Show promoters / Directors have many, many things on their plate. As artists there are some we see and some we don't. All of us (artists) have different “important” wants at our shows. However it is almost universal that we want and need good sales.
I need a place to rant: I can't tell you how many times I get asked, when I post a piece of my art on Instagram or Facebook, "Is this piece for sale?" I just want to scream, "Did you click the link???" This question many times comes from a person wh
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 Festival, which is a super festival for sales/attendance. I have to be honest, I got a little spoiled by both the sales an
I'm brand new to the world of art shows and curious if anyone has offered a deal involving free shipping and tax on orders placed at art shows. Around my area (metro Chicago) some retailers have begun offering "we pay the tax" sales.
Now obviously w
Does anyone have good tips for closing a sale? I like talking to people, I greet them when they stop by my booth and I am friendly and helpful and knowlegable. I have a great product, I think (custom coloring books and hand-poured crayons) and my pr
I've been trying Wix out as a site-builder. Easy, nice layouts, lots to like. However, they can't wrap text around a picture. I can't decide if that is a deal-breaker or not but if they can't do something that basic what else will I find as I go alon
Was there no one here at the Gasparilla show? Or are you just too wimpy to say something? Gasparilla was a disaster this year and artists are posting all over the internet. The committee was so clueless and the treatment of artists was so egregious,
For those of you who aren't familiar with Jason Horejs, owner of Xandau Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, he's a wonderful writer as well. His blog has some of the most insightful information (outside of AFI of course) you may run across. His latest post is
Of the twenty-five or so photographs that I have on my booth walls, there are about four that I consider "slow movers." I'd really like to see these photos go, because I'd like to replace them with newer work, but I can't afford to just take them do
I have a possible theory that I am forming about shows in college towns. I have done 3 this year and am in the middle of the fourth right now. What I am consistently seeing is that they underperform in terms of sales. As of today, I have b