Any artist can have a hard time convincing the public that the prices they set are legitimate. Outsider artists have a more difficult time because of the perception that their art is somehow less valuable, because the artist hasn’t received formal art training. That perception is most dangerous when it’s held, not by the public, but by the artist him/herself. We work hard to squash that perception when we see it in the artists.
(This is where I might normally get up on my soapbox, and vent about the myth of the “real artist” … but I won’t.)
Many of the EC artists have trouble pricing their art, and need some help. When we provide that help, we have simple guidelines.
#1: Numbers have to be real (“Ten hundred million thousand dollars” is… interesting to think about, but pretty unreal). Continue reading
EC art is back in the EC shop. If you missed us at the Artisan Fair, don’t fret. The EC Office Shop is open all year in Room 6 on the 3rd floor of the Arts Center. With 4 short flights of stairs, you can get your shopping done and a nice burst of cardio while you’re at it! Or you could use the elevator, because we have one of those, too. Continue reading
We’re upping our game… The EC will now be offering matted prints of artworks by selected EC artists, in addition to individual and boxed sets of note cards. Images, sizes, and prices to come.
The EC artists will be selling prints and note cards, along with ceramic ornaments– letters and hearts– at the 2015 Holiday Artisan Fair. If you’re looking for a gift, be it for others or for yourself, come to the Merced Multicultural Arts Center at 645 W. Main Street on Friday, Dec 4th, 11am-6pm, and Saturday, Dec 5th, 10am-2:30pm.
In addition to the goods for sale in our booth, we will have more amazing ceramic creations on exhibit, which are also available for purchase. The EC artists have spent the last few months working in paper clay, and the results are beautiful. In the glass case on the 2nd floor landing– paper clay houses and buildings. In the glass case on the 3rd floor landing– paper clay bowls and vessels. We’ll have more details about EC art on exhibit next week… WE PROMISE!