38 Days from Lease Signing to First Sale | Learn How We Did It in Xanadu’s Art Gallery Insider

Yesterday, I shared an update about our new Pinetop gallery. I recounted the process of building out the space and getting the gallery ready to open. It seems incredible that…

Update from Pinetop!

In mid-April, Carrie and I decided to take an opportunity to lease a space in Pinetop, Arizona and open a second gallery. The ensuing two months have been a whirlwind…

How to Overcome Rejection as You Seek Gallery Representation

Let’s just be frank – as an artist trying to get your art out to the world and into galleries, you are going to run into some rejection. Few artists…

Memoir of my Extraordinary Childhood | Yes, Artists do See the World Differently

It has been a crazy spring! In addition to opening a second Xanadu location in Pinetop, AZ, I’ve also been working through the final edits and design proofs for my…

Many Galleries are Closed on Mondays . . .

(in photo: clients with 3 Geometry Totems by Linza) On a Monday in May, I happened to be alone in the gallery. This isn’t usually the case, but my gallery…

How to Behave in an Art Collector’s Home

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to deliver a sculpture to clients’ home. The couple had seen the piece in the gallery and wanted to have us bring…

How to Succeed at Art Shows and Festivals

The summer art show season is upon us again. Each summer, tens of thousands of artists have the opportunity to show and sell their creations to the art-loving public. Participating…

Effective Art Display

While I try not to let it go to my head, we frequently receive compliments about the display of artwork in the gallery. Positive comments about the display are gratifying…

What to Do When You Get a Bad Online Review of Your Art Business

This post is a little hard to write. In order to tell the whole story, I am going to have to admit to a pretty major mistake we made with…

Surviving An Art Sales Slump

If you’ve been in the art business for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced an art sales slump. I’m not talking about an overall drop in the market (like…