Am preparing to go to my first show in a couple of weeks. Got the tent, display, etc. pretty much under control. All the great conversations here have been a tremendous help. Have one question I could use some help on.
I'm an abstract painter. I've never sold anything. So, I'm thinking I'll set my prices pretty low. If I sell out (one can dream), I can always raise prices next time. My question: If I set my prices low (that is compared to the more experienced artists in the show), will that be considered bad form or unfair competition or just somehow not kosher? If someone is selling their large (4x4) abstracts for $6k, is it bad form for me to sell mine for under $1k?
I've paintings between 16x20 inches and 4x4 feet in the show, ranging in price from $150 (framed) to $900 (gallery wrapped). I wouldn't think better known artist's would mind, but I'm beginning to wonder if there is some sort of unwritten rule about this sort of thing.
Am I over thinking this? Any insight would be appreciated.