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Country House with Studio For Sale Central PA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Jun 21. 1 Reply

Click on arrows upper left, studio pics are further in.Any questions please email me at Or contact realtor. Thank you,Judy…Continue

Tags: PA, Sale, for, Studio

Remote Jurying- What do we need to know?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Mar 25. 8 Replies

Just quick- I got my results from a show Friday and the email said that the jurying was done remote?Would like to know what anyone knows/thinks of this?Don't know how the process would go or how this…Continue

Tags: process, remote, jurying

New Tax Laws -quick fyi

Started this discussion. Last reply by C.C. Barton Dec 26, 2018. 3 Replies

I apologize that this is short and not thorough. I'm short on time, preparing for a show next week.Anyway----New for 2018-Different tax rates and brackets.Increase in standard deduction, such as from…Continue

Tags: 2018, reform, tax, taxes

Problems with Square releasing my money-anyone ever heard of this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Jul 23, 2018. 16 Replies

Has anyone ever had this happen- I have never heard of this.I did a show over last weekend, went to square site today and see that I must verify my business. They have all of my funds on hold from…Continue

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Judy Christian commented on Julia Szabo's blog post Allow us to introduce ourselves - Application Management for Artists, Promoters and Jurors
"Julia, I appreciate you taking the time to explain. And of course what you say is logical. But I still see some problems with it."
Sep 27
Judy Christian commented on Julia Szabo's blog post Allow us to introduce ourselves - Application Management for Artists, Promoters and Jurors
"As you can see from this discussion: I do not have knowledge and am skeptical of off site jurying as to how would it benefit the artists. I believe it would…"
Sep 26
Judy Christian replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Anyone have experience with the WITAN French Market in Akron, OH?
"Would be a good idea to find out the attendance, if you do please post it. Also what type of building. I'm on the other side of Akron in Kent, otherwise I'd look for you. Maybe the show has gone up a notch- larger building, larger booth…"
Sep 7
Judy Christian replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Anyone have experience with the WITAN French Market in Akron, OH?
"The show was in a church on West Market Street, Akron OH. Some years later I heard on the radio that they had moved to another location, still in the same end of town. Where is the show located now? This is a nice area of town. Show was put on by a…"
Sep 6
Judy Christian replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Anyone have experience with the WITAN French Market in Akron, OH?
"I did this show so long ago, around 1990. If you don't get info I'll try to give some details later- busy. I would say apply if you do not have to get a hotel.  Spaces were small and I do not recall any art. Don't recall any…"
Sep 6
Judy Christian commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Des Moines Artist Sues for Copyright Infringement
"I think that if your work appears for a few seconds on tv in a commercial, or wherever, there won't be any recognition as to who is the artist. It's up to the artist to take it from there. I had my work featured on a popular tv show. They…"
Aug 30
Judy Christian commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Des Moines Artist Sues for Copyright Infringement
"Of course I have no specifics as to how the commercial originated, but I feel that the artist is approaching this all wrong. He's been handed a GIFT!!!!!!!!! An image of your artwork with Oprah standing next to it- come on!!! Surely a creative…"
Aug 27
Judy Christian replied to Joe Cieslowski's discussion Old pro new to forum...HI!
"Welcome, Joe!"
Aug 12
Judy Christian replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Chardon Square Arts Festival - Aug. 4, 2019
"Nice of you to report-thanks. As of June, I now live in Kent OH and used to do Chardon some years ago. Good to know that it is still working. Maybe I will see you there in 2020."
Aug 8
Judy Christian replied to Don Seib's discussion What do I need to start doing festivals?
"You don't need to apply for a tax license for a state until you are actually signed up to do the show. If you don't get the info in your app, you can call the show and they will direct you as to how to get a license. I have licenses for…"
Jul 23
Judy Christian replied to Elizabeth Kline's discussion Have you Ever Cancelled Out of A Show Due to Weather?
"Many years ago, before canopies. We drove an hour to the show in hard rain. Got there around 7 am and decided to not set up. Remember- no canopy. Went home. Talked to my friends the next day who told me that by the time the show opened, the weather…"
Jul 23
Judy Christian commented on Nels johnson's blog post Krasl Art Festival, St. Joseph, Michigan—Finally, a good show
"I appreciate the review! I have been happily doing the Central PA State College Show for the past 10 years and am still doing well with it. I also lived in the area, so slept in my own bed. However- I finally finished my move back to Ohio end of…"
Jul 23
Judy Christian commented on Ejaz Khan's blog post SEVEN MINUTES WITH THE ARCTIC WOLF by Ejaz Khan Earth
"That is so cool that you were able to do that. The photos are beautiful. I never knew there was a territory-Nunavut- until about 4 weeks ago. I sold a vase online to a person who is in Iqaluit, Nunavut. I was curious as to make sure that it would…"
Jul 3
Judy Christian replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"If the jury is meeting this week, that is all that it is supposed to say. You just have to wait it out."
Jul 2
Judy Christian replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Finding local shows and festivals?
"No subscriptions. One good thing about local shows is that you can visit them ahead of time and see for yourself if you would like to become a part of them. Word of mouth from other artists is prob the best way to get some show info."
Jun 28
Judy Christian replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
""everyone's take on Zapp"-- Zapp is fine as fine as I can see. Your app is showing as having been received, so there isn't anything else to do for now. After some time it should read something like "jury in progress."…"
Jun 28

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Three CT Shows in 3 years - Short Report

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 11:12am 0 Comments

Please feel free to comment or make any opinions, thank you.

Dates, may not be exact, just posting from memory.

Three small shows along the CT coast, all in small scenic pleasant towns. Easy to do. 

1. 2015 -Guildford CT, Craft Expo, mid July. Set up easy Fri morning for me. Grassy center of town green area. Show Hours were easy- Fri from 3-8 pm or something like that. Sat and Sun, no long hours. Tear down easy.

Fee for customers. Quality was good, booth fee…


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 :…


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…


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, 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.


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