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Larry Maynard
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  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • United States
  • Wood
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Demonstration Table or Bench For Sale

Started Oct 12, 2017 0 Replies

I have a demonstration table for sale. I used this to show (demo) how I make "hand carved" items. For safety reasons,it has a tempered glass observation partition to keep flying debris away from…Continue

Tags: bench, workbench, table, exhibit, demonstration

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Larry Maynard replied to Debra Jacobs's discussion Selling New Propanels and Easy Up Tent
"How many panels are there? And what are the prices of the panels and the tent?"
Wednesday
Larry Maynard replied to Andrea Zupko Gill's discussion Full Display For Sale $2500 - Show Off Light Dome Canopy with 3 Awnings, 12 Dark Gray Pro Panels with Skirts, Lighting for Outdoor and Indoor and More
"How much for the fire hydrant?"
Oct 21
Larry Maynard replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Compare Art shows to corporate work
"Just completed Winter Park. Had to dolly in and out. Across grass field, across two sets of railroad tracks, work my cart off the sidewalk, down over the curb, around the police mobile command motorhome, get my cart back up on sidewalk over the…"
Oct 14
Larry Maynard replied to James Wales's discussion Artist inside or outside their booth?
"I said place some article, whether a wall, a bin, or whatever,,,,or what really works for me is, "me". What I occasionally do (with minimal traffic, you can't do it with 20 people entering your tent at the same time) is stand at the…"
Oct 2
Larry Maynard replied to James Wales's discussion Artist inside or outside their booth?
"I would never sit inside the tent. But I might strategically place a chair (or print bin, or wall, or some other piece) in order to direct and control the customer's traffic flow in my tent. I try to control the way my customers enter and leave…"
Sep 30
Larry Maynard replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Speaking with customers, at Art Fairs
"Yep Larry, We are on the same page. I guess po-ta-toe  or pa-ta-toe. I just like to keep the "ask for the sale" in the back of mind when I'm talking to someone. Kick me in the butt, but I've had one customer walk away while…"
Sep 26
Larry Maynard replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Speaking with customers, at Art Fairs
"  I love doing art shows. But no one can continue doing art shows unless they make sales. Alisa, it sounds you are doing all the right things. But one thing I respectfully disagree with Larry about, is asking for the sale. I love Larry, he is a…"
Sep 26
Susan Williamson left a comment for Larry Maynard
"Hi Larry, St. Pete really isn't that far away from Fort Myers. I'm a newbie that's for sure. I don't have enough work for a show but I'm working on that. I see you work in wood. What do you do? And do you do shows? If so,…"
Aug 4
Larry Maynard replied to Diana Augustine's discussion Battery Lighting for Dummies
"I think the only way to light a tent (displays) is using a system from SiliconLightworks.com. I've used them for years and absolutely love them. They are battery powered and will last at least 8 hours. The only downside is, they are fairly…"
Jul 7
Larry Maynard commented on Connie Mettler's blog post That's All Folks! Thanks to all
"Thank you for creating, moderating, and maintaining a terrific site for all artists whether just seeking advice, or attempting to increase their revenue stream. A terrific site, keep up the good work.   "
Jun 25
Larry Maynard replied to shelagh forrest's discussion containers to holding larger matted photographs
"I carve large, and heavy, wooden panels for wall art. Some of them are as large as 3'x5' and can weigh up to 60 lbs. I've been using reflective insulation from Home Depot for a few years now. You can buy it in different widths and…"
Jun 11
Larry Maynard replied to Carol Larsen's discussion How can you plan with such a short time line
"Thanks Carol for the clarification. As far as inventory goes, I guess I am like a lot of the other artists that replied on here earlier. I am always working on several pieces at the same time to in order to maintain my inventory. Recently it seems…"
Apr 25
Larry Maynard replied to Carol Larsen's discussion How can you plan with such a short time line
"Perhaps it is just me, but I am having a hard time understanding this question."
Apr 25

Profile Information

Your Medium
Wood
Years in the Art Fair Business
25
First show ever
None
What is your website?
http://3rdstreetart.com
What are the best things about art fairs
art
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
none

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 7:43am on January 29, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Larry,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you joining us here and hope you'll benefit from all the site has to offer.  Thanks and continued success.

At 10:00pm on February 3, 2015, Connie Mettler said…
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At 1:13pm on May 12, 2015, Linda Barberic said…

it sold. sorry I never got your message

At 4:33pm on August 4, 2019, Susan Williamson said…

Hi Larry, St. Pete really isn't that far away from Fort Myers. I'm a newbie that's for sure. I don't have enough work for a show but I'm working on that.

I see you work in wood. What do you do? And do you do shows? If so, anything down my direction or in the Sarasota/Bradenton area? 

Sue 

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