02 July, 2012

Go To Market



You Must Find Your Market.

Sometimes you have to push yourself to market in a cart, so strong is the inertia defending the marketplace from you. I find this especially true in the summer, when family, chores, and focus on art-making occupy my time.


Here are some great links for art marketing to get you revved-up.


What Are You Really Selling?, Cindy Haase.
Daily Paintworks, Carol Marine.
Art Biz Blog, Alyson Stanfield.
Marketing Mondays, Joanne Mattera.
The Painter's Keys, Robert Genn.

Photo attribution lost, sorry.

4 comments:

helen said...

The show repair space is incredible!

L.W.Roth, said...

The Art Biz linkhas read the best so far . I will take a look at the next one too. Thanks.

Going to market is a scary thing for me. There's real reasons I haven't. The main one being I'm not consistent in subject or in medium. My present investigation of portraiture is going well. I've had positive responses and bites when I've showed just a couple of things, but portraiture is really a tough road to follow--there's an awful lot of involvement with the client--and the client has the last say-so. While past business experience has prepared me very well for this, do I want to be involved with all that at this point in life?

Good post Casey.It got me thinking, questioning my decision.

Meanwhile that's a great photograph.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you for commenting, Helen!

Hi, Linda! I don't personally accept commissions, although if I did, it might be in portraiture. I understand the challenge, and you have to be up for, I estimate.

I see great things for you with the head and figure, and can't speak to portraits, since I don't know your subjects. I love your sense of all things art, though.

Finding the market is probably as easy, and yet as hard (ignoble?) as this poor character at street level. I admire his ethic and spunk, and I feel he is aiming just right for his work! With art, a wise man once said, "the best is good enough!"

Casey Klahn said...

Sorry: "up for it."

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