My pen becomes the tool I use to strip away the veneer of words to get to reality of the moment.
July 08, 2012
Is anyone selling?? Have these bad economic times screwed art?
Posted by isaacbidwell on July 17, 2012
I sell more now than ever. The key is figuring out what it is you want and how to obtain it. The "economy" being screwed up is an excuse people use. If you want it bad enough you can get it.
Posted by frankpapandrea on July 18, 2012
I'm curious. What did u want and how did u obtain it?
Posted by isaacbidwell on July 18, 2012
You got it.
Now, first I just want to say, this is my career track and it's going to be different for everyone. The first thing I did is try to figure out what I "Want". This lead to my search to be in more galleries and get seen by them.I realized that sitting around hoping they see my work and contact me is absurd (it's happen one time ever). So I decided to have a plan of attack. First I contacted all the websites I love. Sent emails with my work, and told them I was looking for more exposer and a little about my self. After I threw out a fairly large net (of emails and such) a decent amount of the websites plugged my work. I was able to get onto about 3 or 4 fairly popular illustration/design sites all at once. From there I landed my first gallery show outside of New York State (San Fran). After that first gallery show, I started to contact galleries.... Twelve months later, I've been in 22 art shows. I have 4 next month (NYC, Chicago, LA and a local one) and also booked shows to the end of the year. This all leads to more sales. Also during this time I decided to start a small art publishing company (a little extra cash) and started to approach local businesses about carrying my work (and even a little more cash)This all adds up. All your little steps toward something my seem hopeless at first, but sticking with it, really helps. I've casually been doing some freelance work, being really picky about what I take on, and it's been a blast. THe next 12 months I aim to do more of that. If any of this sounds like something you'd want to do, feel free to drop me a line and we can talk more. I'd also recommend anything by Seth Godin. He's a marketing guy, but then again, if one wants to make money doing their craft, it's all about business. I hope that helps a little.
Great, perfect. I've been at it for a year, exhibiting in 2 galleries in south Florida and sold a few pieces. Now I need that next step and your plan is perfect. Though about inundating galleries, that sitting around waiting to be discovered is fruitless. How did your emails not get spammed?
I'm not sure how the emails were not spammed. I just sent them normal emails, introducing me and my work, with a link to my site. I also think it's important to say why you're interested in a specific gallery...don't forget to mention where you've already shown.
Posted by kevinking on July 18, 2012
Make them an offer they can't refuse.
love it and by the way issac ur work rocks
Thanks Frank. Best of luck with your goals. :)
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Posted by didi99 on July 09, 2012
I am selling everywhere but here.
Posted by frankpapandrea on July 09, 2012
really, where lese to you sell?
FineArtAmerica, Zazzle and Imagekind.