Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I am still getting used to referring to myself as a photographer, but I sell photography, so I guess that's what I am! I'm an oceanographer by day and due to my love of nature and ocean surveys, I have a collection of nature photos that I love and was encouraged to sell. I also have some architectural photos but that's neither here nor there.
I just started participating in arts festivals last year and am getting more confident with each festival even if the payback isn't there yet. Receiving compliments about my work and meeting such friendly and talented artists has been great though.
The owner of a really great artsy store has agreed to make room in her store for me. I was quite excited by this until she said it's based on commission and the split is 60/40. Is this the average commission for stores? She would only feature my matted photos since I don't make my own frames (bc she has a framing service there) and so the return on this would be quite low for me. I am trying to figure out whether it's worth it to place my work in stores.
Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks so much!