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Larry Sohn's Discussions

Sale without a price

Started Dec 6 0 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. 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. 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

Photography "made under their direct supervision."

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Dammann Jul 18. 9 Replies

I'm hoping people will try to have a beneficial discussion on this and avoid flaming.In rules for shows, specifically under "Photography" it is often stated..."made under their direct supervision".…Continue

Tags: supervision, pure, category, rules, buy

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"I and confident with my prices. Do you believe your Doctor, lawyer, mechanic or many others are "different, Suspicious, secretive, gamey"? Most times you do not know the final price until acquisition.  You care most about their…"
1 minute ago
Larry Sohn commented on Nels johnson's blog post Setting up my booth in the driveway—and making lots of moola
"I don't desire to use the vernacular indicative of fecal residue as you have eluded to. Nor any "slick manipulation of words". I merely take what you have stated "...any of us would use this opportunity..." and point out it…"
17 hours ago
Larry Sohn commented on Nels johnson's blog post Setting up my booth in the driveway—and making lots of moola
"Greg, your statement --  "...bottom line is any of us would use this opportunity..." NOT. Some of us would not do this. When chase for economic satisfaction, conflicts with my values, ethics and beliefs... money loses. We all have our…"
19 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Larry, just last week I shipped out two pieces. These were purchased  by somebody who had seen me at a show, did not discuss prices with me at that time, as I did not have any prices displayed. However they took my card, emailed me, asking the…"
22 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Allan, Very well stated. I am not Walmart. I have no intention of trying to compete, price wise, with other "stores". I have yet to find another artist with my exact work.  I NEVER expect a customer to buy my work because it's…"
22 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Dinah, please cite law & resource of said law, that requires prices must be displayed for, artwork in any given state in the U.S.A. I find many laws or regulations regarding the rules when prices are displayed, however I have not found any law…"
23 hours ago
Larry Sohn commented on Nels johnson's blog post Setting up my booth in the driveway—and making lots of moola
"Gee Nels, I "figured out" from the begning. I had responded to others who did not understand that I was justified in using that terminology  because you had already declared it. I was careful, at the beginning, to assure my…"
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Have you found your great diplomacy enhances your sales?"
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"I have eaten at restaurants that do not have prices posted. Very upscale and great quality. Just because somebody has money does not mean, they feel they want to spend the price that we are asking for our art, Just because somebody has money, does…"
yesterday
Larry Sohn commented on Nels johnson's blog post Setting up my booth in the driveway—and making lots of moola
"Nels claimed and used the word "scab" initially.  We just took his lead. I would never use such a term on such a talented blogger :-)"
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"If it is a scenario of "...When really, they are just not "there" yet. ..." then  seeing the price might only eliminate the sale, not enhance it: My thoughts, as they are not going to buy yet, seeing a price that is too…"
Friday
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"Exactly how I feel. However I have heard prior, what has been aforementioned about people assuming if there is no price, then if=t is expensive. I don't think that way, however it is the thinking of the customer, we must take into…"
Friday
Larry Sohn replied to Allan Leon's discussion To price-label or not question
"If you find a good way with the labels, let me know. I use the mesh walls and do not label my work either. I've considered it, but have chosen not to, so far. I may wish to post some information with the pieces. I too am on the fence as to…"
Friday
Larry Sohn commented on Nels johnson's blog post Setting up my booth in the driveway—and making lots of moola
"Cindy, no I did not feel "called down" absolutely nothing wrong with what you said. I did not think negatively, at all. Greg, I agree with the issues of show booths, possibly interfering with storefront business'. In some cases, I…"
Friday
Larry Sohn replied to Judy Christian's discussion Good News- Getting Your Number for Wait List
"Great idea. I wish all shows would do that. I've requested to know from shows and been told, NO. They will not reveal. various reasons but, No.  I understand their myriad reasons, why, however I disagree with the reasons."
Friday
Larry Sohn commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Need some because I fall into scam.
"I find an easy way.  1) I never deal have Credit cards. I only use Debit cards. Cannot spend more than what is in my account. 2) Lock on debit accounts allows for a maximum withdrawal, using cards on any single day. (This can be bypassed by me…"
Thursday

Profile Information

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.

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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
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
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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