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Larry Berman
  • Pittsburgh, PA
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Larry Berman's Discussions

Looking for Pro Panel hanger kits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leslie daly Mar 28. 4 Replies

In Memoriam: Photographer Ron Wilson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Jones Oct 3, 2018. 6 Replies

 

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Larry Berman replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Necklace and print display question
"Good luck with your first show. Larry Berman"
yesterday
Larry Berman replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Necklace and print display question
"Are you allowed to sell jewelry if you juried in with watercolors? Larry Berman"
yesterday
Larry Berman replied to Rick Wallace's discussion sell everything in shot?
"I had that happen my second or third year doing shows. Someone came into my booth at the end of the show and bought 25 pieces. He had purchased an apartment building and wanted to decorate the individual units. Larry…"
Jun 7
Larry Berman replied to Larry Berman's discussion Nikon D800 full frame 36 megapixel DSLR
"Sold"
May 10
Larry Berman replied to Larry Berman's discussion Nikon D800 full frame 36 megapixel DSLR
"Do you want the NEF files untouched so you can be sure of the condition? I can put a zip file in Dropbox for you. Larry Berman"
May 10
Tim Feathers replied to Larry Berman's discussion Nikon D800 full frame 36 megapixel DSLR
"Could you post or send a couple photos of the front/ back of the actual camera?"
May 10
Larry Berman replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"That's the problem with getting into good shows. You can't sell peripheral items like coasters and cards, they're considered reproductions and not allowed in the photography medium. And having them in a booth picture means you…"
May 9
Larry Berman replied to Emily Dies's discussion Art Show Piece Advice
"Create work that you enjoy creating and explore your medium and subject until you find a formula that makes you happy and earns you money. There is no answer to your specific questions because everyone is different. Larry…"
May 8
Larry Berman replied to Ted Martin's discussion My second attempt for booth photo
"Remove the tables and all but one unframed bin. Hang the work symmetrically and the top row should all be the same top height. Keep smaller pieces to the side walls. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
May 8
Larry Berman replied to TC Crumpton's discussion My first booth!
"For jurying - try to keep pictures grouped by themes which could be subject or color. Remove one bin and remove the table. Back up so you don't cut any of your pieces off. Other than that it looks good. Larry…"
May 2
Larry Berman replied to Carol Larsen's discussion How can you plan with such a short time line
"I can only base my suggestions on how I ran my business. For about ten years I drove a box truck and did about forty shows a year. What I did was work to keep the truck full, not necessarily replace what I sold at one or two individual shows. That…"
Apr 25
Larry Berman replied to Hal Moran's discussion Retirement from art fairs
"After my second rotator cuff surgery, I had to stop doing art shows a few years ago. But I had already transitioned to photographing artwork (and improving jury images) instead of selling my own photographs. So I'm staying in the game as an…"
Apr 25
Larry Berman replied to Carol Larsen's discussion How can you plan with such a short time line
"The way I see it is that if you love what you're doing, you should be making art all the time, like having a full time job. Then you always have enough work for the shows you get into. If you're only creating work for the shows you get…"
Apr 25
Larry Berman replied to Jan Sundby's discussion Newbie working on 200 character statement
"Whimsical mixed media wall art created from rescued plastic embellished with acrylic paint 90 characters Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Apr 22
Larry Berman commented on Jan Sundby's blog post Newbie Art Fair Suggestions
"Check out these showshttp://www.artfestival.com/calendar/craft Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Apr 21

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photography and improving jury images
Years in the Art Fair Business
33+
First show ever
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.
http://BermanGraphics.com

A forum for photographers selling their work at art shows:
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Happy Holidays Everyone

Posted on December 26, 2018 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Larry Berman
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100

15,000

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 12:07pm 6 Comments

actually 15,001 members

congratulations to Connie.

Larry Berman
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100

Booth pictures at Three Rivers, State College, Shadyside and Fair in the Park

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Booth pictures at Three Rivers, State College, Shadyside and Fair in the Park. Besides booth pictures I can also photograph some artwork in your booth. Please call me for more information 412-401-8100.

I'll be walking Three Rivers both periods, handing out cards and offering to shoot booth pictures. I usually walk the show on Friday and Sunday each week. If anyone is interested in a booth picture, please give me a call. When you come to Pittsburgh I can also schedule a time for you to…

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I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm 89 Comments

Quite a few artists posted about their Krasl jury scores on some of the Facebook art show forums. I even received two phone calls from artists asking me to check to see if something was wrong with their images.

So many artists posted about receiving one or even two of the lowest possible score of a "1" out of "7" that it makes me wonder if the people doing the jurying knows what that means, or what instructions were given by the director.

Years ago I was interviewing a show…

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Every girl wants a pink convertible

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 4:54pm 3 Comments

Happy Holidays everyone

Doesn't every girl want a pink convertible? Originally we were going to do a holiday picture with a sleigh large enough for the pups to sit in. That concept will now be put on hold until next year. We came across a pink mini cooper convertible and that became the new holiday picture. The car is 24x36 inches by about 20 inches tall. Xena is dominant in the picture with Elvis taking the back seat.…

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Comment Wall (27 comments)

At 9:39am on October 24, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
At 11:47am on November 02, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for these tips, Larry. I did some more streamlining of it last night and will use this info too. Keeping it simple and understandable is important.
At 2:22pm on February 15, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for referring Dawn to the site!
At 2:21pm on March 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congratulations, Larry. You have chosen you as an "art star" for your continuous generosity in sharing your expertise, personal experience, and friendly support to the members of this community.
At 4:42pm on July 16, 2010, Larry Berman said…
Hi Joseph, contact me directly by e-mail or telephone.

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100
At 11:21pm on July 22, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you for your referral of Linda and Jim!
At 4:29pm on August 20, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you for referring Leslie to the site!
At 12:53pm on August 25, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
At 10:39pm on August 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you Larry for referring David johnson to Art Fair Insiders. We appreciate all you do.
At 8:59pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Tahnks, Larry, for referring Franki Martin to Art Fair Insiders.

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