curious about maps for sale - will these maps actually be available for sale from the gallery? It appears so - but for how much? And did any maps from the last showing sell? I'm surely not in this for the money, but if I make a few bucks, it would be nice
I was going to ask about sales figures too, just for the sake of curiosity, but thought it might have not been mentioned intentionally. I was also wondering about how much foot traffic the gallery got for the first show, too.
We had lots of foot traffic for the first show but only a couple of sales. I have my own ideas why - the pricing was high ($90 for a letter page print, $125 for 11 by 17) and the maos themselves were not of places that peope had a personal connection to. So the question was - why would somebody buy this map to hang on their wall? This time round the prices will be a little lower - around $50-60 for letter, $80 for 11 by 17. These are not fixed now, but will be closer to the time. I have a list of prices from the printer which determines the cost of the raw print on which the profit to artist and gallery is added. This should be helped by the addition of local interest (maps of New York on sale in New York) and the fact that it will be in the holiday shopping season. However I'd definitely not jump on this as a reliable scheme for making a ton of cash - it's an opportunity to get your work in a gallery, and add a fun notch to your CV. I'll be working hard to see that the gallery publicises it well in New York and organise a launch party with wine to get people in and see if we can't sell a few prints.
I'll be in Jersey for the Thanksgiving and hope to make it to the gallery. It's just I only have a few days and tons of family stuff packed in. Thanks for the info torstan.
Wow, we need to have 45 maps and we have not quite half of that right now. Do we need to promote this more or something? I know I have a couple ideas still, one of which I hope to get done. This has been a tough one for me though. Maybe it's because I'm a West coaster and never been overly enamored of NY. Nothing against it really but nothing really for it either. I have been there a couple times and actually spent about 3 weeks in Manhattan for work. The main thing I found there was too many people. The density was just ridiculous. I'm used to wide open spaces where I can swing my elbows and not knock someone's teeth out. So maybe my problem here is in the heart? I guess I don't have art if it's not in my heart. I'm still working on it though and if I can get a finger on my lightning rod I will get fired up and burn a ton of midnight oil.
Still, though, we do need a lot more entries.
I had planned to do at least 2 maps, but with my work taking up a lot of time, I'm just hoping to finish the one. I've posted the competiion on facebook, but not many friends of mine maps..
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you all could ask the admin over at ConquerClub.com to post a headline. There's a lot of beginner carto's over there - it's where I started as well. You may get a few more entries from it.