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Larry Sohn's Discussions

On Site phone number Ann Arbor South U

Started Jul 18 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. 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. 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. 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 commented on Meg Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 16th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
"Is this the show Robin used to run?"
Saturday
Larry Sohn replied to Marty Hulsebos's discussion Trimline Canopy 10x10 and 10x20 with awnings. Naples FL
"What state are you moving to?"
Dec 1
Larry Sohn replied to Jackie Hoysted's discussion WAC Lighting exhibition lights
"So they are not LED., correct? I only use LED. My batteries last much longer. The halogens kill it quickly."
Nov 28
Larry Sohn replied to Jackie Hoysted's discussion WAC Lighting exhibition lights
"How do these attach to the walls or artwork? What are the specs on the MR16 bulbs?"
Nov 28
Larry Sohn replied to diana calleja's discussion Flourish display mesh panels
"You have to check with Flourish. They can look up what the mesh panels are, then determine if they will fit your EZ Up. It will depend on whether yours is a single diamond or two diamond tent."
Nov 27
Larry Sohn replied to Nancy Rynes's discussion Doing shows solo -- advice?
"Fletcher, They are even heavier, at the end of the show :-( Sometimes, I get lazy / hurried and just leave all the legs extended, plus install my 2 awnings frames and sign frame as well as my lighting poles, before pushing it up. BAAAAAAAD…"
Nov 26
Larry Sohn replied to Nancy Rynes's discussion Doing shows solo -- advice?
"If you are using Trimline, get their "Easy Riser" system. It lets one person set it up, much easier."
Nov 26
Larry Sohn replied to Nancy Rynes's discussion Doing shows solo -- advice?
"I'm in the exact same situation as you. Completely solo. I agree with Kendra, sometimes the help is a hindrance. Sometimes a show will have people who volunteer to assist. If I use them, I tip them, very well. However my pack has to be done in…"
Nov 26
Larry Sohn replied to Erin Carpenter's discussion Indoor show setup
"Out of town, with no internet... sounds like a GREAT time :-)  Those are the best. Do it often. Come back with sanity restored."
Nov 25
Larry Sohn replied to Erin Carpenter's discussion Indoor show setup
"Looks REAL NICE. You did a great job. Hope it went well for you."
Nov 24
Larry Sohn commented on Rick Plummer's blog post Old but New
"People buy when they are in a  "Yes" mode. Positive- produces sales. Negative -does not result in sales."
Nov 22
Larry Sohn replied to Erin Carpenter's discussion Indoor show setup
"On what I posted earlier about the poles: On your Timline, which is made for 10' x 10': The Male (Swaged) poles are 61 1/8" long. The Females are 58 1/4" long Put together they enable the 10' span. Buy a couple of the…"
Nov 21
Larry Sohn replied to Erin Carpenter's discussion Indoor show setup
"Do you get a fire certificate with the drapes you use? Many shows seem to require it in their rules, however I've never been asked to see mine. If needed I do carry mine at all times. All my tents have them. Even my extra drapes have it."
Nov 21
Larry Sohn replied to Erin Carpenter's discussion Indoor show setup
"That's why I love my Flourish Mesh walls.  They can just hang on Pipe or Trimline or Popup tent frames. Allow easy hanging anywhere. set up in less than 5 minutes. Paks very small and light."
Nov 21
Larry Sohn replied to Hal Moran's discussion A few thoughts from a part timer
"Rick, next time we are both at the same show, if we are close enough to each other, let's help each other. We can both do your setup, then both do my booth.  Maybe each will be done in half the time. Here is an idea, how about all the…"
Nov 21
Larry Sohn replied to Hal Moran's discussion A few thoughts from a part timer
"You are right Barry. I take much longer. Protecting Fine Art work takes longer than pushing aside a bunch of Clay jars  :-)  :-) ;-P I agree, my system needs alot of work. It displays very nicely. I just need better efficiency in…"
Nov 21

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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.

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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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