Show & sell

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I’ve been asked to present some of my work at a small show. That’s a first for me, so it presents some interesting challenges.

Although I’ve had my stuff in a couple galleries (couple, as in “two”), I’ve never done a show. Galleries and shows just aren’t what I’m about, so I’ve never pursued either with any amount of vigor. However, when a regional gallery called this week to invite me to display my work in a fall show, I figured why not? I like new experiences, and this could not only be fun, but I could also make a few bucks.

Having things to show isn’t an issue – since I make things for books and magazines rather than for outright sale, I tend to collect finished pieces. At the moment, I have a lot of stuff. Way too much, if the truth be told.

It’s hard to even think about next fall when it’s minus 2 degrees at this exact moment, but between now and then I’ll need to not only decide what I want to show, but how I’m going to price it all. The first part of that is easier, as they’ve asked mostly for my reproduction work. But since I don’t typically make items for sale the whole pricing thing is unknown territory for me.

Looks like I have a lot to learn between now and then.

A.J.

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