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…

Inside the Numbers: The Costs of Operating an Art Gallery

In today’s blog post, I’m lifting the veil on a topic often shrouded in mystery within the art world: gallery expenses. As an art gallery owner deeply committed to transparency…

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…

Inventory Quantity Before Approaching Galleries

As someone deeply entrenched in the art world, both through my gallery and my advisory role for artists, I’ve encountered numerous talented individuals hesitating at the precipice of gallery representation….

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…

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…

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…

Ask a Gallery Owner: Should I Share Artwork Flaws With Potential Buyers and Galleries?

Recently, I had a chat with an artist about a fascinating question: should artists call attention to the imperfections in their work when talking to potential buyers or galleries? This…

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…

Overcoming the Fear of Approaching Galleries in Person: A Guide for Artists

Introduction The journey of an artist often involves not only creating art but also finding the right space to showcase it. For many, the very idea of approaching galleries in…