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David S. Hoornstra
  • Ann Arbor, MI
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  • oil painting
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Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art

Started this discussion. Last reply by David S. Hoornstra on Monday. 16 Replies

I’ve been at this about five years, only about five shows a year, invited back at State Street Ann Arbor every year. Looking to find my sweet spot, I check out fairs through my region.Several fairs I…Continue

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David S. Hoornstra replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Wendy, I agree with your points. I've been marketing-art-writing guy. I know I'm my own worst marketing client. But my question was to find out what other artists do about this question and then decide if I'm willing to break the…"
Monday
Wendy Merkle replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"David,   You can't change a system from the outside. Apply get accepted, question respectfully.... but don't blame.  Blame won't get you very far.  Make good points.... and maybe one day you will change the…"
Sunday
Larry Sohn replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"I agree with you David. I would desire for a museum to be above all this. Whether or not they are is in question. I don't like numbering my prints. Too me, the value of the finished product should not be predicated upon it's limited…"
Sunday
David S. Hoornstra replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Wendy, Larry, I enjoy your comments. But the point isn’t whether hokum makes the world go round. I wrote some for Oldsmobile. Remember them? The question is whether an art fair – especially one run by a museum – should require me…"
Sunday
Larry Sohn replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Very good Wendy. Our capitalist nation is built on marketing. The consumer has, lol g past the point of purchasing based upon research, knowledge, quality etc. They are guided by marketing. Even when electing a president (oopes, now I'm going…"
Sunday
Wendy Merkle replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"I had to laugh when I read your initial post.  Marketing is in large... HOKUM.  I have a degree in it.  The Franklin and Danbury Mints, and Disney have perfected the concept.  "
Saturday
David S. Hoornstra replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Since I don’t ever expect to do a limited edition, such a law is of less concern, but I think it would be good to know about ANY law that governs the making and selling of art. I'd be obliged to anyone who can point to an example of such…"
Saturday
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"AA cut away the borders on his portfolio images, dry-mounted the prints on larger mat boards, and then signed the mount board just below the dry-mounted print. I first read about the law for CoA's in The Artist's Magazine back in the…"
Friday
David S. Hoornstra replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Thanks for this information. As I said, I "could have sworn..." but perhaps what I saw was only a signature. It was dim in there and some time ago. Pencil, I thought, but I've never had much luck with pencil on photo…"
Apr 20
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"CoA's are actually required by law. But who's checking, huh? You did not see an Ansel Adams print that he numbered on the front so that it is seen. He didn't ever do that. He only numbered prints that were issued in his…"
Apr 19
David S. Hoornstra replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Just to clarify: I believe that numbering MY giclées (I specified for oils paintings) would be disingenuous. I also said that in photos and print-oriented media the Print IS the Art. I would think that includes your special printing process…"
Apr 19
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"David, I don't see the logic behind wet-processed photographs needing to be numbered in editions, nor do I agree that numbering giclées represents them fraudulously. These arguments might never be solved, anyway, and considering your…"
Apr 19
David S. Hoornstra replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Thanks, Larry. That's perspective a newbie like me needs. My canvas print supplier's scans were far sharper than I can get with my camera and I liked that as long as he was in business. I'll see what I can get with mine."
Apr 18
Larry Berman replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Scanning is OK but it's your choice to do it that way. I photograph art with a 36 megapixel camera which gives me 7500 pixels long dimension. I find it's better than scanning because I can control the lighting to show detail where a scan…"
Apr 18
David S. Hoornstra replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"You mean apply to a show with these rules and then break them?"
Apr 18
Larry Berman replied to David S. Hoornstra's discussion Print/Reproduction Rules for 2-D Art
"Why are you spending so much. All your reproductions should be printed on demand using a high end ink jet (giclee) printer. Larry Berman"
Apr 18

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Your Medium
oil painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
3
First show ever
Chelsea MI Sights n Sounds Festival 2012
What is your website?
http://davidclassicdesign.com
What are the best things about art fairs
People you meet, interactions about art
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor State Street 2014, mainly because of the people visiting and the welcome by the organizers
Worst show ever and why
Craft and Fine Art Festival, Roslyn Harbor, NY, 2015. You could have ridden 2 bicycles through it side by side at any time.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
woodworker Michael Onweller
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I teach fencing and paint as my two main avocations, which makes me a martial artist.

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 8:07am on November 5, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello David,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, fellow Michigander!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll take some time to look around the site and make yourself at home.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

At 2:47pm on November 6, 2015, Connie Mettler said…

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