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Larry Sohn's Discussions

Compare Art shows to corporate work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn 10 hours ago. 12 Replies

There are those who would like to express how we are so much happier doing this than the grind of a corporate career.Well some comparisons:If you are happier now, in the Art Fair business...What you…Continue

Tags: corporate, job, complaint, comparison, compare

How much weight -A little math for fun

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Sep 18. 2 Replies

Do you all know an artist named Bernoulli?No? Well he was an artist in other areas of thought, mainly mathematics. He created Bernoulli's equation.Without getting into the exact math, physics and…Continue

Tags: wind, lift, velocity, theory, Bernoulli

Speaking with customers, at Art Fairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Maynard Sep 26. 22 Replies

There have been numerous discussions on here, wherein artists complain about "salesmanship" type talk. Or having to speak with the prospective customers.Some have claimed the "work must speak for…Continue

Tags: presentation, patter, technique, communication, salesmanship

Effect change at Fine Art Shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barb Walker Aug 5. 35 Replies

How to effect change at the shows we do.When we see or experience things that are wrong at the shows, how do we addrees them?If supposed "artists" are violating the rules, what do we do?Examples…Continue

Tags: fakes, promoter, director, sales, cheat

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"I keep asking my boss for a raise... nope, he wont do it. I threaten to quit... he doesn't care. Maybe I'll be replaced by a vacancy."
10 hours ago
Twyla Lea Jensen replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"Yay"
Friday
Twyla Lea Jensen replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"I am still in self employed day job and trying to make art my full time gig.   Because of this 1/2 torn up ping ponging life is rather fragmented.  But my corporate bosses, back when I worked in a bank, always told me how to dress, what…"
Friday
Larry Sohn replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Cargo Van vs. Pickup w/ trailer
"I don't know about any savings in fuel expense. It depends on the truck & trailer as opposed to a new van. Fuel expense could be worse with a trailer. Parking is more. Tolls are more. More tires, more brakes. Overall length is much greater…"
Wednesday
Larry Sohn replied to stacey granger's discussion 18 art Panels in Gray—-$150
"If you PM me your phone number, I'll call you."
Wednesday
Larry Sohn replied to stacey granger's discussion 18 art Panels in Gray—-$150
"Any pictures? Specs? Brand & Model? More info please?"
Wednesday
Connie Mettler replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"Good story. Yep, my husband wanted nothing to do with studio life also. Hated to work for others and frankly I think incapable of doing that.  I took off my watch in 1984 and the pantyhose and the rest of the gear."
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to Mary Lou Fritz's discussion Purchasing mats for my art..
"If you are cutting your own, like I do, you can buy 32" x 40" sheets from NB (Nielsen Bainbridge) or Crescent. 25 sheets per box. If your purchasing quantity is insufficient, they will set you up with a distributor. They deliver directly…"
Tuesday
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"In my early days, in photography. As a youth. I was 15 and doing the photography for the resorts in the Poconos, of Pennsylvania. I was also doing newspaper photography. I had the "artist" bug. Unfortunately none of the employers wanted…"
Tuesday
Richard L. Sherer replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"White has been traditional for trick saddles since before WWII. I think it gives the riders mor options with colors for their costumes. I did do a balck one for a young male rider"
Oct 14
Connie Mettler replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"I was never corporate, it just didn't run in my family, mostly small business owners and I was in the first generation to go to college, not the first college graduate, my two older brothers got there first. I left my last "job" in…"
Oct 14
Larry Maynard replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"Just completed Winter Park. Had to dolly in and out. Across grass field, across two sets of railroad tracks, work my cart off the sidewalk, down over the curb, around the police mobile command motorhome, get my cart back up on sidewalk over the…"
Oct 14
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"BTW having that bare saddle horn would scare me."
Oct 13
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"That doesn't look like my old Bona Allen?  Of course mine had the Cantle torn after my Blue Rohn flipped on me, while doing a slid stop in a Gymkhana event. I wound up on crutches for a few weeks also. I never had a white one either. I…"
Oct 13
Richard L. Sherer replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"I was a Ph.D. research/exploration geologist in the mining industry for 22 years and two outfits (1969-1990). Right out of grad school I went to work for Kennecott Copper. They had excellent post-grad training at one of their mines. It was a lot of…"
Oct 13
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"Hmmm, I guess no one worked in corporate, to compare?"
Oct 13

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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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