Hello! Early this year I decided to channel my passion -- photography -- into a side venture and sell at art shows. Due to timing, I've missed out already on all the Summer and nearly all the Fall shows that require a booth shot (though I was able to get into six shows/fairs that don't require them). However, after purchasing a canopy and selecting, editing, and ordering prints, I feel I am now prepared.
I set up my canopy in the back yard two weekends back. Because this is my first year and my images are unproven, I decided to make things simple and offer my work in 20 x 30 metal prints, 20 x 30 canvas prints, 16 x 20 paper prints matted to 20 x 24, and 4 x 6 paper prints attached to A7 greeting cards. My best images are in metal (15) and canvas (15), my next best are matted (30), and my lower-res prints and prints I'm on the fence about are on greeting cards (quantity to be determined). At a show, I intend to have every image available in only one format, and if a buyer prefers an image he or she likes in a different format, I will be glad to take an order. With my images untested, I cannot afford to have more than a couple copies of anything, lest they do not sell.
My canopy is a 9' Flourish Trimline with black mesh panels (I was drawn to their portability and their look). I currently do not have lighting, but it's something I may consider once I get over the shock of this initial investment. I intend the back table to house the greeting cards, but I may choose a different bin type (graywashed small wood crates?). I will probably rethink the placement of the mat browsing bins, as they block some of the images.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm both excited and nervous, as i don't know how my work will be accepted. I appreciate any feedback that is offered!