Friday, February 20, 2015

Sell Original Art To Department Stores

Grasp what to contemplate in a store to scrutinize provided it is the honorable fit for your Craft.

Artists spend many senescence honing their skills and developing solitary perspectives in their work. When they have assembled a collection that tells a story, most want to share their passion with the world. In addition to showcasing art in galleries and restaurants, artists can try to sell their work to a department store. It is not an easy task, but if successful, an artist will have the potential to reach thousands of future customers.


1. Target stores that may be suitable for selling your artwork. For your first step, you will have to do a little reconnaissance work. Go into several stores and study their layouts. Take notes of any blank spaces on the walls where your artwork could potentially go. Study the art that is already present and make notes of any similarities or differences with your own work. Survey the customers and price ranges of the clothing.

2. Match your art to the store. No matter how proud you are of your art, you have to be honest in assessing its potential to fit in a store. For example, a risque piece will probably not be sold to a department store that specializes in children's clothing. Try to match each piece or collection with the store. Think about what the store sells and the type of customer the store targets. The closer your art relates to the store's d cor, theme and customer, the more likely it is that you'll get a sale.

3. Price your art. Before you approach a store and begin negotiations, determine how much your art is really worth. Don't attach your emotions to the price. Objectively evaluate your piece by comparing it with other works. Take into consideration any accolades or newspaper write-ups you've received.

4. Speak to the store manager. Introduce yourself and briefly explain your art background. Tell the manager why you think your pieces would fit into the store model. Focus on the benefits that the store would receive from displaying your art. Perhaps the intriguing pieces would bring in customers, or the pieces might help sell the overall motif for which the store is aiming. The manager will more than likely have to contact the store owner or corporate headquarters to get final approval.

5. This may require some negotiations. If you can't agree on a flat fee, you can work out a deal where you display your art for free and then split the profit with the store when your piece sells to a customer. Make a deal. Only you can decide what agreement is fair. Your best bet is to try and sell your art outright for a flat fee.