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Larry Sohn
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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 Dec 3, 2016 0 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

Sugarloaf crafts festival Philadelphia opinions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Nov 10, 2016. 10 Replies

Has anyone had experience, good or bad, with the Sugarloaf crafts festival in Oaks / Philidelphia, PA. It is the Fall show 11/4 - 11/6/16I've read the opinion from Mr. Hart.Any other ideas?It's a bit…Continue

Tags: Fall, festival, Oaks, Philadelphia, Phila

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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."
5 hours ago
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…"
Monday
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."
Monday
Larry Sohn replied to Susie Monzingo's discussion Phone number for hut shop
"Try this Hut Shop Lakeland, TN (901) 317- 7528"
Monday
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…"
Saturday
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?"
Saturday
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
Larry Sohn replied to Marc Rochkind's discussion OK to Photoshop booth photos?
"I am by no means an expert on this subject. I've weighed the same issues in my mind.  Although it is possible with proficiency in PS to make it almost undetectable that it was altered... A) the operative word being "almost" B)…"
Dec 25, 2016
Larry Sohn replied to John Hayes's discussion Flourish Trimline for sale
"What is the lighting system? Pictures, specifications of lighting system?"
Dec 20, 2016
Judy Christian replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Road trip inventory Fine Art shows
"I don't think that you need to be too concerned with returning customers not seeing enough new stuff in your booth, at least not right away. Generally, customers who see me later may or may not buy, but when they return to the same show, second…"
Dec 19, 2016
Larry Sohn replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Duck Tape Problem Solved
"oops... Of course I hadn't considered your trade with the leather goods and skills in working with them. I guess my suggestion was about the same as someone telling me to pay someone else to photograph for me :-) Too bad I didn't know of…"
Dec 18, 2016
Larry Sohn replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Duck Tape Problem Solved
"What about velcro straps? I buy industrial strength velcro rolls in 2" widths. Easy to cut into the widths and lengths I need. Very strong. Can be found in white or black."
Dec 17, 2016
Larry Sohn replied to Anne Marie Haynes's discussion Photo Light Kit
"Anne I just came across your post. Did you get your lighting kit? I'm not sure what you are seeking. Are you looking for a method to light your displays in a 10' x 10' tent for shows? or Are you trying to illuminate the tent for booth…"
Dec 17, 2016
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Road trip inventory Fine Art shows
"Lee On the point of not spending my time assembling frames at night after shows... What solution do you employ? If I'm on an extended road trip. Going from show to show. As I sell my framed pieces. I need to restock my display walls. What do…"
Dec 16, 2016
Lee White replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Road trip inventory Fine Art shows
"I definitely understand your pains. I'm on my 4th different booth setup. There is always something that needs tweaking and or changing and it's so time consuming. The problem is that what works for one artist, doesn't work for another…"
Dec 15, 2016

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

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