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Veterans Day

Started Nov 11 0 Replies

On ALL days, not just on this day, we are grateful to those who served.Especially on this Veteran's day we say THANK YOU and honor you.Without you, our freedom would be but a dream.…Continue

Tags: war, honor, day, Veterans, Soldier

Promoter signage responsibility - No Photos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn on Wednesday. 7 Replies

I believe it must be the Promoter / Director's responsibility to have signage at the entry points, stating "No photography of the artist's work, without the express permission of the artist".  A) For…Continue

Tags: steal, sneak, display, theft, pictures

Compare Art shows to corporate work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Oct 26. 19 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

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"It is possible that person, was of the mindset... condemning other's will elevate her own self worth. I have, once in awhile, encountered potential customers who did not want to spend at my price-points. I have NEVER had a customer state, in…"
Sunday
Larry Sohn commented on Connie Mettler's page Posting in Discussions & Blog
"Some of us will travel most anywhere for a good show or the experience. Better to be given the information and choice."
Saturday
Larry Sohn replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"You did not mention AFSB. It is very well researched and comprehensive."
Friday
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Promoter signage responsibility - No Photos
";-)  I am laughing my head off :-) So they want to take photos, without permission, against the rules and against principle. Yet, they want your video of them to be erased !!! When I ask people to erase the shots the sneak of my artwork,…"
Wednesday
Larry Sohn replied to Sara B Letsch's discussion Heading out of state
"Look at ArtFairReview, Art Fair Source Book. To ask what shows to do, over the entire country would be overwhelming."
Wednesday
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"It doesn't take great equipment nor great places, to make great photographs. This is contrary to what Ansel Adams said. I believe he said "If you want to get great photographs, go to great places". I have created award winning shots…"
Wednesday
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Erika, I too am in your medium. I don't say this to customers, who feel they can do what I do. However, I am confident, I could give them my equipment, bring them to the subject matter and even give them a few pointers. Then bring them to my…"
Wednesday
Mark Zirinsky replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Promoter signage responsibility - No Photos
"At one show earlier this year, a woman and her friends were photographing most everything of interest. I asked them to not photograph, and they ignored me. So, I took out my cellphone, hit record video, and the on camera, came up to them and said…"
Nov 13
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"I would NOT call what you do cheating. It is an art form. The only way I would call it cheating is if you were to represent it as "Photography" or "painting". However, you have already stated, you don't. So it is another…"
Nov 11
Larry Sohn posted a discussion

Veterans Day

On ALL days, not just on this day, we are grateful to those who served.Especially on this Veteran's day we say THANK YOU and honor you.Without you, our freedom would be but a dream.With credit to the artist that created the sculpture, seen in the photo, Thomas Jay Warren.See More
Nov 11
Larry Sohn replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"Everyone thinks they can do it themselves. Yep, any a$$hole thinks they can do the job, even though they are not qualified. After all look what happened in our presidency. :-)"
Nov 8
Larry Sohn replied to Tracie Howe's discussion Can I gradually move from grids and EZ-up tent to something else?
"You can get the Black Mesh Softwalls from Flourish. You can purchase one, two or a set of three. You can get them in various sizes. If you tell them the exact tent you own, including if it is one diamond or two diamond, they will supply you with the…"
Nov 7
Larry Sohn replied to Barbara Grether's discussion Undercover brand canopy & Graphic Displays system
"I don't work for Flourish nor have any relationship with them, other than being a customer. However, if you let them know I recommended them, that would be nice. I'd like them to know I appreciate the great service they have given me."
Nov 7
Larry Sohn replied to Barbara Grether's discussion Undercover brand canopy & Graphic Displays system
"Yes, on how I can do indoor shows.  My Undercovers have been in intense rain. At a location I have (not a public show, but private) I left it set up for a couple of weeks, with a lot of serious rain. No problem, no leaks. I had, pretreated the…"
Nov 6
Larry Sohn replied to Cheryl Hewitt's discussion Pros and Cons of Flourish Mesh Panels
"BTW Cheryl, your lighting (I know what you have), will work great with the Trimline. Just get figure out what support poles you might want to use with it. Normally you would use ---  two 10' light poles. one 4'  or 5' light…"
Nov 6
Larry Sohn replied to Barbara Grether's discussion Undercover brand canopy & Graphic Displays system
"They are great for indoor shows. Why not? The only limitation is they are primarily for your perimeter. Any other use would have to be with a frame, such as a french door / wall. That is the only advantage a grid wall or propanel has over the mesh.…"
Nov 6

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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…

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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