Archives for October 2012

ETSY shop opened

I finally decided to open an ETSY shop. I had no idea how much work it would be. Between all of the photographs, editing, uploading, describing and more I have spent countless hours attempting to complete the tasks necessary.

ETSY DeborahBabin

Please visit my ETSY shop and see what you think. I appreciate feedback.

I sold a four pieces at the gallery show, I received my check.  The profits are split 50/50. I had art displayed for two years on going and sold none. Now I have boxes of beautiful framed art. It seemed logical to market it where I would get the full price. Mose of the pieces are small scale. Pricing is challenging because people equate size with value. The time invested is indeterminable.  I have a formula for calculating the price and yet I still feel like I am giving my work away. I know what it costs to custom frame art as well. The buyer does not factor that cost in. At any rate, I am giving ETSY a try. I know others who have had success on ETSY and I respect the format.



Seattle Center Exhibit

Currently I have two pieces accepted to the Seattle Center exhibit. The theme of the exhibit is The Next Fifty.

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size 28×48″

Imagine All The People
Size: 15×20″

On October 21st the festivities will conclude the six month focus on this theme.

Here is the schedule:

10am – 5pm   Celebrating Century 21 exhibits: international fountain pavilion photography, quilts and historical memorabilia

11am – 7pm   World Vision Experience – Step Into Africa exhibit next 50 pavilion

12 noon   Women Acting Out: playhouse / intimate  Laurie Anderson and Local Artists Explore the Role of Art in Civic Action

12 noon – 6pm   Food Trucks and Carts * seattle center campus
Jemil’s Big Easy • Fresh Plate • Kaosamai • Veraci Pizza • Lumpia World • Curry Now • Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff • Chopstix Mobile • And More!

1:30pm – 2pm   Closing Ceremony fisher pavilion

 2pm – 3pm   Seattle Symphony Concert fisher pavilion Ludovic Morlot, conductor  International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Seattle Symphony

• George Gershwin • John Cage  • Ludwig Van Beethoven • Claude Debussy  • Hector Berlioz

Cuban Overture  Variations III   International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Fêtes (“Festivals”) from Nocturnes   Roman Carnival Overture

3:30pm   Land of Pines, courtesy of Fin Records fisher pavilion

 4pm   Extraordinary Futures Student Breakdancing Showcase fisher pavilion

 4:15pm  SEACATS, courtesy of Fin Records fisher pavilion

4:30pm   Pat Graney – Modern Dance Performance international fountain area The Chair Spectacle