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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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Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you doing this weekend, Feb. 5-7, 2016?
"Ft Myers for me"
Saturday
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
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Thank you to my favorite Secret Santa!
"Cindy, 2 years ago I never heard from my recipient.  I will never know for sure if it was lost somewhere or if the person was just rude - I had the name, but no other way to contact them.  You still have plenty of time to hear - some…"
Dec 28, 2015
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Thank you to my favorite Secret Santa!
"My very cool license plate mug and other goodies (did I mention it was filled with chocolate?).  Thanks again, Patti Monroe-Mohrenweiser!"
Dec 24, 2015
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Thank you to my favorite Secret Santa!
"My dash to my mailbox in nasty rain was rewarded by a box from Secret Santa!  Thank you so much, Patti Monroe-Mohrenweiser!  I think you gave one of these another year - a mug from an old Michigan license plate - and I was a little…"
Dec 23, 2015
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Thank you to my favorite Secret Santa!
"I notice that everyone is posting the name of their Secret Santa.  I thought that other years we sent the gift anonymously and revealed ourselves later?  I definitely didn't put my name on when I sent my gift."
Dec 22, 2015
Ruth Jellema replied to Delpfine Welch's discussion Ideas for How One Short Weak Person Can Pull on the Light Dome Top
"I don't "pull" it on.  I get it started with one end over the front.  Then I stand inside and push up on it gradually working it up and over the supports.  I'm tall but when my booth was taller I used a little step…"
Dec 15, 2015
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Naughty or Nice? 4th Annual Secret Santa Comes to AFI!
"Connie - I didn't get the e-mail"
Dec 10, 2015
Ruth Jellema replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Naughty or Nice? 4th Annual Secret Santa Comes to AFI!
"If you didn't already add me, count me in!"
Dec 5, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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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

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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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