Friday, March 4, 2016

No Sale

The art show is almost over and I will be taking the unsold art work home on Saturday. I was interviewed by a reporter from the Orion, the university newspaper on Tuesday morning and the article came out on Thursday; a little late to spark sales I believe. Of course there is always the chance that someone saw the article last night and has decided to visit the gallery today to buy a masterpiece at a bargain price.

There is one buyer here in town that I secretly hope (it's not a secret now, is it?) will stop by and look at my work. He is a private collector here that has donated his collection to the new Museum of Northern California Art, or MONCA. They now have a building that they are renovating and hope to have open in a few years. In the meantime, they are using 'pop up' galleries to display some of his collection and the collection, from what I've seen, is very, very nice. I understand that this collector is still collecting and looks at local offerings on a regular basis. The most expensive painting I have at the gallery is $450 and most are half that amount. I like to think that they affordable.

Since I want to continue painting 'Large' I will have to find a market for my art. I don't have enough walls in the house to display paintings that are 3'x4' at a minimum. I would have to have rotating displays and keep the excess hidden under the beds.

I have been looking at  the possibility of marketing via Saatchi Art On-Line. I think I will be able to have a good chance, or a better chance, of finding an audience for my art. Abstract Expressionism isn't the easiest kind of art to sell. And they only take a 30% commission. You can't beat that!


  1. Kitty8:32 AM

    That website for selling your art looks very good. I think you should give it a try. They even feature mosaic art, so I may give it a try too.

    1. The first thing I need to do is take photos of all of my art. I bought a cheap adaptor for my iPhone so that I can photos using my tripod. I've had the tripod for a long time but haven't had a camera for it in a long time as well. Right now I need some sunny days so that I can use natural light.