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Jennifer Ivory
  • Corvallis, OR
  • United States
  • Sculpture / 3D mixed media
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Review of the Old Town art show held last weekend

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jun 20, 2014. 1 Reply

This show is set in the Chicago neighborhood of the same name & has some serious architectural charm. My 20 year old daughter who came to help liked the feel of the neighborhood so much she…Continue

 

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Oct 15, 2014
Connie Mettler replied to Jennifer Ivory's discussion Review of the Old Town art show held last weekend
"I'm with your daughter, Jennifer. This is a great section of Chicago and I hope you earn enough with your work so you can "gift" her with one of these homes. It was a pleasure to meet you and to see your work up close. It is really…"
Jun 20, 2014
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Review of the Old Town art show held last weekend

This show is set in the Chicago neighborhood of the same name & has some serious architectural charm. My 20 year old daughter who came to help liked the feel of the neighborhood so much she informed me that when I die she's using her inheritance to buy one of the historic houses there. I told her it's good to have a plan but I probably won't be leaving her several million dollars. She squinted at me & said "mom, you have to believe! I do." So apparently I'm going to become vastly…See More
Jun 20, 2014
Jennifer Ivory received a gift from Connie Mettler
Jun 12, 2014
Jennifer Ivory commented on Nels Johnson's blog post COLUMBUS ART FESTIVAL--A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT--IN THE END, THE RAIN KILLED US
"P.S. I went to some trouble to find the cutest tiny fire extinguisher to have ready & waiting in my booth for the fire marshall check...and they never even bothered. I then spent the entire weekend resisting the urge to douse something..."
Jun 11, 2014
Jennifer Ivory commented on Nels Johnson's blog post COLUMBUS ART FESTIVAL--A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF THAT--IN THE END, THE RAIN KILLED US
"I was directly across from Jim & Aaron & had a similar Friday & Saturday selling experience, but on Sunday I was happily surprised with a 3rd solid sales day. The entire show I didn't sell any pieces I consider large but I had…"
Jun 11, 2014
Jennifer Ivory received a gift from Connie Mettler
Apr 23, 2014
Suzanne Beavis commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"Well said! Every concerned artist should consider speaking out. There is power in numbers. What you said could be said about many shows out there now. I hope they are listening."
Apr 11, 2014
Elle Heiligenstein commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"Jennifer-Your letter was perfectly written and very well stated.  What I have seen and continue to see at shows is the distraction factor.  Fine art/craft shows should have, as the main and most important feature, the art and the artists…"
Apr 10, 2014
Connie Mettler commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"There were so many reasons to do the show (its' great reputation, for one) and reasons not to (sudden decisions to make up a shortfall by adding artists). I am so glad to hear about the people who did well. Making smart decisions is so…"
Apr 3, 2014
Wendy edwards commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"Margo, Thanks so much for your honesty. I wondered all weekend how we "might" have done and was also extremely curious about the attending artist' success. Glad to hear you did well."
Apr 2, 2014
margo stamp commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"I do agree the art heist was a huge disruption."
Apr 2, 2014
margo stamp commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"I completely understand what you are saying and completely understand why everyone is upset. Here is my confession -I am one of the late add ons that paid the application fee and got rejected. I was notified on the weekend before while doing another…"
Apr 2, 2014
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I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.

I recently commented on what I speculated was the possible collapse of the Bayou City art shows.   I didn't really offer anything helpful to possibly aid the Art Colony Board in their future decision making.   Frankly I didn't know what to say or if it was appropriate for me to suggest anything.  I'm not on any boards or committees or even a member of an art group.  But I kept thinking about what a complete waste it is to sit and watch two good shows start the nose-dive into mediocrity.  Then…See More
Mar 28, 2014
Wendy edwards commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"We also were "invited" last minute. To be truthful, I really wanted to do it, only because I've always heard good things about the show. But after reading how things were handled, it just felt wrong to participate."
Mar 26, 2014
Jim Parker commented on Jennifer Ivory's blog post I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.
"Nicely worded, but the chances of this board actually listening to good advice are zero to none. Past history bears this out."
Mar 26, 2014

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I may have excommunicated myself from the Bayou City shows but I go knowing I tried to help.

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 3:57pm 33 Comments

I recently commented on what I speculated was the possible collapse of the Bayou City art shows.   I didn't really offer anything helpful to possibly aid the Art Colony Board in their future decision making.   Frankly I didn't know what to say or if it was appropriate for me to suggest anything.  I'm not on any boards or committees…

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Are we wittnessing the collapse of the Bayou City art shows?

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:28pm 26 Comments

I've done the two Bayou City shows in Houston for the past 6 years and it seems to me that the decisions the committee members (Art Colony Association Board of Directors) have been making concerning the size, layout & management of both shows are slowly (or quickly this year) eroding the overall experience for both artist and patron.

I understand that shows need to evolve and update and stay fresh but the committee for these two has made some questionable decisions…

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At 6:40pm on February 9, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

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

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At 11:57pm on February 22, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jennifer Ivory a gift
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Thank you, Jennifer, for reviewing Images, a Festival of the Arts. We appreciate your help.
At 10:35am on March 25, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jennifer Ivory a gift
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Congrats of being awarded the Post of the Week - 3/25/2014.
At 11:56am on April 23, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jennifer Ivory a gift
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Thank you for your taking the time to work toward a better life for artists by taking on the Bayou City controversy. We all appreciate the risk you take in this already chancy business environment.
At 10:14am on June 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jennifer Ivory a gift
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Many thanks for your pledge, Jennifer. I really appreciate it and thank you for supporting our websites whose mission is enabling artists to thrive in "Art Fair World!"
At 2:59pm on October 15, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Jennifer Ivory a gift
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Thank you, Jennifer, for referring Carmen Ivory to Art Fair Insiders.

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