I have had so many enquiries from fellow artists and printmakers recently asking for advice about pricing and presenting work, gallery representation and artist terms.
I won’t suggest for a minute that I know everything but I do have experience in Mentoring, Curatorial Development and Gallery Management. I have chaired Upland Arts Development CIC (which runs Spring Fling, Scotland’s premiere Open Studio event) for the past three years; and am a practicing printmaker.
I have decided to offer a free advice session for those at the start of their artistic careers, those considering approaching galleries or shops for the first time and those who are simply looking for advice.
The session will cover:
•Presentation of work - photography, mounting & framing, presenting work in eco friendly packaging while retaining an excellent standard of presentation. Authenticity Certificates for original prints.
•Pricing work - understanding retail prices, commission rates, wholesale & SOR.
•Open Studios - face-to-face selling, presentation, creating a positive studio experience.
•Gallery representation - approaching galleries, commission rates, contracts and maintaining a good relationship.
•Best Practice - pricing consistency, limited editions, giclee prints, marketing.
To attend this session booking is essential. This session will be held online via Zoom on Friday 30th October at 10am. An email will be sent ahead of the session with details for joining.