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  • Bellefonte, PA
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New Tax Laws -quick fyi

Started Nov 10 0 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. 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

Tags: square, with, problems, Square

The V Word-

Started this discussion. Last reply by David S. Hoornstra Aug 5. 20 Replies

I notice some people using the word "vendor" to describe us lately, and also recall seeing this word used to describe us-in materials passed out to me at the art shows from the promoters.So,…Continue

Tags: vendor

Boston Mills- has anyone heard?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sonja Jones Mar 5. 5 Replies

I read that the jury results were to go out Feb. 28.I have not heard anything.So, has anyone received their results, or was there a delay?I emailed but no reply yet.Thanks.JudyContinue

Tags: jury, Mills, Boston

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New Tax Laws -quick fyi

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 $12,000 for MFJ to $24,000, and eliminating the mortgage deduction.Elimination of personal exemptions.Child care credit will be increased.529 can be used for education other then college, such as private schooling.As for businesses, there is proposal for taxes on 80% of business income, 20% is…See More
Nov 10
Judy Christian replied to Donna Gilbert's discussion Show change from 3 to 4 days
"If you are a potter that sells, I can vouch that every minute of studio time does matter. We work by the kiln load.I fired my kiln Monday starting at 5 am. This is Tues and it won't be ready to open until after 2 a.m. Wed morning. I plan to be…"
Nov 6
Judy Christian commented on William Lee's blog post Rating Howard Alan Art Shows..
"Hi William, I decided to not do HA shows after investigating, but I was looking at Cleveland and Pittsburgh. This was some time ago, and I believe that I called and talked to someone. I suggest trying that as I remember that they were nice and also…"
Oct 17
Judy Christian commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Another art fair hit by the economy
"Lots of good thoughtful responses. I would like to add that I think shows should look for some serious feedback. Not the type where we get a paper to fill out at the show marking a few boxes, but a search for real thoughtful feedback, such as what…"
Sep 28
Judy Christian replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Best art fair this year
"Another beagle person here! Best doggies ever, mine were from the rescue. Jan thank you for posting. I have not been in need of a Sept show, but 2019 I plan to move back to Cleveland Oh area, and for next year plan to do more shows in the later part…"
Sep 28
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you working on?
"I hope that everyone is ok with the hurricane and weather? I have been staying close to home with an off and on flooding basement the past few weeks. There has been too much rain. I live on a mountain, halfway, and the ground is too full of…"
Sep 14
Judy Christian replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Arts at the Gardens, August 18-19
"Glad that you had a decent show. I almost mentioned those bathrooms but thought that surely they didn't actually have them every year- we need more shows to ditch the porta pots for those! It sounds about the same as to when I was there, which…"
Aug 22
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you working on, August 20-25, 2018?
"Thanks for the info! I have done Allentown but took a year off and lost my premium spot. There is a smaller show nearby in August but I have never done it. I have always heard nice things about it. Also Letchworth but that is another show that is on…"
Aug 22
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you working on, August 20-25, 2018?
"Thanks, Jeff. I lived in Ohio for years until 2010, so I have done most of their shows. Stan Hywet is the wrong weekend for me, so I have never been there. I did Yankee Peddler in Sept, so was always short on pots.  Chardon is good if you tie…"
Aug 22
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you working on, August 20-25, 2018?
"Art on the Green, Hudson, OH, small town between Akron and Cleveland. Are you going?"
Aug 21
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you working on, August 20-25, 2018?
"Packing for a small 2 day show this weekend in Ohio. Was going to fire a kiln load last night which is cutting it close---and my kiln lid finally broke apart- boohoo! I had another lid on order and should get it Thurs. but that's too late to…"
Aug 21
Judy Christian commented on Reid Watts's blog post Airbnb
"My very limited knowledge about Airbnb is from hearing about people in my area who rent out their homes and apartments for Penn State events and football.The way I understand it is that anyone can rent out their place. Just leave your place for the…"
Aug 17
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this week? August 14-18, 2018
"Thanks for the idea. Not through only through BnB, but there are probably  other types of lodging in the Finger Lakes area that I hadn't considered- small cabins, etc. I'll look at that!"
Aug 16
Judy Christian replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this week? August 14-18, 2018
"Best wishes at the show, Kristy. I did Sonnenburg some time ago and thought it was a nice show. It was not busy but it was steady. I didn't find a decent hotel closeby, if I ever return I need to fix my hotel situation! I'm working very…"
Aug 15
Judy Christian replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Flats Festival for the Arts experience?
"If you could find decent lodging you may be able to make some of the smaller shows work for you. I have used a Motel 6 in the Montrose area but that is in Akron. Very cheap good basic hotel but always felt that I had to watch my back in the parking…"
Aug 13
Judy Christian replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Flats Festival for the Arts experience?
"Fletcher, Fletcher, Do you mind if I ask where you are located? I have lived in NE Ohio for many years, not currently there fulltime. This could hopefully turn out to be a decent show someday, but the Flats area is known locally as a place with bars…"
Aug 9

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

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