Kay Hale 's comment on How to Screw Up Your Art Show
|Kay Hale |
|22 months ago|
Jack, this is another brilliant article. I have wanted to do art fairs but since my knees are toast I know I can't stand for long and haven't ventured into that scene. That said I do participate in a twice a year open studio at our studio complex and I have seen so much of what you have described! I decided that if I wanted to see the other artists' work then I had better not participate in the open studio and just be a visitor..which is not why I got into this studio complex! I did invite 2 other artist friends to participate in two open studios. One is an enthusiastic self promoter and he gave my studio a lot of positive energy. The other friend sat and read a book on his Ipod. I tried to draw him out but he just smiled and sat there. I was exhausted but I sold paintings. No one even approached him because he was unapproachable.
As enjoyable as it was to have friend artists there..I decided that my monthly rent is better put to use by me using my wall space and not lending it out! After all..I want to sell my work.
I am learning the ins and outs and your articles have been timely and helpful. When the knees are fixed..I might just decide to commit to doing some art fairs. Thanks