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Larry Sohn's Discussions

Custom booth weights - the best

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little 11 hours ago. 6 Replies

Custom made Booth weightsThere are many weight systems out there. All have one or more of these four problems.A) Too heavy to lift in and out of vehicle. You need a lot of weight but don't want to…Continue

Tags: made, lead, custom, setup, equipment

Murphy's law

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn 5 hours ago. 7 Replies

As life can get us sometimes, I thought I would share the comedy of errors coupled with Murphy's law that is forever applicable.I wanted to make some instructional videos for a tent, mesh panels and…Continue

Tags: video, teach, error, instruction, levity

#1 job of promoters

Started yesterday 0 Replies

Show promoters / Directors have many, many things on their plate. As artists there are some we see and some we don't. All of us (artists) have different “important” wants at our shows. However it is…Continue

Tags: crowds, demographics, advertise, director, sales

What is today?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn on Thursday. 7 Replies

Today I am going to set up my booth differently.Instead of 10' x 10' square, I am going to make it round.Yes, I'll make it a circle.It will still be 10' across.Does anybody know how big around it…Continue

Tags: 3rd, March, 314, Math, Pi

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Murphy's law
"It got worse one time, many years ago. In those days I was married. We went away on vacation with instructions for my ex-wife's friend who was taking care of the house and animals. Came back to find the house smelled AWFUL!!! Apparently, the…"
5 hours ago
Greg Little replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Custom booth weights - the best
"For me personally a few extra inches of space was not a factor since I have a large ford van. For many artists the extra space might be a crucial factor.. I had more than my share of melting lead in the past and prefered an easier solution. It would…"
11 hours ago
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Murphy's law
"Oh, Larry, too funny.  Reminds me of my mom in our orchard with our "teen-age" Saint Bernard, Heineken.  The dog came gallumping toward my mom and the skunk was between the two.  Heineken wanted to play with the little…"
14 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Murphy's law
"The only thing hurt was my pride. I learned a couple of things. A) I am an uncoordinated klutz B) I'm not as tough as a little, cute looking creature of G-D. :-)"
15 hours ago
CA Kaminski replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Murphy's law
"Oh my Larry...thanks for the chuckle this AM!  We’ve certainly all been there; it ends better when you can laugh about it.  Glad you didn’t get hurt when you went flying, and also that the night didn’t end on a…"
19 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Ynon Mabat's discussion Mobile Booth for sale $9,500
"Oh don't get me wrong. I think what you have / made is great. So many benefits. I was not putting it down. I display with diverse sizes. An example is some pieces that are 48" wide. With a standard tent I can put two across on each wall.…"
20 hours ago
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Custom booth weights - the best
"Very good idea Greg. I get a bit more density by melting it. Instead of 17" = 50 lbs, I get about 6" or 7" = 50 lbs.Diameter is approx same as your PVC when you add your caps. Although your method might be easier due to no melting.…"
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Greg Little replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Custom booth weights - the best
"During the many years I spent restoring and renovating old wood yachts and sailboats I had the opportunity  many times to melt Lead and pour keels. It was surprisingly easy to do and required caution when melting large amounts as we did. We…"
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Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Custom booth weights - the best
"Yup, that will work fine. They are inexpensive. "
yesterday
Cheryl Hewitt replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Custom booth weights - the best
"Thanks, Larry. Any idea where to source the ingot mold? "
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Custom booth weights - the best
"more pics of set up"
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Larry Sohn replied to Debbie Schneidewent's discussion Art show has me on wait list and I'm puzzled by their reply.
"Different thoughts on that. If it is run by a local Arts council, or association that is trying to support local artists, then yes. However if it is not, then the job of the promoter / director is to get in the best artists for their show. Would you…"
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Cheryl Hewitt replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Murphy's law
"Good decision. I would not want to test your farmer friend's method out and miscalculate. "
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Larry Sohn replied to Debbie Schneidewent's discussion Art show has me on wait list and I'm puzzled by their reply.
"I would refuse that show. If they did not have enough applications during the initial required time, then fine, extend the app time. But they have already admitted having too many apps. If they had enough quality to wait list you then they had…"
yesterday
Larry Sohn replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Murphy's law
"Probably the only luck I had that night. :-) I had a dog, at one time. She went and got sprayed by a skunk. So I gave her the tomato juice bath.  Next night, she got sprayed again. Tomato juice again. 2 nights later -  yes  --she got…"
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Your Medium
Photography - Natural, unaltered, not heavily post processed.
Years in the Art Fair Business
0
First show ever
My first gallery type showing would have been in the early 70's. I won best in show.
What are the best things about art fairs
Chance to get first hand public feedback on your artwork. Opportunity to mix and mingle with buyers. Chance to intermingle with other artists - only if you can get away from your booth long enough. Working shows by myself, rarely affords such. Creates a lifestyle of travel which brings it's own rewards such as exploration. Particularly great for my medium allowing me chances to photograph in diverse areas.
Best show ever and why
St James for the fantastic treatment the staff and local neighbors give to the artist. So welcoming, helpful and generous. Although Mt Gretna was close. In St James, even though we had heavy rains they did all they could to help, gave us carpeting, helped with our booths. Feeding us. Even helped breaking down my booth in the mud. Could not ask for more. Very organized and concerned.
Worst show ever and why
Not sure I want to list it here.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Various art show venders
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I am an enigma wrapped up in an anomaly. I am also a walking book of misinformation.
Photography, exploration and travelling aimlessly is not a job - it is a labor of love and a way of life for me.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 10:25pm on August 9, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Larry. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 9:06am on April 28, 2017, Nels Johnson said…
Larry, I have always been in the original show, by the fountain, it is still the best show of all of them, I would stay away from fourth street, fifth is the next best choice. sJ is a low end sales show, for me it is hard to make $3500 anymore, I am about ready to drop it after 25 years. Hope this helps a little.
At 8:07am on June 22, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sohn a gift
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Thank you, Larry, for referring Hollie Graze to Art Fair Insiders.
At 11:14am on July 03, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Larry Sohn a gift
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Thank you, Larry, for this support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.
At 9:00am on August 2, 2017, Dale Thackeray Fink said…
No, no relation to Larry Fink.

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