Video – Ask a Gallery Owner: Dealing with Different Consignment Percentages

In this Ask a Gallery Owner session, I discuss pricing art and how to maintain consistency across different venues. I share my thoughts on why it‘s important to keep the…

Stop Procrastinating

How to Stop Procrastinating Art Business Tasks

I have strong procrastination tendencies – I sometimes think that if it weren’t for the last possible moment, I wouldn’t get anything done. Better time management and organization have helped…

Video – Ask a Gallery Owner: The truth about gallery commissions and how they affect pricing

This week I discuss pricing artwork for galleries. I suggest that the retail value of the artwork should be consistent no matter where the artwork is selling. I talk about…

Book Review | Leo & His Circle – The Life of Leo Castelli by Annie Cohen-Solal

After World War II, the center of gravity in the art world shifted from the European capitals to New York. Abstract Expressionism was about to burst onto the scene, followed…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Should I Include Negative or Depressing Details of My Life in My Biography?

If you’ve been following me for long, you know that I am a huge advocate of the artist biography. I feel a well-written, nicely laid-out biography is a powerful tool…

Whistler’s Mother – Do the Artist’s Intentions Matter?

Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 In my first Moments in Art History video, I talked about American Gothic, one of the most iconic paintings in American history. Whistler’s…

Follow up

How to Follow Up and Close More Art Sales

I’ve mentioned before that we don’t hand out photos or brochures in the gallery. Instead, when a potential client is leaving without making a purchase, we take the opportunity to…

Five Essential Tips for Running a Successful Art Business

The word “artist” conjures a certain romantic picture in many people’s minds. An artist is creative, expressive, and perhaps a little bit eccentric😊. Artists are often seen as free spirits…

Video – Ask a Gallery Owner: Will a Gallery Owner Help Me Price My Art?

If you’re an artist looking to get your work into galleries, it’s important to do your research and price your work accordingly. However, even if your pricing isn’t quite where…

Ask a Gallery Owner | How Should I Respond to a Client Who Wants Me to Create Something Way Outside My Style?

I recently received the following question from an artist: I was hanging artwork the other day at a doctor’s office. The doctor’s wife loved the pieces I had chosen and…