I been given an email from an artist who had taken 1 of my workshops on performing with galleries and am submitting his question together with my reaction right here. Names and spots have been withheld.
Hope you are accomplishing effectively? Just wanted to say once again how advantageous I thought the workshop was. I am close to finishing the book and that has been really useful as well….the reserve provides the details in black and white, so if I will need to re-clean my memory about something you reviewed, I can find it in the book. I have a couple inquiries and wished your comments. I will attempt to preserve it very simple and direct, as I am certain you are extremely active!
My to start with question is…..I am presently performing really hard at addressing my rates. I have done a little bit much more exploration on the difficulty and have specified it appreciable considered. I like the price tag for each sq. inch system, but I am doubtful how to incorporate the framing charge. I initially thought of incorporating the framing cost onto the price tag of the portray, but then realized, my framing charges may well fluctuate….based on how I frame them. For the previous 2 several years, I have located a frame I like and planned on continuing to employing it exclusively…. it definitely handle my aesthetic and is a large top quality frame for a fantastic rate.So, my problem is, ought to I lump it all alongside one another? Meaning, figure out a value for every square inch that incorporates the framing expenses or, should really I preserve these points different and just variable in the framing on every single portray? It looks to me that by factoring it in all alongside one another, retains it simple and easy to preserve monitor of….but I am not sure. What are your views on this?
My other problem worries approaching galleries. I have discovered 1 probably 2 galleries in _________ that I would like to technique as my “local” gallery. ___________ is also a consideration, but I have a painter friend who, frankly is stiff levels of competition for me, and I assumed it could be greatest to continue to be absent from ____________, and go for _________. I would not be in a position to do the two in any case, for the reason that of the exclusivity situation? (I would think….due to the fact the length concerning _______ and _______ is about 150 or so miles apart.) In addition, I would consider that I would want to strategy one gallery at a time and get the certainly or no right before approaching a distinctive gallery. I am a bit concerned about what you would do if both seemed intrigued, (what a wonderful issue that would be!!)…. I would suppose I would decide on the gallery with the most effective truly feel and romance.
I would actually respect your thoughts when you get a chance!
Many thanks so considerably for the electronic mail.
Allow me choose your thoughts in purchase.
Pricing: I genuinely like the idea of you attempting to adhere with the dependable framing the two from an aesthetic perspective and from a pricing perspective – as I mentioned in the workshop – regularity is essential. As considerably as factoring the framing cost in, I counsel that you challenging-wire it into the components, not insert it on prime. Galleries are heading to want a retail cost from you and that will require to incorporate the frame, so it will simplify your existence if it’s included. If there is some wide variety in pricing dependent on the dimension and moulding becoming made use of, variable in the optimum feasible charge – that way you are lined and will have a small larger profit margin if framing fees are reduced on some pieces. As an case in point, you could have a 30 x 40. If you obtain that your rivals are averaging about $1.75/ sq inch (just a random example quantity) your retail would be $2,100. Say your framing cost was $250 and the gallery commission 50%, your web would be $800 (not which includes your other content expenses, and so forth.)
As far as approaching the community galleries you could possibly obtain that the proximity to _________ is not a real situation – but always a good thought to check out with the galleries once you begin operating with them. I wouldn’t be concerned too much about the competitiveness challenge either – enable the galleries determine if they truly feel it is too close in type or issue. If ________ could be a superior/handy marketplace for you, you must pursue it. ____________ is large enough for the two of you!
I also wouldn’t hold out for an solution from a person gallery right before approaching another – with just two in thoughts the chances of both accepting aren’t high, and really should that occur you can then choose which you sense is the best suit (e mail me if that transpires and I will give you tips of how to allow the gallery you never go with down uncomplicated). This is a little bit of a figures video game and I would instead have you concentrating on 20-30 galleries to get 1 to characterize you (the odds may possibly not be very that minimal, but you want to forged as wide a net as achievable). There may possibly not be practically that lots of galleries appropriate for your work in __________, but I would bet there are within just your 250 mile radius.
