“But the Customer Said They Would Be Back” by Jeannette Froese LeBlanc
“But the Customer Said They Would Be Back” and Other Things You’ll Hear at an Art Show
It’s that time of year for most of our readers. Art show season. Hang in there! While I’m not participating in a show this holiday season, I have decades of experience selling my work at a variety of shows. I’ve recently attended some shows as a customer and it was eye opening to see the mistakes artists are making, I wanted to shout, “You’ve worked since April on your stock…get some lights, don’t look so grumpy!” but instead, I’m writing out some tips and hopefully some encouragement for artists out there in their booths and to those thinking of attending shows.
I wish you great sales, shoes that don’t hurt and a booth with easy access to the washrooms.
Jeannette Froese LeBlanc lives in a little red school-house on the edge of a woods in rural Ontario, with her husband, children and a menagerie of pets. She walks the fine line between making a life and making a living–trying to balance life as an artist, mother and earning a steady income. Jeannette is a former infantry soldier and magazine publisher. She holds a Master’s degree in education as well as several bachelor’s degree’s in history and art. When she is not teaching, Jeannette works in her home studio.