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A radical scheduling thought

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jun 1. 4 Replies

Wouldn't it be great if promoters / organizers worked together with artists. They would schedule shows in geographic areas, timing with other shows so they do not compete with each other.Instead of…Continue

Tags: profit, compete, schedule, organize, Promote

Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft VS Bethesda Row 10/14/17

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn May 25. 4 Replies

Trying to make an informed comparison for these two shows (competing weekend), 10/14/17.Rittenhouse is listed as a "Craft"/ however my medium, Photography, is not accepted into the other PA Guild…Continue

Tags: Fine, Craft, Philadelphia, Maryland, Guild

St. James Court, Kentucky, which one? 10/8/17

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum May 3. 32 Replies

There are at least 4 sections of the St. James Court art show, weekend of 10/8/17.Belgravia,St. James Court,Third Street,Fourth Street,I have read as much of the reviews as I could readily find. Most…Continue

Tags: court, Kentucky, section, review, October

Area dependent types of art

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Mar 31. 3 Replies

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

 

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Jun 22
Larry Sohn replied to Abi Bell's discussion Brand New! 3 Flourish mesh Panels and a 10x10 tent
"Possibly. I use the Black panels currently. I was considering an extra set. I prefer black. Perhaps white but it would have to be at a very different price point."
Jun 15
Larry Sohn replied to Abi Bell's discussion Brand New! 3 Flourish mesh Panels and a 10x10 tent
"Interesting. This Mesh panel, direct from Flourish, is only $555. If purchased with Stars (not listed in this ad) then the entire setup is $685... new with warranty. Why is this set $200 more? Is something included, that has not been listed here?"
Jun 15
Larry Sohn commented on Alli Farkas's blog post I won the perfect prize, from the perfect sponsor!
"I would have donated regardless of any prizes being offered. This site is so helpful. Not only Connie but the many artists sharing their knowledge, experience and insights.  Not all agree but varying perspectives are great. I was fortunate to…"
Jun 6
Larry Sohn commented on Jim Sincock's blog post Moving on to color
"I too prefer B&W as my beloved medium. Unfortunately you are correct. The general public may "claim" they like the B&W over color, but they buy the Color, instead. I just experienced an example at a show, yesterday. The customer…"
Jun 5
Larry Berman replied to Larry Sohn's discussion A radical scheduling thought
"I had suggested something similar about ten years ago, even speaking to a few show directors. My idea was for shows in similar geographic locations that ran a week or two apart save something like 5 or 10% of their jurying for a common jury where…"
Jun 1
Larry Sohn replied to Al Scovern's discussion Ingot Canopy Weights for sale
"Ok, Unfortunately weigh (humor) too light for me. I'd rather around 50 # each. Some shows require that much weight on each corner. Currently I use sand bags, 50#. I was looking for smaller physical dimensions than the sand. I like the design of…"
May 31
Larry Sohn replied to Mike Smith's discussion Wanted - Mesh walls and Staybars for EZ-Up
"Leah What color? If Black are they the double walls? Are these the Flourish Mesh panels? What price? I'm familiar with the Fourish panels, don't understand about the scratches with tightening the corner bracket screw?"
May 31
Larry Sohn replied to Bonnie Fillenwarth's discussion Gift Bag Storage
"I have many different sizes of the Clearbags. Once on a road trip I took a lot of the different ones with me. I put them all in a larger cardboard sleeve (from matboard) and stood them up for the drive. WHAT A MISTAKE.. never do that. They were h**l…"
May 30
Larry Sohn replied to Chris Miles's discussion Canopy policies
"Please don't take this as a marketing list. I have no affiliation or financial incentives with the listed companies. I just like their product and service. Tents I have a couple of the tents. R-2 and a model R-3 Despite the naming convention…"
May 30
Larry Sohn replied to Al Scovern's discussion Ingot Canopy Weights for sale
"I'm not familiar with this weight set. Description? Weight of each piece? Dimensions? pictures?"
May 30
Larry Sohn replied to Bonnie Fillenwarth's discussion Gift Bag Storage
"Sounds like you are using "clearbags". Keep them in the original package. (They come in a clearbag slightly larger than the one contained). Hold up a little on the one you want. Slide your hand, underneath it and back as far as…"
May 29
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion A radical scheduling thought
"As you stated, Connie. It starts with communication. Motivation / incentive must be garnered for the promoters to feel there is a need for change. As most businesses in this country are predicated upon capitalism, then financial incentives would be…"
May 29
Connie Mettler replied to Larry Sohn's discussion A radical scheduling thought
"There was a time, not terribly long ago, when Bill Charney (who started the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver) and Harvey Feinberg (Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights) and a few others discussed this idea. They talked about putting…"
May 28
Wendy Merkle replied to Larry Sohn's discussion A radical scheduling thought
"Will Never Happen.   Shoe Directors don't care.....There will always be artists to take someone else's place.... although possibly a lesser quality.  The artist's profit or loss is not their concern, its the artists…"
May 28
Larry Sohn posted a discussion

A radical scheduling thought

Wouldn't it be great if promoters / organizers worked together with artists. They would schedule shows in geographic areas, timing with other shows so they do not compete with each other.Instead of depleting market share, sales of art would increase.Mediums for shows could be arranged.. ie craft shows done separately from fine art yet they could be during the same time schedule.Some may believe this is already in place. Yet there is a conflict of interest for the promoters with profit from…See More
May 25

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

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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
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Thank you, Larry, for referring Hollie Graze to Art Fair Insiders.

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