"Finally, I would suggest that people put setting prices into perspective. While it is an agonizing process at first, It will get easier. It probably isn't as important as we make it. I mean we can deliberate over $50-100 one way or the other until we want to quit the show altogether. Yet it probably matters most if we have managed to find a venue where we can connect up with 'our customer'. Now if we could find the magic answer to that one...!! Perhaps another chat line topic?"I had to agree with Teresa...the price we charge doesn't matter if we don't have a viable market for our art. Being from a small town, I always feel those artists in the larger metropolitan areas have the advantage...more galleries, more shows, more affluent people desiring and valuing fine art. Yet I do realize that you still have to make the connection and that can be difficult.
I know many artists sell their art on internet gallery sites like Boundless Gallery, ETSY, and Art Span. I've yet to try any of the online galleries available to artists and would be interested in hearing your personal recommendations and experiences.
So I ask you: What art venues have worked best to connect you with your customers? What "creative" marketing have you done that proved successful? Is there anything you've tried that you would not recommend?Spring has finally arrived in Central Illinois!
Your wisdom and experience is valuable.
The "Chat Line" is open...There's no better place to learn than from each other. I'm anxious to hear your ideas. And as always, please feel free to comment on what others have to say.
Have a beautiful weekend,
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