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Larry Berman
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Jinx Harris

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jun 1. 4 Replies

A potential way to start art shows

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Kaytee Sumida commented on Larry Berman's blog post Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Tuesdays at 4PM
"Sorry I missed it, Larry! Can't even claim I was busy preparing for Comic Con Art Show-- which is live now, but everything was submitted a week ago. Fingers and toes are crossed... and probably my eyes will be by Sunday night...."
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Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Tuesdays at 4PM

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Now Tuesdays at 4PMSame day and time each week to give artists that are doing shows a chance to get home and relax. From now on I'll be sending out the reminder e-mail on Monday, the day before the meeting.Jul 20, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern TimeJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/4338895789?pwd=NXFRME9JRFdMK3VDUEJhdHJ5T2daQT09Meeting ID: 433 889 5789Passcode: art-showAnything art show related…See More
Monday
Larry Berman replied to Gregg Morris's discussion For sale
"Works better if you put something in the title of your post that lets artists know what it is you're selling and maybe the location. Larry Berman"
Jul 17
Larry Berman replied to Leanne Moss's discussion Can I Bring New Work After I’ve been Approved for a Juried Show?
"Some shows allow a certain percentage of work not juried in. The Michigan Guild has a 10% rule for new work. Best to ask. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Jul 13
Larry Berman replied to Oksana Ball's discussion Any suggestions on my booth?
"You're too scattered. Too many sizes and not sure how many products because there is too much in the booth. Not sure if you are doing reproductions but they are only allowed at some shows if they are within the category you are applying.…"
Jul 8
Larry Berman replied to Oksana Ball's discussion Looking for a consultant
"Give me a call. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Jul 6
Larry Berman replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Unemployment and resuming art fairs: how hard is it to resume unemployment benefits after doing 1 art fair?
"Continue to apply for unemployment even when doing shows in September and report your income. Remember that you need to deduct all expenses and only report the profit each week, which may be a lot smaller than your gross, maybe even a negative…"
Jun 22
Leon Gibbs replied to Larry Berman's discussion Care and Feeding of Your Jury Images
"This is the best tutorial! I've made so many mistakes before and  I've barely could tske a good photo. I'd glad to try again now, thanks"
Jun 7
Leon Gibbs replied to Larry Berman's discussion Photographing your art using your canopy as a light source
"Thank you! Not only lens of camera is very important but the good lighting too. Bad lighting can ruin any photo. Even if it was taken with the best camera and the best lens. At the same time, correctly prepared light can help to make excellent…"
Jun 6
Larry Berman replied to Sayeed Syed's discussion Good Art fairs/shows in East Coast
"Read the reviews on this web site and on Facebook. Trial and error gives the best results for you personally.  Larry Berman "
Jun 2
Larry Berman replied to Larry Berman's discussion Jinx Harris
"As do I. At one time she wanted my (ex) wife and I to buy the house across the street from where she lived in South Jersey. Larry Berman"
Jun 1
Larry Berman replied to Larry Berman's discussion Jinx Harris
"I remember taking a shower in your hotel room and sleeping in my van. And no, Jinx is no longer with us. Larry Berman"
Jun 1
R.C. Matteson replied to Larry Berman's discussion Jinx Harris
"Loved seeing these pics.  I can still see all five feet of her, tromping down the aisles, cigarette in hand, scowl firmly set. As gruff as she was, she made me laugh and she knew it, so we got along well.  I miss her."
Jun 1
Connie Mettler replied to Larry Berman's discussion Jinx Harris
"Thanks for the art fair history, Larry! Is Jinx still running events? I remember when Norm and I first met you, in NYC at an art fair adjacent to Central Park. We splurged and stayed at a hotel across the street from the show and spent some time…"
Jun 1
Larry Berman received a gift from Connie Mettler
May 31
Larry Berman posted a discussion

Jinx Harris

I've been scanning my old slides for the past few weeks, about 1500 slides in.Artists around my age, if they did any mall shows in New England, will recognize these people. Jinx Harris and her oldest son Lee at the Londonderry Faire in Woburn Massachusetts. Taken sometime in the 1980's.Larry Berman412-401-8100Http://BermanGraphics.com…See More
May 31

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Over thirty years experience doing over a thousand art shows. Now I do consulting with artists helping them improve their jury images, booth slide and presentation. Jury slide photography of artwork.
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Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Tuesdays at 4PM

Posted on July 19, 2021 at 8:44am 1 Comment

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting - Now Tuesdays at 4PM

Same day and time each week to give artists that are doing shows a chance to get home and relax. From now on I'll be sending out the reminder e-mail on Monday, the day before the meeting.

