Pricing Artwork

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
Description: Revised. Contains essential information on business, pricing, and ethical standards for nearly every discipline in the visual communications industry.
Publisher: Graphic Artists Guild
Publication Date: 2013
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Title: How to Price Crafts and the Things You Make
Author: by James Dillehay
Description: Suggests formulas for setting prices to achieve maximum profits. Includes examples and strategies to make craft prices more profitable, when selling retail or wholesale, online or to stores and at craft shows.
Publisher: Warm Snow Publishers
Publication Date: 2012

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Title: How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist. Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul
Author/Editor: Caroll Michels
Description: Revised edition. See chapter "Pricing Your Work. How Much Is It Worth"? Revised edition.
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: 2009
URL: www.carollmichels.com
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Title: InformArt Magazine
Description: Provides information about market values of limited edition prints.
Publisher: Westown Publishing Company
URL: www.informartmag.com 

Title: Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment & Stock Prices
Author/Editor: Michael Heron and David MacTavish
Description: Revised edition. Although geared for commercial photographers, this book will be helpful to fine artists for establishing fees when photographs of artwork are used in newspapers, magazines, annual reports, books, etc.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2012
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Title: Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence
Author/Editor: Alexandria Levin 
Description: A detailed guide to understanding and calculating the actual cost of creating artwork, while helping artists develop a solid pricing structure with easy step-by-step calculations spelled out in artist-friendly math. Topics include: becoming comfortable with money issues, how to separate business and creativity when necessary, the economy and the art market, consistency, sales commissions, raising prices, how to develop growth in your career and as an artist, how not to lose money, and how you already give back and contribute.
Publisher: Painted Jay Publishing
Publication Date: Revised 2014
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Title: Talking Prices: Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art
Author/Editor: Olav Velthuis
Description: A highly praised book that provides an analysis of how prices are set in the contemporary art market and discusses the tension between art and commerce that characterizes the art world.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 2007
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 WEBSITES 

CARFAC. Minimum Fee Exhibition Fee Schedules, Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens. Minimum wage guidelines for artists that sets minimum recommended rates for exhibitions and the use of artwork and certain services that visual artists provide. www.carfac.ca/tools/fees 

Empty Easel. “Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Price Your Art for What It’s Worth.”
http://emptyeasel.com/2006/12/11/dont-sell-yourself-short-price-your-art-for-what-its-worth  

Who Pays Artists. Contains an ongoing dialogue by visual and performing artists who share information about how much they were paid for specific projects.