Martha Bird: Sales Are a Good Thing
Martha Bird’s sold piece, Then to Now, just shipped to the art consultant today. SCORE!
You never know exactly where sales will come from. Martha’s show with Susan Hensel Gallery, Body Work, ended in mid January. No sales during the show period. But four months later…
But one of the beauties of online exhibitions is that the work can remain available after the exhibition if you have made that agreement with your gallery. That was the case for Martha Bird. As a gallerist and artist, I want to give my represented artists the maximum flexibility possible because, from my experience it can take a long time for buyers to pull-the-trigger on a purchase…like YEARS!
An art consultancy I have been flirting with, Farmboy International Art Advisory in British Columbia, contacted me. While they have not yet matched my own work to a project, they have been following the Susan Hensel Gallery all this time. So my studio networking advantaged the gallery.
I also like to keep the online sales relationship open so my artists can show in real life somewhere while they are online with me. On some level, it turns us all into “print makers” who have the option of showing the same image in different locations at the same time. All I ask is that they let me know if things have sold elsewhere and whether they want to remove their images, since it is possible to be over exposed.
You might want to look at her show again! Here is a sampling.