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Larry Berman
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Larry Berman's Discussions

Looking for Pro Panel hanger kits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leslie daly Mar 28. 4 Replies

In Memoriam: Photographer Ron Wilson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Jones Oct 3, 2018. 6 Replies

 

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Larry Berman replied to Hal Moran's discussion Retirement from art fairs
"After my second rotator cuff surgery, I had to stop doing art shows a few years ago. But I had already transitioned to photographing artwork (and improving jury images) instead of selling my own photographs. So I'm staying in the game as an…"
4 hours ago
Larry Berman replied to Carol Larsen's discussion How can you plan with such a short time line
"The way I see it is that if you love what you're doing, you should be making art all the time, like having a full time job. Then you always have enough work for the shows you get into. If you're only creating work for the shows you get…"
4 hours ago
Larry Berman replied to Jan Sundby's discussion Newbie working on 200 character statement
"Whimsical mixed media wall art created from rescued plastic embellished with acrylic paint 90 characters Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Monday
Larry Berman commented on Jan Sundby's blog post Newbie Art Fair Suggestions
"Check out these showshttp://www.artfestival.com/calendar/craft Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Sunday
Larry Berman replied to Ted Martin's discussion Booth to crowded?
"Too many print bins and too much going on for a good booth picture. Never have anything on the ground (or outside the 10x10) for a booth picture. It took me years to figure it out and once I did my gross for each show increased. Only two sizes, one…"
Apr 15
Larry Berman replied to Mike A Wardynski's discussion What type of photographic prints sell best at art shows?
"Subject matter is not that important. I've always found light is more important than subject. Anything can look great if the light is great. Images that have impact and subjects that they may have seen before but not in the way you are showing…"
Apr 13
Larry Berman replied to Vivienne Frankel's discussion What do juries want in product photos?
"Just the piece. The digital file is fine. One the wall is what the booth picture is for. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Apr 1
Leslie daly replied to Larry Berman's discussion Looking for Pro Panel hanger kits
"Hi, Don't suppose you might still have any of the hanging bars for sale? If you do, please contact me at:  Lesliedaly57@gmail.com Thanks! Leslie Daly"
Mar 28
Larry Berman commented on Connie Mettler's blog post How do you like this poster?
"Instead of two old geezers (looks like they are my age), shouldn't there be younger people attending art shows? Larry Berman"
Mar 27
Larry Berman replied to Judy Christian's discussion Remote Jurying- What do we need to know?
"Remote monitor juries do not have access to our full size zapp images. Those are given to the shows for publicity when the jury is completed and zapp is given the names of the accepted artists. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Mar 25
Larry Berman replied to Judy Christian's discussion Remote Jurying- What do we need to know?
"Color corrected monitors is one of many issues. The highest quality corrected monitor is no better than a ten year old piece of garbage monitor if there are lights in the room reflected off the screen. Or assuming most people now have laptops, the…"
Mar 25
Larry Berman replied to Lydia House's discussion Best String Lights and Wet Furniture Question!
"Looks like you have 2D artwork. Instead of filling the booth with things you don't make (like the sunflowers), fill the walls with your art and have a small table or desk for sales. Also your canopy should have four white walls, three of which…"
Mar 23
Larry Berman replied to Ginny Waters's discussion Hi guys
"The images need better cropping. But here's the thing. If you have the skills to create pieces like that you can also create a more mainstream line that can get you into better shows. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Mar 23
Larry Berman replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"The Light Dome (on sale now for $150 off) is the best compromise between the Trimline and a pop up tent. Any tent you purchase will need at least 45 pounds of weights in each corner. Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Mar 22
Larry Berman commented on Nels johnson's blog post SouthHaven Art Festival
"Back when this was a one day show, the first time I exhibited there it was my best one day show ever. Not sure if you still can, but we used to be able to park directly behind our booth. Larry Berman"
Mar 21
Larry Berman replied to Ron Gage's discussion What inventory to sell/bring to a show
"http://bermangraphics.com/blog/how-much-inventory-when-starting-out/ Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Mar 21

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33+
First show ever
Over thirty years experience doing over a thousand art shows. Now I do consulting with artists helping them improve their jury images, booth slide and presentation. Jury slide photography of artwork.
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Happy Holidays Everyone

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Larry Berman
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100

15,000

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 12:07pm 6 Comments

actually 15,001 members

congratulations to Connie.

Larry Berman
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100

Booth pictures at Three Rivers, State College, Shadyside and Fair in the Park

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

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…

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I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm 89 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…

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Every girl wants a pink convertible

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 4:54pm 3 Comments

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.…

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Comment Wall (27 comments)

At 9:39am on October 24, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Here's a gift for you, Larry, to help you keep all discussions rolling on the Internet. Thanks for keeping folks on their toes.
At 11:47am on November 02, 2009, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for these tips, Larry. I did some more streamlining of it last night and will use this info too. Keeping it simple and understandable is important.
At 2:22pm on February 15, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks for referring Dawn to the site!
At 2:21pm on March 09, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Congratulations, Larry. 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 4:42pm on July 16, 2010, Larry Berman said…
Hi Joseph, contact me directly by e-mail or telephone.

Larry Berman
Digital Jury Services
http://BermanGraphics.com
412-401-8100
At 11:21pm on July 22, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you for your referral of Linda and Jim!
At 4:29pm on August 20, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you for referring Leslie to the site!
At 12:53pm on August 25, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thanks Larry for referring Kathryn Riechert to our group. Your help makes this a great site for artists.
At 10:39pm on August 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Thank you Larry for referring David johnson to Art Fair Insiders. We appreciate all you do.
At 8:59pm on September 28, 2010, Connie Mettler gave Larry Berman a gift
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Tahnks, Larry, for referring Franki Martin to Art Fair Insiders.

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