In this section, we’ll cover more of the issues on the day: Be The Artist, Use Your Guestbook, and Taking Care of Sales!
Part 4 Begins……..
Be the artist
With your friends and family taking care of details, allow yourself to â€œbe the artistâ€. Chat with visitors, talk about what motivates you, point out features of your work. You need to meet everyone at your open studio so enlist one of your friends to move you on to the next guest if your attention is being monopolized.
Use Your Guestbook
Everyone who walks through your door is a potential collector. So, be sure to invite all visitors to sign your guestbook. If possible, have them leave both an email and a regular mail address, and a phone number.
Taking Care of Sales
Have a friend take care of any sales paperwork and packing. Make sure that they have a current pricelist and understand how to calculate and add sales tax. You donâ€™t want to ruin a friendship over a miscalculated price! Be sure that you have plenty of bubble-wrap and packing tape on hand too.
Check Back Soon for Part 5 where we’ll enjoy the aftermath of your show!