I'd personally love to see the table given to more artists, or a poll vote to see what people would have preferred, but then again I also think it's ok to experiment. Maybe this will work and maybe it won't.
I would be concerned if collecting the artwork at the con would become chaotic at any point, and how that artwork would organized before/during/after being displayed.
There is also the 10% taken from peoples art.
I think it'd be beneficial to the convention and the artist to have some sort of
receipt to give the artist at the end of the day stating:
-how many prints sold
-total after 10% taken out.
That way the artist can't come back claiming you took more out, etc such and such.
The table would go to 1 artist. 1 or 2. This way, the table goes to MANY artists. It works better for a larger group of people. That's why we're trying it.
The art taking/giving may be chaotic, that's why Arch is trying to define how it will be given. She will post more procedures, etc, soon. Basically-- people can't just bring a stack of art and expect her to sort it/sell it. There will be policies (JUST like the garage sale...) We'll see how it goes. If the garage sale can do it, Art staff can figure it out too
I reiterate- JUST like the garage sale there will be receipts for sales so everyone knows clearly what happened money wise. Arch will make sure to make that as clear as possible in the description.
This is a garage sale for the alley. If you've ever done the vendor room garage sale, you'd know it's a tight ship that works really well for making money at the con
So how many pieces can we sell each? I know it is first come first serve, but if we have a lot of different types of prints, what is the limit on the number of different ones we can sell? I know that there is a 15 count for each individual piece, but I want to see how many different types I could put out.
And also, will we be able to line up early if we get there before the scheduled time of registration for the art garage sale?
And could you tell us how many people could get in on this, or is it a secret? OuO/
I spoke with Arch and we're thinking about limiting people to something like (SOMETHING being important, because this is a work in progress) ONE binder of prints (binder being any size but A binder with prints in like sleeves), or ONE shoebox of items.
The doors open at 9 AM for the artist alley drop off, I believe. You can line up as long as it doesn't get in the way of the registration area. This could be an issue given how tight the area already is, but we'll figure it out day of. People are usually very willing to work with us and help, so I'm not worried about the potential line issues. I have faith in the community; art will get there like goods get to the dealer's room
We're not setting a limit. Once the table is full, it's full. If room opens on the table, we'll take more. We're going to try to make sure it's full all weekend long. We are limiting the amount people can bring (we just haven't figured out how to say it/list it). I figure one table could fit like 20 binders of prints and we're stacking on a shelving unit so maybe like.. 10 shoeboxes? We'll have to wait and see what we can fit on a table.
Thank you for the questions. Arch and I are reading these and trying to work out the logistics. These questions really help us understand what you need for this to work.