5 Simple Steps to Extraordinary Customer Service from AT&T’s Head of Retail

I recently ran across an article on Forbes.com about Paul Roth who is the President of Retail for AT&T’s roughly 2,300 stores. As you will read in the article, Roth…

Debate: Should an Artist Create all of Their Own Work?

Artist David Hockney recently took a swipe at Damien Hirst: A small note on the posters for David Hockney‘s forthcoming exhibition at the Royal Academy contains a sly dig at…

Xanadu Gallery’s State of the Art Survey | Share Your View of the Art Market

2011 has been an interesting year in the art market.  While it can be difficult to find hard figures on the state of the market, we have seen the slow…

Success Story | Roxane Lessa

An email received earlier this week. Keep at it Roxane! Dear Jason, I first became acquainted with you through the SmArtist course early last year.  Since then I have bought…

Britain Celebrates 10 Years of Free Admission to Museums – Should America Follow Suit?

In celebration of 10 years of free entry to British museums, the Guardian invited Chris Smith, who was responsible for pushing for and end to charging for entry, to introduce…

Book Club Meeting Recording Now Available | Caravaggio a Life Sacred and Profane

Thanks to everyone who participated in Xanadu Gallery’s first Book Club meeting; the discussion was insightful. I hope you all enjoyed reading the book. For those of you who weren’t…

The Case for Celebrating Artists While they are Still Alive

Jonathan Jones (from the UK’s Guardian) makes a great case for celebrating artists while they are still alive, rather than waiting until they pass. His suggestion to take a few…

Rich Streitfeld offers his “Ten Percent of Priceless: Sales Tax for Artists” Workshop

Several months ago we featured CPA Richard Streitfeld as a guest speaker in our ongoing workshop series for artists – (a recording of that session is available here). If you…

What Would You Do? | Turning a Casual Encounter into an Art Buying Opportunity

Earlier in the week I received a great question from an artist regarding the challenge of giving a new acquaintance on opportunity to buy her art without coming off as…

Book Club Update | Andrew Graham-Dixon featured on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show – Listen on Website

In a fortuitous coincidence, Andrew Graham-Dixon was the featured guest on the Diane Rehm show on Wednesday, November 16th. They spent the hour talking about Caravaggio’s life and about the…