Booth & Jury Images

Hey guys,

I posted this as reply a previous post but I couldn't tell if anyone one seeing it so I thought I'd repost it as a new thread and see if that works any better.

I have done dozens of shows in my first year and I have learned so much. After conducting lots of market research at the many different types of shows I attended, I'm shifting my business model from selling mostly small, affordable pieces, to selling mostly larger, higher priced works. Sell fewer pieces but make more money, at least that's the idea. From my experience there's a market for my bigger pieces.

With that in mind, I have created a new booth shot and I'm pretty happy with it. Larry, I thought about everything you said last time. I simplified things and kept them more symmetrical. It's better right? Do you think it's good enough to appeal to juries at higher end shows?

Also, which other 4 images should I use in my applications? Should I include #1 and/or #2, which I feel are among my strongest pieces, even though they are shown pretty well in the booth shot? If I don't, I can include other images, giving me more chances of having an image resonate with jurors.

One last thing, if you had to choose would you pick 6a or 6b? My work is much more impressive in person than it is in photos. I tried to address that in the booth shot by showing the bright, saturated colors and revealing the depth of my pieces mounted on 1/2" acrylic. The perspective in 6a really shows the beauty of the process but it's so different that I worry that the extreme angle detracts from the overall piece.

Any feedback would be appreciated!


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  • The booth looks good. You might want to try the two verticals from the right wall on the back wall on either side of the triptych, limiting the small pieces to the side walls.

    As far as 6a or 6b, I'd try and shoot it positioned half way between the two, showing more of the front of the piece but still showing the depth.

    There's no rule that you have to have all your jury pieces in your booth picture. Actually it makes sense to show some different but similar work in your booth. That shows the jurors you have more depth to your style than just the few pieces they see. Of the jury pieces on the side walls, I think they show a different or evolving style to the pieces on the back wall.

    Larry Berman

    • Thanks Larry!

      That's pretty much what I was thinking but having an expert reaffirm things really helps.


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