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~ The joy is in the journey
New Richmond on the Ohio...."It
is with deep regret that the Committee of Java Jazz'n Art has decided
to cancel the event for 2010. With contributions and artist
participation down by 50%, it was felt that the integrity and quality of
the event would be compromised."
I am deeply disappointed in the committee to prematurely cancel the local art show in October. As the statement said, " artist participation down..." My reply is how can they determine this when the final date to enter is Sept. 10th. You would think they would wait until the 15th to look like they were trying to do their job.
If most artist are like me they do not enter until the last possible moment because of finishing a painting, framing, finances, etc... I, myself had my form and check ready to mail in the morning. So if only 45 artist had applied so far what are the odds that another 45+ would enter by the due date?
If numbers are down due to the economy, would it not make sense to make due with the numbers you have so that you keep the event going until the economy returns and make the show better.
What about the businesses that were counting on this event to bring people in to the village? Many people came from all over just to stroll along the river on a beautiful fall day and listen to Jazz, look at art and shop the businesses of New Richmond.
Can you tell I am disappointed that a bigger fight did not happen to make this well attended event take place.
Gaylynn, 2008 Best of Show winner (of the former) Java, Jazz n' Art Exhibit