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On Site phone number Ann Arbor South U

Started Jul 18 0 Replies

Does anyone know the on site, phone number, for the Ann Arbor South University, Arft Fair?Cell phone - Maggie Ladd?Continue

Tags: Ann, Arbor:, Contact:, University:, U:

Ann Arbor selling beach scenes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Jul 16. 1 Reply

Does anyone have experience to share of Ann Arbor Art Fair?Specifically: Do Beach type scenes move well?Normally I would not bring them, no matter how good, to a high end fair.However, if it is a…Continue

Tags: matter, sales, subject, photography, Arbor

Promoter responsibilities and solutions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hoyt Jul 17. 16 Replies

What responsibilities do we attribute to the promoter for alleviating a problem at the shows?What solutions should they employ?Recently at the show in Rockville, MD we had a situation.This show is…Continue

Tags: complaint, harass, promoter, disrupt, religion

Painters source and disdain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Sohn Jun 29. 34 Replies

I am curious, how many painters, or other mediums of art, use a photograph of the subject matter, to work from.So many painters, I have encountered, know that they cannot paint quickly enough to get…Continue

Tags: painting, compare, critique, painter, art

 

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Larry Sohn replied to Donna Gilbert's discussion Show change from 3 to 4 days
"Ann Arbor?"
Friday
Larry Sohn replied to Lynnette Shelley's discussion Sugarloaf Crafts Fall Oaks Show
"BTW, if you re using Square, you can still ring up sales, withut a network connection. You will just be doing it in offline mode. Then it will work through "clearance" once you have a network connection again. You may or maynot incur some…"
Nov 7
Larry Sohn replied to Lynnette Shelley's discussion Sugarloaf Crafts Fall Oaks Show
"Barry, you old coot :-) ;-) Sometimes, in that expo center the cell signal, for DATA, is vey bad. That is why you might need an alternate WiFi connection. Sometimes that poor, cell phone DATA signal, is a deliberate result of blocking being…"
Nov 7
Larry Sohn replied to Lynnette Shelley's discussion Sugarloaf Crafts Fall Oaks Show
"Interesting. Why do they charge more for electricity for a double booth, than a single booth? Both are limited to 300 watts. If it is the same quantity of electricity the prices should be the same."
Nov 6
Larry Sohn replied to Ken Smith's discussion 3 Grey ProPanel Print Bins with Storage Bags
"Ok, thanks."
Nov 5
Larry Sohn replied to Ken Smith's discussion 3 Grey ProPanel Print Bins with Storage Bags
"Will these bags fit the 44" pro-panel bins? With the slings, also? Are you interested in selling, just the bags?"
Nov 5
JillStanley replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Sugarloaf crafts festival Philadelphia opinions?
"We stopped in last year to check it. the Fine Arts were not selling well, seemed to be more crafts . Lots of food booths which were selling the most. Rather expensive show,$800-900! I did not choose to enter. glad to read Lynnette considered it…"
Nov 5
Larry Sohn replied to Lynnette Shelley's discussion Sugarloaf Crafts Fall Oaks Show
"I believe there might be an error in the costs. Electricity is $95 extra, for that size booth. A 10'x10' does not guraentee any space for back stock. So, if you want an extra foot or two for stock, you have to pay for a 10'x15'…"
Nov 5
Lynnette Shelley replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Sugarloaf crafts festival Philadelphia opinions?
Nov 5
Larry Sohn replied to Donna Gilbert's discussion Show change from 3 to 4 days
"Not neccesarily just tourists. What about people who do not work a 9-5 M-F, job? People with more available time and disposable income. This might include seniors, self employed, work from home, non-working spouses, executives and other…"
Nov 3
Larry Sohn replied to JillStanley's discussion Showoff 10 x 10 Booth Canopy for Sale - South East PA
"What is the mesh? Is it the Flourish panels? What color? Size, etc?"
Nov 2
Larry Sohn replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Home/Studio for Sale, S. Central Michigan
"Beautiful home, Connie. I was considering it, as an investment. I'm no where near it...but it is soooooo appealing. It should sell very quickly. Heck, raise the price, then it will sell fast :-)"
Nov 2
Larry Sohn replied to Donna Gilbert's discussion Show change from 3 to 4 days
"At almost all of my "away" shows, I stay over an extra night. It takes me so long to breakdown and pack out, I just sleep over and start fresh the next day. Also it alows me more time to explore the area I'm in. Sometimes, I arrive a…"
Nov 2
Larry Sohn replied to Donna Gilbert's discussion Show change from 3 to 4 days
"Donna, My "studio time" is a mixture. As my medium is photography, the world is the initial part of my studio. While I travel for shows, it affords me the opportunity to do some shooting. Yes, I need to return to home for my developing,…"
Nov 1
Larry Sohn replied to Donna Gilbert's discussion Show change from 3 to 4 days
"The lost "time in the studio", I do not feel is applicable. We should have enough time during the rest of the year to build up our inventory. Unless we are doing shows every week of the year.  As far as the extra time at the show…"
Oct 30
Larry Sohn commented on Melanie Rolfes's blog post Bethesda Row Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda MD
"Yes, she is still around, I assume. I responded to her email but have not yet, received a response. The question is, will someone else be running the Bethesda and Rockville shows? Or, will the shows be discontinued?"
Oct 30

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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.

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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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