I am so surprised how many artists do not have or carry business cards. It’s such an easy way to share your contact information, and a way to show off your art!
Let me tell you about how I sold my last 2 paintings. I got an email from a gentleman through my website stating that he liked my work and wanted to get more information on some of my paintings. I emailed back and asked him a few more questions, and when he replied he stated: “Funny, I just found your card on the ground in a parking lot in SW Austin by chance. Glad I found it.” Well, I decided to get really nice quality cards from moo.com (this link should get you a discount on your first order, at least for a while) you can get more than one image on cards per order and I think they are well worth the money. I really think because of the quality and the painting on it he took a closer look and picked it up. We did end up meeting and he bought the 2 paintings and brought friends along with him!
I think beside having cards, as artists we should show off our art on them. It’s so easy to do and you really do not have to spend a lot of money! The 1st cards I got were from Vistaprint, you can add your own art on them and they are pretty inexpensive.
(Now I am tempted to ‘drop’ my card around town! I thought my grandson had dropped the card somewhere, he likes to play with them, but I am not sure it was him!) 🙂