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Judy Christian
  • Kent, OH
  • United States
  • ceramics
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Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch May 26. 21 Replies

I last heard that they weren't supposed to come too quickly. BUT- my son got his last week, and he's still working.Just wondering if anyone wants to disclose. We haven't received anything.Thank you!Continue

Tags: checks, stimulus

Show sends email saying they will refund, then only refunds 50%-BEWARE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Apr 14. 10 Replies

I received an email some weeks ago from the Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, which is Cleveland area, OH, saying that we would receive a refund if the show was cancelled.That relieved me so much…Continue

Tags: shows, cancelled

Hospitals need masks, gloves, do you have any or can you sew?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Mar 25. 3 Replies

You may be able to help your local hospital- My daughter in law at our local hosp. is looking for any masks or latex gloves. They are in desperate need of masks. I only have a few n-95 slightly used…Continue

Tags: hospitals, gloves, masks

Elephant in the Room- Thoughts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Mar 31. 26 Replies

I have had no discussions with any one other than my immediate family about the Cvirus.Two family members are in healthcare. Their opinion is that this is going to be in our lives for AWHILE. Not 3…Continue

Tags: with, artwork, selling, virus

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Judy Christian replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Shipping with USPS
"Around April or May there was talk of the Post Office going out of business and I heard that it was only a rumor. That was the time, you may recall, lots of commercials on tv by the Post Office assuring us that they were still here to take care of…"
Tuesday
Judy Christian replied to Rick Wallace's discussion How can I move to more upscale images?
"Go to google and enter - extra large painting- and click images. Lots to look at. You will see how other paintings are photographed,many in settings."
Aug 1
Judy Christian replied to Rick Wallace's discussion anyone else have a non de plume (alias)?
"Yes to what Cindy says. Businesses do it all of the time, and they know about marketing and selling.   What you want to do sounds cute and fun but I think if you want to establish yourself, put your energy in another way. Artists'…"
Jul 10
Judy Christian replied to Barry Bernstein's discussion Selling online
"Good for you, Barry, glad that it is working."
Jul 9
Judy Christian replied to Rick Wallace's discussion anyone else have a non de plume (alias)?
"Rick, are you talking about selling online? We all have different approaches to selling, but I feel that it is important to build a reputation that one is reliable and trustworthy and transparent as a business, esp online. Is there a way that you…"
Jul 9
Judy Christian replied to Larry Maynard's discussion I'm Concerned...
"You have covered everything. Nothing I know to add. At my perch I admire those that are trying to get back out there and do shows, but for me, everything has been cancelled 2020, and I am leaving it at that. "
Jul 9
Judy Christian replied to Danielle Lynch's discussion We have a post about cancelled shows. How about open for business shows?
"All of my 2020 shows have been cancelled, except one "maybe." Woodland Art Show, by the Lexington Art League, August, in KY. Last I heard from them, they were still trying to do it. Waterford Fair and Homes Tours in VA, an October show,…"
Jun 22
Judy Christian replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"I have to agree that most of the show organizers seem to be looking around as to what they can do to help us; some coming to us and asking for our feedback and suggestions. It's sweet and it feels really good.  Rick Bryant, who is with the…"
Jun 7
Cindy Welch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Yes, Judy we’ve paid plenty over the decades.  Dh has worked full time since he was 15 And is 64 now."
May 26
Richard L. Sherer replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"No qualms here when I think about how the 1% rips off all of us with insider deals and trading."
May 25
Judy Christian replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Yes, I know it feels strange to take the money, but think of how much you have paid in taxes down through the years.  So we are all getting a break and it is appreciated. (smiling)"
May 24
Cindy Welch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Dh and I got a debit card with funds loaded on it, arrived yesterday.  We have a retail b and m unrelated to my craft business.  It’s an s-Corp and its profit has been our livelihood but also was counted when figuring if we…"
May 24
Alison Thomas replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"My sister on social security got hers almost immediately.  I thought we would get ours quickly since we file online but I forgot that we haven't gotten a refund in over 15 years.  I went on the website and added our bank info but it…"
May 20
Richard L. Sherer replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Your were right Barry. 6:00am MST an it was there. Also got $500 and change rebate from State Farm this week too. Client paid for saddle up front to start in July so it has been a super good week so far."
May 13
Cindy Welch replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"Not everyone. We own a brick and mortar retail store.  It is an s-corp.  We do not qualify because they not only look at our take home pay but also include the business profit as our income."
May 12
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Judy Christian's discussion Stimulus- Has anyone received or know of someone who got theirs?
"We got ours on Saturday. $Kaching!$"
May 11

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Your Medium
ceramics
Years in the Art Fair Business
40
First show ever
A small show with the PA Guild of Craftsmen
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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…

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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 :…

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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…

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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 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.

Nate

At 8:32pm on October 6, 2011, Connie Mettler said…
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