Why do you paint? Surely each of us paints with the ultimate goal of selling.
The person who loves your painting enough to take it into his home is your collector. Even family and friends are your collectors; they show your work in their home, they tell their friends. Family and friends can be an insider's network dream.
How do you KEEP those collectors throughout your art career? Read this article by Jack White, Making and Keeping Collectors for a Lifetime. You might want to follow the advice of this brilliant Texan.
Jack White is one of the most respected contributors to Fine Art Views, a daily newsletter from FASO.
The PSST exhibit at the Pearl Fincher was a beautiful success. Hope you got by to see it. We appreciate all the work of Co-Chairs Linda Dellandre and Grace Hessman. They graciously handled all details of the exhibition and Family Fun Day.
Exhibiting artists must pick up their artwork on Tuesday, July 1 (10-4), Wednesday, July 2 (10-2) or Thursday, July 3 (10-8). Keep in mind the museum is a little busy with art camps during this time, so your patience is appreciated if the volunteer or Emily is conducting a class.
We'd also like to thank Linda Dellandre for beautifully representing pastels during her mini-workshops at the Pearl Fincher. Our participation in the exhibition and Family Fun Day and Linda's workshops introduced many people to the beauty of our medium, pastel.
How do I price my art? Am I too high, too low? What's fair?
Some artists use a price per square inch, i.e. a 9x12 inch painting, 108 square inches, $3.00/sq inch, would be priced at $324. Some artists use a set price per size of painting, i.e. a 9x12 painting is priced at $350. A third factor might be amount of time, but that formula would be unique to each of us. Another option is "what will the market bear?"
Brian Sherwin in Fine Art Views newsletter addresses this issue from another angle in his article Tapping the Lower Art Market: Affordable Art.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock