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Area dependent types of art

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

This discussion is most appropriate for Photographers, painters etc. Not that others are not welcome, however I think it is most applicable to these mediumsIn aforementioned categories, some shows…Continue

Tags: painting, geographic, geography, area, art

Doing Shows during Holiday weekends

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Mar 16. 2 Replies

Seeking opinions & discussion on the value of doing Fine Art Shows during Holiday / special event weekends. ie. Memorial day, Labor day, NYE, 4th, Superbowl etc. Specific to the Fine Art as…Continue

Tags: 4th, of, July, Superbowl, Labor

Review *** St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury 1-21-17

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jan 23. 4 Replies

I had the pleasure of participating in the Mock Jury offered.Although my intention was to attend in person, unfortunately I was not able to. Instead, I was able to attend via a Remote sharing Citrix…Continue

Tags: louis, show, review, St, Louis

Road trip inventory Fine Art shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Dec 19, 2016. 7 Replies

Trying to get ideas on inventory for a long road trip to numerous Fine Art Shows.Medium: PhotographyI shoot, print, cut my mats, mount, frame and cut my acrylic myself.Therefore, replenishment while…Continue

Tags: sizes, print, photography, stock, inventory

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Larry Berman replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Area dependent types of art
"I've never thought about it much. When I lived in New York City 35 years ago, I had a few New York photos I would sell. But once I outlived the postcard era and became more creative, I would have the same body of work at the same prices at…"
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Area dependent types of art

This discussion is most appropriate for Photographers, painters etc. Not that others are not welcome, however I think it is most applicable to these mediumsIn aforementioned categories, some shows sales are limited to area specific art.Example: "Beachy scenes", "Certain architecture... items that are relative to that geographic location. To try and educate the potential customer on the difference between "Art" and "Decorations" is problematic and not desired at the shows.Someone living in south…See More
1 hour ago
Larry Sohn replied to Dr Eric Lundgren's discussion how many shows are there in a town, area etc weekly, monthly, yearly!
"Does the "advanced search" list shows that were not already listed on ZAPP through the "participating" or "Apply to" pages?"
2 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Dr Eric Lundgren's discussion how many shows are there in a town, area etc weekly, monthly, yearly!
"Very good idea. I tend to check the various application sites ie. CAFE, ZAPP, JAS etc. however there are others as well as independent ones. Don't count on the promoters to tell us. They figure it's not in their best interests, for us to…"
2 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Living in RV/Travel Trailer
"Some points to be aware of: Cons: Extra travel costs incurred due to reduced fuel economy & tolls. Some places you cannot find reasonable parking. Some towns do not allow sleeping in the trailer overnight.  Maneuvering for load / unloads…"
Mar 19
Richard L. Sherer replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Doing Shows during Holiday weekends
"I do 3-day Memorial Day and Labor Day shows in Estes Park, Colorado, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. All have been very good shows for me financially plus they are mini vacations for us too. I have written reviews for several years for…"
Mar 16
Leslie Kaplan replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Doing Shows during Holiday weekends
"December/Holiday shows may bring in more people (a show during the super bowl?  Are you crazy?) but i think it is all about your price points.  In my experience most people do not shop for themselves at this time, so my higher price pieces…"
Mar 16
Larry Sohn replied to Ron Lentz's discussion For Sale: Flourish Panels for 7" Trimline - Virginia
"What color are the panels? Are the stabars both upper & lower? Where are you located? Can you send pics of the damaged area?"
Mar 15
Larry Sohn replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Need new way of attaching curtains to canopy
"I wonder if you can adapt the system used by "Undercover".  The R-2 professional uses a wire / cable stretched from corner post to corner post. The sidewalls have clips that hook / snap on the wire. Allowing very easy attach / detach…"
Mar 10
Larry Sohn replied to Jean Houndsome's discussion Best place for Pro Panels?
"Larry Berman Not to be disagreeable, as I have found you to be a very helpful person. You may not be aware that searchcraigslist.org is not part of craigslist.org  it is instead owned by - Registry Registrant ID: 425f7eca90bbe921Registrant…"
Mar 10
Larry Sohn posted a discussion

Doing Shows during Holiday weekends

Seeking opinions & discussion on the value of doing Fine Art Shows during Holiday / special event weekends. ie. Memorial day, Labor day, NYE, 4th, Superbowl etc. Specific to the Fine Art as Crafts may be a bit different due to price points etc.Pros:1) Often 3 day event, therefore more sales time value to set up breakdown ratio2) Possibly higher traffic flow, depending on location3) many are off work hence relaxed and available4) Cons:1) customers are already spending extra money on parties,…See More
Mar 10
Larry Sohn replied to Jean Houndsome's discussion Best place for Pro Panels?
"You can do a global search of Craigslist via using Google search with variables. If that is not your forte you can make it easier by using "Adhuntr.com" Here is a simple search I put in for…"
Mar 10
Larry Sohn replied to Kelly Swartz's discussion Paypal v Square
"I understand it never happened to you. Perhaps it has never happened to many people ... OR ... perhaps it HAS happened to many people. We would not know. Not everyone has the where-with-all to find resolution or publicly post reports of same. I have…"
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"A customer came into my booth... "this work is great! You have wonderful eye. Did you everthink about doing it professionaly?" My Mother would call that a left handed compliment. I just thanked her for the "compliment" lol"
Mar 8
Larry Sohn replied to Kelly Swartz's discussion Paypal v Square
"** Be WARNED about Square ** I had a single phone call, with a very discortious Square representitive. When I requested her supervisor, she hung up on me. When I tried to call back, I found my "customer code" (the unique number necessary…"
Mar 8
Larry Sohn replied to Susie Monzingo's discussion Lighting for ez up
"I'm on the road. When I get back, I'll set it up and send you a picture. I'm still tweaking the design but it looks good. People don't notice it at all, yet it throws a lot of light where needed. The whole thing is very light...…"
Mar 2

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At 10:25pm on August 9, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

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