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Linnea Lahlum
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • United States
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Mounting 2 large unframed paintings in Chicago ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by larry schumacher on Monday. 2 Replies

Best glue for gatorboard?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia DeMaria Mar 24. 2 Replies

Applying my logo to fabric : know a company that does this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hannelore Jundt-Pritchard Jan 17. 1 Reply


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Linnea Lahlum replied to Carol Larsen's discussion How can you plan with such a short time line
"Hi Carol: Not sure I understand your question(s). You are saying there is not enough time between acceptance to a show and having the work ready to sell? I think how most people handle this is to always have pieces in the pipeline. What is not…"
13 hours ago
larry schumacher replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Mounting 2 large unframed paintings in Chicago ?
"I am a artist who had this problem. I found a way to laminate the canvas to wood substrates. Most of my art is very large, like yours 4' x 8',DSC01378.JPG and is laminated after the art is painted on canvas. If you like you can email me…"
Kendra Bennett replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Mounting 2 large unframed paintings in Chicago ?
"Any custom frame shop should be able to stretch it. "
Linnea Lahlum posted a discussion

Mounting 2 large unframed paintings in Chicago ?

My son and daughter-in law bought 2 large unframed abstract paintings. They were planning on mounting them themselves. When I saw the size of them unrolled, I told them this was going to be harder than they thought. Based on my having to stretch canvases back in college: I know it’s not easy to get canvas taut and unwrinkled on stretcher bars. And these canvases are already painted, so no sizing is possible like you can with raw canvas.I told them I would try to find someone to do it. If you…See More
Patricia DeMaria replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Best glue for gatorboard?
"I've used low-temp hot glue in the past with success."
Mar 24
Chris Fedderson replied to Linnea Lahlum's discussion Best glue for gatorboard?
"Bummer. I was going to say E-6000. I don't know what overall joint strength you need, but maybe a silicone adhesive [vs. a sealer]. Good luck, and please share with us what you find. --Chris Fedderson"
Mar 24
Linnea Lahlum replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Any ideas on how to change demographics at the art fair?
"If it's truly a blind jury, why are all old artists consistently getting in? You'd think it would be the best work getting in regardless of history.  In the interest of new blood, don't reinvite anyone, not even award…"
Mar 14
Linnea Lahlum posted a discussion

Best glue for gatorboard?

The art supply store  I bought it from said no water based glues because the surface is plastic. I have many feet of straight lines to do in making shallow trays.Right angle joins:edge of one piece, to flat surface of another. So the foam from one strip will be contacting the glue.From what I read, a solvent based glue may then dissolve the foam. So, what I found on a google search (recommending water-based glues like wood glue) conflicted with what the dealer said.  Glue gun?  Liquid nails?…See More
Mar 14

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At 3:19pm on January 08, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Excellent post of the day, Linnea! Thank you. I hope everyone who feels beaten down by the jury system reads it.
At 2:19pm on March 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Congratulations, Linnea. You have chosen you as an "art star" for your continuous generosity in sharing your expertise, personal experience, and friendly support to the members of this community.
At 6:15pm on February 12, 2011, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
And the trophy goes to Linnea! Once again cutting through the words and explaining so clearly what everyone needs to hear. Good job on your recent comment at "Crafter Police".
At 11:29am on March 25, 2011, Amy Furgiuele said…

Hi, Linnea!  Connie suggested I leave a comment for you... Coming from the Chicagoland area, what do you know of the Deerfield Festival of Arts in Deerfield, and the Naperville Women's Guild's Art Show?  Both of these are on the weekend of June 4-5... Have you done either of these or heard good/bad info on them?  Coming from Central Illinois, I know both areas are good areas, but I'm having a hard time finding any reviews on either show.  Any thoughts or comments would be most appreciated!  Many thanks in advance, then, for your time and efforts!


Warmest regards!

At 12:14pm on April 8, 2012, Deborah Kashdan said…

Thank you for your response. I have realized from perusing this site that there are just so many issues that I have never considered. I appreciate the advice from all of you who have been in the business.

At 2:49pm on March 17, 2015, Lisa Marie Crisman said…
Hi Linnea! I was looking for information about Artfest Midwest, and saw your post about booth recommendations. Since you did the show last year, do you have any booth location recommendations?
Lisa Crisman
At 12:53pm on January 13, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Linnea Lahlum a gift
Thanks Lin for weighing in on A-RTS. These shows pay me, of course, to have their information shared and to have this one get such reviews from you is great! I appreciate it.
At 10:27pm on May 17, 2016, Christina Ruth Smith said…
Hi Linnea...I'm exhausted tonight. I will call the hotel and see if they will accept your name instead of mine. It's a Country Inn and Suites which are nice. I'll get it done by 10:30 central time. Call me! 770 843 4604
At 12:59pm on July 4, 2016, carolyn washow said…

Hi Linnea, not sure if you got my other messages, I seem to have a hard time manuvering around this site. I'm sure you're busy with shows right now.

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