You should enable me know if you have any supplemental thoughts or would like to explore additional. Seems like you are ready to spring into motion, which is good!
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Thanks so a great deal for the electronic mail.
Let me consider your inquiries in order.
Pricing: I truly like the notion of you attempting to adhere with the constant framing both from an aesthetic viewpoint and from a pricing viewpoint – as I stated in the workshop – consistency is important. As considerably as factoring the framing expense in, I recommend that you difficult-wire it into the formulation, not include it on leading. Galleries are going to want a retail value from you and that will require to incorporate the body, so it will simplify your daily life if it is incorporated. If there is some selection in pricing based on the dimension and moulding getting utilized, aspect in the optimum possible price tag – that way you are covered and will have a small greater profit margin if framing costs are decreased on some pieces. As an instance, you may possibly have a 30 x 40. If you uncover that your rivals are averaging about $1.75/ sq inch (just a random example number) your retail would be $2,100. Say your framing price tag was $250 and the gallery commission 50%, your web would be $800 (not which includes your other material expenditures, and so forth.)
As significantly as approaching the area galleries you could come across that the proximity to _________ isn’t a real issue – but normally a very good notion to examine with the galleries at the time you begin functioning with them. I wouldn’t be concerned much too considerably about the competitiveness concern both – enable the galleries make a decision if they sense it is far too close in design and style or topic. If ________ could be a fantastic/effortless current market for you, you should go after it. ____________ is huge more than enough for the two of you!
I also would not hold out for an answer from just one gallery just before approaching a different – with just two in brain the prospects of the two accepting are not large, and really should that take place you can then make a decision which you feel is the very best in shape (e-mail me if that transpires and I will give you recommendations of how to allow the gallery you do not go with down uncomplicated). This is a little bit of a figures activity and I would relatively have you concentrating on 20-30 galleries to get 1 to represent you (the odds may well not be rather that very low, but you want to solid as wide a internet as probable). There could not be practically that quite a few galleries proper for your operate in __________, but I would bet there are inside of your 250 mile radius.
Make sure you allow me know if you have any added concerns or would like to explore even further. Seems like you are ready to spring into action, which is terrific!
JasonThanks so considerably for the e mail.
Let me consider your issues in order.
Pricing: I truly like the thought of you attempting to stick with the dependable framing each from an aesthetic perspective and from a pricing point of view – as I said in the workshop – consistency is critical. As significantly as factoring the framing price in, I suggest that you really hard-wire it into the method, not insert it on top rated. Galleries are going to want a retail rate from you and that will need to involve the body, so it will simplify your lifetime if it is included. If there is some wide variety in pricing depending on the size and moulding becoming employed, variable in the best attainable charge – that way you are covered and will have a minor higher financial gain margin if framing costs are lessen on some items. As an instance, you could possibly have a 30 x 40. If you discover that your competition are averaging about $1.75/ sq inch (just a random example amount) your retail would be $2,100. Say your framing value was $250 and the gallery commission 50%, your net would be $800 (not which includes your other content charges, and so forth.)
As significantly as approaching the local galleries you may well discover that the proximity to _________ is not a genuine concern – but generally a superior notion to examine with the galleries at the time you get started performing with them. I would not stress also a lot about the competitors challenge both – allow the galleries choose if they experience it is way too shut in fashion or subject. If ________ could be a great/hassle-free market for you, you really should pursue it. ____________ is huge ample for the two of you!
I also would not wait around for an answer from one gallery ahead of approaching a further – with just two in head the chances of equally accepting aren’t substantial, and ought to that take place you can then make a decision which you sense is the best fit (electronic mail me if that comes about and I will give you strategies of how to let the gallery you never go with down effortless). This is a bit of a numbers recreation and I would fairly have you concentrating on 20-30 galleries to get 1 to stand for you (the odds might not be quite that minimal, but you want to solid as wide a web as attainable). There may possibly not be virtually that several galleries ideal for your operate in __________, but I would guess there are in just your 250 mile radius.
Remember to enable me know if you have any additional thoughts or would like to discuss further. Sounds like you are prepared to spring into action, which is terrific!