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Worth and value of your work (not glamour)
Old 10-05-2005, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last fall my wife, son, and I went to a small North Carolina mountain town to visit my retired dad and his wife. While there, I snapped this pic of the Carolina Theatre in Spruce Pine, NC.

For the record, the only post work done was a saturation enhancement and the removal of some power lines.

My father's church has an art auction every year (GREAT artists in that area of the world!!), and this year I donated a matted 11x14 copy of the above image. My father just called me to see how difficult it would be to bring 5 more unmatted prints of the same size. Seems that already - before this coming Saturday's auction - people have seen the shot and want to buy copies of it.

One of the potential buyers is the woman who now owns and has renovated the theatre. She has offered a -- well, a very acceptable price for a copy of the image - *VERY* acceptable! I suggested to my dad that I would bring two more prints, but I wouldn't sell them until after the auction. Don't want to saturate the market, ya know? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Oh yeah - I set my minimum price for the matted image at $35 (it is a church auction, after all). But the organizer of the auction, a woman whose work is displayed in the Smithsonian, has set the minimum at $50.

Now, if I could just find a market for my figure work!
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Re: Worth and value of your work (not glamour)
Old 10-05-2005, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congratulations on the sale(s), Ed. It's a wonderful image, full of nostalgia, even without being owner of the theater.

Can't help with the figure issue. Haven't figured that out myself. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]


[Ummm - somehow thoughts of dead artists popped into my head. Given the potential impact your demise might have on the value of your (already proven valuable) work, er, watch your wife, sir. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] ]
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Re: Worth and value of your work (not glamour)
Old 10-05-2005, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great shot Ed,
I had taken the time to shoot some landscape around Jackson while I was still living down there and had a few interested in this shot.

I hope your image does well for the church auction.

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Re: Worth and value of your work (not glamour)
Old 10-05-2005, 01:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very nice Ed! Reminds me of the kind of artwork that Bert Monroy does in Photoshop.
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Re: Worth and value of your work (not glamour)
Old 10-05-2005, 03:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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24x36 shot of this I usually get about $175-$200 depending.

Not bad for something shot on 35mm way way back in the day eh?



It's all about how you market your work and make sure your marketing to those who want what you got.

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Re: Worth and value ??
Old 10-05-2005, 03:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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dam ED; you always have ALL da luck!!!

i'm happy to see people are recognizing you for your great imagery.

now send me a few of those ppl!!!

i always enjoy seeing good people having good things happening to them; i MUST not be good cuz nothing good ever happens to me!!! if not fer BAD luck, i wouldnt have ANY luck at all!!

 
 
Re: Worth and value of your work (not glamour)
Old 10-05-2005, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations Ed.

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Now, if I could just find a market for my figure work!


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I can guarentee you a church auction isn't the place for it, but maybe another type of auction would be.

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The image went for $100 at the auction to the woman who bought the theater and is renovating it. She called me this past weekend and wants to order two more prints - one for her business partner, one to display in the lobby of the renovated theater. In addition, she wants to license the image to use as part of their official logo (business cards, letterhead, etc.). I'd say the sale was a success.

Question - how much would one license an image for business cards, letter head, et.al.??
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Congrats
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