WANTED: Someone to hang my art in the show, pays $150 cash or $300 toward art commission

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Howdy folks, I'm looking to hire someone to hang my artwork in the Anthrocon 2017 art show. I had prior arrangements with another artist and unfortunately he won't be able to make it due to an illness in the family. This is PAID work: your choice of $150 cash or $300 to put toward a custom art commission or art purchases from my studio. In my experience, the entire process (unpacking, hanging, pickup, repacking and sending back unsold work) from beginning to end takes between 2-3 hours of work, not all at once, and that's mostly just waiting on line to get in and out. It's really easy.

You'll be responsible for picking my art up at your hotel (preferred) or bringing it from your house, hanging it up in an attractive way (all materials provided), and taking down any unsold pieces and packing them up for return shipment. I will be responsible for all paperwork, labels, bid sheets, to/from shipping, and any other expenses you may incur such as packing material.

If you're showing your own art, this will be the easiest $150 you ever made. Experience with Anthrocon's art show preferred, but I can also walk a newbie through the process (and the staff makes it really easy). If you're interested, please email . I'm looking for one "for sure" and one backup. Thank you!

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Another perk that you should add to your offer is that artist's reps get to go to the Artist's and Dealers' Reception on Friday evening.

Basically cheese and crackers, (plus cookies, brownies, and other sugary noms).  And (non-alcohlolic) beverages.

Just make sure that you tell your rep to get there EARLY.  Because the cheese and crackers DO NOT last very long! Annoyed Eye-wink

 

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Another perk that you should add to your offer is that artist's reps get to go to the Artist's and Dealers' Reception on Friday evening.

Do they? Puzzled

     CAUTION: I don't really know - this is an Art Show Director's call, and PeterCat might say differently - but generally, hanging (and retrieving) someone's artwork is a Menial Task (and I don't mean to denegrate the job, it is important), performed by a minion.  Aside from performing the duties of the job (especially if one is being paid to do it), there are no other responsibilities or conferred privileges (the professional movers who pack and haul the truck with all your furniture from your old home to your new one aren't usually invited to the housewarming party, for example). If an agent does this for a non-attending artist or dealer, I don't believe that they are automatically extended an invitation to the Artists and Dealers Reception, except as a guest of the artist (a "plus one")...and the artist isn't attending, in this case.

   ...I don't think that admittance should be promised as an additional consideration to acting as an artists' agent.  If the Art Show Director says otherwise, great - but it shouldn't just be assumed as a "given".

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I believe that, in the past, artist's reps have been given admission to the reception.

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Yes. (unless Anthrocon has changed it's policy.)

A few years ago, my roomie was the rep for a mutual artist-friend who couldn't make it to AC.  And he did indeed get an invite to the reception.

Now, until this year, my roomie has never registered as a supersponsor.  So he was only invited that one time.

But ever since then, I have (jokingly) told him:  "Hey Wing, have our friend scribble something on a scrap of canvas, and send it to you, and make you his rep.  Then you will be able to attend the reception again!"

Again, I was just kidding.  (Wing and I are much too honorable to resort to such subterfuge!)

And Vulpes, I hate to say this, but being an artist's' rep is NOT "minion" work.

You have to receive the artwork and transport it to the con, while treating it like the precious commodity that it is.  Then, as the OP mentioned, stand in lines before and after, hang the art, and then send any un-sold pieces back to the artist.  And all that time you will be missing out on actually having fun at the world's biggest furry con.

To me, $150 seems to be a very reasonable price for all that work and sacrifice.

 

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Yes, they do.

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I did not know this, now I have something to look out for on Friday! :) 

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I dunno, they seemed to last a good while and I was there for about an hour...

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Hmmm - an interesting proposal.

Some questions:

1) How many display panels?
2) How many art pieces?
3) How many shipping boxes?
4) Is it all at least matted and mounted?
5) Is any of it framed?
6) If any of it IS framed, it will be glass-free?

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All excellent questions, Vulpes, and all exactly the kind of details I had to work out myself the two years I served as Playwright's artist rep. (In his case, he never had more than 3-4 pieces, so that made it easier.) If you're seriously thinking of stepping forward to help the OP with this, I think you just covered all the bases. The only thing left is how they're going to get the art & paperwork to you in time for you to officially serve as their rep, and if you two have already been in touch via PM, that process should be well underway. Good luck to both of you!

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   Actually - I did respond to the OP with both a PM here on the website, and with an email to the address provided in the original post, with my itinerary and personal contact info  - but have heard nothing back as of yet.

   Perhaps they have found another interested party, and made the necessary arrangements...

   Or perhaps didn't like my use of the word "minion"...

   ...I thought it sounded much more friendly than "henchman".

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I have also left an email with Loba with no replys.

Even a thanks for the offer but found somebody would have been nice.

as of now you are wondering if they are even ok. hope it all works out.

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Loba seems like an insane bird with a gun. I am sure he or she is just fine!

 

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OK, now I am concerned...

The original post has been changed - the eMail link has been edited out.

Posts starting threads from previous years have been deleted (or at least, edited to show just an asterisk).

These actions seem to have been made at the time of the artist's last site login, which the timestamp (as I type this) states as "1 week, 4 hours ago"...which was sometime before my first reply.

Mysterious...

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HUGE apologies, I'm in the midst of an epic time-sucking career change and an ongoing family situation is eating up the balance of my time. There's no reason at all to be concerned. I just edited posts to get rid of old contact information and because they contained pricing and other info that was just ridiculously out of date. I'm 100 percent legit, just overly busy.

I found someone to hang my art and a backup. I just haven't had time to write to everyone yet. Several nice folks have reached out, so thank you.

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