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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

Compare Columbus Arts Festival OH - VS - Old Town Art Fair IL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loc Tran Jan 25. 3 Replies

I'm trying to get opinions from those who might have experience with these two venues. As they are both at the same weekend / time this year. Looking from the standpoint of Fine Art Photography.…Continue

Tags: Versus, VS, Compare, Columbus, Town

Photography VS Jewelry etc.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Nov 7, 2016. 15 Replies

*** Disclaimer ***Let me start by stating I have nothing against Jewelry nor any other form of art. I have admiration and respect for artists of myriad mediums.I do not claim or insinuate any medium…Continue

Tags: sales, wall, art, marketing, jewelry

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Larry Sohn replied to Rosita Gilsenan's discussion Need booth to buy or rent Naples Florida
"Do you need an entire setup ie. display panels etc? Or do you just need the 10 x 10 booth? I have an extra booth only. I'm looking into my itinerary. I may be in the area of Sarasota, Fl, for tat weekend. If you are traveling from Sarasota, it…"
Jan 29
Loc Tran replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Columbus Arts Festival OH - VS - Old Town Art Fair IL
"Hi Larry, I'm just seeing your post too... I will add my 2 cents as it may help you in the future. I live in Columbus and we go to the art festival every year (as a patron and potential future artist). It is a big event and attracts a lot of…"
Jan 25
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Review *** St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury 1-21-17
""...trying to show cohesiveness within a limit of four jury photos..." This may be exasperated when we consider the 4 images must be a representation of the total body of work in the booth. In your medium of beautiful woodworking, what if…"
Jan 23
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Columbus Arts Festival OH - VS - Old Town Art Fair IL
"Connie, thank you for the effort. I do find it seems to take a long time to get responses :-) I hope your march went well. FAR MORE attended the march than the inauguration. I'm happy you and others were able to make a statement. One of the…"
Jan 23
Connie Mettler replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Columbus Arts Festival OH - VS - Old Town Art Fair IL
"So sorry I am just now seeing this. First choice for me is Old Town. You won't see as many people, but the affluence of the area and the reputation brings serious buyers to attend. Also, because it is only two days your expenses will be lower,…"
Jan 23
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Review *** St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury 1-21-17
"I'm thinking the churches with the industrial may pass as cohesive, as they may categorize all as "architectural". However if one image is a fox and another is a soldier they would not be seen as cohesive. Now a concern arises for…"
Jan 23
Craig Roderick and Sara Beck replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Review *** St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury 1-21-17
"Larry, Thank you for posting this.  This whole notion of cohesiveness continues to perplex me.  Perhaps 15% of our images are B&W.  To us these images were more compelling in B&W than color.  We now have a few that are…"
Jan 23
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Review *** St. Louis Art Fair Mock Jury 1-21-17

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 system using GoToMeeting.The event was run EXCELLENTLY.Here is the setup, to the best of my knowledge:* They gave our “application submissions” to the jurors and directors about a week ahead of time.* Two jurors, Director & assistant director, support staff* Projected images about 2' x 3'* We…See More
Jan 23
Larry Sohn replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend, January 20-22, 2017?
"WAY TO GO CONNIE !!! I applaud you. Actions speak louder than words. Thank you for taking action. I can't take any type of action as I'm behind schedule for a multi show circuit. All my efforts (around 20hrs/day) are on preparing."
Jan 20
Larry Sohn commented on Tammie T Everly's blog post Seeking Advice for Establishing Myself in Florida
"I can offer a view from both sides of the inspection issue. I've owned properties, rentals, business,, as well as construction company and been an inspector. I do not fear nor feel any problem with getting inspections. Yes, the fee can be a…"
Jan 16
Larry Sohn replied to Susie Monzingo's discussion Phone number for hut shop
"I've never dealt with Hut Shop, however I really like my mesh panels from Flourish company."
Jan 15
Larry Sohn replied to Susie Monzingo's discussion Phone number for hut shop
"Try this Hut Shop Lakeland, TN (901) 317- 7528"
Jan 15
Larry Sohn commented on Tammie T Everly's blog post Seeking Advice for Establishing Myself in Florida
"I don't know Florida laws in this subject at all.  However it may be an advantage to go through the aforementioned hoops you mention for the following reasons. 1) By the space being inspected it may help with insurance premiums and…"
Jan 14
Larry Sohn replied to Julie Manfredi's discussion Retiring & selling everything
"I'm interested in the artwork carry / transport bags. Can you send pictures, more description and price?"
Jan 14
Larry Sohn replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Is anyone here earning a living?
"I can appreciate the "waste" from creating art. Myriad waste expenditures are common to many fields. I travel to places and find the lighting, conditions and / or subject matter unusable. Cutting mats leaves a lot of waste (inner window)…"
Jan 8
Larry Sohn replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Is anyone here earning a living?
"I would like to hear this podcast and or discussion also. I am full time Art shows. They are to support me in all ways. I am putting a lot of money into it and it must and will be self-sustaining as well as support me in the style and life I've…"
Jan 7

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

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Larry. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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