Teaching Children to Appreciate Art

I have a confession to make: As a child, I hated visiting museums and galleries. I grew up in rural Idaho where the closest art museum was a day’s car…

Should Artists Put Their Art on Greeting Cards? | Collective Wisdom

I recently received this question from a RedDotBlog reader: I have been earning a living solely from my art for more than 25 years and much of my income before…

The Human Connection to Machines: Frank Soenke Haseloff’s Artistic Exploration

Painter Frank Haseloff’s work is highly reflective of his childhood growing up on a farm. He spent many hours working with machines on the farm, and this is where he…

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…

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…

Outside Perspective: Art and the Dismal Science

Outside perspective brings insights from experts. This post comes to the RedDot community from Andrew Currie, an economics instructor, and painter based in California.   Many years ago, I was…

How to Overcome Rejection as You Seek Gallery Representation

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

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…