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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: exhibition fees
- From: Pat Baldwin <patbooks@PRIMENET.COM>
- Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 14:54:20 -0700
- Message-Id: <199804032220.OAA18950@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: The list for all the book arts!" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I'm glad you asked. The subject of exhibition fees has irritated me for a
long time. I do about 5 or 6 book exhibitions a year (both juried and
invitational) and have done so for many years. Over time, the fees for
entering slides for jurying have jumped up radically and, percentage-wise,
it doesn't make sense. I have also been on the jury end, and I know what is
These days, it has to be a really big, important show for me to pay more
than $20 to be judged. I'll go $15 for others. Recently a gallery offered to
refund my money if I wasn't accepted. I was astonished and quite pleased.
But this is an exception from the usual. I've even been asked to send in $25
and then, if accepted, $10 more!
I'd like to hear the opinion of other exhibitors and exhibitees on this
Also on galleries who take 60% commission. Who do they think they are?
Without us they'd have nothing to exhibit! \\*humph*//