I made a 20x24 canvas print for a small town show in late August. Has anyone sold these? If so what price range should I list them? I paid 110.00 to do one. I am thinking 300.00.
To get a better answer, I suggest asking on my forum of over 4,000 photographers that discuss art show issues. Or at least join my forum and look at the web sites of some of the members and see what they price similar sized work for.
How have you prepared the canvas for display? Is it gallery wrapped on a stretcher frame or matted and framed. Gallery wrap is much less expensive because it's finished ready to hang with hardly any material cost.
The question to ask yourself is if you are selling art or are you just an agent for materials suppliers. This is not just a case with photographers, but with anyone taking their creativity to the marketplace - painters, musicians, writers and so on. I will use the generic term "artists" to cover them all.
A tiny picture that is great art may sell for thousands or millions, depending upon its provenance. Large prints may be handed out at trade-shows as posters to promote a product. When selling art, it is the content that rules.
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Larry it is gallery wrapped. so less money in materials. This is the first one I have tried. If it sells well then I might mat and frame the next one.
Larry all of what you say here makes sense. A lot to consider.
Larry a friend of mine who is an artist tells me all the time. You are the value of your work. You set it's worth by how you precieve it. Being new at this has taught me to have faith in who you are. Expect the best you have to offer then demand respect through the quality of your work. People see that. This canvas print was taken in the town I am going to be selling it in so I know the worth of the subject comes down to the quality of the work I present. I feel it is good so I believe therefore the price should reflect that.
Put another way by one of the best known writers of our time, "I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach you to rely on your own judgement and to say in your heart of hearts, 'To hell with you'." Saul Bellow
I have discovered one thing from my experiences. I do what makes me happy. If someone enjoys my work as I do then that is what gives it true value.