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Posted By: Carla Ball In Response To: Re: Mel or, Sandi other art people that sell in galleries (Theresa K. Hardy)
Friday, 28 April 2006, at 5:48 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Mel or, Sandi other art people that sell in galleries (Theresa K. Hardy)
Thanks for the ideas, I posted post then I lost it.
The jist is I did make a hollywood contact on my second day of filming, I will be a part of a fundraiser that doesn't start until late June or early July and wrap up in the fall with a big gala with lots of hollywood people. I need my gallery owner to help me with the other artists in getting donations of art. All items are going to be auctioned world wide on a special auction on EBAY. Right now Randy Travis, Justin Timberlake and Billy Bob Thorton are just a few people donating, as well as movie studios who are donating props and such.
Waner Brothers were great to this town and the way they are handling the movie they are making. So I will play off of this and get our small town, but talented artists noticed by influencial people who can afford to buy it.
I am better now, I know things will work out in the long run. I was just so shocked when I got the letter. I think she has lost money 3 years in a row and this is her last ditch effort to save her business. But I think it will work against her. She really is a great lady but this just floored me.
Thanks for all the ideas, some I have already tried and they just don't work in this town. I am hoping being involved with the fundraiser will help get me out into the light. They have seen my work and were impressed. They want me to travel to Atlanta in June to get together and start planning. The movie will still be filming there and that is where the person that started this is. The other person I will be working with lives in Arkansas in a large art community and owns a gallery, he is passing my name around there. So there is hope, if any one would be interested in more details about getting your work in the auction let me know and I will contact you when the time comes. Thanks again, Carla
> I have NEVER heard of such a high commission on anything!
> I have had 2 galleries in Viginia buy my things outright
> for wholesale and then they charged whatever they wanted.
> I have also sold in many "craft stores" . The rent in the
> major mall in town charged $100 plus 10% commission, and
> even that was for a spinner rack that held 150 of my pieces
> in the FRONT of the store. When I became better at
> negotiating, I set up for a flat 15-20% commission to other
> craft stores, hospital gift stores, and restaurant gift shoppes.
> Even the 3 Halmark stores I was in only charged me $100 + 10%.
> All of these were in well traveled areas too! I can't understand
> how ANYONE could ask 75% plus rent. That is totally out of line.
> I wouldn't be shy in telling her this either! I would even go
> so far as to tell her to please send you a post card if she has
> a "going out of business" sale in the next few months.
> I don't think she has you by the Ba**s Carla. I think it might
> benefit you to think "outside the box" as to where your items
> have a nice fit, and move on.
> Best of Luck.
> Poetry Is The Whisperings Of Angels
Carla's Stained Glass Creations
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