View Full Version : Price Suggestions Please

06-22-2014, 12:07 PM
I am going to try to get juried into a show. I am a newbie to both showing and trying to sell, and really new to scratchboard. I have my 11x14 Zebra that I am going to frame in a floater frame. Since I have no following or status and will be selling against all types of media and successful artists, what would be a reasonable new artist price? Below is the piece I am going to submit, suggestions will be much appreciated. Any catchy names?

06-22-2014, 02:58 PM
Pricing is so personal. Some people do it by sq inch....some do it by emotions. You could figure out how long it took you to scratch it, how much the frame was, and figure out by that method. However, I find that doesn't always work when you have one 11x14 that took 40 hours and one that took only 20 hours and the price by hour is so much different it is ridiculous when they are hanging side by side. I kinda go by gut and venue. But once you put a price on it, it is hard to change it. I would say $300-$900, depending on how well YOU think you did on it.

06-23-2014, 05:04 AM
gear the price to the market you will be selling in. What are comparably sized pieces of similar quality priced at? I personally charge per square inch and I charge more for scratchart than for my oils or pastels simply because it's a unique art form and more labor intensive per square inch. If most of the artists are known artists then reduce your price by say 15% from their prices. In general a piece is worth what someone will pay for it and the average market price is a good estimate of that worth.

06-23-2014, 06:44 AM
I usually "shop" the market and set my price. However, I try to stick with it once set because I don't want a patron to see my work at one price in one place - and another just down the road. I also figure and average price per square inch and then factor my frame.
Prints are the way I can make up the difference.

06-23-2014, 11:34 AM
You can find a number of previous threads on pricing in our forum. Here are a couple of the longer ones.

06-23-2014, 06:26 PM
You guys are just great, so much information and yet still up to me.. Am going to plug a price after I see what the average monthly show price is, if they will tell me. But know right now it will be higher than I originally thought. Gulped Sue when I first read your range, but now thinking well..... Hope to get in the show #1, then hope to sell it. If not, well got something nice to.put on the wall. Thanks to all who shared their thoughts and previous threads, much appreciated.