Collective Wisdom | Tips for Finding Reasonably Priced Art Supplies

I have long advocated the importance of creating the highest quality work in order to maximize your sales and your chances for gallery representation. A discussion of quality begins with…

Earning Potential | Can a Fine Artist Make a Comfortable Living?

As an art gallery owner, I have the opportunity to spend a lot of time with artists. I get to interact with artists across the spectrum – from those who…

Art Sales Success Story | Selling Outside the Box

This week I’m sharing success stories from reddotblog artists. I received this one as a comment to a previous post and thought I would highlight it to make sure everyone…

The Challenges of Framing Art

All I have to do is say the word “frame”, and I see artists get a dejected, depressed look in their eyes. Framing has long been the bane of painters,…

Debate: Should Art Galleries Split Commissions?

I recently received an email from an artist who ran into a bit of a dilemma (or at least she thought she did). She had been showing a piece of…

My Love/Hate Relationship With Email | How to Conquer your Inbox

Almost everything that happens in my life and business begins in my inbox. Email has become such an important part of my daily life and interactions that one could easily…

Mountains

Though I am a total city slicker now, I wasn’t always one. I grew up in Southeastern Idaho, in a rural community surrounded by high-country desert and wilderness, ringed by…

Ask A Gallery Owner | Should I Sign my Photographic Prints on the Front?

Hello, I am a photographer in Miami, Florida and am on your mailing list. I hope you don’t mind but I am reaching out to you for advice. I have a series of photos that will be shown soon. At a previous gallery, I was advised by the gallery owner not to sign…

How to Hire a Personal Assistant for Your Art Business

Several years ago my business was really beginning to pick up and I was becoming overwhelmed with all of the minutia involved in running a business. I could never seem…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Shipping Artwork from Overseas into the US

I received a note last month from a New Zealand artist who was in the process of making a sale to a client in Florida and had questions about the…