Getting ready for the Christmas rush!

Time for some housekeeping before the push for Christmas.

Before our busy time of year there are some really important things to do to help the buying public choose one of your prints above any other gift this year.

Get your portfolios in order

If you already have a portfolio in our gallery then take some considered time to refresh, renew and upload work. Make sure you go into each image and ‘tag’ it so it appears in the correct category such as Landcape.

Link to the Shed from your own website

Let people know if you have your own site that whereas they may be able to buy a framed print from you directly they can buy a simple photographic print or more importantly a print mounted on aluminium from the gallery.

Tell us your news!

Chelsea needs content to push your work. Send her a concise email with a link to a new portfolio, news of exhibitions, trips, sales and so on:

Social media is key

If you have a social media account then make sure we follow you and vice versa. Instagram is the best market place to show your photography so if you aren’t sure which one to spend time on we would suggest that that is the one to concentrate on. However it is imperative you always say where the work can be BOUGHT from or it’s a wasted effort. Also make sure you follow fellow Shed exhibitors so we can extend our community.

Show your artwork in context

Print some of your own images for your home and when people come around they will see it and we are sure will say ‘Oh I’d love one of those’ it works, trust us!

Photography is a beautiful gift

On the other hand let people know how wonderful your work is by giving it as a gift this Christmas. It could be a memory of a special place, holiday…

Email Marketing

Sign up for a Mailchimp account and send out your own mailings showing new work, the product we make and your news. Start with friends and family and branch out by collecting interested buyers a periodic newsletter.

We have an extensive blog so check it out our top tips for The Golden Rules of Selling and for images of how the artwork looks installed and on display.

Let’s make this Christmas the year of gifting photography and artwork!!

Chelsea and Ben

Our Shed Story

This month we would like to introduce our new exhibitors to the gallery! Welcome to the Shed: Felicity Huggins, Nina Tinson, Cathy Warne, Murray Batley, John T Photo, Janine Williams, Jennie McGinley and Vicky Rehbein. It’s great to see how your portfolios are taking shape and what inspires you all.

Many of you may not know our story of why we began the Shed Gallery so we’d like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves.

My name is Chelsea and I’m a professional artist and I run the creative side of the gallery, curating images, helping photographers and clients. Ben runs the production and printing side of the gallery.

We began the project over 5 years ago as I had spotted that in many galleries photography was being shown on floating, frameless aluminium boards. I thought what a wonderful idea and when I had a commission for the Regina Hotel in Barcelona to create a corridor or abstract images of the city this was the perfect, affordable solution. The prints were elegant and wipe clean, the designer was delighted.

Faded Tulip by Cathy Warne

Faded Tulip by Cathy Warne

Faded Tulip by Cathy Warne

Months later I was being asked were I got them printed. Ben and I decided that it was something we could offer other photographers and artists as people also wanted to buy prints of sold paintings or couldn’t afford an original and so started the Shed. This gallery is an opportunity for both the amateur and professional photographer or artist to sell professionally printed artwork without the hassle that can come from dealing with the many processes of getting a print to a client.

Lost by Owen Vachell

Lost by Owen Vachell

Lost by Owen Vachell

So make the most of your portfolios in the gallery. Tell us your news and all about you. I need content to push your work. Send me a concise email with a link to a new portfolio, news of exhibitions, trips, sales and so on.

We’ll be posting our top tips for getting ready for Christmas. I know, I know it seems early, but it’s not!

Chelsea Davine