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Dave Buerger
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Hook & loop hangers for pro panels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rita Seidel Feb 4. 3 Replies

I'm seeking a vendor for the velcro-type "hook and loop"  hangers so that I can easily hang / move my photographic artwork on propanels.Can anyone point me in the right direction?Continue

Seeking Used LED light setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jan 11. 12 Replies

I'm seeking someone interested in selling a gently used LED light setup for use at shows.Dave BuergerDaveBuerger@AOL.comContinue

Velcro-type gloves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mindy Colton Jan 7. 3 Replies

Does anyone know of some type of gloves with velcro-type gripper palms for easily carrying Propanels?any suggestions appreciated.Continue

Art shows that are successful for artists - 1st half of 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leigh Slayden Apr 20. 11 Replies

I'm in the midst of applying for shows for this spring and would deeply appreciate any input that my fellow artists might be able to give.  Because of other commitments, I need to stay in Florida and…Continue

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Leigh Slayden replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Art shows that are successful for artists - 1st half of 2019
"I did the Paragon Downtown Sarasota show in January 2019 and was moderately successful. "
Apr 20
Rita Seidel replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Hook & loop hangers for pro panels
"The other contact is Ynon Mabat, 1-321-274-3415. I’ve used, and like, them all. Ynon’s hangers are quite strong and have larger metal hooks."
Feb 4
Dave Buerger replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Hook & loop hangers for pro panels
"Thanks a lot Rita.  I'll give them a call. Dave"
Feb 4
Rita Seidel replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Hook & loop hangers for pro panels
"Pro Hangers 1-800-728-7719 Harmon’s Hangers (larger than Pro Hangers) 1-928-474-5554 There’s an artist in the Orlando area who has some strong ones, but I temporarily forgot his name. I’ll look him up and post again."
Feb 4
Dave Buerger posted a discussion

Hook & loop hangers for pro panels

I'm seeking a vendor for the velcro-type "hook and loop"  hangers so that I can easily hang / move my photographic artwork on propanels.Can anyone point me in the right direction?See More
Feb 4
Dave Buerger replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Naples Art Show
"Best bet is to do shows that are put on by a local art guild or other arts-related organization.  They really care about the artists rather than just making a buck for themselves.  Second choice would be a show set up by local civic…"
Jan 28
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"Gerome Pictures in thread. Specifications in thread. Spoke with Dave.  I'm awaiting his reply. Larry"
Jan 11
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"I made this using: The carrier is PVC, non-conductive and weatherproof. For the lights, themselves I used strips. Here are the specs: ISA Approved, RoHS Compliant, UL Listed Weatherproof IP66 LED Type 5050 SMD LED Lifetime 30,000 hours (if you ran…"
Jan 11
Dave Buerger replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"Larry:  I have a couple of questions.  (1) how many actual lamps are there in the setup?  (2) do you know the total actual wattage?  Not the effective to incandescent wattage.  (3)  What are you asking for it? and (4)…"
Jan 11
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"On my trimline, I attach to the lightbar. As to people not seeing the lights, in your setup, wont they see them or be blinded by them, when they are in the booth and turn around. Mine are directional and can be set to aim at the walls, without ever…"
Jan 10
Barry Bernstein replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"I've always used a Craft Hut. They are tanks. Good in bad weather. For lights, I usually run a track across the front bar facing in. I use zip ties and Gorilla tape. Nobody sees it because it is facing in. Something I may try, because I just…"
Jan 10
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"Gerome I posted the photos in this thread. The trimeline would need either a lightbar pole or some sort of support, as I mentioned in my comments about the crafthut. Or you could easily modify the tubes to be able to support the entire…"
Jan 10
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"Dave For the Crafthut, you may have to figure how to hang the tubes. I'm not sure, as I have never used a crafthut. The tubes would need some sort of support approx each 4' or 5'. They are extremely lightweight but would sag a bit in…"
Jan 10
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"Here are photos of the lights, in use, at a show. this was in my pop-up (undercover) tent. As you can see it is almost unnoticeable, in the framework. I used to just hang it in the roof framework. Or it can be hung under the framework with a few…"
Jan 10
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"I will try to see if I have the photos. Normally, when I do my booth shots, I deliberately crop out, the ceiling and lighting.  I'm not doing any booth shows, very soon (happily). Only galleries, currently. Therefore I wont be doing a…"
Jan 10
Dave Buerger replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"Tent = CraftHut  (many years old and frame made of VERY heavy steel) Could you please send me a photo of your setup? Dave"
Jan 9

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Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
15
First show ever
Bloomin' Arts Festival, Bartow, FL
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http://DBuerger-Photography.com
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Another artist at a show.

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At 9:46am on November 30, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Dave,

Welcome!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thank you for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.

At 9:39pm on December 10, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Dave. 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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