How Many Paintings Are Needed For Your Art Show? This a question that is predicated on the space that you will have available. Most outdoor art events spaces are limited between 10’x10′ and 10’x20′ spaces. The larger meaning you would register for two areas adjacent to each other.
My suggestion would be to have three different sizes of your art work. Large, medium and small as an example. With different sizes you are able to accomplish a couple of things. One is an exhibit that is more appealing and secondly allowing you to have several price points. A good rule of thumb would be between 20 to 30 pieces per 10’x10′ space. Another factor will be determined by the time you have to create the work needed.
study your exhibit space carefully and take pictures and measure the space. Make a scale drawing either on paper or computer of the wall/exhibit space (I’m assuming for flat work) and use “to scale” shrunk down cutouts or paste ups of your work and then start playing around with the layout of what you will hang. You may be limited in the number of pieces just by available space alone. Also, will you have access to track lighting, ambient light only and so on.
If you don’t have enough art work of your own, a great idea is to share your booth space with another artist that complements your work, as well as your art work with theirs. My experience has shown me that when colaborating with a partner you become twice as smart and that results in great marketing strategies to help both you and your partner’s success in your art show.
If you are passionate about your art and enjoy sharring your creative talents with the world, you will figure out a way to create enough art inventory for your art exhibits. So now back to the question, how many paintings are needed for your art show? The answer as you can see varies from show to show and the area you will have available.