Photography is my calling.
Photography is my calling.
I recently made a sale leaving this little empty space! I like refreshing my wall space at FRAA, keeping things fresh and new is exciting and I think customers who come into the Art Center are looking for new artwork or to see some updates.
So, to fill the space, I chose my print, "Heceta Head Lighthouse in Fog". I'm not necessarily a fan of driving in fog, but I have to admit it gives off a very interesting effect. I've wanted to shoot the lighthouse in fog many times and this one captures the vision I had in my head.
Click the video above to see my introducing it and if you want to know how to find FRAA (Florence Regional Arts Alliance, I got you covered! Play the video below!
It's a year later and time for Rhody Weekend! Where is the time gone?! Happy to be in this show and even happier that my Metal print sold just 3 hours into the show! I love it when that happens.
This year, unfortunately we didn't get our usual spot so we were a little worried with most of the artists in the back room would customers find us. However, we did make sales and we didn't walk away in the red.
The thing is after we got home and had time to go through the sales as well as how we've been doing this year, it just isn't cost-effective to do these shows and not walk away with a profit. It takes so much time to prepare and then work the 2 days so you need a ROI (return on investment). Believe me, I'm thankful it wasn't a loss, we just had to take a serious look at our income and decide to focus mainly on online sales through the website and locally at FRAA and of course local exhibits.
It wasn't an easy decision to come to, but necessary and it may be short term. If our income increases, then it's possible we may do one show a year. We'll see. Kim keeps a close eye on our books and she always lets me know how we're doing.
Two cool things about this show was (1) it was on Friday and Saturday which means Kim and I will get to see the Rhody Day Parade on Sunday after church. We've missed it the last couple of years because this event was always on Saturday and Sunday. The second thing was my friend, Marty, did a live "remote" interview with me on Coast Radio!
And, last but not least, we had a terrific time talking to our customers and friends who stopped by our booth. That's always fun for us!
It was time to retire the 8 x 12s! And here's why...that size is not a standard, consumer size so buying a frame for isn't impossible but it can be costly. So, we decided to offer consumer sizes like 8 x 10s, 11 x 14s, and so forth. To move the 8 x 12s along, I'm having a sale on them at $10 ea. You'll find them at the FRAA center.
I also wanted to offer smaller sizes and a variety too. Not all our customers have a lot of available wall space and I definitely keep that in mind. We really try to listen to what our buyers want.
Another thing, glad I got these racks cause the prints look so good in them no matter what size they are!
"When I found photography, I found my purpose."
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