The upcoming Professional Development Seminar
is titled "Collectors, Collection and YOU."
Do you wonder...
What are key considerations when work is accepted into a collection?
What is the value of that particular work to a collector or collection?
Does having my work in a collection actually affect the value of my work?
These questions delve into the myriad issues of value. Price is not the sole determinant of value. Materials are not the sole determinant of value. The amount of time you put into making a piece has little to do with its perceived value.
In fact, value varies in different contexts, situations or people.
In the post "Most of all, money is a story", Seth Godin says:
“Five dollars to buy a snack box on an airplane is worth something very different than five dollars to buy a cup of coffee after a fancy meal, which is worth something different than five dollars in the grocery store. That's because we get to pretend that the five dollars in each situation is worth a different amount--because it's been shifted.”
The necklace to the left is attributed to Deganit-Stern Schocken Me Uchin.*
How is value established for the tin cans necklace?
Why is it in the Newark Museum collection?
Below is a necklace by Mary Lee Hu.* It is finely woven from gold.
Which necklace looks like it was made in the 20th/21st century?
Which necklace reflects the values of our time?
How does a maker get their work in a museum collection? How does it affect our perception of its value?
Are there actions that artists can take to increase the value of their work? This is the topic for the upcoming Professional Development Seminar Collectors, Collections and YOU.
Eight speakers will be talking about marking your work, keeping inventory records, and how your work might become part of a collection. This could mean collecting at the grassroots level of an artist's collection; an academic collection housed at a college, university, or Guild; or the collection considerations of a major collector or museum.
Do you have questions for our speakers?
"Collector's, Collections and YOU" is part of the SNAG Conference programming. Or you can attend for just the day. This Professional Development Seminar is open to the public with purchase of a day pass.
DATE: Friday, April 25, 2014
LOCATION: Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN
TIME: 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. ARRIVE EARLY we start on time!
Attend for the day or come to the entire three day SNAG conference April 23-26.
Register now for the super saver rate.
*Both necklace photos were sent to me by the PDS speaker Ulysses Dietz representing the jewelry collection at the Newark Museum.
The SNAG Professional Development Seminar 2014 is sponsored by:
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