When I started making lots of art and realized I needed to start selling it: I knew I had to get it in front of people. What a lot of non-artists don't realize is that our creations are like our children. We are personally invested and completely in love with some of them--and sometimes we might lack objectivity. We think: People who see my art will be intantly smitten, I'm sure of it! So the idea of getting our fabulous-ness in front of people seems like just the ticket. What people one might ask? Why anybody and everyone of course! Wrong! If you want sales, don't waste your good energy by placing your original art in un-attended lobbies, daycares and cafes. It's sort of like a car salesman trying to sell Audis at a Job Seekers Convention. If I had a ten dollar bill for every non-art venue I tried to sell art in (and failed) I could buy every.single.one of you a coffee at Starbucks.
Keifer is smitten with your art.
Here's a bit of advice: Sell art in places where people look for and buy art. Your art might be good, people might be smitten by it-- but if they aren't there for art and actively looking to buy art, you're probably spinning your wheels. There are exceptions and truth be told, I've had a couple. I am curious about other artist's experiences: Have you successfully sold art in a non-art venue?? (like a salon, lobby or other non-art destination?) ...and if so, why do think you it worked for you (besides your art being brilliant, of course!)