I just had a wonderful discussion with a person thinking of having an auction of art for a fundraiser. I asked if the person holding the art and in charge of the actual auction would be able to tell the audience facts about the art and the artist of each piece for auction. I got
OK, been there, done that! I am tired of the request for me to donate art for somebody's auction fundraiser. From now on, I will sell the work you choose at a great wholesale price and you can donate it for your fundraiser. This is done mainly because you can write off the full price.
Now let’s get an understanding about Domestic Fine Art: First of all, American artists cannot compete with the prices of “Discount” art, but we can compete in the quality of art and materials, the creativity, and the personal interaction from customer to artist and long term investment value. Each American artist that you see selling
How often have you heard someone, or perhaps even done this yourself… approach an artist at a fine art show and asked the usual question about an original piece of art they like, “How much for this piece?” After getting the price, they or you, begin to immediately bargain for a discount? I realize that
In the beginning, (1968 after art school) I painted original work for exhibit. If a client liked a painting that was sold, I could paint another one just for them. Often I would be consigned to paint a special painting to the clients’ specifications. Galleries would buy the art at wholesale prices and sell at their
I recently met a new business owner that was using an original piece of art to help promote her business. I asked her if she had the artists permission to do that and got the very strong response, "I paid for that and I can do anything I want with it...It's mine!" I very gently