Is Creating Art Hard Work?

I’ve long been fascinated by the mind of the artist. I wonder what makes artists tick and what drives them to create. As a gallery owner, I get to interact…

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…

A Moment in Art History – Edvard Munch’s the Scream – the perfect symbol for 2020?

“The Scream” has to be one of the world’s most recognizable paintings. First created in 1893, Edvard Munch actually crafted several different versions of this work over the following years…

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…

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…

A Moment in Art History: “American Gothic” – The U.S.A.’s Most Iconic Painting?

Like many of you, I’ve found myself with a bit more time on my hands lately. Being a lover of art history, I decided to start a new video project,…

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…

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…

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…