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Sonja Jones
  • Gates Mills, OH
  • United States
  • Acrylic, watercolor
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What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn on Sunday. 29 Replies

While photographing one of my paintings, I was having difficulty getting the true colors to come out.  So I posted my photo of the artwork to a photography forum, asking for suggestions on how to…Continue

Tags: rudeness

Anyone have experience with the WITAN French Market in Akron, OH?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Sep 7. 9 Replies

I received an invitation to apply to the 43rd WITAN French Market in Akron, OH.  It is a juried show, and includes fine art and crafts.  In searching this source for reviews, I couldn't find any, but…Continue

Tags: Market, French, WITAN

Levis Common Fine Arts Fair 2019 - Perrysburg, OH

Started Aug 19 0 Replies

Hi all.  Just finished showing at the Levis Common Fine Arts Fair in Perrysburg, OH.  The event is run by the Guild of Artists and Artitsans in Ann Arbor, MI.  As such, it strives to be artist…Continue

Tags: Art, Shows, Ohio, OH, Common

Chardon Square Arts Festival - Aug. 4, 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Aug 8. 2 Replies

I'm relatively new to showing, and had the opportunity to do either the Chardon Square Arts Festival in Chardon, OH or the Toledo Zoo Art Fair.  After posing the question of which to choose on our…Continue

Tags: Festival, Arts, Ohio, Chardon

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Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"It is possible that person, was of the mindset... condemning other's will elevate her own self worth. I have, once in awhile, encountered potential customers who did not want to spend at my price-points. I have NEVER had a customer state, in…"
Sunday
David J Teter replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Baffling indeed Rachelle. Some people's mouths are faster than their brains. That means hers are selling for less than $35. I have spent at least that before I even begin painting. The lowest my 5' x 7" paintings go for are $175.00…"
Sunday
Rachelle Stracke replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Lady comes in to my booth... spends a decent amount of time looking at everything... finally decides to tell me that my prices are too high... I was taken by surprise on that one...tried to be nice but still responded..."so, you think that $35…"
Nov 13
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"It doesn't take great equipment nor great places, to make great photographs. This is contrary to what Ansel Adams said. I believe he said "If you want to get great photographs, go to great places". I have created award winning shots…"
Nov 13
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Erika, I too am in your medium. I don't say this to customers, who feel they can do what I do. However, I am confident, I could give them my equipment, bring them to the subject matter and even give them a few pointers. Then bring them to my…"
Nov 13
David J Teter replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Erika,you are welcome. I know photographers get more of those types of comments than we painters do because anyone can push a button on a camera. Of course that doesn't make them a photographer anymore than owning a fast car makes them a race…"
Nov 13
Erika L. Forsythe [ELF] replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"@David, thanks for posting this. I am a fine art photographer, I take my pop up art gallery to east coast shows, and my signature collection is macro. I think you just gave me the perfect answer to the ubiquitous show comment/insult: "You must…"
Nov 13
Meg Mettler replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
":)"
Nov 11
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"I would NOT call what you do cheating. It is an art form. The only way I would call it cheating is if you were to represent it as "Photography" or "painting". However, you have already stated, you don't. So it is another…"
Nov 11
Matt Ganote replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"I do digital aviation and have only been to a handful of shows so far.  People are always curious how I create my work.  They can tell it's not a painting, but that it's not a photo either.  When I describe how I create the…"
Nov 11
Barry Shandler replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Don't ever remember getting a rude comment in 30 years. Sometimes a person will turn and leave and say “whoa “ or “too much fo me” but never in a rude way. ( I paint backyard bird pictures )"
Nov 8
David J Teter replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Yes, as Larry said everyone thinks they can do it themselves. That is because they are seeing the finished product or piece. What they don't see is the years of experience, the knowledge of art/design, all the 'fails' before, all of…"
Nov 8
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Everyone thinks they can do it themselves. Yep, any a$$hole thinks they can do the job, even though they are not qualified. After all look what happened in our presidency. :-)"
Nov 8
Linda McGurn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"The one that I always get is Oh, don't buy that, I can make it for you. After many years I mostly ignore it, but if the person is very rude and loud I ask her, how would you made it, she then will tell me and even if you is right on I look at…"
Nov 8
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
":-)  ;-) "
Oct 23
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"I'd rather not.  (I can't believe I actually said that)."
Oct 23

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Your Medium
Acrylic, watercolor
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
Gingerbread House Art and Craft Show was my first show of any kind. My first real art show, though, was Boston Mills.
What is your website?
http://sonja-jones.pixels.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Validation of my artwork.
Best show ever and why
Boston Mills was my best show to date, but I am just getting started. But this show was the largest venue I've showed in to date, and I was able to make a profit despite lousy weather.
Worst show ever and why
The Chagrin Falls Avant-garde show was my worst. The booth fee was high for me at the time, and I didn't sell a single item. Bad weather kept the crowd size down, but I don't know if I would've done better even so.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Discovered this site while surfing the web for advice on art fairs.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love dachshunds.

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St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury 2018

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 2:03pm 4 Comments

Hi All!

I recently participated in the St. Louis Mock Jury this past January.  Even though I was unable to attend in person, I participated through their webinar.  As a newbie, I found quite a few take-aways from this experience. Even though I didn't really have a booth shot to submit, the biggest tips for me were on my future booth shots.  Don't overcrowd your booth with too much artwork, make your displays look professional and inviting, don't have any signage or promotional banners…

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At 9:17am on November 11, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Sonja,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to make your acquaintance and hope you'll find the site to be informative, inspirational and fun!  Thanks for signing up and best of luck as you proceed.

At 8:48pm on November 20, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

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