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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 CA Kaminski's discussion Signing a triptych
"I sign them all. Even though they are a set, as they are not attached to each other, they might be separated. Therefore, as each is a piece of artwork from you, sign each one. I also attach a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) to my work. When it is…"
Wednesday
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Are the "user installed brakes" the same as the "factory installed" systems? What about the Brake controller?"
Sunday
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"I wasn't sure about the side to side VS centered, over the axles as someone had said to center it. Not sure if that had to do with handling or structural integrity of axles and wheels? I've also considered having a ladder installed and…"
Saturday
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Very good Reid, One of the reasons I want a tandem axle. I'll still have to be cognizant of load balancing, however it should be a little more forgiving. I would think the poles, up top, would be offset by the collective weight of bins of…"
Saturday
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"I have also considered the route of another vehicle. Sprinter or other. However I'm too frugal (cheap) to spend for acquisition, insurance, registration etc. lots of benefits for the extra vehicle - lots of extra costs. So trailer it is. Also…"
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Cindy Welch's discussion What are you doing this weekend? August 6-11, 2018
"Getting out more artworks (ordered at shows). Researching trailer ideas. Deciding where to travel to explore, be inspired and get ideas for more artwork. No Shows YEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!  A well needed break."
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"With some of the great bin ideas, I see for the trailers, I wonder of one drawback... With all the bins, the only option is to transport bins 4 times. 1)Into show, 2)back to trailer during setup, 3) back to show, 4) Back to trailer for breakdown and…"
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Chuck, Good information. Thanks for the detailed pictures.  You must have a lot invested in 3/4" plywood :-) Really nice job on the custom bins. Questions: Does setting the various weights in the bin you created, make it more work to pack…"
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"I make my own sleeves: I get LARGE rolls of Poly (styrofoam) from Uline. Then use a heat press to seam them. When done they are the exact size I want. Seamed on three sides. They are cheap, extremely light. Protect well. Do not damage the artwork if…"
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Oops, just realized I goofed on the measure. My double bins are only about 36" high."
Aug 9
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Tim, I'm bringing about 30 framed pieces in the same size range. Using 4 bins made from 2 large large totes each, mounted as two together - top to top, making them double high = approx. 65" high. Also bring at least 2 tote bins of smaller…"
Aug 8
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Fletcher, I'm not very concerned abut the price difference. As you mentioned, it is minimal.  I do want to go as small as possible. However, I'm a pack rat. Always bringing everything possible. Perhaps it goes back to my Boy Scout…"
Aug 8
Larry Sohn replied to Sherry Pelletier's discussion How do you organize your trailer?
"Tim, I really like your trailer setup. we share the same medium, Photography. May I pick your brain? I'm looking to invest in a trailer also. However the 5x8 seemed way too small. In looking at yours, I assume it is not packed complete, yet.…"
Aug 8
Larry Sohn replied to Tina Spencer's discussion Light Weight Battery Options for Tent Lighting
"W=A x V   therefore... watts is equal to amps multiplied by volts. In your case: Eight,) Eleven watt bulbs. 8 x 11 = 88 W=88 Assuming this is a low voltage (12 volt) system. So 88=A x 12 Hence A= 7.3333333 Your amps are approximately…"
Jul 25
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On Site phone number Ann Arbor South U

Does anyone know the on site, phone number, for the Ann Arbor South University, Arft Fair?Cell phone - Maggie Ladd?See More
Jul 18
Chris Hoyt replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Promoter responsibilities and solutions
"If the show was held on public property and no admission was charged, then sadly they could do their thing. This is one of the main reasons I do private shows where the promoter can evict these squatters."
Jul 17

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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.

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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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