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Danielle123

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on: September 27, 2015, 05:06:49 PM
i had my second exhibition this weekend, 2 days from 10 to 6, my husband also did a showing of his photographs.  We met some great artists, exchanged business card? No sale for me, my husband sold one small framed photograph.    What myself and a jeweller did to encourage each other is exchange some of his jewellery for a WC painting.  At least we made some new friends.
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Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 07:16:55 PM
One never knows how these things will turn out, but you did make new contacts, and some new friends. Do you have any showings planned in preparation for Christmas? Craft shows and Bazaars are always busy around then.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 04:55:02 AM
 :thankyou: for your uplifting comment.

Yes i have 2 other shows in November,  one is at my dad's fund raising Church event and the other is at my girl friend's house.  Hope this will bring some success.   

Through this weekend an artist gave us a name of a spring event where thousand of people expose. 
Danielle
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Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 06:05:09 AM
Excellent Danielle  O0   Wonderful of your friend to hold a showing for you.  :clap:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 06:16:17 AM
Cheer up!  Some exhibits attract different kind of people with different interest, sometime just curious not serious about buying anything.  Not always easy to know when you sign up.  I assume this is something one learn from experience.  Still you have made some contact, exchange business cards.  It is good. 

Have you thought about keeping a journal of your exhibits, including your thoughts afterward.  May come handy for finding out what works best in the long run.  I wonder if this is a tip from Nolan's business lessons.  I have missed half of it because of other commitment... I am hoping to catch up before Wed.

Remember we all love your paintings.  :flowers:

p.s. I am going more and more to those exhibits with my daughter.  To be honest I am there to expose her to new ideas, and for me to compare what I have learn at PB.  It is a great learning experience.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #5 on: September 28, 2015, 10:30:02 AM
We don't have any gallery's around where I live but I find I always visit any when I travel and some of our appliance/furnishing shops will display a lot of paintings for sale and I love going to look at them to see what's out there, get ideas and see what price they are being sold for. Never with the intention to buy  :blush: my husband would flip if I bought another artist's painting when I am painting so many myself  :2funny:
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #6 on: September 28, 2015, 12:25:53 PM
well done Danielle :clap: :clap: :clap:

Not every exhibit brings a sale unfortunately


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Reply #7 on: September 28, 2015, 03:05:31 PM
Good stuff Danielle, its all exposure and experience for you and making new conections.Best of all you got yourself a nice new piece of jewelery, lol  :yippee:


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Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 03:10:03 PM
Bravo, Danielle, for participating in the 2 day exhibition - that's fantastic you did that! Selling art is all about exposure, perseverance and patience.  And i've learned that even if I don't sell many paintings in a show, often times someone reaches out to me afterwards that saw my work to buy one of my pieces or commission me for a painting. It's all a numbers game, and with your talent and the more you expose people to your art, the more the numbers are going to keep rising, trust me on that one!

And I love that you bartered the painting for jewelry - in my mind, that's a bonafide sale!!!
Cheers,
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Reply #9 on: September 29, 2015, 05:12:24 AM
Thank you Val, it should be sometime in Nov.
Thank you Annie for the encouragement, i did not do a diary, but maybe I should, great idea.  What sold the most is abstract and semi abstract.  I hope your daughter will do some exhibition soon.
Thank you Lisa, you most live in a small town, are you exhibiting your paintings in one of those stores?
Thank you Nolan, i should not get discouraged and i won't.
Thank you Sally, yes exposure is always good.  I got beautifull jewelry out of that, win win situation. André the jeweler was very happy of this deal.
Thank you Sharon, for the uplifting comments, it was a good experience, this time arround with other artists. I did bring the WC painting of my daughter on the second day and it did attract people.
A big  :hug: to all my PB friends
Danielle
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Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 02:09:47 PM
Hi Danielle, no not showing any of my paintings yet. Not ready for that yet, one that is way to scary and two I haven't done enough of my own paintings yet. Still lots to learn.
Aroha! Lisa :-)


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Reply #11 on: September 30, 2015, 12:49:11 PM
 O0 Lisa
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Reply #12 on: October 05, 2015, 10:06:39 AM
I'm still going to offer you congratulations-you are doing it and every step counts!  :clap:
~Natalie

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Reply #13 on: October 05, 2015, 05:46:42 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie for the encouragement.  :-*
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Reply #14 on: October 20, 2015, 04:23:26 PM
Way to go Danielle.  I have been doing outdoor exhibits this summer and I have found out that I get lots of "I love that work" but not many sales!!  Some of the other artists are not selling either.  What  pain but I keep plugging along.  I have been having some prints made and also doing more small paintings they seem to sell better.  I just love painting so just keep going!!

Stick with it!!

Sherri
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