When we enter and get into art shows our work speaks for us.
If you mean an exhibit, well, I guess it has to speak for us. But at
a “fair”, I truly believe that our (my) appearance, demeanor,
articulation (and I mean ability to talk, not to bend at the joints)
and display all have worlds to do with whether things sell.
Especially in the case of work which is one off, not-for-everyone,
I envy those painters and sculptors who are sitting in shaded chairs
off to the side, letting people just browse and decide for
themselves. I’m taking pieces out of the case, talking about
technique and design, placing it on the customer’s
neck/arm/whatever, telling my little stories about each object, even
explaining how to wear/fasten it.
It has been quoted back to me that I commented before on this
forum-- Who’s going to buy their style from someone who doesn’t have