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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Barry Shandler
  • Schenectady, NY
  • United States
  • painting
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Barry Shandler replied to DORI SMITH's discussion Going about art fairs wrong
"The concept that you are a better artist than someone else or someone else is better than you and that is the basis of selling something is ridiculous.  I sell wildlife and bird paintings.  Not one of my customers would buy a bold abstract…"
yesterday
Barry Shandler replied to DORI SMITH's discussion Going about art fairs wrong
"How many of  your better artists were  return customers from their mailing list and how many were gallery owners that buy a few works every year to pick up at the show. How many put some thing on follow me on facebook? What advance work…"
Monday
Barry Shandler replied to Kelly Haehl's discussion Booth fees vs. Sales
"Many years, maybe 30, a writer named George Marion, proposed a theory that in his research ,a good decent show was sales should be 10 times the booth fee. At this time there were no jury fees anywhere and artisans got there information from others…"
Monday
Barry Shandler replied to Judy Christian's discussion The V Word-
"I guess Vendor is still better than ART PEDDLER.  I don't like EXHIBITOR either after seeing "The Full Monti" yesterday evening.  ARTISAN is still a good word  I however still like ARTISTS and CRAFTSMAN  or even…"
Jul 11
Barry Shandler replied to Barbara and David Downey's discussion 2019 FLORIDA WINTER ACCOMMODATIONS NEEDED
"     I suggest you call the office of Ponderosa Park in Hudson Florida. Its on the Gulf coast at the       intersection of Rt 19 and Rt 52. Its a private modular home community. I have a place that I use as a…"
Jun 20
Barry Shandler replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"REPORT:  The pool noodle idea works great in the corners. Bent ln a "U" shape.   I left my canopy out in the rain all week.  Sometimes very severe.  I used the grey heavy duty water pipe insulation covers from Home…"
May 16
Larry Sohn replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"I believe the R-3 is available at Costco. It is just slightly lower grade than the R-2. You would want it with the "CRS curtain walls". However you can get it direct from…"
May 16
Ria Harboe replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"Larry Sohn, is this canopy available from Costco? I am trying to decide whether to invest in an expensive tent or go with something I can buy at Costco. It’s a high end show I am doing but I only do one per year..."
May 16
Larry Sohn replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"If you purchase the "Undercover R-2 or R-3" tent, you wont have  problem. (R-2 is better) It has an adjustment handle / knob on the bottom of the center roof column.  Depending on the weather, conditions, age etc. you just turn…"
May 11
Barry Shandler replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"I use  various length electrical  cable ties for everything.  Connecting Pro Panel  display panels together, anchoring weights to canopy legs, anchoring display panels to stabilizing bars, connecting lights to cross bars,…"
May 11
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"How do you attach?"
May 11
Barry Shandler replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"Wow. Like that tuna can/Frisbee idea.  Will try it.  I avoided the noodles due to the color.  I will now look on Amazon for white ones.  I have the stay bars and they are indeed great.  Its nice to secure the pro-panels to…"
May 11
karen cooper replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"Tarp straps/bungee cords from peak to each corner work well. They don't add any bulk and will fold back up with the canopy and still fit in the bag."
May 11
Tammie T Everly replied to Barry Shandler's discussion Fighting rain on EZ ups
"I am an EZup fan as I am female and usually flying solo in my setup and breakdown. I did a very rainy event last weekend and a veteran artist near me shared a great idea which I plan to incorporate. Get a clean tuna can and a large size frisbee,…"
May 10
Barry Shandler posted a discussion

Fighting rain on EZ ups

After more years than I can count, I downsized. Sold my Lite Dome and Craft Hut.  I'm tired of working that hard on set up and takedown.  Especially by myself now.  I've  gone back to my roots and bought an EZ UP. If it breaks down I can buy 5 more for what I sold the good stuff for.I heard that you can prevent the rain pooling problem in the corners by somehow using hula hoops, swimming pool noodles, boat cushions, PVC pipe, and other things.  Any one have any experience on what to do or have…See More
May 10
Barry Shandler replied to Kristy Guenther's discussion Withdrawing from Shows? A Newbie Question
"Kristy. your work is very nice and you will sell well. Promoters dont sell cancellation insurance like a cruse ship line. Youre gonna have to get used to loosing a little money now and then"
May 2

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Your Medium
painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
Jinx Harris mall show
What is your website?
http://none
What are the best things about art fairs
changes every show
Best show ever and why
unsure
Worst show ever and why
unsure
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
A customer.

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Like Lite Domes

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:25am 0 Comments

I have a 10X10 and a  6X10 ( old Ann Arbor State Street Model )  Lite Dome.  I really like them , they hold up in high winds, dont pool water in the rain , and the company is very helpful.    Both are easier to set up with two people but can be done alone. You do need a three step folding stool to make the job much easier.  I use  a PVC tube weight  filled with lead shot for each cornor. .     Do get all four sides zippered  and an awning zipper as they make life easier in the long run. …

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At 3:59pm on July 28, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Larry.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.
 
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At 1:23pm on April 10, 2013, Elle Heiligenstein said…
Thank you, Barry. I truly do appreciate your comments and encouragement. You are a true gem I am adding you as a friend thanks!

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