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« on: February 07, 2007, 12:22:37 PM »
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A portfolio to me always meant something to present my work to a gallery or art show coordinators to see if I could be accepted.  

However after reading Alain Briot's article on portfolio and seeing that Michael R sells them ocassionally in his online store, I'm wondering if this is a good option for newbies to selling their work?

For example, make one or more portfolios and sell them at gift shops in a tourist area?
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 04:57:34 PM »
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I can see a porfolio of work appealing to those who appreciate quality - the same sort of people who buy original paintings, lithographs, etc.  But I imagine a book would appeal to a wider audience.  No stats, just my $0.02.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 11:07:39 AM »
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A portfolio to me always meant something to present my work to a gallery or art show coordinators to see if I could be accepted. 

However after reading Alain Briot's article on portfolio and seeing that Michael R sells them ocassionally in his online store, I'm wondering if this is a good option for newbies to selling their work?

For example, make one or more portfolios and sell them at gift shops in a tourist area?
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I am looking for a source for folio covers.  Such as Brooks Jensen talked about in LLVJ 16.  Any help?
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2007, 06:09:35 PM »
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I am looking for a source for folio covers.  Such as Brooks Jensen talked about in LLVJ 16.  Any help?
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This is the closest I've been able to find so far... but would be interested in specifically sourcing the kind Books mentioned as well...

[a href=\"http://www.archivalmethods.com/Product.cfm?categoryid=4&Productid=108]http://www.archivalmethods.com/Product.cfm...4&Productid=108[/url]
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 08:32:09 AM »
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This is the closest I've been able to find so far... but would be interested in specifically sourcing the kind Books mentioned as well...

http://www.archivalmethods.com/Product.cfm...4&Productid=108
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Thanks for the link.  I do have a person working on finding a folio for me.  If I get any more information I will let you know.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 10:58:21 AM »
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A portfolio to me always meant something to present my work to a gallery or art show coordinators to see if I could be accepted. 

However after reading Alain Briot's article on portfolio and seeing that Michael R sells them ocassionally in his online store, I'm wondering if this is a good option for newbies to selling their work?

For example, make one or more portfolios and sell them at gift shops in a tourist area?
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Hi -

To make a portfolio and then try to sell it in a gift shop seems, to me at least, somewhat contradictory. In my mind, gift shop and thrift shop are more than assonant. The price of a portfolio might well be way beyond what the casual shopper is interested in shelling out. To me, the ideal marketing space for those things (portfolios) is a personal website or a friendly gallery.

Unless you are going to charge well for your portfolio I suggest you forget all about it; there is little point in doing a lot of hard, expensive work unless the financial return makes it very worth while. A stroked ego doesn´t lodge in the bank!

Ciao - Rob C
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