Saturday, Sept 8th, Grand Manan, NB, CANADA: I’ll be at the Farmers' Market from 10am to 12:30 pm, in North Head.
Monday, Sept 17th, Cambridge, MA: I’ll be at the Kendall Discovery Market from 11am to 6 pm, in front of the Marriot hotel.
Saturday, Sept 22nd, Natick, MA: I'll be at the farmers' market on the Common, from 9 am to 1pm.
Monday, Sept 24th, Cambridge, MA: I’ll be again at the Kendall Discovery Market from 3 pm to 6 pm only.
Saturday & Sunday, Sept 29th & 30th, Cambridge, MA: it's Cambridge Open Studios and I'll be at Cadbury Commons, 66 Sherman St, from noon to 6 pm.
Oct-Dec 2018, MATV gallery, Malden, MA: I'll be in "Ways of Seeing", a group show with David Harris at 145 Pleasant St.
Thursday, Oct 4th, Melrose, MA: I'll be at the farmers' market in Bowden Park, from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Sun, Oct 7th, Acton, MA: I’ll be at the farmers’ market, 10-12 Pearl Street, from 10 am to 1pm.
Saturday, Oct 13th, Arlington, MA: I'll be at Arlington Open Studios from 11 am to 6pm, in the Town Hall.
Tuesday, Oct 16th, Lexington, MA: I’ll be at the farmers’ market, 5 Fletcher Ave, from 2pm to 6 pm.
Tuesday, Oct 30th, Lexington, MA: I’ll be again at the farmers’ market from 2pm to 6 pm.
Nov-Dec, Medford, MA: I’ll have some prints on display at the library, 111 High St.
Saturday, Nov 3rd, Natick, MA: I'll be at the Art and Craft Show at the Morse Institute Library, 14E Central St, from 10am to 4pm.
Saturday, Nov 10th, Marblehead, MA: I'll be at the farmers' market, 217 Pleasant St, from 9am to noon.
Saturday & Sunday, Nov 17 & 18, Somerville, MA: I'll be at Brickbottom Open Studios, 1 Fitchburg St, from noon to 6 pm, probably in studio C307.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov 30th, Dec 1st & 2nd, Maynard, MA: I should be at Maynard Holiday Sale, 63 Summer St, but I'm still waiting for confirmation.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec 6th to 9th, Cambridge, MA: I should be at the Allston-Brighton Winter Market at Ed Portal, 224 Western Av, but I'm still waiting for confirmation.
Saturday, Dec 15, Natick, MA: I'll be at the Winter Farmers' Market in the Common Street Church from 9 am to 1pm (or on Dec 8 if I don't go to the Allston-Brighton Winter Market)
NB: no markets for me if it’s raining and outside!
Pour mes lecteurs francophones, voir textes en italique
It's newsletter time again! The list of my upcoming shows for the months to come is here, as well a few numbers I wanted to share with you, and an update about my guided tours.
First, however, let's talk about a show at Malden local TV: David, my host at West Medford Open Studios, and I, planned it a long time ago, and it's now scheduled from October to December. Anne, the woman in charge of the programming, taped me in May to create a segment she'll air before the show, and was going to tape David sometimes this summer. This show is called "Ways of seeing" as we both present a unique take on things, but we also did it as a way to be advertised on TV.
At about the same time, I'll have some work at the Medford library, in a tiny space tucked in an hallway. I wanted to show there in 2019, but the library will move somewhere else, so it was in 2018 or never!
After long consideration, I decided to stop doing guided tours of Boston. It was many hours of work to prepare the tours, especially to research the history of the different places we were seeing, and there were less people signing up, so I wasn't earning enough anymore to justify the time involved. I also realized it's mainly mapping the treks that I enjoy the most, so I'll keep doing it this coming months in NYC.
I also stopped working on my projects on the web for a while to see how they were doing on their own. It meant, between other things, no more use of social medias for about 3 months. Yet visitors still came, and it's the sign I begin to appear on search engines, which was my goal. I'll start posting again in a few weeks.
All in all, I'm happy with the progress I made, and the long break I took this summer!
That's it for this time, see you around, and be well,
I send this newsletter to about 1100 subscribers. I add about 150 each year, and loose about 30. About 30% open it.
Since I started to keep track of my sale, I sold about 1700 prints, 1000 photos, 350 books, 700 cards, and 200 fotoprints (I added photos, books, cards, and fotoprints progressively). It's still a small operation, but I'm impressed nevertheless! It now makes about 25% of my revenues, and I plan to reach a bigger number in the future.
1100 adhérents, 150 nouveaux et 30 perdus par an; 1700 gravures vendues, 1000 photos, 350 livres, 200 fotoprints. Maintenant 25% de mes revenus.
Recap of my sites
Urban Trekking Boston, 17 free self guided tours to explore the city on foot + cards and photos.
Urban Trekking New York, same as above with 10 tours.
A Singular Domain, animals and plants talk about life.
Woodcuts and Linocuts of the World, prints from elsewhere.
Red & Green, its complicated, read the story to know why.
LecomteDominique.com, my prints, photos, fotoprints...
Récapitulatif de mes sites, tous bilingues.
Pour mes lecteurs francophones
La première partie de cette lettre parle d'une expo avec David, mon hôte à West Medford Open studios, dans les studios de la télé de Malden, et des interviews télévisés de David et moi-même qui seront diffusés à cette occasion. Puis je mentionne une expo à la bibliothèque de Medford à peu près au même moment. J'explique ensuite que j'ai abandonné mes visites guidées de Boston car c'était trop de travail de préparation pour de moins en moins d'inscrits mais que je vais continuer à faire ce que j'aime surtout faire, le repérage de treks, cette fois-ci à New York pour compléter les 10 itinéraires que j'ai déjà en ligne. A propos des sites internet, je raconte que j'ai décidé cet été de ne pas utiliser les médias sociaux pour en faire la pub afin de voir ce que ça donnait et que j'ai tout de même eu pas mal de visiteurs, ce qui est bon signe. En gros, des progrès satisfaisants! Il y a ensuite une partie sur le nombre d'adhérents à cette lettre et un détail de mes ventes depuis que je les note, une partie avec la liste de mes sites et bien sûr, la liste des endroits où je vais exposer de septembre à décembre. Voila, bonne journée à vous.