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Edgar Williams
  • Ormond Beach, FL
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Naples Art Show

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Buerger Jan 28. 7 Replies

Been "invited" to the Naples Fine Art Show run by Hot Works.  This is NOT the Naples Downtown Art Show or any of the several other art show on the Naples, Fl web site.  This is something that seems…Continue

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Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?

Started this discussion. Last reply by karen cooper May 8. 34 Replies

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…Continue

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Trying to get accepted to my first show...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edgar Williams Dec 6, 2018. 14 Replies

Have amassed a body of work that, from going to shows locally, seems at least comparable.  Thought I'd like to try a show to see if there is any interest in the work from the general public.  I've…Continue

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New Vitabri 10x10 for sale -- $1000

Used once.  Worked great; I'm just not doing anymore shows.Four water proof vinyl walls, with one wall with 3-foot zippered door in the middle. Walls attach with Velcro.Comes with wheeled storage…See More
Jun 29
Rick Wallace replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"very small show, 2 blocks of vendors, I think there was 52 total tents, and we sold 20 to 25 or pieces. The big canvases went over huge, we even sold one 4'x4' for $250 (the highest priced item I had). I don't even have photos of two…"
May 5
Edgar Williams replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Thank you so much for your reply.  I share your perspective on prices, though I'm not sure even low prices would help my sales.  Please keep me up-dated on how the large works do and at what price. Any chance we could see some of…"
May 4
Rick Wallace replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"I replied to this thread a while back, and I'm sure I was probably categorized as a bad example because of my low pricing. In my defense the pieces I was doing then (only been painting for 15 months) was all on on paper, matted and bagged,…"
May 4
Dave Buerger replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Naples Art Show
"Best bet is to do shows that are put on by a local art guild or other arts-related organization.  They really care about the artists rather than just making a buck for themselves.  Second choice would be a show set up by local civic…"
Jan 28
Larry Sohn replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Edgar, Either way I give you a lot of credit. You have shown a sincere interest in respecting the other artists and integrity of our craft. By bringing forth and discussing these issues shows good character."
Jan 17
Larry Sohn replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Edgar, Very nicely expressed. Not all fit within the definitions expressed. I, for one, do my art for the love of it. I have a passion for what I do. That is why I do it. However, it is also my living. therefore, although the passion, ethics,…"
Jan 17
Hal Moran replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"This is the beauty of a free market economy - set your prices as YOU see fit. The marketplace will decide whether or not to buy your artwork based on your price, quality, style, genre, etc. Then it's up to you to respond based on their…"
Jan 17
Ellen Cohen replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"I know that feeling all too well! It is a really good gauge "
Jan 17
Judy Christian replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Everyone has posted some very good points, and I respectfully agree with all of them. Edgar, you would be completely right to price your work however you wish. We are in a free enterprise system, and pricing is all over the place out there. Usually…"
Jan 17
Edgar Williams replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Yes, indeed, I see your point.  But it misses a larger point, I think.  Not all worthy of the name artist are attempting to make a living from their art.  Having spent my life in the arts ( music ) I can tell you that the surest way…"
Jan 17
Larry Sohn replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Some might see this in a different vein. At times companies will come into a market. They will undercut all the competitions prices, thus driving the competition out. Once the competition is gone they can raise prices as they now control the…"
Jan 17
Ellen Cohen replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"If you didn't sell anything, it could be it just was not the right show/audience for your work. . . it might not be your price at all. Maybe you want to try to walk a show before exhibition in it and see if it is the right show for you and your…"
Jan 16
Edgar Williams replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"Thank you, Mr. Wallace.   Your "flip" side is very helpful to someone like myself who is  not trying to "make money", but make expenses.  I enjoy making my art, and I'd like others who like it to have the…"
Jan 16
Rick Wallace replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"On the flip side not selling anything at a show, or multiple shows, would be a real strike to the heart of a new artist. Theres a thread here from a girl that went to shows for a year and didn't sell even one piece, so she quit. I'm new at…"
Jan 16
Ellen Cohen replied to Edgar Williams's discussion Do Low Prices Upset Other Artists?
"I have to say when I see low prices I think that artist is doing everyone a disservice. Also--how will you know if a show is your target audience if your prices aren't where they need to be? Or what if a gallery approaches you and wants to…"
Jan 15

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New Vitabri 10x10 for sale -- $1000

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Used once.  Worked great; I'm just not doing anymore shows.

  • Four water proof vinyl walls, with one wall with 3-foot zippered door in the middle. Walls attach with Velcro.
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At 8:50am on December 3, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Edgar,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thank you for subscribing to the newsletter and best of luck as you move forward.

At 9:44pm on December 10, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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