Leanne from Minnesota asks: “Is it frowned upon by gallery owners for artists to sell prints of their work at fairs and online, or to be represented by a gallery? Also, is it frowned upon for artists to sell gift items with their artwork on the product cards, scarves, T-shirts, etc.?”
I’ll share my insights on the ins and outs of reproducing your work for mass market sales when you are also seeking to work with galleries.
Do You Sell Prints and Merchandise Based on Your Art?
Are you selling prints and lower-priced merchandise based on your art? What benefits have you seen of selling reproductions of your art? Have galleries commented negatively on these items? What advice would you give to an artist considering reproductions? Share your experience and thoughts in the comments below.