This isn't an answer to adding the extensions, but another way to get a taller booth.  When we wanted an extra tall booth we cut lengths of electrical conduit - cheap and easy - and when we get to the show we slip each booth leg into a…"
Sep 28
Ruth Jellema replied to Paul Muldawer's discussion FOR SALE - MESH SIDE WALLS, FLOURISH & SIDEWALLS FOR EZ-UP TENT
"Still waiting to hear from you, Paul.  Would a phone number help? 616-450-0440"
Sep 15
Ruth Jellema replied to Paul Muldawer's discussion FOR SALE - MESH SIDE WALLS, FLOURISH & SIDEWALLS FOR EZ-UP TENT
"Do you know if the mesh panels will work with a lite dome?  Also, could you explain the price - "$75 for both" - I am only interested in the mesh panels. You can e-mail me at"
Sep 14
Ruth Jellema replied to Danny Wilson Ramey's discussion craft hut tent and mesh panels for sale - near Greenville SC
"I am also interested in only the mesh panels if still available - Thanks"
Sep 5
Ruth Jellema replied to Donna Rainey's discussion Light Dome Mesh Panels For Sale
"I am interested in these walls if still available but I have a bunch of questions.  Can you please post or email me your email address -"
Aug 26
Ruth Jellema replied to Jennifer Brewer Stone's discussion Art's Alive Fine Art Fair in Ocean City, MD June 25-26 - Feedback from past vendors
"This location is often very windy - you definitely need the screw in stakes.  Other things depend on your location within the show and many of the other things you ask are things you just have to figure out for yourself through trial and error."
Jun 17
Ruth Jellema replied to Derek T Collins's discussion Midwest Salute of the Arts
"Midwest Salute is usually very hot and very poorly attended."
May 15
Ruth Jellema commented on Jan Hubbard's blog post Percent used injuring A show
"Jan, I'm sorry I have no idea what you're asking - maybe double check your spelling, sentences,etc,?"
Apr 12
Ruth Jellema commented on Margaret Aden's blog post Artigras And Stuart Arts Fest
"Is Stuart still charging admission?"
Feb 25
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend, Feb. 5-7, 2016?
"Ft Myers for me"
Feb 6
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Secret Santa Finishes the Job
"Excellent choice on 3 fronts - the item itself, the story, and the photography!"
Jan 21
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Thank you to my favorite Secret Santa!
"Posting this for Kathy Clausen who didn't know how - hope I do!  She can comment if she wants to."
Jan 13
Ruth Jellema commented on david addario's blog post What is your plan for this time of year?
"Off season?  There's an off-season?  Sure hope it coincides with an off season for bills!"
Jan 11
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Thank you to my favorite Secret Santa!
"I have been worried that my gift wasn't received - I was checking here regularly.  Then just today discovered that people were posting on the "Draw Names" site and found that my gift was received long ago.  If you're…"
Jan 5

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three-dimensional mixed media
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Grand Haven Michigan Coast Guard Festival
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Ruth Jellema's Blog

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
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
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
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
Ruth, thanks so much for all your support. Your help is appreciated!
At 1:42pm on April 14, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to, 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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