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Larry Sohn's Discussions

Scam and Spam emails - calls

Started Jan 31 0 Replies

This is related to the thread “Scam Alert: Email...”I did not want to hijack the thread so here is a new one.Think of the irony.You pay for a landline phone service.A bunch of unwanted calls…Continue

Tags: spammer, email, scammer, spam, rant

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

 

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Larry Sohn commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next podcast? Using Facebook to sell your art - Part 2
"I understand Dave is not just trying to "give away" his secrets. He is trying to make money via selling us on buying his course. Fine, that is expected. However, if his course is that involved, deep and has a lot to learn (hence worth the…"
yesterday
Larry Sohn commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: Can Facebook Really Help You Sell Your Work?
"Connie, As you know I'm pretty much in the loop, as far as IT.  Currently, there is no way to keep someone from downloading a photo, they see on a website, to their own computer. Many simple methods such as disabeling right click, blank…"
Thursday
Larry Sohn commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: Can Facebook Really Help You Sell Your Work?
"Not much, when you think of it the way you, Norm or I might feel. As we are seeking fine art. However the average person who is just as happy with seeing it on a computer monitor or their cell phone, will be happy with it. The same issue was…"
Thursday
Larry Sohn commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: Can Facebook Really Help You Sell Your Work?
"Jane Shaffer Nice idea with the ribbon...except at the shows or on the websites, it is very easy for a person to remove the ribbon. Same as a watermark. There is software to do just that. The finished product wont be quite as good as the…"
Feb 13
Larry Sohn replied to Hal Moran's discussion A few thoughts from a part timer
"I've thought about going into shows that are reoccuring every month. Then I could just leave my setup as is. No breakdown or setup inbetween... oh, wait, is that called a gallery?  :-)  ;-) "
Feb 10
Larry Sohn replied to Greg Little's discussion Solar Panels in your canopy ... interesting
"Great idea. What were his results? Trineline with skylight? Lightdome? Enquiring minds want to know  :-)"
Feb 10
Larry Sohn replied to marirosa hofmann's discussion Advice on Marion art festival
"I don't really bother with any one day shows. It takes too long to set up and breakdown my booth. Also if you have a rain day etc, no chance to recoup. With a  multiday show you have a chance to recoup."
Feb 9
Larry Sohn replied to Greg Little's discussion Solar Panels in your canopy ... interesting
"You are right Greg. Hmmm, let's think about the efficiency... We block out the natural light, by putting up solar panels to gather that light. Convert it into electricity, then convert that back into artificial light. Somehow I think we would…"
Feb 9
Larry Sohn replied to Greg Little's discussion Solar Panels in your canopy ... interesting
"Kathleen, Yup, I'm ancient enough to remember Mr. Wizard. I don't remember exactly what the chant was, he used, when sending the guy back to his place. That was the cartoon version. Then we also had Don Herbert. Funny thing is... My dad…"
Feb 9
Larry Sohn commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Next Podcast: Can Facebook Really Help You Sell Your Work?
"Dave, Without going into all the debates here (there are many), when you do your podcast, I'd like to hear from you, how you address the issue that Artist Photograpehrs face. Unlike so many other mediums, ours is fairly easy to copy /…"
Feb 8
Larry Sohn replied to Carol Boucher's discussion Pro Panels, Pro Desk, Pedestals, and more for sale
"Is the van a high top? Any photos of the van. Can we have specs on the van?"
Feb 7
Larry Sohn replied to Sharon Collins's discussion Flourish Trim Line Tent Plus More For Sale
"Since there is no price listed...I'll offer $300 cash, for everything."
Feb 6
Larry Sohn replied to Mark D. Bird's discussion 10x10 Trimline canopy for sale?
"Mark It might be a good idea to change your listing to: "Looking to buy 10x10 Trimline canopy". The way it is written, causes people to click on it thinking you are selling one."
Feb 6
Larry Sohn replied to Otis Harville's discussion Marine Battery Booth Electricity Allowed or No?
"Otis, I hope you were able to get your information. I didn't mean to cut you short. I had to listen to the Mistake of the Union address. "
Feb 6
Larry Sohn commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Absolute Best Way to Ship Art? and the consequences
"Also they are useless and ineffective when finding shipments they lose. I have had them lose shipments. Even though I paid for tracking, they could not find it. All they could do was say the last place they have a record of it was _______ ! They…"
Feb 6
Larry Sohn replied to Otis Harville's discussion Marine Battery Booth Electricity Allowed or No?
"Exactly what Robert wrote. He is correct about the sine wave. It may be listed on the spec."
Feb 5

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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.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

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

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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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