|After eating all the food and drink, my friends |
kindly watched my new film...
After all this contact with the public and other artists this year, here are some things that I've learned:
- Collectors with deep pockets, gallerists, and curators don't go to open studios.
- People who go to open studios want to spend as little as possible, maybe a couple of hundred dollars at the most.
- If you want to sell work at an open studio, you have a big advantage if it's painting, and the paintings use warm colours.
- Even if you sell very little or nothing at all (cough cough), it's still good to have people walk through your studio, respond positively to your work, talk to your peers in the local art community, etc.
Will I take part in the next open studio, scheduled for spring 2014? Probably not, unless I've made some sellable paintings or ceramics by then. But I'll definitely attend, and spend more time looking a the work that my fellow artists are doing.