i don’t know if you are in the US, but I use VistaPrint for cards, postcards, business cards and posters. They do print mugs and other things. I have not had any issues, their prices are great and they have sales constantly. They are online. Hope this helps
Thanks Elizabeth and Margot! I have been trying to get into local juried shows, with some success. I put some prints in the museum shop of an art league at the beach, but there are so many prints on the racks I doubt i’ll Sell anything.
I belong to a “collective” in Baltimore City that is fairly new. I paid to join at a great discount when they first started, and have done a few shows with them. They don’t require volunteer hours for now, and I don’t have to hang my own work. Phew! They get 20% of my sales at shows, but they advertise and give me an advertisement for a month on their website for my membership. They are programmed more for younger entry level artists, but I like working with them.
Also lucked out recently, and got a 2 month gig at one of the local libraries. I can sell my displayed art, too! That’s plenty of work for this retired artist! I don’t want it to start feeling like a job, and I want to keep enjoying it while it pays for my supplies and workshops! 😁
I have going to acprinter here in the Baltimore area who scans art work, Archival Arts. They scan your work digitally. Make a proof for you to,approve, then upload the scan to your flash drive. You can then have prints made from the scan, use the uploaded scan for your website or shop, or to send to jurying, etc. I can call or email the printer and have any scanned art printed. Look around, and compare prices. Some printer charge a lot for a digital scan, and less for prints. Some printers charge less for scans, more for prints. They always give price breaks for 10 or more prints. And my printer has a sale twice a year.
I usually never sell the original, but have prints made, and sell those. If I sell a painting, it is in a show, matted and framed. Sometimes paintings are available in my Etsy shop. Anything I think I might enter into a juried show or contest is never sold.
Thanks for your responses! Sorry, we had a big wedding this weekend! My eldest son got married. It was a weekend of celebration. After this blog I got an invite to do an exhibit/sale at Launchpad in Gaithersburg, MD, and a sip and paint. I paint so much now it is nice to able to sell some of the things I paint. I do have an Etsy shop, but don’t sell a lot there. I found this Baltimore, MD group, Artist Compound, through a young lady who works at the print shop I use for my Giclée prints. They have given me some nice exposure. It would be nice to find a gallery that would regularly take my paintings.
I will post a few recent paintings on the group page.
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