Second Saturday Recap – Be Strong
Fun and busy night at Kennedy gallery last night! As I arrived, I was told that a canvas print of my painting “Be Strong” sold. That was the last one. If this piece interests you let me know. These prints sell for $75 plus shipping & sales tax.
Second Saturdays in Sacramento is when a number of galleries stay open until 9pm or 10pm. It is a great time for artists of all sorts to have their work seen. One of the prevalent conversations last night with other artists involved negotiating. Many times an artist will adjust their price to make a sale. I’ve done it many times and seldom regret it, but there are some pieces that every artist creates that are “important” pieces. Important, in that it is a signature piece of the artist. Such works should never be sold discounted, Often such work needs to be higher than the artist prices it.
If you are an artist, its OK to stick with your price. Have you ever tried to haggle prices with an auto mechanic or at a restaurant? My guess, is most of the time it doesn’t get you anywhere.
I would advise artists on certain pieces to not discount. The canon of Art history is being added to everyday and the last thing I want is for a fellow artist to enter the canon of art as a discounted rate.
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