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It is not so often that we can report on a show doing the right thing, or the generous thing, for an artist so I felt it was incumbent upon me to report such a deed done well.

Last year I reported on my inability to attend a show (Grand Junction Art and Jazz) due to the death of my spouse's father on the weekend. I had emailed them to that effect and later followed up with a request for a possible booth fee refund due to the circumstances. The show's coordinator said she was unable to do anything at that time but would contact the shows director and see what could be done. Perhaps my booth fee could be used for next years show. Long story short nothing happened at that time, never heard back.

Fast forward a year...

It's time to apply for the Grand Junction Art and Jazz Festival again. I write to the same event coordinator, remind her of the circumstances from last year send it off and wait for a reply. I receive an email reply which, in effect says that yes, she remembers the circumstances and that YES, my booth fee can be applied to this years show and in effect I am pre-accepted to the show all I have to do is send in the application so that they have it for their records.

If that isn't doing things the right way I don't know what is! Kudos to Robin Brown, Special Events Coordinator and the Grand Junction Art and Jazz Festival! Thanks again.

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Comment by Frank Hartlieb on March 17, 2015 at 12:34am

Thanks for sharing.  Just warms the heart to know there are people out there that really care.

Comment by Jacki Bilsborrow on March 16, 2015 at 10:37pm

Wow, and so great she remembered.  It is nice to hear that everything worked out so well.

Comment by Weldon Lee on March 16, 2015 at 10:30am

Great story, Brian . . . and kudos to Robin. I love it when a plan comes together!

Comment by Connie Mettler on March 13, 2015 at 4:35pm

Great story! Thanks for telling us about it. So many shows are run by people who are wearing so many hats, just like artists, but they are paying attention and do remember, I swear! Good for Robin and the folks at Grand Junction. (Btw, your post here only for 4 "likes" whereas on our FB page for AFI it got 12 "likes!"

Comment by Cindy Welch on March 13, 2015 at 1:57pm

good to hear!

Comment by Kathleen J. Clausen on March 13, 2015 at 10:51am

Great to hear when people do the right thing.  What a stand-up organization!

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