Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NEW BOOK ON CD

For more than twenty years as an art rep  I sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art, including my own, to some of the the finest people and for some of the finest artists anyone could know.
Listen to this INTRODUCTION to Sales Tips for artists.

NOW IT'S MY TIME TO "GIVE BACK" WHAT I LEARNED to any artists, who need help selling what they create

Artists from more than 60 countries have seen my blogs and podcasts. I've been urged repeatedly to put the lessons I learned about selling art, traveling thousands of miles and selling everything from originals, giclees, prints and posters to hundreds and hundreds of buyers. That book is now on CD, and should soon be available as a digital download for E-books such as Kindle, Nook, etc. with greatly expanded text from articles, podcasts and blogs - "How to" secrets for selling art - what to say - how to say it - how to set appointments and walk away with a check in hand, plus photos of what sells, cartoons and even study guides for individuals, small groups, art schools, art associations.
(Watch for the book for.Kindle purchase on Amazon)



The minimum suggested donation is $4.95 that will just cover my costs for the CD, labels, envelope, shipping and postage in USA. Use the PayPal link and donate whatever you think it's worth.

I'M GIVING THE COMPLETE BOOK ON CD TO ANY ARTIST FOR WHATEVER HE OR SHE IS WILLING TO DONATE! >>>>>

 I hope you are a regular subscriber to Barney Davey's blog www.artprintissues.com.  Wonderful information.  Barney and I are co-authoring a new book soon to be finished, HOW TO SELL ART TO INTERIOR DESIGNERS. Please watch for it and another completely different kind of book I have done which will very soon be available on Kindle and other eBooks. It is a fun, scrambled limerick, word-puzzle book filled with delightful limericks, puns and humorous art.  It is called LIM-R-IDDLES REVISITED.  If you like to solve word puzzles, enjoy limericks and word games I'm sure you will enjoy it.  I hope you will watch for it - a real bargain on Kindle for $1.99.



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Monday, March 31, 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After spending a couple of years teaching art in public schools, I spent the next twenty years in advertising and promotion, eventually owning an ad agency specializing in motion picture advertising.
After "retiring" to Florida at about age fifty, circumstances beyond my control led me to become and independent rep selling my own art, limited edition prints and posters for major fine art print publishers and individual artists. This calling provided a comfortable home and living for the next twenty plus years selling art mainly to Interior Designers, Architects and galleries throughout Florida.

I knew almost nothing about the business of selling art when I started and learned most of what I needed to know from the art professionals I called upon. Their needs shaped my business. When I found a need, I tried to find a way – and the proper art – to fill it.

Along the way, I met some of the finest and most creative people one could ever hope to know or deal with in a business situation.

ABOUT THE ART I SOLD

My stock in trade was "decorative art" - pictures people loved enough to hang on the walls of their homes and offices and look at every day – art that made them feel happy, evoked a memory of times, places or people they enjoyed or a special interest that gave them satisfaction. The term "decorative" has nothing to do with the talent or technical expertise of the artists who did the work, as some "nose-in-the air experts" would have the public believe. I was happy to compare what I sold at reasonable prices to reasonable people to the work displayed as "exceptional" at exorbitant prices.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS I REPRESENTED

For the most part, unless your name is already on every art lover, collector or investor's tongue and you can't keep up with the demand for your work, I sold art by imaginative, hard-working, creative people just like you – the vast majority of artists blessed with artistic talent by our Creator, the most gifted "artist" of all. You and I are His much loved creations - "pearls of great price" - is how Scripture describes us, along with a universe of unfathomable scope and beauty. Some of the artists I represented were talented "amateurs" who painted for pleasure and never needed to make a buck from what they created. For them, a sale meant "fun" money. Some, like me, needed to turn time and talent into dollars to support themselves and their families.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

WHAT ARTISTS SAY ABOUT SALES TIPS FOR ARTISTS


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