Jul 20, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/4338895789?pwd=NXFRME9JRFdMK3VDUEJhdHJ5T2daQT09

Meeting ID: 433 889…

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Meeting Famous People at Art Shows

Posted on May 2, 2021 at 12:59pm 2 Comments

A fun post.



John Ritter with his first wife Nancy Morgan and three month old son Jason Ritter. Taken in May 1980 at New York City Central Park South art show. I kept a small point and shoot camera with me in the event someone famous walked by. And yes, they bought those prints from me that Nancy is holding. I just came across this 41 year old…

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Slide or Film Scanning

Posted on April 25, 2021 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

I've always had the capabilities of scanning 35mm slides for artists. Now with the purchase of a transparency adapter for my tabloid scanner I can scan film up to 8x10. I have four scanners and can scan all film sizes, positive or negative film. 35mm, medium format, 4x5 and 8x10. Or any size prints or artwork. If you are interested, give me a call at 412-401-8100 with quantity and size film and I'll give you a quote. All scanning includes color correction and formatting for whatever your…

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Time to Get a Colonoscopy

Posted on March 21, 2021 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

Time to get a Colonoscopy

In 2002 at age 53 I was diagnosed with colon cancer. Colon cancer is a disease that doesn't present symptoms until it's too late. I was fortunate in that I had an intermittent strange pain in my stomach. It happened a few times and I thought I was getting an ulcer. After having an Endoscopy which didn't show anything, my doctor sent me for a Colonoscopy. The result was finding a lemon size tumor and they wouldn't let me leave the hospital, scheduling me for…

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Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting

Posted on January 23, 2021 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

Larry Berman's Zoom Meeting

Monday January 25th at 2 PM Eastern Time

Join the Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/4338895789?pwd=NXFRME9JRFdMK3VDUEJhdHJ5T2daQT09

Meeting ID: 433 889 5789

Passcode: art-show

Any art show (or selling art) related topics can be discussed.

Check http://bermangraphics.com/zoom/ for audio files…

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At 8:15pm on May 31, 2021, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you, Larry, for referring Eleanor Broaded to Art Fair Insiders.
At 8:46pm on November 14, 2018, Lauren G. Little said…

Hi Larry! You really are our neighbor! We live near Burchfield in Shaler. :)

At 1:27pm on February 01, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congrats, Larry! They chose you again. Thanks for being so helpful to so many people. I hope your return will come way before you get to heaven ;)
At 3:45pm on January 08, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Happy new year, Larry. Thanks so much for playing Secret Santa with us again this year. Hope it was fun for you and the new year makes your dreams come true.
At 4:02pm on March 31, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congratulations, Larry. You did it again! The members appreciate your precise down to earth feedback. Many thanks for all you do to keep this network running along.
At 9:49am on January 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for being a Secret Santa again this year, Larry. Happy new year!
At 4:48pm on February 01, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congratulations, Larry. Once again you've been voted "most helpful." Personally I can't think of a better winner. Thanks! Here's your Art Star.
At 3:54pm on December 24, 2012, Pat Falk gave Larry Berman a gift
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Holiday wishes! Thanks again!
At 3:54pm on October 8, 2012, Kathy Alpert said…

Hi Larry, You are such a bank of knowledge...Yoda... I was wondering which insurance you would suggest to get for a weekend show for a newbie...which company? and  I had seen at one time there is a certain cart to haul everything to your sight...thanks, Kathy Alpert

At 12:23pm on January 20, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congratulations, Larry! Many thanks for all your contributions to this community.
 
 
 

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