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As a relative newcomer, I still have tons of questions about every little thing I might do. It occurred to me, after seeing this category, that it would have been a giant help to me to just see examples of working artists' booths in one place, instead of searching around for information. I'm starting the thread by showing mine, and I hope others will add theirs. It really could help someone.

I know my shot isn't perfect.  What is good about it definitely came from advice I found on AFI.  I can say that while it is imperfect, it got me into a great show.  I had to borrow the tent and walls from a friend because I still don't have my own tent (with only 30 days before the great show - yikes!), but I think it came out relatively well.


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Barry, thanks for joining the discussion. Your booth looks amazing!

I will definitely try out your suggestions for my booth. Thank you for the advice!

Where did you get your stand-alone print holder?  The one with the sling like thingie?



Do a search for "print racks"

canvas print racks:

Selwyns has really professional looking break down browsers:

Larry Berman

Hi Barry,

It looks like you have the metal grid walls covered with cloth, which makes the walls look better. I also have the metal grid walls. Can you tell me what you use to cover the grid walls with and how you hang your prints on the cloth wall covers?



Jim, Barry doesn't have fabric in his booth; you're seeing a set of clean side tarps behind the grid walls. You could get muslin from the fabric shops and attach Velcro to the fabric and the Sta-bars to get a snug fit. The muslin comes in white, but a few packets of dye in your bathtub would get the fabric changed to whatever color you wanted. The muslin comes in different widths. I bought some a few years ago for a studio background cloth and it came in a 3 yard width, and I bought a piece 18 feet long. It was comparatively cheap.

Thanks for your response



My booth is always a work in progress, but something I'm doing must be working. I get into a few real good shows every year. This is what I have used the last few months. I'm due for an update.

I really like this booth set up, the curve wants me to walk on through.  Does this also make the breakdown panels more sturdy? And it looks like you made room for storage on the right side.

Thanks. The break-downs are not as solid as I would like. What makes them more solid are cross bars (only 1 is show, I usually use 2), the connectors at the top plus velcro, and the hooks that connect the panels to the tent frame (not shown). I am going to look for some small weights for the feet for my windier shows.

Speaking of a work in progress.

My 1978 booth picture. 35 years ago. I've learned a lot since then...

Larry Berman

Whoo Hoo! Look at those ovular mats! 

Hey now, that was the thing back then, sort of like plaid pants and bushy sideburns ;-) Those little suckers were a pain to cut by hand. I still have an oval matte cutter gathering dust in the garage. It can stay there, too ;-P


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