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Strategies for the Seasoned Artist

Recently I had the privilege of Moderating a Discussion Session entitled “Strategies for the Seasoned Artist” at an enrichment conference h…

Started by Carol KnoxLatest Reply

frustration and feeling like the biggest loser

I feel I have learned some in participating in shows, but mostly I feel like a failure. I have literally only sold two items last year that…

Started by kara unlandLatest Reply

Sales Techniques or Conversation Starters

I am fairly new to festival selling. The last time that I exhibited was 2007 & 2009 as an emerging artist at the Des Moines Art Festiva…

Started by Brandi PowellLatest Reply

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Read an article on pop up shops for photographer - thoughts?

I recently read an article encouraging photographers to take advantage of pop up shop events. I’ve never done one so I am not entirely sure…

Started by Kristen Nazzaro

0 Jan 6

Free Webinar "3 things your business needs for a rockin' holiday season "

Hi - you can register at have 3 different dates and times available- I signed up for this Sat at 10am. Thank you…

Started by Shelly Christine Ristow

1 Sep 17, 2020
Reply by Connie Mettler

Does anyone make significant sales online, and if so, how and where?

I am a clothing artist who does original apparel designs (T-shirts, hoodies, tank tops and the like). >=90% of my sales are at festivals…

Started by Chris Umhoefer

28 Aug 5, 2020
Reply by david emmons

Seeking Marketing / Selling Advice for a Senior Potter

I am hoping I can solicit some sage advice from the Art Fair world on behalf of my father. My father, Rodney Leftwich, is a very accomplish…

Started by Brent Leftwich

2 Aug 5, 2020
Reply by Meg Mettler

Selling online

I had always shied away from selling online. Whenever I tried, I would always get scammers. I would never get real customers. Friends would…

Started by Barry Bernstein

6 Jul 29, 2020
Reply by Barry Bernstein

anyone else have a non de plume (alias)?

In the last 2 weeks I've sold 34 pieces with 3 more pending. I'm averaging $96.50 each (which is of course cheap for a 36x48 original on ca…

Started by Rick Wallace

12 Jul 13, 2020
Reply by Rick Wallace

Contemporary Art Curator Magazine

I recently received an email from a company called Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, based in the Middle East. Their offer involves includ…

Started by Fiona Purdy

2 Jul 6, 2020
Reply by Fiona Purdy

Not putting too many eggs in our baskets?

Does anyone have experience and knowledge of getting involved in the online and wholesale markets?? If so...what companies do you use for f…

Started by Greg Little

8 Mar 26, 2020
Reply by M. Z. Carey

Take Orders vs. Sell off the Wall?

This question is for those who sell reproductions or prints (as most photography is done). Do you ever take orders as opposed to selling of…

Started by Jay Snively

4 Mar 22, 2020
Reply by Cindy Welch

Beach theme - Ideas to decorate my tent.

I sell photographic prints of Beach scenes and want to see some ideas on how to add decorations to make my 10x10 tent more welcoming. I wil…

Started by Joe Lacy

5 Mar 17, 2020
Reply by Judy Christian


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