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Karl Wertanen
  • Monroe, MI
  • United States
  • Photography
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  • Ron Gage
  • Mike A Wardynski
  • Alanna St Laurent
  • Jacki Bilsborrow
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  • Larry Berman
  • Robert Coomer
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Karl Wertanen replied to Ryan Rabbass's discussion Any suggestions on my booth photo?
"Looks nice Ryan.  That's funny though... I'm considering selling my black panels for dark gray panels next year."
Jun 11
Karl Wertanen replied to Ryan Rabbass's discussion How to make good tent weights?
"What Greg said. A 20' bar of 2" cold rolled steel can get you 8 weights at a 2.5' length that weigh 25lbs/piece. That's 50lbs/tent leg. They'll cut it down for you and if your not a welder, they'll weld on rings for…"
Jun 11
Karl Wertanen replied to Darlene L Sours's discussion New here and hoping to get enough information on set up to hit the Fall Art Fair circuit
"Yeah this is a great place! I'm grateful as well. Visiting a fair before hand is always a great way to do it. Just be careful taking pics around peoples booths... some artists, especially photographers, are funny about people taking pictures…"
May 20
Karl Wertanen replied to Darlene L Sours's discussion New here and hoping to get enough information on set up to hit the Fall Art Fair circuit
"Sorry... Didnt mean for this to go under Connies comment. "
May 19
Karl Wertanen replied to Darlene L Sours's discussion New here and hoping to get enough information on set up to hit the Fall Art Fair circuit
"I guess one of the first things to consider is the type of transportation you have. Can you even carry the panels in your current vehicle..?  I love my propanels but I also have a long bed pickup truck with a tall topper/cap on the back so…"
May 19
Karl Wertanen replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Pro Panel artwork hanging and lighting recommendations
"For hanging I use the Harmon Hooks. They have no problem hanging on to my 32x40" Canvases for a long weekend. "
Apr 6
Karl Wertanen replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to transport Stabars
"Yeah I was she’ll shocked when I called them up to order a couple new bags and they told me my total.  I dont regret the purchase at all at all but they are pricy."
Apr 2
Karl Wertanen replied to Chris Bohannon's discussion How to transport Stabars
"Flourish sells bags to carry these poles and parts. They're kind of pricey but it's a quality heavy duty material. It's worth the cost (to me).  http://www.flourishdisplays.com/trimline_bags"
Apr 2
Karl Wertanen posted a photo

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse - Snowstorm

Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse from a frozen Lake Huron (2014)Mamiya 7ii, 80mm on Kodak Ektar 100 Color Negative Film
Mar 19
Karl Wertanen received a gift from Connie Mettler
Mar 12
Karl Wertanen replied to GEROME BONNER's discussion What 2D Sizes Sell Best for YOU?
"The past few years i’ve Been doing  $25 or 2 for $40 This year i’m just Doing a flat $20 i’ve done a flat $20 before I was at $25 and they seemed to move a lot better. It must be that $20 bill magic. A psychological thing…"
Feb 26
Karl Wertanen replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Looking for Pro Panel recomendations
"If your tent and wallet can handle the height of 8ft, you wont regret it. I have 13 7ft panels right now with extenders and I wish I had 8ft.  I'm making the tent upgrade to 8ft (that can extend to 9ft if needed) this year. Either…"
Feb 22
Karl Wertanen replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion Looking for Pro Panel recomendations
"Foresure - the telescoping legs are a must. Adding extra height lets your work breathe while on the wall and at the same time lets you adjust better to uneven ground. Having just the 1 or 2" adjustments 'without' the extensions just…"
Feb 20
Karl Wertanen replied to GEROME BONNER's discussion What 2D Sizes Sell Best for YOU?
"8x10s are nice for people who "dont want to" or "cant" pull out a $50 or a few hundred.  The average person is much more willing to separate with a $20 bill.  Also... Like Don above, my laptop wont let me open your…"
Feb 18
Karl Wertanen replied to Mary H Reed's discussion Alternative to Pro Panels in permanent indoor setting
"Same... I'll probably just end up using extra propanels. At least they will look great."
Feb 17
Karl Wertanen replied to GEROME BONNER's discussion What 2D Sizes Sell Best for YOU?
"I've only been doing shows for 5 years... 2019 will be 6. Photography on canvas. I ran with 24x30's on the wall for the first 2 years and felt like i did well and had consistent sales. I'd sell anywhere between 4-6 of the…"
Feb 17

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Your Medium
Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
6
First show ever
Downtown Monroe Fine Art Fair (michigan)
What is your website?
http://Thegreatnorthlight.com
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At 8:20am on June 30, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Karl,

Welcome to AFI!  Welcome fellow Michigander too!  We're so pleased that you've chosen to join us here and hope you'll find plenty of useful information and new friends.  Thanks and continued success.

At 8:31am on July 1, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi,
The DIY is a separate art fair but runs simultaneously with Funky Ferndale. I know of several photographers who participate in the DIY but someone else on the site might be more qualified to answer that. Why don't you pose that question in the Discussion forum?

At 8:26am on July 8, 2015, Connie Mettler said…
Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Karl.  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.
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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.

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At 9:15pm on May 04, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Karl Wertanen a gift
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At 11:50am on March 12, 2019, Connie Mettler gave Karl Wertanen a gift
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Thank you, Karl, for referring Ron Gage to Art Fair Insiders.

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