Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know about this course, part of Learning to Sell Photography at Art Shows.
- Nine years ago, I decided that my passion for photography reached a point where I asked myself a simple question. Can I make a career out of this? Can I make a living doing this artistic pursuit? And I began to explore my options, and there were things I thought of, and one of them was teaching, which fortunately I get to do today. But, nobody knew who I was. I was a young artist just starting out, I hadn't really experimented with social media too much. It really wasn't big back then.
How was I going to get my name out? How was I going to actually make a living? Well, fortunately, especially here in the United States, we have an incredible network of art shows. These shows allow anybody to submit an application and you can get juried in. If you're one of those lucky people that are selected, you get to set up basically a portable gallery. You get to have a space, usually about 10 feet by 10 feet to display your work and have an audience come that is interesting in purchasing art.
And there's the relationship, and that's how you begin. Now, I'm a photographer but this works for any creative artist that produces something, makes something, painters, anything 2D, 3D, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, you name it. If you're creating something that you think is interesting and has value, there's an opportunity to sell it at an art show.
- Applying for an art show
- Purchasing a booth
- What makes a booth successful
- Pricing your work
- Controlling costs
- How to treat customers
- Processing different forms of payment
- Packaging goods for customers