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PDS panel at SNAG- any questions?

Started by SIENNA GALLERY. Last reply by SIENNA GALLERY Jun 8, 2009. 10 Replies

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Comment by SIENNA GALLERY on August 17, 2009 at 9:36pm
Just posted new exhibition listings... so fake they'll think it's real opens next weekend. Online right after that.
Comment by SIENNA GALLERY on May 31, 2009 at 8:31am
Linda Just wanted to post the link to the METAL INCLINATIONS EXHIBIT What kind of feedback do you want? Comments on the work or on the site etc? Sienna
Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on May 28, 2009 at 12:40pm
Great answer, it clearly reflects thoughtful approach to running a gallery.
Comment by SIENNA GALLERY on May 28, 2009 at 12:37pm
In regards to STIMULUS. the show is online AND in the gallery. I have this great space that allows for people to come and see the work so why not use it. Also-very important, I want to hold the work in my hand. these are objects that people make- there are intricacies in scale and wearability that someone needs to decipher and then communicate about. Online sales work because people can call me up or email me and have an actual discussion about the work. Having the work here gives it context and continuity. On a practical side 1. you might save $10 by not having to ship the work to a gallery but the time and money spent packing and shipping the work out to different clients is saved. 2. I am responsible for credits, returns, and down the line when that lovely monofilament necklace falls apart while someone is wearing it- My job is to communicate concern and resolution to the client- this is not usually a simple matter. 3. I want to control how pieces look when someone gets them. If they purchase from my gallery it is important that there is a consistency (branding if you will) to the delivery.
Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on May 28, 2009 at 12:20pm
I think there are ton of questions out there.
I have a question for you.

I was under the impression that the upcoming show sponsored by Sienna Gallery titled, Stimulus Plan is only or mostly an on line exhibition. Is that true? If it is an online exhibition, why did you have the artists ship the work to the gallery?


If an exhibition is truly online, it would save the artists money because they wouldn't have to ship the work to the gallery....and it would save the gallery money because they wouldn't have to ship work back to the artist when the show closes.

Just exploring the new world of online shows. Maybe it requires a new mind set all around.
Harriete
Comment by SIENNA GALLERY on May 28, 2009 at 12:13pm
Wish i could have been there for the Saturday discussion- had to get back to the gallery. Glad it was helpful to the participants- perhaps there are no more questions...
Comment by Harriete Estel Berman on May 28, 2009 at 12:11pm
Thanks for participating on the panel during the Professional Development Seminar. The response to the PDS has been overwhelmingly positive. Wish we could have continued with our discussion longer on Wednesday as we didn't get to explore the possibility as much as we had hoped.

Our lunch discussion on Saturday was very animated and dynamic. With a smaller group, comments were flying! We were getting to the core of important issues.
 

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