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Barry Shandler
  • Schenectady, NY
  • United States
  • painting
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Barry Shandler commented on Eric Nance's blog post Tent information
"I had a lite dome and a craft hut for 30 years. They are good rugged tents. The problem is I got old and also lost my help. I grew to hate them. I got a $200 Eur Max and three stablizer bars and the 25 # weight wags. I love it. Sets up in 10 minutes…"
Jan 11
Barry Shandler replied to PHILIP JEFFERSON's discussion Need an honest answer
"exceptional work would probably over shadow any faith base issue. dont blame non acceptance of crummy work on faith issues"
Jan 11
Barry Shandler replied to Nancy Rynes's discussion Doing shows solo -- advice?
"For what its worth Ill add my two cents.  I do small 2D paintings, all originals, no prints, $30 to $300. Helpers:  I have no helpers.  It gets tough when the grandkids are all gone to college.   Tried everything.  There is…"
Jan 2
Barry Shandler commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post End of 2018
"Great to hear from you again, even though not all the greatest news. Oscar do you have a web site. I have no idea of what you do."
Jan 1
Barry Shandler replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Double and triple check you pricing. Then do it again.   Consider all costs. You may have forgotten the kennel fee for the dog. Get it down to how much your making per hour , then decide if you price is right or you are actually loosing money…"
Dec 21, 2018
Barry Shandler replied to Richard Ansley's discussion art show reviews
"Who knows????  After 30+ years of exhibiting I decided to change my life style. No more long trips, high fee big city shows, big hotel bills, and brutal long exhibiting hours,    I searched the following for smaller closer to home…"
Dec 18, 2018
Barry Shandler replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Trying to get accepted to my first show...
"Nothing wrong with your work.  Someone will buy it. Sooner or later your going to need a booth.  Whats the point of waiting till later.  Get a Eur Max, or KD or similar now for about $200 and get your booth shot. If nothing else you…"
Dec 3, 2018
Barry Shandler replied to Hal Moran's discussion A few thoughts from a part timer
"and you get more body aches and pains and health problems than you did 20 years ago"
Nov 24, 2018
Barry Shandler replied to Jane Petersen's discussion Professional Booth Shot
"The photography is great. The booth design does not appeal to me.  Too much stuff. Boring all  at the same level. Not inviting to walk in.  I recently went to a chocolate factory and toured their" upscale" chocolate…"
Oct 3, 2018
Barry Shandler commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post How Do You Relax Off Season
"Sitting in hot water in a rusty tub near a dirt road  in the middle of the desert is relaxation ????"
Sep 24, 2018
Barry Shandler commented on Cherie Smittle's blog post My first art fair (mountain festival)
"One more piece of advice.  Always take the roof off before removing the weights. The weights are the first thing to clamp on  and last thing to remove from just the framework. Several times I had a sudden gust of wind completely flip my…"
Aug 28, 2018
Barry Shandler commented on Cherie Smittle's blog post My first art fair (mountain festival)
"Your booth is quite nice . If you want to keep it, and avoid a lawsuit,you need weights.  I like the EURMAX bags you fill with gravel.  They are less than $25 a set of four , easy to carry,  and add 20 LB to each leg. Of course …"
Aug 27, 2018
Barry Shandler replied to Terri Einer's discussion I'm interested in purchasing...Rant
"I didn't look but does your picture say "to buy this picture click here".  Perfectly clear and precise.    If it  doesn't I most likely would just click "delete" and not send a question in return."
Aug 24, 2018
Barry Shandler replied to David Bornancin's discussion Today's Art Work - What do people Want?
"I do acrylic paintings of birds and wildlife on the basswood country round plaques. $40 to $250. I find much of my sales are for second homes. For example in Michigan many customers will say " this will look nice in my cabin up…"
Aug 20, 2018
Barry Shandler commented on Nels johnson's blog post The Phyllis Olsen Art Show in Cadillac, Michigan
"And no jure fees, and knuckle busters, and burlap covered chicken wire fence display panels, sleeping in tents, camping, ticks, last day takedown dinner and a room and shower at Howard Johnsons, discount rooms for artists at the Chicago Playboy…"
Aug 7, 2018
Barry Shandler commented on Nels johnson's blog post The Phyllis Olsen Art Show in Cadillac, Michigan
"I don't have a lot of interest in useful information at this stage.  Read all Nels stuff over the years. A good book by a superb writer is an entirely different thing.  I'm sure Nels remembers getting show information from other…"
Aug 5, 2018

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Your Medium
painting
Years in the Art Fair Business
30
First show ever
Jinx Harris mall show
What is your website?
http://none
What are the best things about art fairs
changes every show
Best show ever and why
unsure
Worst show ever and why
unsure
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
A customer.

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Like Lite Domes

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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