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Larry Berman replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"It's a balance and depends on the area and show history. Actually so many things that only your own experience can dictate which direction to go. I will say that I don't think you are making a profit (call it spinning wheels) if…"
7 hours ago
Larry Berman replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Pricing or not pricing seems to be a personal decision in some cases based on experience, or not. But remember that for every potential customer that walks away because of no pricing, you've lost a potential sale. This is unlike galleries that…"
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Kathleen J. Clausen commented on Larry Berman's blog post Every girl wants a pink convertible
"Merry Christmas, Larry and family!"
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Larry Berman replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion What category am I?
"exactly 100 characters high voltage applied to wood creating a lightning like branching then stained -  each is an original Larry Berman"
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Larry Berman replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Unless you're in the stratosphere with your prices, always label the work to prevent wasting time answering unnecessary questions that take you away from selling your work to interested people. People will walk away if you are busy or may even…"
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Connie Mettler commented on Larry Berman's blog post Every girl wants a pink convertible
"Merry Christmas to you Larry and to Mary, Zena and Elvis also!"
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Every girl wants a pink convertible

Happy Holidays everyoneDoesn't every girl want a pink convertible? Originally we were going to do a holiday picture with a sleigh large enough for the pups to sit in. That concept will now be put on hold until next year. We came across a pink mini cooper convertible and that became the new holiday picture. The car is 24x36 inches by about 20 inches tall. Xena is dominant in the picture with Elvis taking the back seat.…See More
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Larry Berman replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Newer Artist Looking for Good Mid-level Show in Ohio
"Connie and I discussed it. We both feel that the best thing you can do is attend the open jury for the Columbus Arts Festival in February. You don't have to apply. It's open to all artists. You sit in the back of the room and watch all the…"
Thursday
Larry Berman replied to Allan Leon's discussion Question about jury photo rules
"No identification. Don't sign your jury pieces before photographing them. If they are already signed, don't blur them out, clone them out so it doesn't distract the jury. As for a booth image, only include the medium category you are…"
Thursday
Larry Berman replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion What category am I?
"A few things I don't understand. What is earth's spirit. what is positive significant transformation. None of those terms mean anything in describing to a jury how you create your art. Tell me more about how the work is created. Larry…"
Wednesday
Larry Berman replied to Sonja Jones's discussion Newer Artist Looking for Good Mid-level Show in Ohio
"As you move up in the show hierarchy, the booth image becomes more important. You didn't post an image of your display but it sounds like you barely have one so far. 2D art should be displayed hanging on walls within your booth and tables with…"
Wednesday
Larry Berman replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion What category am I?
"No but you need at least two artist statements to describe your work to the jurors. One not more than 100 characters and one a little longer, maybe not more than 300 characters. Really important for the shows that project the images because those…"
Wednesday
Larry Berman replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion What category am I?
"It comes across as the wood category. Anything else might confuse the jurors. Be clear in your artist statement. I can help with that if you want. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Dec 12
Larry Berman replied to Helen Knecht's discussion Best Scanner and Printer for Art Work
"I have what was considered to be the best desktop flat art scanner. It's the Epson 10000 XL from about 12 years ago. It can scan up to 14x17 inches. I think the latest version is the 12000 XL. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Dec 9
Larry Berman replied to Christopher Alexander's discussion Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs
"Everyone doing art shows should have a business policy but only a few of the larger shows actually require a rider naming their event as co-insured. The shows that require it usually have a local agent set up at check in allowing you to purchase the…"
Dec 7

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photography and improving jury images
Years in the Art Fair Business
33+
First show ever
Over thirty years experience doing over a thousand art shows. Now I do consulting with artists helping them improve their jury images, booth slide and presentation. Jury slide photography of artwork.
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Every girl wants a pink convertible

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 4:54pm 3 Comments

Happy Holidays everyone

Doesn't every girl want a pink convertible? Originally we were going to do a holiday picture with a sleigh large enough for the pups to sit in. That concept will now be put on hold until next year. We came across a pink mini cooper convertible and that became the new holiday picture. The car is 24x36 inches by about 20 inches tall. Xena is dominant in the picture with Elvis taking the back seat.…

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How to Photograph a Lamp

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 7:11am 0 Comments

How to Photograph a lamp



Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 5



My next article consists of tips on how to take photographs of a lamp, or any object that is lit from within.



link to the article on the discussion forum

http://www.artfairinsiders.com/forum/topics/how-to-photograph-a-lamp



To see the examples of my art photography or improved jury…

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Cell Phone Photography Tips

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 11:07pm 5 Comments

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 4



No, I haven't gone over to the dark side and still recommend using a real camera to photograph your artwork or booth for jurying. But I have been investigating getting better quality pictures from my iphone camera. And by better quality, I don't mean improved composition. I mean technically improved pictures with less blurriness (sharper) and better exposure.



My next article consists of tips on how to take better pictures with…

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The Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 5:08am 0 Comments

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 3



Once upon a time there was an artist who sold his paintings every weekend at art shows. He took a few pictures of his paintings, and for the few shows that required it, hung his paintings on the fence next to his house and took a “display” picture. The film was dropped off at the corner drug store where he picked up the slides three days later. He filled out a paper application, included two checks, a few 35mm slides and a self-addressed…

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Rent Your Display

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Rent Your Display

I added the option to list display equipment for rent in the For Sale and Trade forum. If you have display equipment sitting around that you only use a few times a year, why not have it generate some extra money for you. I rent my Pro Panels out a few times a year and they have paid for themselves a few times over.…



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Comment Wall (26 comments)

At 9:39am on October 24, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Here's a gift for you, Larry, to help you keep all discussions rolling on the Internet. Thanks for keeping folks on their toes.
At 11:47am on November 02, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for these tips, Larry. I did some more streamlining of it last night and will use this info too. Keeping it simple and understandable is important.
At 2:22pm on February 15, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for referring Dawn to the site!
At 2:21pm on March 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congratulations, Larry. You have chosen you as an "art star" for your continuous generosity in sharing your expertise, personal experience, and friendly support to the members of this community.
At 4:42pm on July 16, 2010, Larry Berman said…
Hi Joseph, contact me directly by e-mail or telephone.

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
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412-401-8100
At 11:21pm on July 22, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you for your referral of Linda and Jim!
At 4:29pm on August 20, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you for referring Leslie to the site!
At 12:53pm on August 25, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks Larry for referring Kathryn Riechert to our group. Your help makes this a great site for artists.
At 10:39pm on August 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you Larry for referring David johnson to Art Fair Insiders. We appreciate all you do.
At 8:59pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Tahnks, Larry, for referring Franki Martin to Art Fair Insiders.

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