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Larry Sohn's Discussions

It has been said before - Flourish

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peggy Crago Feb 9. 3 Replies

I just hung up from another wonderful experience, on the phone, with Flourish.They are a GREAT ! company to deal with.I have no affiliation except that I own some of their products.Their customer…Continue

Tags: trimline, display, service, booth, equipment

Sale without a price

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jan 5. 2 Replies

It might be nice to institute a rule.If someone is going to list an item for sale, on this site. They MUST list a for sale price.Too many times people list an item. They may even list what they claim…Continue

Tags: offer, listing, trade, selling, for

Print Racks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Oct 30, 2017. 7 Replies

I am considering making my own but would rather just purchase, if I can find them.Different than the Richeson style I have.What I desire:Print racks:A) Fairly deep gusset, greater than 9" to…Continue

Tags: table, top, freestanding, display, bins

Lodging Rittenhouse Square weekend 10/13/17

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Oct 9, 2017. 9 Replies

I'm looking for inexpensive lodging or sharing of a place for the aforementioned art show.I want a place within walking distance of the show. Parking is important. Let me know ASAPContinue

Tags: Motel, Philadelphia, Room, Sleeping, Lodging


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Larry Sohn replied to Jeannie clink's discussion TRIMLINE CANOPY WITH BLACK MESH WALLS $1495 DENVER AREA
"Ik, let me know if you decide to. I already use them. Just looking for more."
20 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Jeannie clink's discussion TRIMLINE CANOPY WITH BLACK MESH WALLS $1495 DENVER AREA
"I understand you are trying to sell this as a full setup. If you are interested in paring out some of it... I am interested in the mesh walls. What price for the black walls setup?"
Larry Sohn replied to Rick Winkler's discussion Flourish TrimLine Canopy +++
"Batteries are heavy to ship. Therefore I'm interested in just the lights system. This would be: Tracks, end caps, wiring harnesses, bulbs, light fixtures, mounts and anything else related to them. I don't need the poles. How much for just…"
Larry Sohn commented on carrie jacobson's blog post Portable Solar Generator
"I just looked at the unit. They claim it puts out continuous 1500 Watts However it comes with a 100 watt solar panel. The math does not work out. It cannot put out more than it has coming in. Well, yes, if it is using transformers it can by altering…"
Mar 10
Larry Sohn replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"A thought many who comment may not be considering. It may be easier for some to claim "just tough it up" about laying out money in advance for a high risk endeavor. With little to no knowledge, insight or lessons gained. Nor feedback to…"
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"The "hall rental at $200/day" was an example of a room large enough for 5 jurors, support staff  and computers. That is sufficient. you don't need a Conference center at a Hilton for a small venue such as that. Costs could be $50…"
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to peter brown's discussion Big vs little update
"“Just the Facts Maam” For us numbers people, no judgment, opinion or decision: Here is a basic spreadsheet: Scenarios a typical well rated and respected show: Assumptions: Applicants: 2,100 Application Fee: $40 Jurors: 5 Rounds of…"
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to Jackie Russo's discussion Easy way to clean my tent!
"I just read all these comments. My thoughts... The pool idea is using Chlorine. This is the same idea as Bleach. Chlorine is the ingredient in Bleach that does the job, however do NOT use this. You may clean it but most likely take years of life off…"
Mar 9
Larry Sohn replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"You  might also look into "Passport America" and "Good Sam", I have found them useful in saving money on many things related to RVs and travel."
Mar 3
Larry Sohn replied to Mark Zirinsky's discussion to post/not to post copyright notices in booth
"I don't have a sign to that effect. I don't have one stating "No Photography" either. On the No photo sign, the wording would be a little more elaborate as my medium is Photography. Hence it would cause some confusion. Hmmm, a…"
Mar 3
Larry Sohn replied to Amy Cassidy's discussion ** Wanted ** flourish mesh panels
"Wendy, What color is yours? Is it for a single diamond or a double diamond tent?"
Feb 25
Larry Sohn replied to Tina Spencer's discussion Light Weight Battery Options for Tent Lighting
"Lithium batteries are very light compared to Lead or AGM batteries. However VERY expensive. If you are running 7 watt lights, multiply times how many of them. Figure out the current ie. 117v, 14v,12v etv. Convert to amps (ohms law). Multiply times…"
Feb 24
Larry Sohn replied to Sharron Parker's discussion Selling Pro-Panel Lights
"To me 2700k is way to yellow. It all depends on the artwork being displayed. If at an outdoor show, the difference in sunlight VS what is being supplied in the booth will have an effect. So in some cases a booth may want to run 5000k. Others might…"
Feb 23
Larry Sohn replied to Michael Thomas's discussion Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs
"Not sure if this will work. A) Book yourself into an RV park or hotel. Declare that address, then have your mail forwarded from there. B) Use your Attorney & the attorney's address. They can act as a legitimate go between. C) Any…"
Feb 16
Larry Sohn replied to Leroy Pettis's discussion For sale: Canopy & Flourish black mesh panels
"All the following are just pursuant to the Flourish mesh panels: How much for just the mesh panels? Are they the double wall type? Are they for a single diamond or double diamond tent? Are they 7' or 8' models? Are they cut for…"
Feb 13
Larry Sohn replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Is creating art killing you?
"Yes, I'm sure, many, many years ago I would play with the various chemicals. Once I mixed a bunch of them together. I think it was the heat also as they hit a bulb. Either way a purple looking cloud rose from it. I passed out. I never…"
Feb 12

Profile Information

Your Medium
Photography - Natural, unaltered, not heavily post processed.
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
My first gallery type showing would have been in the early 70's. I won best in show.
What are the best things about art fairs
Chance to get first hand public feedback on your artwork. Opportunity to mix and mingle with buyers. Chance to intermingle with other artists - only if you can get away from your booth long enough. Working shows by myself, rarely affords such. Creates a lifestyle of travel which brings it's own rewards such as exploration. Particularly great for my medium allowing me chances to photograph in diverse areas.
Best show ever and why
St James for the fantastic treatment the staff and local neighbors give to the artist. So welcoming, helpful and generous. Although Mt Gretna was close. In St James, even though we had heavy rains they did all they could to help, gave us carpeting, helped with our booths. Feeding us. Even helped breaking down my booth in the mud. Could not ask for more. Very organized and concerned.
Worst show ever and why
Not sure I want to list it here.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Various art show venders
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an enigma wrapped up in an anomaly. I am also a walking book of misinformation.
Photography, exploration and travelling aimlessly is not a job - it is a labor of love and a way of life for me.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

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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At 9:06am on April 28, 2017, Nels Johnson said…
Larry, I have always been in the original show, by the fountain, it is still the best show of all of them, I would stay away from fourth street, fifth is the next best choice. sJ is a low end sales show, for me it is hard to make $3500 anymore, I am about ready to drop it after 25 years. Hope this helps a little.
At 8:07am on June 22, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sohn a gift
Thank you, Larry, for referring Hollie Graze to Art Fair Insiders.
At 11:14am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sohn a gift
Thank you, Larry, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.
At 9:00am on August 2, 2017, Dale Thackeray Fink said…
No, no relation to Larry Fink.

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