09/06/2006: "Help needed with art sale!"
I’m trying to decide what to do with my extra art inventory. Moving things down to WA is going to be expensive so I’m trying to unload as much as possible before I leave. I have this idea to hold an art/studio sale but I’ve never done anything like that before. I’m thinking I could have unsold work on display at my home, as well as art materials and supplies and just kind of throw a big “Thank You” party to everyone on my mailing list.
I would provide food and drinks too…I’m just not sure if I should make it “open to the public” as in, announce it in the local paper and put up fliers around town.
Also, I plan to price art materials at garage sale prices just to get rid of everything except the bare essentials. I’m not sure how to price the paintings though. I’d like to discount them, but not sure how much is too much or not enough…25% off, 35%? More? I mean, that is within the range of what galleries charge for commissions anyway…and should I make the same offer available to people online? Are there any down-sides to this plan in general?
Any advice would be appreciated.