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Re: [teacherartexchange] preparing for an art show


From: Dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 15 2008 - 11:54:52 PDT

Great hints, thanks!
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From: "Jeannie Browning" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] preparing for an art show

> Some thoughts...
> Invest in some form of tent cover - or borrow one - in case of rain or
> intense sun.
> Take a large cooler with ice, snacks, lunch, & water. A lightweight rain
> jacket and sunblock!
> Take a folding chair and table for comfort.
> Ask a partner to accompany you to help set up early, to allow you to
> retrieve lunch or get a bathroom break.
> Call ahead of time to ask about an electrical supply for a small fan or
> lighting for work.
> Take a lock box with lots of change and $1 bills.
> Prepare signage, then take extra mat board or foamcore with large markers
> for unexpected needs.
> Small giveaways for children can be a hit: hard candy pops or promo
> trinkets like erasers, etc.
> Sometimes, if a customer sees an artist working on a small piece, it gives
> you a conversation-starter to fill those awkward moments.
> Think about how customers are going to transport your work. Are bags
> needed?
> You may want to keep records of customers for your resume, so take a
> clipboard and pens.
> Attach those business cards to the back of your artwork for extra PR.
> Still Thinking...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dulcius" <>
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
> <>
> Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:38 PM
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] preparing for an art show
>> Hi, hope everyone's summer is off to a great start!
>> I have a question for those of you more experienced than I; I got
>> accepted
>> for my first art show/sale, and I'm looking for any advice anyone has to
>> offer about best methods of display, best materials to use for unframed
>> pieces (all will be chalk pastel), labeling/pricing of work, and just
>> general advice. The show will be outside, rain or shine, for one day.
>> Thanks so much!
>> -Lydia in Toledo
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