Re: preparing for an art show?
You could also post this in the art business forum. According to your own words, you are barely ready to sell IMHO. You need to write an artists statement, business cards, postcards (optional). Have you got your resume ready? Do you have a placard telling folks who you are and other such information. Is it free standing or capable of being hung or free standing.
You need to present the work in a manner you can live with. If that means painting edges black, then by all means do so. Some don't like that look while others won't do without it.
Have you worked out the details of how the works are going to be displayed. What do you need to provide and what does the venue supply.
Wired to hang, absolutely.
Framing if needed.
Lighting, who provides and what kind. If you do it, then be sure to have some lighting available. I would have name cards for each work.
Pricing is going to be based on your locale. Have you read the 10 rules of pricing by Robert Genn. They are a good guideline. I always say to investigate the local market, find works of similar skill and content and price accordingly if not maybe a tad lower to start with. You, at this point, are an unproven commodity and need to establish a reputation.
Do you have a verbal conversation of about 10 to 15 seconds to give a brief description about why you paint, how, subject, etc.
Hope that is a start to your questions.
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Last edited by idylbrush : 06-29-2011 at 02:12 PM.