Debate | Should You Watermark Art You Are Posting Online?

I am frequently asked by artists whether they should watermark their artwork before sharing it online. There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could…

Marketing art

Debate: Is Selling & Marketing Your Art Akin to Prostitution?

In my article Artists, Are you Consistent? I have asserted that an artist whose work is more consistent is more likely to experience sales and gallery success. While most of…

A Moment in Art History Video: The Great Wave off Kanagawa – How Much Influence Can a Simple Woodblock Print have on World Culture?

Today we’ll be looking at The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai. The piece started showing up all over the world in the late 19th century,…

Debate: Should Artists Show Work in Doctor’s Offices, Banks and Other Business Locations?

Recently I received an email raising the question of whether it would be worthwhile for an artist to show her work in a doctor’s office. The doctor would display the…

How to Hang a Painting

How to Hang a Painting | A Free Guide From Xanadu Gallery

Introduction You’ve just purchased a spectacular painting. An artist spent years studying, refining his/her craft to create this masterpiece. A gallery went to great effort and expense to display the…

Online Critique Group – Ask Me Anything Session

In this week’s session I took questions from Critique Group members about how long it will take for a gallery owner to review a portfolio when considering representation, how to…

Degas’ Little Dancer – the mixed media sculpture experiment nearly everyone hated

Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen was pretty controversial when it was first shown in the 1880s. In this Moment in Art History we’ll discuss the sculpture, the criticism, and…

Paul Gauguin: A Life

Book Review | Paul Gauguin: A Life by David Sweetman

David Sweetman’s Paul Gauguin: A Life is a little hard to come by (must not have sold well). I happened across it in our local library a few years ago and…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Fine Art Vs. Decorative Art?

I recently received an email that is reflective of a number of comments and questions I’ve seen on our social media pages and in emails. Many artists have wondered what…

Online Critique Group Recording: Featured Artist Chris Forrest, Brigantine, NJ

In this week’s session we meet New Jersey artist Chris Forrest and talk about his work, about resume building, signatures, pricing and more. You can view the schedule for upcoming…