1. To give students the opportunity to get there art shown.
2. To make a little extra money for the gallery.
3. To network, by having all those artists enter they were sure to each bring in at least 1-2 people to see their work. Thus, letting people know we exist.
Where the backfire came in, well the co-op members already have an agreement that 50% of our sales goes to the gallery. Part goes to the rent, rest goes to keeping the gallery running. Actually that percent is about the norm for most gallery's. Anyways, we had let the students know if they had their work hanging it had to be for sale and the gallery would get 50%. So what most of them did is walk around our gallery and price according to our prices. Not good. Others didn't want to sell so they marked them at outrageous prices, I mean completely out of touch. Either way, just was a complete disaster.
Art is pretty much is at a stand still right now because of the economy and maybe this will be a good learning lesson for them. Or maybe they simply don't care. I dunno?
So today, I start getting back to all the things I neglected while putting this shindig together. I've fallen behind on painting. We have a small works show planned for middle of November. So I need to get focused on that. Also, I have been slacking with doing my sketches for drawing class.
Need to spend time with my mom and sister and need to have some sex with the hubby.
Important stuff, back on track.