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In which i finish my wrap up

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Hey, I’m back. Can you believe it? How many days is this in a row? Two right???

 

What a lot of questions.

 

So … hmmm. Where was I? Oh yeah, I changed my attitude and I went back on Sunday with a newfound attitude. Here’s what happened during the week.

 

  1. I became buddies with Christophe and Jason of Christophe Pourny Furniture. They were in the booth next door and they’re great guys and they kept me sane.
  2. Scott Kerr, of Scott Kerr Art taught me a LOT about displaying, marketing and even PAINTING my art. I can’t thank him enough.
  3. I realized that people just sort of float by and your display has to be graphic enough or holistic enough to draw their eye towards you. I think, that while I loved my display either a monotone display or at least all the same sizes tends to draw the eye in more.
  4. I’m not sure that’s the best place for me to sell my art. Designers tend to have “job specific needs” and shop owners tend to steer towards less colorful and graphic pieces.
  5. Someone suggested that I try to the New York Art Expo … still considering but it’s a much bigger financial investment.

 

On Monday, I went to the Universal Furniture party. You see, as you might recall they had many of my bigger and better pieces.

 

The problem was that they were all on the 2nd and 3rd floor and designers can’t get up there because the sales reps only take their large accounts up there. You know, like Macy’s, Rooms to Go, Furniture Land South … places like that.
BUT … on Monday they had a party and everyone can go up there. That’s where my art is and it’s displayed like a gallery. I got there at 6:00 and I had excused Kevin because I didn’t want him to have to go to High Point.

 

After having a bite to eat I figured “what the hell … let’s go” and I decided that my paintings weren’t going to sell themselves so I better get to it. I started diving into large groups of designers, asking them if they’d been upstairs and seen all the art in the hallways. If they had I engaged them on the art and handed out business cards.

 

If they hadn’t I encouraged them to go upstairs and gave out business cards. I got a lot of positive feedback and maybe that’s enough. All in all it was a great experience,

 

Meanwhile, Universal wants to use my paintings in their catalog, the president of the company loved the art, and some designer might be interested in a painting or two so I just need to let things shake out.

 

All in all, it was a good experience and if nothing comes of it then I’ll just devise another plan.

 

I’ve already tried 4 paintings using ideas I got from the market and I’m psyched to continue my artistic growth.

 

OK? That’s my round up guys….

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4 Comments

  1. Ro
    April 29, 2016

    As an artist you have to self-promote. Growth in the artistic process is always good. It is amazing where things will take you. I have changed my art style a few times.

  2. Chris
    April 29, 2016

    All good news! Just a suggestion that you may have already thought of but I think your art would show really well here in Texas at the Dallas Market Show. It’s big but it might be less expensive than NYC, lots of store buyers but also designers come through and I believe they would be crazy about your work

    • Lynn
      May 18, 2016

      hey thanks. I shall check it out. Sorry for not getting back sooner. I’ve been remiss

  3. chacha1
    May 6, 2016

    Congratulations on making it through such a stressful experience with such a great attitude, Lynn. :-)

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