Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
When shows ask your sales totals are you OK with it? I've heard the reasoning that they use it for their advertising. Then I wonder if they use it to invite you back (or not)? Personally, I am offended when asked to share my sales dollar totals. Would anyone go into a gallery and ask the owner his sales for the week? Or would you ask your doctor how much he made today? I know some artist like telling everyone how much they sold, but for me it is personal. And I'd like to keep it that way!
Thanks Robert and Elle! I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels that way. Just the fact that they think it is OK to ask is surprising.
Oh, I understood that part. This was supposed to tag on after you responded to Elle and myself. This system doesn't give as smooth a flow as it should and it messes with the context when things are out of sync. It's one thing for the show to ask specific amounts, another for broader ranges. Occasionally another artist will ask how I did, and I answer with those 4 categories I mentioned. Specific amounts are almost like asking what religion you belong to ;-)
Nancy, Good point! I never thought of it that way.