viernes, 29 de mayo de 2009

Quiero contarles

Esta foto es de la mesa que tuve en una pequeña feria de un día por el pasado día de la Madre. No estaba segura si compartirla o no, pero finalmente decidí que sí. En esta feria (primera vez que participo en una con solo pinturas, no es que participe en muchas ferias, tampoco, pero he participado una vez antes con dulces) estuve presentando principalmente pequeñas pinturas hechas por mi tío, Willy Gutiérrez Huby, y por allí aproveché y coloqué una mía ("Acércate"). Estaba muy emocionada porque iba a participar, realmente no tenía muchas expectativas de ventas (y realmente no se vendió nada, en realidad esperaba vender una), pero quería recibir el "feeling" de la gente.
Este contacto con "el público" me enseñó algunas cosas:
- las ferias de regalos no son el mejor lugar para vender este tipo de cosas (al menos en Lima)
- poca gente aprecia el arte (al menos en este tipo de eventos)
- a los que les gusta el arte son pocos pero se interesan mucho, son muy curiosos, aunque no preguntan tanto, sino más bien se sienten asombrados y observan
Una experiencia divertida (la pasé bien mientras pasaban las horas) que me enseñó a elegir mejor para la próxima vez...


English version (first time, I hope it's OK!) for my English speaking
friends :)



This is the photo of the stand I had during a small one-day fair for the past Mother’s Day. I wasn’t sure whether to share it or not, but I finally decided to go for it. In this fair (first time I participate in one with paintings only –it doesn’t mean that I do a lot of fairs either, but I have participated once before, with chocolates) I presented mainly small paintings made by my uncle, Willy Gutiérrez Huby, and I also put one of mine (“Acércate - Get Closer”). I was very excited because I was going to participate, although I really didn’t have high sale expectations (and I really didn’t sell anything! I was expecting to sell just one…), but I rather was interested on people’s reactions.
The contact with the “public” taught me a couple of things:
-gift fairs are not the best place to sell this kind of stuff (at least in Lima)
-few people appreciates art (at least in this kind of event)
-those who like art are few but are VERY interested, are very curious, although not really asking a lot of questions, but feeling amazed and concentrating on observing.
A fun experience (I had a nice time as hours went by) that taught me to chose better next time…

14 comentarios:

Avocaken dijo...

Hola Carolina! Thank you for sharing your story of the fair. Our art guild had a seven day art show/sale - 3 paintings were sold! People (as in Lima) are curious, interested and a little rude. :-) I too had hoped to sell at least one, but no. Melissa (my wife) is a gourd artist (a link to her website is in my blog) sold one of her gourds.

Good to see you posting - I look forward to "hearing" from you.
Regards to you & your family
Ken B.

PS Your uncle is pretty good, too! :-)

Carolina dijo...

Hola Ken!
Seven days is a lot of time to stay in a fair, isn't it? You must have ended very tired, I suppose... (I had a nice time on one day, but I just can't imagine staying longer than a couple of days!)
Good your guild sold 3 paintings, that's great! And well, I guess we'll do better next time :)
I am going to check your wife's site. Please give her my congrats for her sale, that's not easy!
Thanks for stoping by :)

Femin Susan dijo...

Thanks for sharing this awesome story of the fair with us.

Your paintings are wonderful.
Cheers!

Carolina dijo...

Thank you Femin Susan, you're so kind :)

Loli Martinez dijo...

Hola Carolina.
Te felicito por tu experiencia . No hay nada más bonito que mostrar una obra tuya .
Seguro que disfrutaste muchísimo.Quédate con lo mejor de la experiencia , compartir lo que tú quieres expresar.
Un besazo.

Carolina dijo...

Hola Loli, Gracias :)
Realmente tenía mucha ilusión por poner algo mío allí también, pero iba realista. Era más bien como tú dices, ir por la experiencia, que venta o no venta, sí que me gustó.
Muchos saludos!

Doris Joa dijo...

Your paintings are wonderful. I like them a lot.
Doris

Carolina dijo...

Thank you Doris Joa! You're so kind :)
Thank you for visiting my blog, hope to see you around soon again.

MujerSalvajenL dijo...

My dear friend!!!...tus pinturas son preciosas porque las haces con el mayor cariño y pasión...Estoy segura que un día las venderás!.Por ahora, no desistas!. Qué rico que te arriesgues!.

Carolina dijo...

Gracias por comprenderme, amiga! Hasta aquí sentí el abrazo que me mandas al escribir esto :)
Otro para ti, cariños :)

José dijo...

Hola Carolina,

Bien, como escribes en inglés y castellano, te voy a responder en portugues :-)
Participar numa exposição é sempre bom, pois mesmo que não se venda, há sempre contactos que são feitos e o nosso nome fica um pouco mais conhecido.
É claro que no caso de uma exposição com a qual haja gastos significativos, as coisas devem de ser pensadas com cuidado.

Cumprimentos,

José

Carolina dijo...

Hola José,
Muito obrigada!
Tienes razón, las exposiciones son para ganarse un poco de visibilidad en el ambiente artístico. Es algo para lo que todavía no me siento preparada, pero ya veremos...
Muchas gracias por tu comentario, espero verte por aquí otra vez!
Muchos saludos,
Carolina

Dean Grey dijo...

Carolina!

First off, thanks for the English version! Now I don't have to translate your posts via Google Translate anymore!

I love the little art set up you had. Your uncle's works look great (as does yours).

I'm sorry to hear most of the people didn't appreciate the paintings. If anything, maybe you got them some much needed exposure to art in general.

Keep at it but try different venues next time.

-Dean

Carolina dijo...

Hi Dean!
Thank you for your comment. I'm glad the English version proves useful, I'm really, really glad to hear that (you made my day, actually :)
And thank you for being so positive about the fair :)
Best regards,
Carolina

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