Cheryl Fisher on sun 22 nov 98
Well I thought I'd update people,on the dealings with a gallery I was
dealing with in our town (new gallery in area where they city as ana
rea to live and work in art). At the time I orginally wrote I was
talking about the person constantly changing appointments, etc.
A couple of months ago a friend and I pulled stuff out. Friend had heard
some things negative. Even getting things out was a problem of
cancellations - air conditioning isn't working can't keep appointment,
The concensus when I originally wrote was "Get out." We stayed in a
little longer but did get stuff out. The only reason I'm writing now is
I heard today she has moved to Miami - so I guess the business folded.
So I guess even if you live in the same town (a couple of miles away)
you still have to watch out. Thankfully I came out alright.
Ann Marie Comac on thu 31 aug 00
Hello to all you fellow Ceramic Artists. I am an Irish Ceramic Artist =
who has been making one off pots for about 18 years. I have had many =
successful shows with my hand built teapots and have many notable =
private collectors, but HELP! I am dying to show my work in New York, =
can anyone point me in the right direction?
JCullen845@AOL.COM on fri 1 sep 00
Try to buy a copy of American Style magazine or American Craft. They list
galleries throughout the magazine(s).
Deborah Thuman on sat 23 jun 07
I've never had this experience. But.... if I did have this experience,
that would be the last the gallery ever saw of me. If the owner is so
slipshod about canceling an appointment, what would the owner be like
when it came time to send out the checks?
Consider it a huge loss for the gallery and much frustration about
payment that you've been spared.
Lois Ruben Aronow on sun 24 jun 07
I agree. Don't take it personally. If the gallery isn't professional
enough to keep an appointment, you don't want to do business with them -
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> I've never had this experience. But.... if I did have this
> experience, that would be the last the gallery ever saw of
> me. If the owner is so slipshod about canceling an
> appointment, what would the owner be like when it came time
> to send out the checks?
> Consider it a huge loss for the gallery and much frustration
> about payment that you've been spared.
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Nancy Jonnum on tue 12 jun 12
I have a unique situation with the local co-op gallery. When they
started the gallery they invited me to join. I turned them down
because of the time required to sit the gallery. A few months later
they asked me to be featured artist. This required a $50 fee. I
agreed. They gave a nice reception and I sent out lots of postcards.
It was a great success and I sold a lot.
At the end of the month they asked me if I would rent a corner of the
gallery for $50 a month. I did, and my things seemed to sell well
there. After some time I decided to give up my corner. I felt like I
had to produce things that would sell in order to make my $50 and come
out ahead. Sometimes I would rather make things that I feel drawn to
make, though they don't always sell so fast. The gallery asked me if I
would just bring some things and pay a 25% commission. This seemed
fair and I agreed once again. At some point they began charging me
only 10%. They said I had been "grandmothered in".
They have been so kind and generous with me that I have tried to
reciprocate. I try to bring wine and homemade goodies to their
receptions. They recently moved to a larger place and I helped with
I feel fortunate to have this connection and want to see them succeed.