Studio Sale Report

The studio sale on April 7, 2013 was lovely. There were a steady stream of  visitors and a number of pieces found new homes.

I enjoyed the informality of the day. There was time for conversations. People handled the work, moved it around, tried on mats and frames. I felt relaxed in a way I don’t at gallery openings.

What if it could be like this more often than not?

Lovely thought. I like showing work in a relaxed atmosphere. I enjoy having conversations, about art or about more general topics. I want people to feel comfortable, not wondering what they should say or do. I’m determined to make my art available for sale in new ways. Ways everyone can enjoy. Hasn’t always been like that in the past.

What make seeing art fun for you?

How do you enjoy seeing what an artist is up to? Do you like browsing online or seeing work in real life? What makes it comfortable? Or perhaps more important, what makes it uncomfortable for you (as an artist or a viewer?)

Questions about the Studio Sale

Holding Aligned Choices

Here are the answers to some of the questions I’ve been getting about the studio sale.

Isn’t a studio sale in your studio?

In theory, however my studio is big enough for me, the cats and two other people assuming only one of them wants to sit down. Instead Luna Jaffe has offered her lovely office in Multnomah Village. She has more space, and it’s in Portland.

Sunday April 7, 2013
Drop in anytime 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

At the offices of:

Luna Jaffe International
7837 SW Capitol Hwy Suite C
Portland, OR 97219

What the difference between this and other kinds of art shows?

This will be less formal. Instead of having all the art framed and on the wall, much of it will be in plastic sleeves so you can touch it. Move it around. See it in varied light. Some of it will be matted, a few things framed. You’ll see pieces from different series and times. In a variety of media, as well as different types of prints.

Do I have to buy something?

Absolutely not. Art will be for sale, but there will be no pressure or expectation that anyone has to buy.

Can I bring other people?

Yes, of course. You are encouraged to.

What happens at a studio sale?

I’ll be at Luna’s office the whole time just talking to people about my art (or anything else you come up with.) You can take a close look at the work. Find out how it’s done.

I’ve been focused on creating VisualsSpeak for the last decade, so I haven’t been showing my original work. This will be the first time I’ve shown most of this work. I’ve been working steadily, especially the past three years, so I have quite a few pieces.

Honestly, I had no idea how much I had until I started pulling things out for this event. I have hundreds of originals. They look different in real life than they do on screen. I also have several different kinds of affordable prints.

Can I afford anything?

Probably. I’ll have prints starting at $25. The most expensive paintings will be $350. Most will be less, many only $100. I’m not currently under contract with a gallery, so I can keep the prices affordable for now. This is one of the reasons I like the informal settings. It keeps my costs down, and I can pass that along to my customers.

What if I don’t live in Portland?

After the sale, I will begin to make the original work available online. In the meantime, if you see something you just love drop me an email (info @ visualsspeak.com) and I’ll give you the info about it.

Stay tuned, I’m going to start posting pictures of some of the work that will be at the sale here and on  Facebook.

Questions about the Studio Sale

Holding Aligned Choices

Here are the answers to some of the questions I’ve been getting about the studio sale.

Isn’t a studio sale in your studio?

In theory, however my studio is big enough for me, the cats and two other people assuming only one of them wants to sit down. Instead Luna Jaffe has offered her lovely office in Multnomah Village. She has more space, and it’s in Portland.

Sunday April 7, 2013
Drop in anytime 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

At the offices of:

Luna Jaffe International
7837 SW Capitol Hwy Suite C
Portland, OR 97219

What the difference between this and other kinds of art shows?

This will be less formal. Instead of having all the art framed and on the wall, much of it will be in plastic sleeves so you can touch it. Move it around. See it in varied light. Some of it will be matted, a few things framed. You’ll see pieces from different series and times. In a variety of media, as well as different types of prints.

Do I have to buy something?

Absolutely not. Art will be for sale, but there will be no pressure or expectation that anyone has to buy.

Can I bring other people?

Yes, of course. You are encouraged to.

What happens at a studio sale?

I’ll be at Luna’s office the whole time just talking to people about my art (or anything else you come up with.) You can take a close look at the work. Find out how it’s done.

I’ve been focused on creating VisualsSpeak for the last decade, so I haven’t been showing my original work. This will be the first time I’ve shown most of this work. I’ve been working steadily, especially the past three years, so I have quite a few pieces.

Honestly, I had no idea how much I had until I started pulling things out for this event. I have hundreds of originals. They look different in real life than they do on screen. I also have several different kinds of affordable prints.

Can I afford anything?

Probably. I’ll have prints starting at $25. The most expensive paintings will be $350. Most will be less, many only $100. I’m not currently under contract with a gallery, so I can keep the prices affordable for now. This is one of the reasons I like the informal settings. It keeps my costs down, and I can pass that along to my customers.

What if I don’t live in Portland?

After the sale, I will begin to make the original work available online. In the meantime, if you see something you just love drop me an email (info @ visualsspeak.com) and I’ll give you the info about it.

Stay tuned, I’m going to start posting pictures of some of the work that will be at the sale here and on  Facebook.

Studio Sale

Watercolor painting of Mask

I haven’t sold original artwork in a decade. That means I have hundreds of pieces of work. It’s now time to release them to the world, or to at least start showing them in new ways.

Join me for an informal sharing of the art from the studio.

Sunday April 7, 2013
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

At the offices of:

Luna Jaffe International
7837 SW Capitol Hwy Suite C
Portland, OR 97219

This is above the Umpqua Bank across from Annie Boom Bookstore

Making art accessible

I want my  art to be accessible on several levels. First I am committed to making it available in a wide range of formats and price points. Second I want to make seeing it easy. I want to get beyond just showing on the gallery walls, and be able to see art around us in more informal ways.

You are encouraged to bring friends and family to this event. I know viewing someone’s art can be fraught with all sorts of different emotions. I’m hoping I can find a way to show you this part of me in a way that doesn’t stress any of us out. I’m not going to mat and frame all the work. I may have some of it in piles on the table.

I want it to be fun for all of us.

 Want to preview the work?

As I prepare, I’ll be posting photos of what will be at the studio sale here on the blog and on Facebook.

Studio Sale

Watercolor painting of Mask

I haven’t sold original artwork in a decade. That means I have hundreds of pieces of work. It’s now time to release them to the world, or to at least start showing them in new ways.

Join me for an informal sharing of the art from the studio.

Sunday April 7, 2013
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

At the offices of:

Luna Jaffe International
7837 SW Capitol Hwy Suite C
Portland, OR 97219

This is above the Umpqua Bank across from Annie Boom Bookstore

Making art accessible

I want my  art to be accessible on several levels. First I am committed to making it available in a wide range of formats and price points. Second I want to make seeing it easy. I want to get beyond just showing on the gallery walls, and be able to see art around us in more informal ways.

You are encouraged to bring friends and family to this event. I know viewing someone’s art can be fraught with all sorts of different emotions. I’m hoping I can find a way to show you this part of me in a way that doesn’t stress any of us out. I’m not going to mat and frame all the work. I may have some of it in piles on the table.

I want it to be fun for all of us.

 Want to preview the work?

As I prepare, I’ll be posting photos of what will be at the studio sale here on the blog and on Facebook.