Five Things My Parents Taught Me I Could Live Without

As a reader of this blog, you may know that my dad is an artist, and has been a full-time professional artist for over three decades. Much of what I…

Ask A Gallery Owner | My New Facebook Live Broadcast Series!

I’m starting a new Facebook Live series where I answer your questions about the art business, about galleries, or about anything else you would like to discuss. My plan is…

Client Testimonials – Worth Their Weight In Gold

We recently received this note and the photo above from a client who purchased and donated a major sculpture to a hospital in his home area: Just wanted to let…

Practical Matters: Asking a Gallery for Artwork from Their Inventory to Supply Another Gallery

I recently received the following email from Steve, an artist in Arkansas. Steve has been working to expand his gallery representation and is in discussions with a new gallery that…

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…