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Larry Berman
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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 Matt Gwinn's discussion Signage Questions
"You are not allowed to show any identification in your jury pictures. The process is supposed to be a blind jury. Any identification and some shows will reject your images and ask you to submit without identification. Larry…"
yesterday
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 Berman replied to Matt Gwinn's discussion What's the best way to hang unframed matted prints
"I don't give them that option. My price sign says unframed only. if I wanted to sell framed, I'd sell off the wall. But if you want to save money, just buy enough frames for a complete display and only sell unframed. Larry Berman"
Jul 3
Larry Berman replied to Matt Gwinn's discussion What's the best way to hang unframed matted prints
"I'm one of the few photographers that framed matted prints using clear bags from http://clearbags.com instead of glass but they still needed to be in frames. If you try and hang just matted prints the show won't be happy with your display…"
Jul 3
Larry Berman replied to Tony DeCoste's discussion "Only one bin of prints allowed"
"When you say "print bin" you are referring to reproductions unless you are a photographer. If you are a painter, usually only one size is necessary. I've seen photographers make large bins to encompass multiple sizes of their…"
Jul 1
Larry Berman replied to Catherine Nocon's discussion Zapplication
"The status is something show directors can change at will. Doesn't mean that they are still jurying. If you sent images on a CD, were they the requested size? I've always done free image evaluations. You can e-mail me your images to…"
Jul 1
Larry Berman replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Judging by the number of colored canopy roofs, the show you're starting out at is not that good. Having a white canopy is mandatory. It sounds like you have more than one medium. As the quality of shows increase you will have to choose one…"
Jul 1
Larry Berman commented on Chris Fedderson's blog post In-Booth Portfolios
"A book of either 4x6 prints, or 8x10 prints in plastic sleeves in a loose-leaf ring binder. Electronic doesn't work. Would you hand someone your ipad or iphone and then get distracted by another customer. Larry…"
Jun 21
Larry Berman replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Necklace and print display question
"Good luck with your first show. Larry Berman"
Jun 14
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"
Jun 14
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

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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

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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
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Here's a gift for you, Larry, to help you keep all discussions rolling on the Internet. Thanks for keeping folks on their toes.
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
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Thanks Larry for referring Kathryn Riechert to our group. Your help makes this a great site for artists.
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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