Today’s Art Marketing Action newsletter has 10 ways to be a star host or hostess, but I have an 11th to add:
Send them home with “lovely parting gifts.”
Of course, you can’t always do this with a huge crowd, but what if each guest received a small packet of your notecards or a small inkjet print of your work? You’d be getting more of your images out and treating each person like royalty.
Can you think of anything else you could give away?
Late addition, but worth noting: Harriete Estel-Berman wrote:
Wow, a list of manners for an opening. What a great idea! Can I add one more?
If you have work at the show, wether or not you are the only artist in the show, come to the opening early, and stay the entire evening.
I have seen so many young artist come last, stay a few minutes and leave.
So what if you are one of twenty artist….this is an opportunity to meet people.
Excellent point! It’s YOUR party. Be gracious and grateful and model good manners.
Image: Jocelyn H. Chilvers, Summer Sojourn. Contemporary quilt, 29.5 x 29.5 inches. (c) The Artist.