Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Pricing art...the hardest thing for me. I can price other artists art, no problem. But when it comes to mine, yikes! Am I too low? Too high? Ok, I finally decided on my price...but then...The "bargainer" comes.
OK, I'm easy to convince and yes, sometimes I go down a little in some paintings, if it is a harder to sell, or getting close to the end of season, end of day, etc etc. But how low can I go?
Guy: OK, this painting is 180.00?
Me: Yes Sir, 180.00
Guy:What about 120.00?
Me: Mmmm...I can't go that low. That painting is very popular and it took me hours to make.
Guy: Ok, how much and I will give you cash right now?
Guy...NOPE! 130.00 or nothing
Me: I'm sorry Sir, I can't
Guy: OK, no deal. (walked away)
Me: Thinking...Ok, No deal...Whatever! Don't try to take advantage of my me and my work.
I didn't care but at the same time the lower they want to go I just want to say: Hey dude...Seriously?? Go and call a plumber, an electrician, they will charge you that just to go and take a look at your toilet (nothing against plumbers or electricians, just an example)...who do you think I am?? World Vision??? Unicef? Angelina Jolie?? No working for charity dude, but how low is too low? Or what kind of deals do you offer if they are interested in more than one of your pieces?