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Larry Sohn's Discussions

On Site phone number Ann Arbor South U

Started Jul 18, 2018 0 Replies

Does anyone know the on site, phone number, for the Ann Arbor South University, Arft Fair?Cell phone - Maggie Ladd?Continue

Tags: Ann, Arbor:, Contact:, University:, U:

Ann Arbor selling beach scenes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jul 16, 2018. 1 Reply

Does anyone have experience to share of Ann Arbor Art Fair?Specifically: Do Beach type scenes move well?Normally I would not bring them, no matter how good, to a high end fair.However, if it is a…Continue

Tags: matter, sales, subject, photography, Arbor

Promoter responsibilities and solutions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Jul 17, 2018. 16 Replies

What responsibilities do we attribute to the promoter for alleviating a problem at the shows?What solutions should they employ?Recently at the show in Rockville, MD we had a situation.This show is…Continue

Tags: complaint, harass, promoter, disrupt, religion

Painters source and disdain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jun 29, 2018. 34 Replies

I am curious, how many painters, or other mediums of art, use a photograph of the subject matter, to work from.So many painters, I have encountered, know that they cannot paint quickly enough to get…Continue

Tags: painting, compare, critique, painter, art

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Edgar, Either way I give you a lot of credit. You have shown a sincere interest in respecting the other artists and integrity of our craft. By bringing forth and discussing these issues shows good character."
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Edgar, Very nicely expressed. Not all fit within the definitions expressed. I, for one, do my art for the love of it. I have a passion for what I do. That is why I do it. However, it is also my living. therefore, although the passion, ethics,…"
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to Ellen Cohen's discussion Tents/Tent Weights
"The other option: I am alone, I work my booth alone. Therefore I am always at my booth. I eat way too much, perhaps boredom, due to lower show turnouts? Therefore I've gotten fat. Hence I weigh alot. If the winds blow, I just sit on the…"
Thursday
Larry Sohn replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Some might see this in a different vein. At times companies will come into a market. They will undercut all the competitions prices, thus driving the competition out. Once the competition is gone they can raise prices as they now control the…"
Thursday
Larry Sohn replied to Steve Sawusch's discussion Scam Alert: Email regarding purchasing a list of attendees from a show
"One of the phone calls I received from "Microsoft Security" about how my system was hacked. I kept the scammer on the phone for 30 minutes before he realized I was jerking him around."
Thursday
Larry Sohn replied to Steve Sawusch's discussion Scam Alert: Email regarding purchasing a list of attendees from a show
"Have not we all heard the expression: "A fool and his money are soon parted"? I am aware, many fall for these scams. I am unaware how so many can be so gullible. First, apply some logic. Second, do a bit of investigating. Third, apply…"
Thursday
Larry Sohn replied to Adair Hinds's discussion Credit card reader advice
"You might want to check out: PaylineData they have very good rates, legitimate banking company with merchant services. Real people answer the phones, quickly. Best part... The vast majority of people use Debit instead of Credit. Instead of paying a…"
Thursday
Larry Sohn replied to Ellen Cohen's discussion Tents/Tent Weights
"If you are going the route of steel bars, you might as well go the route of Lead. Cost could be less, depending on how you acquire the metal. Size would be much less. Steel = 4.6 ounce per cubic inch Lead = 6.56 ounce per cubic inch The…"
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to Ellen Cohen's discussion Tents/Tent Weights
"Tent Weights: Problems: Heavy, Bulky, Unsightly, Necessary. I wanted a solution, hence, I made my own. Solution: Melt Lead into smaller segments, drill hole through center. Run long eye bolt through center. Once at show, stack as many as desired…"
Monday
Larry Sohn replied to Cassie Beyer's discussion Tips for Pricing? Rounding to the nearest $10?
"heck with Base 10. That is sooooo, old school :-) I might price this way: $11111010  That would be Base 2  AKA. Binary. That would be $250   :-)  ;-) Couldn't help myself."
Jan 13
Larry Sohn replied to Cassie Beyer's discussion Tips for Pricing? Rounding to the nearest $10?
"I agree with Greg. In today's times, people are a bit more savy of the pricing game. I believe it just makes people displesaed when they see theat game played. In this art world, I find price to be less of an object than many think. We are…"
Jan 11
Larry Sohn commented on Eric Nance's blog post Tent information
"Yes, the tent is our friend. Artists must hug their tents, regularly :-) Yup, I use the same technique. I hug mine. I wonder how many other artist see me doing it and wonder :-) Also look at the "hard piece" they have in the bottom of the…"
Jan 11
Larry Sohn commented on Eric Nance's blog post Tent information
"Kathleen, That Undercover is easy to put in and out of the bag. Here is the way I do it (and I have a terrible back)... Roll the tentbag to the center of your booth spot. Stand it up on it's base. Remove the sidewalls from their pocket. Unzip…"
Jan 11
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"Gerome Pictures in thread. Specifications in thread. Spoke with Dave.  I'm awaiting his reply. Larry"
Jan 11
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"I made this using: The carrier is PVC, non-conductive and weatherproof. For the lights, themselves I used strips. Here are the specs: ISA Approved, RoHS Compliant, UL Listed Weatherproof IP66 LED Type 5050 SMD LED Lifetime 30,000 hours (if you ran…"
Jan 11
Larry Sohn replied to Dave Buerger's discussion Seeking Used LED light setup
"On my trimline, I attach to the lightbar. As to people not seeing the lights, in your setup, wont they see them or be blinded by them, when they are in the booth and turn around. Mine are directional and can be set to aim at the walls, without ever…"
Jan 10

Profile Information

Your Medium
Photography - Natural, unaltered, not heavily post processed.
Years in the Art Fair Business
0
First show ever
My first gallery type showing would have been in the early 70's. I won best in show.
What are the best things about art fairs
Chance to get first hand public feedback on your artwork. Opportunity to mix and mingle with buyers. Chance to intermingle with other artists - only if you can get away from your booth long enough. Working shows by myself, rarely affords such. Creates a lifestyle of travel which brings it's own rewards such as exploration. Particularly great for my medium allowing me chances to photograph in diverse areas.
Best show ever and why
St James for the fantastic treatment the staff and local neighbors give to the artist. So welcoming, helpful and generous. Although Mt Gretna was close. In St James, even though we had heavy rains they did all they could to help, gave us carpeting, helped with our booths. Feeding us. Even helped breaking down my booth in the mud. Could not ask for more. Very organized and concerned.
Worst show ever and why
Not sure I want to list it here.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Various art show venders
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an enigma wrapped up in an anomaly. I am also a walking book of misinformation.
Photography, exploration and travelling aimlessly is not a job - it is a labor of love and a way of life for me.

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At 10:25pm on August 9, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Larry. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 9:06am on April 28, 2017, Nels Johnson said…
Larry, I have always been in the original show, by the fountain, it is still the best show of all of them, I would stay away from fourth street, fifth is the next best choice. sJ is a low end sales show, for me it is hard to make $3500 anymore, I am about ready to drop it after 25 years. Hope this helps a little.
At 8:07am on June 22, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sohn a gift
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Thank you, Larry, for referring Hollie Graze to Art Fair Insiders.
At 11:14am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sohn a gift
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Thank you, Larry, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.
At 9:00am on August 2, 2017, Dale Thackeray Fink said…
No, no relation to Larry Fink.

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