- by Barney Davey
I know changes are inevitable and today more than ever Will Rogers’ astute admonishment rings true: “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
I guest blog at Absolute Arts on a semi-frequent basis. The subject of my August 9 has the same title as this post. If you go there and my blog is not up, please try again later. It is sometimes mid-morning before they get the latest contribution posted. If you have been reading the posts here the past few months, you know I have expressed concern over changes at ArtExpo New York that do not bode well for the industry. I know changes are inevitable and today more than ever Will Rogers’ astute admonishment rings true:
"Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there."
Accepting change is one thing, being concerned the changes are causing harm to an industry is another. Right now, ArtExpo is planning its coming out party for Las Vegas. I am cautiously optimistic to know the show being held at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort on September 28 – 30, is sold out. That’s a good thing. Now to bake that cake and eat it too, buyers have to be drawn to the show and they have to buy. If that happens, we will be witnessing one of the best things to happen to the industry in a long time.
By the way, if you haven’t spent time on Absolute Arts, you should. It has lots to offer artists and there is much to learn from the site. It offers artists high traffic and some I’ve seen on artist’s discussion boards have reported good sales results from it, while others have not had that result. That would tell me the sales came from those artists who have images with appeal that are priced appropriately.
THIS JUST IN: Dick Harrison reports he has put up another of his informative podcasts on his www.salestipsforartists.com Web site. This on the subject that vexes nearly every artist, especially emerging artists: How Should I Price My Artwork. As always, Dick in his incredible generosity offers this invaluable information at his best price: free. I’ve yet to listen to one of his podcasts and not come away better for it.