Monday, June 29, 2009
You have excellent art, priced right and nicely displayed, but you are not making any sales. If you are having an off weekend, hang in there and don’t give up, it happens to everyone. Sales are very much dependent on the right customer coming through at the right time in a buying frame of mind who likes your work. But, if you have had several shows in a row with low or no sales when other artists are doing well, then perhaps you need to make some changes. This happens to me occasionally, and when it does, I start questioning what I am doing or not doing to cause the problem. Basically, my advice in a nutshell is if it's not working try something different. If you are interested in more details, continue to monitor my blog for the next installments.
Next: Is Your Art Priced Right?
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Don't forget to vote for your favorite designers - http://www.fashionweekaustin.com
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Dear Mr. Franklin,
Per the notice on the contact page of my website, I ignore requests for donations of art. I donate a percentage of my art sales to coral reef conservation organizations and my husband and I donate a considerable amount of time, money and household goods to health and humanitarian organizations. There is a misconception about donated art being tax-deductible, only the materials used to create the art, not the value of the finished product is tax deductable. You are welcome to purchase a print on my website http://paulinewalshjacobson.com. They are reasonably priced and coral reef conservation is a great cause to support.
Pauline Walsh Jacobson
June 24, 2009
Dear Ms. Jacobson,
Good day! I just wanted to follow up on a letter I mailed to you a few weeks ago regarding a possible door prize donation for the U.T. School of Biological Sciences Staff Appreciation Luncheon to be held on July 15th, 2009. It is our hope that you might be willing to donate something (a gift certificate for one of your prints, etc.) that we can give to one or more of our staff members as a door prize. If you are interested in donating, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by replying to this e-mail or by calling me at _____.
As I mentioned in my letter, we realize that in the current economy many are tightening their belts and we will understand if you cannot help out, but even something small would be great. Just remember, we are a non-profit educational organization and donated items are tax-deductible. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
P.S. In case it helps in making a decision, I thought I should remind you of our plans for thanking our donors after the event. We will be putting up a thank you page in the news section of our main site (www.biosci.utexas.edu) which will list all of the businesses who helped us out and provide links to their websites. We hope this might help generate a tiny bit of extra business for those who donate.
Editor of In Vivo
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I've been searching for larimar on the web to make jewelry with - very expensive. Bought some cabs to wire wrap. According to wikipedia, Larimar is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. It is known as the dolphin stone, or Atlantis stone. Here's a photo of one of my most recent pieces made with Larimar:
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
We will have our next artist reception Friday, June 26th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Happy Trails Gallery in Northcross Mall. Art and photography by Robin Maca, Steve Reitz, Sue Kemp, Eileen Pestorius, Pauline Walsh Jacobson and others will be featured. Hope to see you all there!
Celebrate Friday with Art and Wine:
Date: Friday, June 26, 2009
Time: 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: The Gallery of Salons, Northcross Mall
Street: 2525 West Anderson Ln.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I love this book, and highly recommend it.