(Closed) So excited! Got accepted to art fairs!

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wow Corgi, that rocks!! Once a month for 6 months, HELL YES!!!! You go girl! My BFF would be beside herself if she could get something like that.

CONGRATS!!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

wow Corgi! congrats! what an exciting time for you! good luck!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow!! Congrats! That is so exciting. I don’t have any tips unfortunately πŸ™ But good luck and let us know how it goes! Have you posted any of your photographs here? I’d love to see some!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow!! You are really talented! I love all the beach shots, and the florals. I would definitely buy from you! Have you considered an etsy page?

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

P.s. – Love your corgi too!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yeah he is so cute!! I love dog pics, I have about a million of my dog and we’ve only had him a month or so πŸ™‚ Lol.

Definitely let me know about the website! Will you send to Canada? πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Corgi, Congratulations!! Sounds like a great opportunity! 

I’m a full-time pro photographer/painter with an extensive background in fine arts, and I’d love to help you out in any way I can!  I’ve had some of my work featured in the Design Museum, London, and I know how exciting it is to finally have recognition for your work. 

It looks like you’re off to a great start, my biggest suggestion would be: stick to your guns, decide what your time and effort is worth, and don’t make compromises.  When you have confidence in what you are presenting, then others won’t bat an eye at paying what your artwork is worth. And remember, you’ve joined the fine arts community (welcome! Wink) and are a representation for all artists.  You are helping to set the standard for what fine arts are worth in modern times, and If you say “Well…I don’t really know…what do you want to pay? What do you think it’s worth?” it can really damage your business permanently.   

In an age that everyone has a digital camera, and DSLRs are being put in the hands of teenagers, the definition of “good” photography can sometimes be a fluid concept.  Your work is, however, very good, and you will only continue to improve.  Just remember that, and don’t doubt yourself. πŸ™‚

Good luck!

 

 

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Congrats!  It’s a great opportunity for you!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I undervalued myself for a long time, especially because my art is so incredibly personal for me, I am living the dream I always wanted for myself when, as a kid, people would ask me “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  It can be intimidating!  Because now I have a lifetime of love, support, and art instruction to live up to! 

As far as my photography goes, I’ve only done galleries, that one museum, and lots of commission work. I’m actually trying to scale back on the photography a little (it’s not working…I am already booked with pregnancy sessions, a wedding, and several couples shoots for the fall), to concentrate on my paintings for a while. Especially since, after the wedding, I won’t have to work anymore. It is a priority to Fiance to be able to support us and give me the opportunity to pursue what I need to, to be successful in my art even if it’s not always bringing in consistent income. (ahem…*swoons*) But I also don’t want to take advantage of that, and I want to really appreciate and use that opportunity and build something great for our family.

I have heard really great things about art fairs though, it’s just never something I’ve done. I think it goes back to my childhood, which was spent traveling the country to homeschool conventions with my mother, who was a curriculum vendor — and then, I owned a small soapmaking business in highschool and did craft fairs.  Maybe I just burned out on being a vendor?  But I know it is definitely a successful venue for artists, especially when just starting out. πŸ™‚

I’m looking forward to seeing your website, as well! πŸ™‚

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