porno sex porno teen porn porn tube porno sikis pornonette porno porno izle sex izle porno porno izle porno porno porno izle porno porno porno escort bayan escort escort bayan bizleizle porno porno porno izle sex izle

Northwest Business Monthly interviews Jody Bergsma


Jody was recently interviewed by Northwest Business Monthly.

http://www.nwbmonline.com/content/Issues/global_artist.asp

Q: What prompted the move from Discovery Park to your present location?

A: After years of retail I was needing a change. I spent 20 years selling on weekends and being present for the customers. Wholesale sales and the internet became my new focus.

Q: What is the address of the gallery?

A: I now have a showroom in the Haskell Business Center; 1301 Fraser St in Bellingham.

Q: How is your business doing?

A: The business is still vibrant with a new expansion in our product lines. We are also preparing a new Blog and Video website for the launch of a series of 40+ mini art lessons for beginners. I will be offering art books and beginner watercolor kits; trying to fill some of the void in our young people’s art education.

Q: How does business compare to previous years?

A: The recession has affected everyone. With 8 million jobs lost there is less money for people to spend on the “extras” in life. Recently a gallery owner said that the middle class has stopped buying expensive art. I always had a niche because I spread my price points across the spectrum.

Q: Any recent successes that you might want to highlight?

A: I was chosen and executed a 100 year Anniversary painting to celebrate one of Taft’s sculptures (Lorado Taft’s Black Hawk sculpture, located in Oregon, Illinois). I travelled to Illinois to sign for the event on July 16th.

Q: What kind of connections in the community do you have and how have they factored in to your success?

A: The community was my first opportunity to really succeed; the incubator of my success.

Q: What impact does your location have on business?

A: No one can find me!

Q: You have multiple channels to sell your work – what are they and what percentage of total revenue does each account for?

A: Wholesale 80% Retail 20%

Q: What do you like best about owning the gallery?

A: Being your own boss, there is no option for my odd personality!

Q: In your opinion, how does art add value to the local economy?

A: Buy local, be local is a favorite phrase around Bellingham. What is at the heart of this phrase is the knowledge that a community and a country that produces goods and products creates wealth – keeping money within a shared loop. Art gives a young person the experience of “creating” something of value from personal vision and ultimately adding value to themselves and to the culture.

Q: Future plans for the gallery?

A: I am always painting and creating for the future. The gallery is the house for my personal expression as an artistic entrepreneur.

Q: What is your sense of the local art community?

A: Without art, a community has no soul. Bellingham has an abundance.

This article was posted in Interviews With Jody.
Bookmark the permalink.
Follow comments with the RSS feed for this post.
Post a Comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.
porn, porno, poorno, pornosu, pornocu, porno, porno, porno , porn, porno, poorno, pornosu, pornocu, porno, porno, porno, porn, porno, poorno, pornosu, pornocu, porno, porno, porno , porn, porno, poorno, pornosu, pornocu, porno, porno, porno, porn, porno, poorno, pornosu, pornocu, porno, porno, porno , porn, porno, poorno, pornosu, pornocu, porno, porno, porno,