Symposium 2020

Thursday, February 20, 6:30 pm

Location: Maui Arts & Cultural Center, MORGADO HALL
Please no outside food or beverages. Water will be provided.
Doors open at 6 pm


Lynn Shue, Village Galleries, Owner/Director
Bootzie, Enchantress Gallery by Bootzie, Owner/Director
Deb Lynch, Artist
Dale Zarrella, Artist
Michael Stark, Artist and Lahaina Arts Society Vice President

We know that pricing artwork is challenging for many artists at any stage in their career. Price to Sell is a call to action and an engaging topic of discussion specifically for Hawaii state artists and our regional art market developed in hopes of demystifying this enigmatic aspect of our art world. From selling independently and pricing commissions to gallery sales and the secondary market. How does one put a price on their efforts and artwork? How do they decide on a logical approach or price with consistency in an ever-changing art market? What or who determines the value of an artwork and how does one compare the value of one artist’s work to another’s? Some topics of discussion may include different methods and formulas for pricing, the fluctuating art market, inflation, art valuation, criteria, negotiating contract terms, retail vs. wholesale, how pricing plays into marketing strategies, how pricing plays into our identities as artists, cost vs. price vs. value, identifying an audience, pricing with intention, and not pricing at all.

We believe that our panelists’ unique perspective,¬†specialized experience, and willingness to engage in this dialog, will shed some light on a challenging topic as it continues to evolve.

All experienced and inexperienced artists and administrators alike are encouraged to attend and lend their voices. As activist Cesar Chavez said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

We value an open, transparent, and forward-thinking discussion that promotes inclusion, empowerment, and advocacy for emerging, established, and late-career artists of all backgrounds and identities.

Organized and moderated by Art Maui President Amanda Michele and Symposium Committee Chair Cara Griffin.

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This event is free and open to the public.
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