Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I was a member of a Zoom meeting group that discussed how to make a video of your booth and/or artwork for the shows that have gone virtual. Because I'm no longer doing shows I created this video of some of the different styles of photographs my wife and I created over the years.
I had a difficult time getting the narration to line…Continue
Larry Berman's Zoom MeetingLarry Berman's Zoom MeetingTime: Oct 26, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Check http://bermangraphics.com/zoom/ for audio files from previous…
Added by Larry Berman on October 25, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments
A potential way to start art shows on a limited basis. A drive by art show. Artists set their tents up either in the street facing the center of the street (if the street is wide enough) or on the sidewalk facing the street. Then potential customers slowly drive by stopping to ask questions or purchasing what they see.
Lots of issues and need of discussions.
Added by Larry Berman on April 3, 2020 at 9:06am — No Comments
Shows are cancelling or rescheduling, but applications still have to be submitted. And for some artists that means needing new images. So for anyone hiring me to photograph their artwork or improve their images, I'll do 50% when the job is finished and you can pay the balance when you can afford it, no matter how long it takes, and you can even pay me off incrementally.
Check out the examples of my art photography:…
Added by Larry Berman on March 15, 2020 at 8:15pm — No Comments
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actually 15,001 members
congratulations to Connie.
Booth pictures at Three Rivers, State College, Shadyside and Fair in the Park. Besides booth pictures I can also photograph some artwork in your booth. Please call me for more information 412-401-8100.
I'll be walking Three Rivers both periods, handing out cards and offering to shoot booth pictures. I usually walk the show on Friday and Sunday each week. If anyone is interested in a booth picture, please give me a call. When you come to Pittsburgh I can also schedule a time for you to…Continue
Added by Larry Berman on May 16, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Quite a few artists posted about their Krasl jury scores on some of the Facebook art show forums. I even received two phone calls from artists asking me to check to see if something was wrong with their images.
So many artists posted about receiving one or even two of the lowest possible score of a "1" out of "7" that it makes me wonder if the people doing the jurying knows what that means, or what instructions were given by the director.
Years ago I was interviewing a show…Continue
Happy Holidays everyone
Doesn't every girl want a pink convertible? Originally we were going to do a holiday picture with a sleigh large enough for the pups to sit in. That concept will now be put on hold until next year. We came across a pink mini cooper convertible and that became the new holiday picture. The car is 24x36 inches by about 20 inches tall. Xena is dominant in the picture with Elvis taking the back seat.…Continue
How to Photograph a lamp
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 5
My next article consists of tips on how to take photographs of a lamp, or any object that is lit from within.
link to the article on the discussion forum
To see the examples of my art photography or improved jury…
Added by Larry Berman on June 29, 2017 at 7:11am — No Comments
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 4
No, I haven't gone over to the dark side and still recommend using a real camera to photograph your artwork or booth for jurying. But I have been investigating getting better quality pictures from my iphone camera. And by better quality, I don't mean improved composition. I mean technically improved pictures with less blurriness (sharper) and better exposure.
My next article consists of tips on how to take better pictures with…
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 3
Once upon a time there was an artist who sold his paintings every weekend at art shows. He took a few pictures of his paintings, and for the few shows that required it, hung his paintings on the fence next to his house and took a “display” picture. The film was dropped off at the corner drug store where he picked up the slides three days later. He filled out a paper application, included two checks, a few 35mm slides and a self-addressed…
Added by Larry Berman on May 31, 2017 at 5:08am — No Comments
Rent Your Display
I added the option to list display equipment for rent in the For Sale and Trade forum. If you have display equipment sitting around that you only use a few times a year, why not have it generate some extra money for you. I rent my Pro Panels out a few times a year and they have paid for themselves a few times over.…
Added by Larry Berman on May 23, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 2
My next article is detailed information on how to take good jewelry photographs describing the camera and lighting equipment and some tips on how to use it.
The most difficult type of artwork to photograph is jewelry. That’s because of it’s small size and that it can have many reflective surfaces. And because of it’s small size, it’s very difficult to keep the entire piece in focus. Also the jewelry medium is the most…Continue
Added by Larry Berman on May 23, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows
I finally got around to listening to the podcast on reasons why you don't get into shows. Listening to the three show directors discuss ways to help your chances of getting into shows made me realize I need to republish some of my articles here on Art Fair Insiders.
The three factors discussed in the podcast are, 1 - your images, 2 - your booth and 3 - the artist statement.
I'll start with my article on how to photograph…
Added by Larry Berman on May 21, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Here's our new holiday card. Our puppies have been taking flying lessons this year.
I've been really busy lately, including having rotator cuff surgery three weeks ago. But this weekend I finally had time to write an article that's been on my mind for a few months now. From time to time I get asked by jewelers how to take their own professional quality pictures of their work. So I wrote a detailed article about the equipment I have and some tips on how to use it.…Continue
There's a new forum on Art fair Insiders called Ask the Photographer.
I've been working with artists for years, walking them through getting better jury images of their artwork. Here are examples of my own jury image photography.…
Captain's Log, stardate 2821.5. In the Star Trek episode “The Galileo Seven”, Spock is adrift in the Galileo shuttlecraft with almost no hope of being rescued by Captain Kirk and the Enterprise. By jettisoning the remaining fuel of the shuttlecraft and igniting it, he is essentially sending out a Hail Mary pass.
After doing two miserable shows last year, I had decided I wouldn't do any shows this year (and maybe not ever…Continue