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Larry Hering
  • Male
  • Hallandale, FL
  • United States
  • painting, sculpture (actually my…
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Larry Hering replied to Tina Kelsey's discussion Trimline white mesh walls for sale
"Tina, do you still have these for sale? Larry Hering"
Oct 18
Larry Hering replied to Kathleen V. Smith's discussion Does anyone else have this problem?!!!
"And this is a bad thing?   In this day of rampant fraud and identity theft THEY'RE PROTECTING YOU!  I had one of my cards hacked recently; my bank theorized that the card was read remotely when I bought gas at the pump at a gas…"
Oct 10
Larry Hering commented on Reid Watts's blog post Airbnb
"We used AirBNb this July when we worked at Wyandotte and Ann Arbor, with mixed results.   The real problem in my view is you don't really know what you're getting until you're there.   We booked into a house in Hamtramck,…"
Aug 17
Larry Hering replied to Doug Naugle's discussion Portable Power Station, what is a good brand/model?
"I've seen miniature battery operated power sources advertised which will charge led tracklights, theoretically for a day. Does anyone have any experience with these? "
Aug 16, 2014
Larry Hering replied to steve jones's discussion another booth shot...looking for more feedback.
"Other than Larry's advice and the wrinkles, which are going to be nearly impossible to eliminate in that type of fabric if you're on the road (unless you like to iron every week), the booth looks great.  If I was walking by I'd…"
Mar 2, 2014
Larry Hering replied to Claudia & Sergio Olivos's discussion What do you recommend: save $$ and buy a van or a trailer? What do you use for transporting it all?
"Hi guys: Amanda and I use a GMC Savana 1500 van that we bought very used.  Like Diane we rented from Enterprise for a while before buying, and like most everything else we keep the tent, panels, tools, furniture, weights etc. packed all the…"
Sep 18, 2012
Larry Hering replied to Claudia & Sergio Olivos's discussion What do you recommend: save $$ and buy a van or a trailer? What do you use for transporting it all?
"Hey guys: Amanda and I have been pulling a travel trailer with our cargo van for several years.  It's good and bad, depending on how you think about it.  Dennis is right in that it gives you freedom, you meet nice people, and we get…"
Mar 23, 2012
Larry Hering commented on David Kachel's blog post West Texas Anybody?
"David, I lived in El Paso for (jeez, was it that long?).  I went to Kermezaar (didn't have an artist wife then) and liked the show, as a customer.  It's an indoor show in the fall, run by a local org. and charges…"
Nov 3, 2011
Larry Hering commented on Christine Heisler's blog post Pro Gallery Covers
"Christine, we used them for several years before switching to pro panels and I liked them.  easy to put up; the velcro lined up perfectly with the mesh panels and looked pretty good.  we have pro panels now for a year; they look better,…"
Nov 3, 2011
Larry Hering commented on Caroline Kwas's blog post Two gutterballs in a row...
"Chin up, Caroline.  Happy days will be here again.   We just had to cancel two shows (St. James Ct. and the Waynesville Sauerkraut festival) because Amanda's mom died in Colombia.  She's there attending to her family while I…"
Sep 21, 2011
Larry Hering replied to Claudia & Sergio Olivos's discussion What do you recommend: save $$ and buy a van or a trailer? What do you use for transporting it all?
"Hi guys: Nobody ever told me I have to silicon spray the canopy; it just made sense, considering the material and how it's used. If you ever camped with an old (read not nylon) tent, waterproofing was pretty much a requirement. Anyway, it…"
Sep 16, 2011
Larry Hering replied to Claudia & Sergio Olivos's discussion What do you recommend: save $$ and buy a van or a trailer? What do you use for transporting it all?
"Hi Guys: When we started out we managed to get everything either into or onto the top of a Nissan Murano... any SUV will work if you can pack stuff on the roof. We've switched recently to a cargo van (GMC Savanna... we bought it used about…"
Sep 16, 2011
Larry Hering replied to Jim Dalton's discussion What's the worst question you have been asked at an art fair?
"My wife still does nudes and seminude ceramic torsos.  I get a lot of "what's it made of?"  and my reply, if I think I can get away with it, is "human skin", and then I go into my best Buffalo Bill.."It puts…"
Aug 4, 2011
Larry Hering commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: Art Fest Boca - new show!
"Oceanside is the same company which did the Art in the Park show at Bayfront Park in Miami in April.  they were... shall we say, less than honest about how they ran the show.  They told us there was no buy/sell at the show and we had a sun…"
Jul 29, 2011
Martha Quigley and Larry Hering are now friends
Apr 14, 2011
Larry Hering replied to Connie Mettler's discussion What are you Doing This Weekend - April 15-17?
"Amanda and I will be at the Delray affair in Delray Beach.  Wish us luck.  BTW last week at Art in the Park in Miami... the show was a total bust and the promoter is basically.... I'll be charitable and say she stretches the…"
Apr 14, 2011

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Your Medium
painting, sculpture (actually my wife is the artist; I carry the tent and am her official huckster)
Years in the Art Fair Business
5
First show ever
Hollywood Art Festival, October 2005
What is your website?
http://amandahering.com
What are the best things about art fairs
meeting the fairgoers and watching them admire my wife's work (she's so talented)
Best show ever and why
Boca Raton Art Festival, February 2010 at Mizner Park, Boca Raton. We sold six of Amanda's original pieces and enough prints and other stuff to make her a happy camper. Plus the Boca Raton Museum of Art People are First Rate promotors
Worst show ever and why
Christmas in the Park, Vero Beach. It was a lonely weekend; nobody showed, nobody cared. The promoter didn't.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
saw it on line.

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Show fee refunds... or lack of them

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 6:22pm 20 Comments

We just had an interesting email from the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts. in Cape Coral, Florida.

Here it is

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At 1:53pm on November 17, 2010, Connie Mettler said…
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