Carrie L. Lewis, Artist

Teaching Drawing and Painting One Student at a Time

Harness Racing Gallery

Original Small Format Oil Painting, After the Bath
After The Bath
5″ x 7″ Oil on Canvas Panel
$300 Unframed
$375 Framed


Original Colored Pencil Drawing, All Heart
All Heart
11″ x 14″ Colored Pencil on mat board
$625 Unframed
$700 Matted Only
$785 Matted & Framed


Original Colored Pencil Drawing, Blizzard Babe
Blizzard Babe
11″ x 14″ Colored Pencil on mat board
$625 Unframed
$700 Matted Only
$785 Matted & Framed


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2 Comments

  1. Hello,
    I’m writing an effort to gather information on how and where to sell my collection of harness racing paintings,prints, memorabilia etc.
    In my collection there are a number of Philip Berkeley oil paintings. Elizabeth Bell prints (limited edition), lithographs, a lovely painting by Sam Savitt and a wonderful print of ‘Cam Fella’ by Anthony M. Alsonso numbered 102/250 to name a few. I would be more than happy to send some photos of the works I have if that would help. I have done some research into the history and value of the collection and now would like to go forward with the sale of the group that I own.
    My sincere thanks for any assistance you may render

    • Ken,

      Thank you first of all for reading my blog. Second, thank you for your trust in asking me about marketing your artwork. My experience with selling artwork other than my own is limited to my years as a gallery director, so my information is limited. I’ll help the best I can.

      You’ve already conducted a lot of research, so you’ve probably looked at the websites of galleries that specialize in harness racing art or carry harness racing art. They’re your best first contacts. Find out who to contact at each gallery, then make personal contacts. You can call them, email them, or if they happen to be nearby, pay a personal visit. Most gallery directors will be willing to hear you out and offer assistance if they can’t help you directly. That was always my policy, at any rate, and it has been my experience in dealing with other gallery directors.

      You might also try contacting harness racing magazines and websites. A basic online search using the search phrase “harness racing magazines” provides enough results to keep you busy for days! Not all of them will be of use to you, but if you’re persistent, you can find some where you can place ads and offer private sales of artwork.

      You can start with Harness Racing Update, which comes out whenever there’s news to report. During the racing season, it publishes several times a week. They don’t have a classified section per se, but they do accept advertising. It’s an online magazine and is delivered directly to subscribers inboxes, so it can potentially be a great resource for you.

      My guess is that whatever routes you take to market your artwork, you will find it difficult to sell the collection intact. If your wish is to keep it intact, you would have better results donating it to a museum of harness racing. Even that is going to be difficult, but it might be an option.

      Another option is to look for galleries or collectors specializing in the artists themselves, rather than in the type of artwork. Sam Savitt, for example, has a following even after all this time. Some of his collectors might be interested in his work regardless of the subject.

      You might also begin posting on social media, if you have accounts with any social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Use keywords for the artist and the subject matter of each image to reach the right audience. I admit this is a long shot, but long shots have come home before, so it’s worth a try.

      The plain truth is that it could take considerable effort to find people interested in purchasing the artwork you’re offering. That’s just the nature of the market.

      I hope those suggestions are helpful.

      Best wishes,

      Carrie

      Do any of you have suggestions for Ken? Have you ever sold artwork you purchased from someone else? If so, how did you do it?

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