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Larry Sohn's Discussions

On Site phone number Ann Arbor South U

Started Jul 18 0 Replies

Does anyone know the on site, phone number, for the Ann Arbor South University, Arft Fair?Cell phone - Maggie Ladd?Continue

Tags: Ann, Arbor:, Contact:, University:, U:

Ann Arbor selling beach scenes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jul 16. 1 Reply

Does anyone have experience to share of Ann Arbor Art Fair?Specifically: Do Beach type scenes move well?Normally I would not bring them, no matter how good, to a high end fair.However, if it is a…Continue

Tags: matter, sales, subject, photography, Arbor

Promoter responsibilities and solutions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Jul 17. 16 Replies

What responsibilities do we attribute to the promoter for alleviating a problem at the shows?What solutions should they employ?Recently at the show in Rockville, MD we had a situation.This show is…Continue

Tags: complaint, harass, promoter, disrupt, religion

Painters source and disdain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jun 29. 34 Replies

I am curious, how many painters, or other mediums of art, use a photograph of the subject matter, to work from.So many painters, I have encountered, know that they cannot paint quickly enough to get…Continue

Tags: painting, compare, critique, painter, art

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Christine Hayden's discussion Applying to St. James Court
"Glad to share.  Good luck :-)"
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to Christine Hayden's discussion Applying to St. James Court
"I believe it means what is displayed (including in the bins) is unique, not copies of other work displayed. Therefore, no more than 25% can be copies of displayed pieces. Also limited edition. As I don't put out copies, except maybe 2 or 3, and…"
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to Christine Hayden's discussion Applying to St. James Court
"Each section of the show is separate. They each have their own rules."
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to Christine Hayden's discussion Applying to St. James Court
"Yes, it applies to photography. That is my medium. I've done that show."
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to William Lee's discussion Need Panels for 10 X 10 Tent
"Asking the people at Flourish is a good idea. I have found them to be honest, sincere and very customer oriented. I am not aware of a "lone standing panel"? They do not have wheels. For a a 10x10 booth, if you want three hanging walls,…"
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to William Lee's discussion Need Panels for 10 X 10 Tent
"Have you considered he Flourish Mesh walls? They come in Black or White. I love them. They are extremely light weight. Collapse / fold up to about 60" x 8" 8" approx. total size. They hold plenty of weight. The black have a double wll…"
Monday
Larry Sohn replied to Kathleen V. Smith's discussion Does anyone else have this problem?!!!
"No problem like this. Sometimes when travelling over seas, especially to known problem areas, they will take mild action on first purchase. One call and ur's good again.  I too, would not be willing to tell them, every time I travel. It is…"
Oct 10
Larry Sohn replied to Bill Lang's discussion Trimline Canopy with Flourish Mesh Walls
"What color are the mesh walls? Are they 7' or 8' mesh?"
Oct 10
Larry Sohn replied to Joseph Moss's discussion Contemporary Art Festivals
"He has a real nice place down there in FL. The setting with the water, trees and wildlife is great. Just walk out the door and start shooting. Heck you could probably get some great shots, sitting inside, shooting out the window. "
Oct 9
Larry Sohn replied to Joseph Moss's discussion Contemporary Art Festivals
"Connie, was that artist Clyde Butcher?"
Oct 8
Larry Sohn replied to John R Tate's discussion Classic 1986 GMC Vandura Compact Type B RV/Motorhome for Sale
"Hmmm, I emailed, I left the message on this thread, I tried to leave a voicemail however your voicemail was full. Have you decided not to sell it?"
Oct 5
Larry Sohn replied to Hal Moran's discussion A few thoughts from a part timer
"Hal I have a couple of Pop -Up tents also. However I like to use my Trimline. It allows me to go 8' and seems to have a better look. I use the Flourish mesh walls also. I use the S hooks also. I map out, in advance, pretty much my layout. 3)…"
Oct 5
Larry Sohn replied to Hal Moran's discussion A few thoughts from a part timer
"Good words, how true, how true. except... I NEED to see this 45 minute (30 minutes once) setup and breakdown. The part about other artists being "really nice" just changed. I was nice...now I'm JEALOUS  :-)"
Oct 5
Larry Sohn replied to Julie Stockler's discussion FOR SALE: SETS OF LED TRACK LIGHTS (HEAD + BULB)
"What are the lengths of the track (s)? Do you have all the fittings? Are these hard wire or with the "end plug disconnect" design? How good a deal for everything as a bundle?"
Oct 4
Larry Sohn replied to Joseph Moss's discussion Contemporary Art Festivals
"(ding) (ding) ... chimed in  :-)"
Oct 4
Larry Sohn replied to Joseph Moss's discussion Contemporary Art Festivals
"Joseph Just asking all of us will likey not return too many results. For one, many don't want to divulge where they do well with a particular line, so as to keep as much market share as possible. Instead just search for the shows you find meet…"
Oct 4

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Your Medium
Photography - Natural, unaltered, not heavily post processed.
Years in the Art Fair Business
0
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 ArtFairInsiders.com? 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.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
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Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.

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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.
At 11:14am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sohn a gift
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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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