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Larry Schneider
  • Carnegie, PA
  • United States
  • painting. Acrylic paintings of…
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Larry Schneider commented on Spencer Knowlton's blog post 6 Pet Peeves Artists & Crafters Have When Selling at Shows
"Although the six things are annoying, they are not frequent happenings. I can live with them.    Common things that I hate are neighbors extending beyond there booth with....... noise from their radios, smoke from there cigarettes',…"
Jun 10
Larry Schneider replied to Larry Maynard's discussion Promoters
"Amen. I hit delete on a lot of promoted shows.   I don't have the time to research where and when some highly touted show is. It should be in bold type at the very beginning of the post. "
Mar 30
Larry Schneider commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Big News from the BIG One: Ann Arbor
"I did Ann Arbor from 1994 to 2015.  It was not an an art festival , it was a “event”.  Early years had 150 Hari Krishnas chanting down the streets, student actors walking the streets doing little acts, Homo sexual weight…"
Mar 12
Larry Schneider replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Starting to move prices up... what "things" can help support that?
"Seems like some good things to do but #5 might be a bit gaudy. I personally don't like naming my canvases. Customers might like the work and not the name. A negative. I have had customers drive 100 miles to a show and had me sign a previous…"
Feb 25
Larry Schneider replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"My starting point for shows will be June.  I applied for several to date.,  Dont know why June but its just a guess based on what I read and analyze.  It just could be I will loose a lot of money again on cancelled shows and promoters…"
Nov 20, 2020
Larry Schneider commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: Chesterton Art Fair
"If this show is cancelled is there a refund?"
May 4, 2020
Larry Schneider commented on John Leben's blog post What Will Art Fairs be Like After the Pandemic?
"My viewpoint is that Disney, Amusement parks, cruises, NFL Games, concerts ,theater and art/craft festivals will all come back strong.  I did all these things for 40 years and never once had a problem or worried about dying from a disease. I…"
Apr 15, 2020
Larry Schneider commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Stop blaming me
"I accidentally slipped in my garage and hurt my knee. I immediately yelled “that damn Oscar its his fault” "
Apr 8, 2020
Larry Schneider replied to Chris Umhoefer's discussion Does anyone make significant sales online, and if so, how and where?
"I sell a few things on line from my website. In a years time maybe equal to one good show., Its all from past customers or booth visitors that take my business card. It would be rare to get an order from an on line site like Facebook Etsy, or others…"
Apr 2, 2020
Larry Schneider replied to Mark Loeb's discussion Thriving in the art world during a pandemic
"The safest place to be now is it your home. Its may be good they are cancelling plays, concerts, basketball games,craft shows, and even places like skiing in Vail. Otherwise I would be right there first in line. Being older over 60 its best for me.…"
Mar 15, 2020
Larry Schneider replied to Susan Hohman's discussion Tell me everything about Mesh panels.. good -bad???
"I tried mesh panels.  Really didn't like them for hanging paintings. I sold them and went back to Pro Panels. "
Mar 1, 2020
Larry Schneider replied to Jay Snively's discussion How to Efficiently Find Art Fairs to Consider?
"There are a dozen sites now listing shows. Most will be listed here. None of them will help you much in determining if you will make any money in the show. Seeing what you do on this site may help a few give you an idea if you belong in certain…"
Jan 6, 2020
Larry Schneider replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Don't ever remember getting a rude comment in 30 years. Sometimes a person will turn and leave and say “whoa “ or “too much fo me” but never in a rude way. ( I paint backyard bird pictures )"
Nov 8, 2019
Larry Schneider commented on Nels johnson's blog post Lake Forest Labor Day weekend art fair—Fair but not great for most
"Nels........... Please write a book.. My life on the art show circuit"
Sep 20, 2019
Larry Schneider replied to Matt Gwinn's discussion Help!! Condensation in my tent!
"I put a rubber back outdoor carpet in my booth. You cant prevent moisture from getting in the ground ., A new tent cant help you one bit."
Aug 26, 2019
Larry Schneider replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"why not just buy a van and also arrange your pro panels so that you have a storage area"
Aug 21, 2019

Profile Information

Your Medium
painting. Acrylic paintings of birds and wildlife
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Jinx Harris mall show
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
changes every show
Best show ever and why
unsure. Many of them.
Worst show ever and why
unsure. Many of them
Who referred you to Please be specific.
A customer.

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Posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:25am 0 Comments

I have a 10X10 and a  6X10 ( old Ann Arbor State Street Model )  Lite Dome.  I really like them , they hold up in high winds, dont pool water in the rain , and the company is very helpful.    Both are easier to set up with two people but can be done alone. You do need a three step folding stool to make the job much easier.  I use  a PVC tube weight  filled with lead shot for each cornor. .     Do get all four sides zippered  and an awning zipper as they make life easier in the long run. …


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At 3:59pm on July 28, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Larry.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.
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At 1:23pm on April 10, 2013, Elle Heiligenstein said…
Thank you, Barry. I truly do appreciate your comments and encouragement. You are a true gem I am adding you as a friend thanks!

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