|Sometime in the 90's|
2) A destination that attracts lots of your target traffic: A museum or an art gallery specializing in the type of art you do is ideal! But remember, your target traffic is as unique as your art. I had good sales at the Cleveland Botanical Garden Gallery, but I paint flowers so go figure. Consider the issues and subject matter upon which your art is focused: Who cares about it and where are they? If your art focuses on conservation, find the next green event happening in your city and see if there's an opportunity for you to exhibit there. Well attended public institutions, tradeshows and special themed events in your city are good places to start--depending on your art.
|Mick Jagger had a mullet once |
I don't think he was happy with it.
3) TRUST: When the stars line up and you've found a place that meets your needs: Do not leave your art there without a written receipt, consignment form or contract. Maybe they have boiler plate paperwork or maybe you'll have to print out your own. Cay Lang offers some fantastic resources for paperwork in her book Taking the Leap. Trust the person/business, if you have to call and get some referrals from fellow artists, do it.
Did I miss anything? Do you have any top requirements for selling art (offline) to add? Please comment!