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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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Cost of shipping work to galleries - any better ideas?

Hi All ~ This is likely just me on a whine, but I wanted to toss the subject out there to see if others are handling this differently or be…

Started by C.C. Barton

5 Aug 28
Reply by Julie K Koleszar

Trailer as a gallery?

I posted a different thread here last week about taking too much inventory to an art festival, and it turns I have been. So now I'm looking…

Started by Rick Wallace

17 Aug 26
Reply by Peter Grimord

How much is too much inventory

Gotten all my best advice here, so this is what i am struggling with now: how much art is too much? I keep trying to figure out how to fit…

Started by Rick Wallace

5 Aug 14
Reply by Rick Wallace

sell everything in shot?

I just got an offer to buy out all my canvas pieces.. all 23 of them. I have no idea what this buyer intends but I get the impression its f…

Started by Rick Wallace

29 Aug 10
Reply by John Orban

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 Powell

31 Aug 5
Reply by Barrie Stark

Tips for Pricing? Rounding to the nearest $10?

My husband's background is sales and marketing, and he's pretty good at it. He has always insisted my prices should end in 9 rather than be…

Started by Cassie Beyer

10 Aug 5
Reply by Barrie Stark

What do you do with your inventory after you throw in the towel?

What do you do when you need to get rid of your artwork but hate the thought of giving it away after all the work and money you put into it…

Started by Sheri Kowalski

21 Jul 26
Reply by Sheri Kowalski

Signage Questions

I was looking at a bunch of booths in the booth review forum and noticed that a lot of them don't have any signs with the artists name/comp…

Started by Matt Gwinn

6 Jul 19
Reply by Matt Gwinn

Successful tabletop jewelry display ideas?

I am highly interested in seeing examples of successful tabletop display of necklaces. Due to suggestions in another post, I am revamping m…

Started by Sarah Schoenfeld

2 Jul 5
Reply by Sarah Schoenfeld

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 unland

81 Jun 8
Reply by Barbara Simard

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