Category Archives: Marketplace Mondays

Alternative Holiday Sales

There are many retail shows based around the holiday season that artists can enter to sell their work. I have noticed some ideas lately for trying out different types of venues or making your own venue to sell during the … Continue reading

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Artist Statement – Top Ten Ways to Write One

In the last column, I discussed ways to start working on your artist’s statement and why you might need one. Did you get started? Do you have a list of phrases and words to use that describe your work? If … Continue reading

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Artist Statement? What’s that and why do I need it?

Most artists that I deal with do not like writing an artist statement and many don’t have one at all. Since most artistic people are more visual than language oriented, writing an artist statement becomes a difficult task. So why … Continue reading

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Finding a Wholesale Show That’s Right for You

Previously, I discussed finding retail shows and doing research ahead of time before jumping right in and signing up. It is doubly important to investigate carefully before taking the plunge into wholesale markets. Wholesale shows are much more expensive than … Continue reading

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Selling Both Wholesale and Retail

Many times artists choose between selling on a retail basis or on a wholesale basis. You can do both, but you need to avoid a few pitfalls when you sell both wholesale and retail.   Galleries often prefer to work … Continue reading

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A Production Calendar – What’s That?

When you’re planning on selling wholesale, you need to plan ahead to make sure that all of the orders placed by galleries and shops can be filled. Consider if you attended a wholesale market and you received 20-25 large orders. … Continue reading

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One of a Kind Artwork Sold Wholesale?

I had a question about selling one of a kind artwork on a wholesale basis several weeks ago.      When I first heard the question, I thought “No”. But I’ve given it some thought and I think the answer … Continue reading

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Selling on Etsy

Today on Marketplace Monday, I have an invited guest to talk about Etsy and selling online. I don’t have any experience on Etsy so I thought it would be good to ask my friend Vicki to talk to you, since … Continue reading

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Developing a Wholesale Catalog

If you plan on selling on a wholesale basis, you will need to develop a catalog. Unlike buyers at retail shows, wholesale buyers expect to be given written information about your products as they won’t be taking any of your … Continue reading

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Wholesale vs Retail

Many people have asked me about the advantages of selling wholesale versus selling retail. I have talked a little about wholesale but thought I would take the next couple of columns to discuss it in more depth. This information is … Continue reading

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