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Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cricket Hackmann Sep 13, 2013. 11 Replies

Of the twenty-five or so photographs that I have on my booth walls, there are about four that I consider "slow movers."  I'd really like to see these photos go, because I'd like to replace them with…Continue

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Cricket Hackmann commented on David Frank's blog post Is This Film or Digital
"People regularly ask me whether or not my photos are edited or photoshopped.  I unapologetic-ally and enthusiastically say "Absolutely!"  I follow up by explaining that the camera sees with one "eye" and we see with…"
Oct 24, 2014
Cricket Hackmann replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"Thank you, R.C., that's a great idea.  I get so caught up in marketing plans and strategies, that I forget the simple and straightforward concept of simply paying attention to my customers, and customizing for the situation. …"
Sep 13, 2013
R. C. Fulwiler replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"Last weekend I sold a 24x36 canvas piece I'd been wanting to get rid of. It was printed on an old 6-color Epson and didn't quite match the smaller pieces in the booth printed on the 8-color newer Epson. I first displayed it at the Naples…"
Sep 13, 2013
R. C. Fulwiler replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"Last weekend I sold a 24x36 canvas piece I'd been wanting to get rid of. It was printed on an old 6-color Epson and didn't quite match the smaller pieces in the booth printed on the 8-color newer Epson. I first displayed it at the Naples…"
Sep 13, 2013
Cricket Hackmann replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"Thank you, everyone, for your comments and suggestions.  I like the idea that these pieces just haven't met their new owners yet...I'm not unhappy with the quality of the work, or I wouldn't even hang them on my walls in the…"
Sep 13, 2013
Jacque Crable replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"I can't talk pictures, only sculptures, but there is always somebody for every-piece,  you just haven't met them yet...  I like Alison's idea about using them to fill empty spots.  We have been going to shows since 93…"
Sep 11, 2013
Alison Thomas replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"I always carry extra pictures to shows.  Put them in the van, put up something else, and bring them out when you have a blank space to fill."
Sep 11, 2013
Lisa Foster replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"How about bringing them along but not putting them on the walls. You could have a portfolio of images you could show customers and point them to if they are looking for something like these images. I can't hang all the paintings I bring with me…"
Sep 11, 2013
Cricket Hackmann replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"In case it makes a difference, these are canvases that I'm referring to -- I have too much invested in them to just store or discard them.  If they were small matted and bagged prints from my print bin, I wouldn't even be worrying…"
Sep 11, 2013
Robert Wallis replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"Put them in a larger matte and raise the price. That always works in galleries ;-)\ it doesn't matter how much you have invested in them, if they've not moved in several years, it's time to change them one way or another. Think about…"
Sep 11, 2013
Dave Hinde replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"You never know when a slow seller is going to move.  I sold one Saturday that I'd been carrying for a few years.  It got a lot of attention, but hadn't sold.  Last year I hung a piece that I had stopped carrying to…"
Sep 11, 2013
Larry Berman replied to Cricket Hackmann's discussion Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces
"I store them in the garage and immediately replace them with (hopefully) better sellers. Then they eventually end up in the dumpster. If they're not selling and don't generate interest, why are you still carrying them? Larry…"
Sep 11, 2013
Cricket Hackmann posted a discussion

Need Suggestions for "Slow-Moving" Pieces

Of the twenty-five or so photographs that I have on my booth walls, there are about four that I consider "slow movers."  I'd really like to see these photos go, because I'd like to replace them with newer work, but I can't afford to just take them down and store them -- I have too much invested in them. How do you all handle that situation in your own booths?  Do you mark down the slow movers?  Do you have a private "sale" some other way?  I'm open to a variety of ideas.  I don't want to…See More
Sep 11, 2013
Cricket Hackmann replied to Phil Hewitt's discussion Problems with FineArtAmerica
"I've been a member on Fine Art America since October of 2011, and I have to say that early this spring I *did* notice that they had changed suppliers for the cards.  The card stock is just a bit lighter, and the finish is not as glossy as…"
Sep 3, 2013
Cricket Hackmann commented on Connie Mettler's blog post What about this logo? Does it work for you?
"First choice:  #4 Second choice:  #2 And I guess I'm different, I like the "cogs".  :-)"
Aug 31, 2013
Cricket Hackmann commented on Frances Fontaine's blog post HELP! Need suggestions....
"Thank you, Deborah!  Those look great -- very professional, even if they are a bit pricy.  I learn so much from this forum!  :-)"
Aug 27, 2013

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At 9:18pm on March 2, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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