A few questions to those who've sold thru Galleries: If you
sold in local galleries, did you get much/any referral
bussiness thru those who saw your work @ gallery?
Referral . . .only one of the galleries I deal with has a set
comission for that. It’s 20% I’ve had another of the gallery
owners call and ask for a specific item, which is then sold to
the customer at the usual comission cut (60/40)
Another of the galleries has a policy of 50/50, but it is a very
busy gallery so sales are very good.
What was the commision, and in which cities?
Most of the galleries I deal with are in the western and
southern suburbs of Cleveland, Oh.
Is it best to bring a few peices or several?
That depends . . . did you make an appointment with the gallery
owner or did you send slides in and then they called you??? I’ve
Who sets the final price for item? I’ve always set the price,
all pieces carry an inventory number (mine) and a price. (Can
the gallery owner accept an offer for less than asking price; if
they do does it decrease what you get paid, their commission or
Depends on what your deal is . . . I’ve had them call and ask if
I would agree to a cut.
Is there a contract which states the gallery is responsible for
item while in it’s possesion?
Some galleries carry insurance for theft. Some don’t. YOU have
to determine whether you trust leaving your pieces with any
(I wonder for instance if a piece is dropped and the stone is
dameged/ruined who pays)
I haven’t encountered that problem (yet . . .) although, I am
sure it happens.
Thanks for any info, Kat