Collector’s Choice: 100 Posts!


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Thanks for being a loyal email subscriber to my Fine art blog “Collector’s Choice” with KIRSTEINFINEART . I just want to make sure you know that I always appreciate hearing from you. Please Let me know if you ever have any questions. My email is janiskirstein@icloud.com. Or just message me on my website.
The purpose of this message is to update you on some thoughts I have had about the “Collector’s Choice Blog, it’s purpose and potentialities.

 

 

 

 

 

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Also, I have a number of questions for you, my readers that I would love for you to answer. Don’t worry, these questions will be brief.

First, I want to share my thoughts with you about the purpose of this blog.
Thanks so much to all the artists who have so generously shared your work with all of us on this blog, “Collector’s Choice.” I am so excited to create these artist features. I had no idea there were so many exceptional artists working today. At first when I began this daily feature of a contemporary artist every day, I worried that I would run out of artists to feature.

I now see that that will not be a problem anywhere in the near future.

With each artist feature, I wanted to showcase the work of each artist, along with a description of the work, the process, artist intention and thoughts, and a bit about the artist. What I have discovered in doing this is that there are so many artists EVERYWHERE who are deserving of this honor.

I believe that artists are so often overlooked and under appreciated. I know, as I have spent the last 30 years working as an artist. And in this land of challenging times, artists and their creative spirit form one of our very most valuable resources for survival, recovery and enlightenment.

I hope that my blog can become a testimonial to that belief and faith.

 

 

 

 

 

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Now, I would like to ask you a few brief questions and would love your feedback on a few questions that some of the featured artists have discussed. I only have a few questions here, so don’t run away now! These 5 questions have been posed by Abstract Painter Hildy Maze who lives and works as an artist in Easthampton, NY. As we began discussing these questions, we realized all the artists featured on this blog would probably have a wealth of experience and information to share. And probably, it is our hope that many of you would like to hear other’s thoughts on these questions.

If you are an artist, please answer from personal experience. If you are not an artist, please answer from your own perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. How do you handle the high costs of submitting,showing, shipping and framing (if your work needs framing)?

  2. How extensive is your presence on the web?

  3. From your experience… can you list some ways you connect with a gallery and/or collectors?

  4. How do you network on the web and in the “real” world?

  5. If you have received a grant would you be willing to share any ideas about grant writing?

    Perhaps you do not have time to answer all of these questions, right now. But if you will give it some thought, then return any of your own personal answers to me by email, I will compile some of the information and post it as a blog.

Thanks so much for all your ideas and thoughts. I think we can all benefit from each other’s experiences.

My email again is janiskirstein@icloud.com.

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer! And don’t forget to be sure to get in a swim or two!

Best wishes,

Jan Kirstein

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2 thoughts on “Collector’s Choice: 100 Posts!

  1. ddlauzon

    Hi Janis

    Here are my answers…sorry for the quality of my english. I have to do it very fast since my grand-daughter is at home for the week-end.

    1. How do you handle the high costs of submitting,showing, shipping and framing (if your work needs framing)?

    *Since I work on paper, I need to frame my works. It is very expensive as you may already know. For small format I use Ikea frames and I do myself the mat. I include the cost of frame in my sale prices. Until now, I always sell enough to cover the price of all the framing of an exhibition. Usually I don’t make money with the exhibition, I make money when I sale after the exhibition (when all the frames have been paied with the sales during the exhibition). Last year, I tried to show my work only in locations where there is no fee, only percentage on sales.*

    1. How extensive is your presence on the web? It starts to be extensive. * I’m on facebook, very present, on Saatchi and on a chinese web site I can’t see (since chinese web is closed to us). I just began to use Tumblr and I’m also on pinterest. I also have my own web site.* 2. 3. From your experience… can you list some ways you connect with a gallery and/or collectors? I have try emails (it worked only once). *I looked on the other artist’s cv and who have a similar work and email them. Gallery is very difficult (my work is between 2 categories: too much wird for some collectors who prefer more traditional painting, and not enough conceptual for those who like more contempory art (I’m a modern painter). For collectors, I tried once a big event (Toronto art expo), didn’t sale anything and it was very expensive. I tried symposium, here in Quebec it’s not very high quality and it is more figurative painting. Don’t like this. The best for me until now is exhitibion in a gallery I rent (in a big town, Montreal for instance) or in region I tried big a library and the ‘exhibition place’ of a small town (low percentage on sales, no fee to do the exhibition). And finally the web, I sold 2 on saatchi. I also participate in group exhibition which is often good for me (I sale small work usually on this type of show).*

    1. How do you network on the web and in the “real” world? *The best way on the web until now is with painting group on facebook,*

    1. If you have received a grant would you be willing to share any ideas about grant writing. *I didn’t try until now but I have written a form to win the regional award. When I will ask for a grant, I will use about the same text (questions will probably be similar)* 2. 3. Perhaps you do not have time to answer all of these questions, right now. But if you will give it some thought, then return any of your own personal answers to me by email, I will compile some of the information and post it as a blog.

    2016-06-24 21:54 GMT-04:00 KIRSTEINFINEART :

    > janiskirstein posted: ” Thanks for being a loyal email subscriber to my > Fine art blog “Collector’s Choice” with KIRSTEINFINEART . I just want to > make sure you know that I always appreciate hearing from you. Please Let me > know if you ever have any questions. My email is jan” >

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