Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Page 3 - Presentation

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Page 3  - Presentation




* Always try to place your art work next to each other. For your art work should show type of style and creativity.


* Your booth  space should look artistic/ creative. And remember to NOT put out all your art work out at one time but always have some works put a side for when you sell a piece you can replace it with other piece of art work.

* Once you set up your space/booth DO NOT move it around but leave it alone! I have seen artist do this and I have heard customer say thing like Rookie, They must not be confident in their booth / work, Lets just past them up, Late comes, and so on. This did not look good for them and folks did avoid them that day.    

* Always have your space/booth inviting and open , not clutter.

* If you have prints of your work place them in bins so that folks can easily rummage through them.



 * Make sure you label each print with name, medium, size and cost. 



            I have place a sample for you to see what I do. I sell                                     two different sizes of print 




  
* If  you decide to sale greeting card then you should start placing them in a nice basket or a small bin with a sign on how much they cost.




* Never place your art work on a bear table but place some table cover on your table. Make sure that your table covers go all the way down to the floor so that you can store your bins and items under the table.

* If you can't find a long tablecloth than you can use a nice flats bed sheet, king or queen will do nicely.


Just remember that your space/booth represents you and your creativity.




      Until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless

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I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and 
business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. 

It means a lot to me.


Thanks once again for taking the time to read my blog.

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Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps 
replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you 
would like captured? Than I would love to talk to you about
doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for 
your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my 
journey with you.  If you have friends who would be 
interested in my work, please forward this blog on to 
them.

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If you have friends who would be interested in my

work, please forward this blog on to them. 




To continue to stay connected via:

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Gallery that my work is at: WWW.RAVENSNESTGALLERYCA.COM   

My blog: http://creationsbyjdfields.blogspot.com/     

My Newsletter: http://newsletterbyjdfields.blogspot.com/ 

My online gallery and affordable giclees on canvas, prints and cards: 

http://j-d-fields-.artistwebsites.com/ 

 j-d-fields-.pixels.com   

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artwkbyladybug/  

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Page -2 / Out Door Show


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Page -2  "Out Door Show"

* When you are showing your work outdoors always set up your EZ Up for shade and to keep your art work safe from the sun or rain.

* Make sure you sand bad / wight your EZ Up (like you see in the right side of the picture) even thou there is know wind at the time. You just never know when the wind will come up. Also never stake down your EZ Up at the art show grounds. You never know if or when you will hit a line and most places don't like you tearing up the grounds as well.

* When you hang your art work on your home made or bought grid make sure you use two hooks to hang your painting on. This will place the weight evenly on the picture frame and will hold the picture in place and keep it from tipping from side to side. 
 Note: In the photo above, I use this home made grid for years until I bought my new one.  Cost was around $30.00 

* Also you can use A-frame or dress easel to display your large painting on.


* Make sure you have everything that I stated in page one. 


Note: Never ever bring your pet with you to a show. Most folks who are running the show do not like or allow pet in the show booth. Also some folks are afraid of dogs of any size and you don't want the little cuties popping out of your booth and scaring a potential customer off.



      Until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless

-----------------------------------------------------------------

I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and 
business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. 

It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read my blog.

-------------------------------------------------------------

Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps 
replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you 
would like captured? Than I would love to talk to you about
doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for 
your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my 
journey with you.  If you have friends who would be 
interested in my work, please forward this blog on to 
them.

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If you have friends who would be interested in my

work, please forward this blog on to them. And to 

continue to stay connected via:

Website:  http://creationsbyjdfields.weebly.com/

Gallery that my work is at: WWW.RAVENSNESTGALLERYCA.COM   

My blog: http://creationsbyjdfields.blogspot.com/     

My Newsletter: http://newsletterbyjdfields.blogspot.com/ 

My online gallery and affordable giclees on canvas, prints and cards: 

http://j-d-fields-.artistwebsites.com/ 

 j-d-fields-.pixels.com   

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artwkbyladybug/  

Follow me on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/creationsbyjdfields

Commissions are welcome, Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Page 1 - For the Beginner Vendor

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I get ask a lot by new artist on what they should bring to an art show?, What is the do's and don'ts of being a vendor? What kind of supplies do they need to bring to the show ?, etc.

Well I was planning on writing a book about this but I think I go ahead and blog about it first. Anyone who would like to add to this blog with your ideas on what you bring or use please leave a comment so that we can all learn something new. 

This information is for the beginner vendor's and I will post them in a few blogs. But for the crafter, woodworker, quilters, stained glass/ glass workers, Jewelry worker, etc. can use this same setup just change it to suit your type of work.
Just remember to always make sure that all your artwork is ready to see to sell. If you are an painter make use that you have a good hanger on your painting or photo and add the name of the work, size, medium, and your copy-write (C) 

So let's get started.

First page.

Supplies you will need for your indoor/outdoor art show.


1.  10'x 10' Pop-Up tent or an EZ Up

2. Weight bag , milk jug with sand in them, sand bags for holding down your EZ Up.

3. Tables of diffident size.  I have two 6 ft and one 4 ft. Plus a small table which I use as an art table or I can place my cash box on.

4. Chairs - I always bring two, one for me and one for my assistant.

5. You will need some table easels for displaying your art work.

6. Matching tablecloths for your tables.

7. Business card and a holder. I have three, one for each table.

8. Some kind of a money box to keep your money in.

9. Receipt book and pen. 

Side note: When writing your sale slip ask your customer to fill out their name and address so you can send them a Thank You card.

10. Try to have  cards or flyers of your next show and or brochures telling something about your self and art work with a holder.

11. Label all your art work with a nice price tag.

12. Get your self a 1/2 inch notebook so that you can place a price list of all your work displayed for your self. This is great to have on hand when your price tag has gotten lost some where.

13. A small trash can for your trash and your customer. Put this out in the open when there is no trash can around you.

14. Some kind of a nice gift bag to place your sold art work in for your customer.

Side note: I was at a show and a vendor had bought some recycle bags to put different sizes of art work in. Just make sure they are nice.

15. Always have water to drink and a snack or lunch with you.

16. You can buy or make a square grid to hang your art work on.

17. Some bins to carry your artwork in 

18.One good dolly to carry your art stuff on. 

19. A small First Aid Kit.

20. And a small miscellaneous kit which I will talk about in chapter 8

21. What to do after a show.


      Until next time, Happy Creating and God Bless

-------------------------------------------------------

I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and 
business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. 

It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read my blog.

---------------------------------------------------------

Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps 
replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you 
would like captured? Than I would love to talk to you about
doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for 
your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my 
journey with you.  If you have friends who would be 
interested in my work, please forward this blog on to 
them.

--------------------------------------------------------------




If you have friends who would be interested in my blog or artwork, Please forward this blog on to them and join my blog as well.

And to continue to stay connected via:

Website:  http://creationsbyjdfields.weebly.com/

Gallery that my work is at: WWW.RAVENSNESTGALLERYCA.COM   

My blog: http://creationsbyjdfields.blogspot.com/     

My Newsletter: http://newsletterbyjdfields.blogspot.com/ 

My online gallery and affordable giclees on canvas, prints and cards: 

http://j-d-fields-.artistwebsites.com/ 

 j-d-fields-.pixels.com   

Follow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/artwkbyladybug/  

Follow me on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/creationsbyjdfields

Commissions are welcome, Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

(C) All copyright privileges retained by Creations by J.D. Fields. Downloading/printing is prohibited by law