Follow up for the Shed Summer Show

After our summer shows there is always a manic couple of weeks following up leads and contacts and processing orders. We have been delighted with the response and look forward to planning the next show!


The exhibition looked so elegant and vibrant with so many styles and we were delighted to meet so many of you during and after the show and also saying hello to old friends. It really helps to create the sense of community that is the essence of our online gallery, a place to sell you work in the internet age with a real community of like minded photographers and artists at its core.


Even though it feels as though all the hard work goes into putting on an event the after sales and goodwill need to be capitalised on.

If you sold work then post it across social media what you sold but also let people know what you still have in stock. Upload new portfolios and refresh your work, making sure to keep interest in your account. Visit exhibitions if you can such as the Affordable Art fair in Battersea this weekend to see how contemporary photographer, artists and galleries are printing their work, framing and hanging.


Here is a very interesting article by Sarah Lyons for the fair which I hope will provide some inspiration.

 

Only 2 places left for the Shed Summer exhibition!

Thank you for your applications for the upcoming Shed exhibition at the Salthouse in West Bay 14th – 16th September.

You can link to the original blog here

Incredible Lightness of Being by Sarah Broome

Incredible Lightness of Being by Sarah Broome

We still have two places left so if you were thinking of applying then you have until the end of this week (Friday 20th July) to do so. We will be opening up the final places to the public so for those of you who have yet to decide please could you do so as soon as possible.

Chelsea is now finalising images with those of you who will be featuring at the Exhibition and the final date to confirm any print requirements will be Wednesday 25th July.

Abstract Nature - Blue Fern by Catherine Gillingham

Abstract Nature – Blue Fern by Catherine Gillingham

The dates of the exhibition coincide with Bridport Open Studios which is a hugely vibrant, creative area of West Dorset. We will be featured as a venue on their trail and in their catalogue with over 10,000 copies distributed.

Paris paper 2 by Pete Hackett

Paris paper 2 by Pete Hackett

This is going to be a wonderful opportunity to exhibit and sell your work, we’re looking forward to showing off your talents to the world!

The Shed Summer Exhibition 2018 details…

Once again we are planning our annual group Shed Exhibitors exhibition from 14th to the 16th of September at the Salthouse, West Bay, Dorset.

Beer Dawn by Paul Newman

Beer Dawn by Paul Newman

It is a great opportunity to showcase your work to the public, get feedback, make sales and see your work on the wall and not just on a screen.

As always, Chelsea will curate with you your selection and 90% of the sale price will go to you, the artist .The remaining 10% covers card transactions and wrapping materials. Chelsea will then run the exhibition on your behalf talking about and taking further orders for your work and/or commissions and so on.

Yellow Dream by Emma Burton

Yellow Dream by Emma Burton

There are two ways to participate:

For £60 you will have 2 images hanging plus 2 images in stock (to replace if one sells and can be different or the same image/size) and 2 on the hanging shelves

OR

4 images hanging for £90 plus 4 images in stock and 4 on shelves (again, to replace if one sells and can be different or the same image/size)

We want to encourage you to exhibit your work as this is the best way to direct traffic to your profile and make follow up sales online. Those who do create greater interest in their work and make more sales. This year you can exhibit either aluminium prints, framed prints or original artwork or a selection. Chelsea will help you choose to create the most cohesive exhibition possible, however it will be your final decision.

Branches and Tree Trunks by Sarah Broome

Branches and Tree Trunks by Sarah Broome

If you provide the work it will need to be delivered on Thursday the 13th September to the exhibition venue at the Salthouse in West Bay. If you would like us to print your work for you then we will take the work from our printers for you. All images be they originals or photographs MUST be on your profile for us to print. Please contact us with your requirements should you wish to print new work.

Places are limited so if this is something you would like to take part in then please let us know as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you by emailing Chelsea directly at info@theshedphotography.com

Have a lovely summer!

Chelsea and Ben.

Salthouse Exhibition and Summer Holidays.

The Salthouse exhibition has come to an end, follow up orders and enquiries have been dealt with and we can now move forward thinking about new work in the gallery and the summer holidays.

Rough sea East Beach West Bay by Andy WhiteSOLD AT THE SALTHOUSE: Rough sea East Beach West Bay by Andy White

In this era of everybody has a camera ‘I can take that too’ attitude it is very, very difficult to convert interest in photography into a sale. It is infinitely easier to sell photography when it is presented as a print in person not just an image on a screen which is why it is imperative to print your work and hold small exhibitions or take part in group shows. Take pride in what you do, the positive energy you give off when talking about your own work means those that wish to invest in your work also invest in you, the story behind the lens.

Mother Nature meets the Cobb by Andy LyonsSOLD AT THE SALTHOUSE: Mother Nature meets the Cobb by Andy Lyons

Now is the time to capitalise on the goodwill from the exhibition even though the Salthouse exhibition’s door is closed and use your own artwork as a springboard to hold your own exhibition and create more interest. It is vital to keep the positive feedback alive in the public eye. Let people know what you sold and what you have to sell. It is not about being pushy its about being proud of your practice and letting people know about it. Never underestimate the support of friends and family even if they own your work they may still talk to friend of theirs or share your work online or come along to events because they are pleased to support you.

Spirit Level by Catherine GillinghamSOLD AT THE SALTHOUSE: Spirit Level by Catherine Gillingham

When following up think about writing a press release about the event and sales made. Mailchimp is an excellent tool to collate contacts collected from people who have visited your other exhibitions and friends and family. Advertise locally through social media, write a small blog keeping people interested in what you do, tag possible outlets that may buy the work or wish to exhibit it. Contact like minded photographers and approach them to see if they would like to share the cost of running a show.

The Beer Fleet by Paul NewmanSOLD AT THE SALTHOUSE: The Beer Fleet by Paul Newman

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to planning our next event soon!

Chelsea and Ben

Shed Summer Exhibition 13th – 16th July at the Salthouse, West Bay.

The closing date is fast approaching for our upcoming Shed Summer Exhibition 13th – 16th July at the Salthouse, West Bay.

Final selections are being made and submissions need to be finalised by Friday 16th of June and payments received by the 23rd June.

We will then send you your labels which need to be signed and returned as soon as possible.

Once chosen, please put your selection in a separate file titled Salthouse Exhibition. This way we can find the image quickly and easily if an order needs to be made from the show in a smaller or larger size or as a simple unmounted print. It is very important you start to promote the images and get your clients, friends and family along to the show or direct to the images in your profile. If you are on social media please help promote the exhibition too.

Time will fly between now and then and we are both looking forward to seeing you and your wonderful work in West Bay!

Ben and Chelsea

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