So I want to pull my stuff out and get it to the other galleries
that are asking for more product. My contract says that I have to
give them 30 days written notice. So what is a nice way to tell
them you are taking your stuff back ?
Rodney: I don’t think you have to give them any reason - just a
simple " This is to let you know that I will be removing my things
from your gallery on xxxxx(date). Thanks."
When you go to pick up your work, if anyone asks “why” you can
explain nicely that your work has not sold in this venue and you want
to try a new one. I think most artists understand this. And if they
don’t all the explaining in the world isn’t going to cut it.
I’m assuming that you have allowed sufficient time for your work to
be seen and to build up some recognition in that gallery. When I
first put my paintings in a gallery years ago, it took 6 months of
people coming in and looking before anything sold, but once that
happened, then I sold on a fairly regular basis. Sometimes it takes
time for people to keep coming in and some people also want to make
sure you are going to be around for a while before they buy. I’m
trying a new gallery and my work has been there for 4 months and only
3 pieces have sold, but people are now asking if things could be
sized etc. so the interest is beginning to build. I’m going to give
it some more time but if something doesn’t change soon, then I, too,
will be making a change.
Sometimes your work just doesn’t fit with the clientele that comes
to that particular gallery.
Good luck with your new venue.