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Jay Snively
  • Bellbrook, OH
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Anchoring Trimline sidewalls at bottom...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jun 27. 3 Replies

How do you all with Trimlines anchor the sidewalls at the bottom edge?Mine is a 10x10 7' and the bottom edge of the sidewalls are below the stay bar.Maybe it's common to not anchor the sides? I'd…Continue

Preparing for Booth Photo: Panel/Wall Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jul 11. 2 Replies

My question is primarily concerning the booth photo, knowing that whatever works for the booth photo will may be fine for the actual art fair. The medium is photography.I recently purchased a 10x10,…Continue

Display systems for 2-D artwork?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Mar 25. 3 Replies

I'm a fine art photographer getting ready to do my first shows. I have not yet bought a canopy.What are the various choices to consider for displaying framed prints?I know generally what Pro Panels…Continue

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Larry Berman replied to Jay Snively's discussion Preparing for Booth Photo: Panel/Wall Questions
"I'd recommend 7 foot pro panels for a trimline. I think Flourish sells extensions for the legs. They definitely need to be the same color so as not to create a distraction. You might want to sell your set of Pro panels and pick up a set of nine…"
Jul 11
Larry Sohn replied to Jay Snively's discussion Anchoring Trimline sidewalls at bottom...
"Of course. I assumed you maxed out your height. I should never assume. :-)"
Jun 27
Jay Snively replied to Jay Snively's discussion Anchoring Trimline sidewalls at bottom...
"Thank you, Larry, I appreciate the comment and ideas. A fifth choice is to raise the entire top so the bottom of the sidewalls meets the stabar. I'm thinking that would allow a little better ventilation."
Jun 26
Larry Sohn replied to Jay Snively's discussion Anchoring Trimline sidewalls at bottom...
"Normally you don't need to anchor them. If you choose to and they are below the stabars. A) Lower your stabars and then bungee to them. B) As you are using stabars, then you can pull horizontally. So, just secure with strong tension, at the…"
Jun 26
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Anchoring Trimline sidewalls at bottom...

How do you all with Trimlines anchor the sidewalls at the bottom edge?Mine is a 10x10 7' and the bottom edge of the sidewalls are below the stay bar.Maybe it's common to not anchor the sides? I'd think I'd rather not have the sides flop and sway in the wind.I'm pretty handy and I can come up with something but I don't like reinventing the wheel.Thank you!See More
Jun 26
Larry Pile replied to Jay Snively's discussion Preparing for Booth Photo: Panel/Wall Questions
"I would undoubtedly strive for identical colored panels. I don’t know how close you are to Dallas (where Pro Panels is headquartered),but they’ll replace the carpeting on your existing panels for about $30 each..solving the cost…"
Jun 3
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Preparing for Booth Photo: Panel/Wall Questions

My question is primarily concerning the booth photo, knowing that whatever works for the booth photo will may be fine for the actual art fair. The medium is photography.I recently purchased a 10x10, 7-foot TrimLine canopy and Pro Panels from an artist. I am preparing to set up for my booth shot for my first ever art fair applications. The fairs I'm applying for are not prestigious - they're reasonably well run smallish events.The Pro Panels are all 6-foot, 30" Original Pro Panels. Three are…See More
May 31

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At 6:19pm on March 12, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Jay. 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.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

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At 7:54am on March 21, 2019, Paula Shoulders said…

Hi Jay, just saw your message and then lost it. I'm having a hard time navigating. I'm much better at email if you would like to contact me. 

cts53@comcast.net

Thanks, Paula

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