Ask a Gallery Owner | Artists’ Signatures

In this week’s session we’ll discuss artists’ signatures and the potential benefits and pitfalls of holding promotional sales of artwork. Click here to watch this week’s episode Be sure and…

The Discipline it Takes to Create Art

  “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn Over the summer, I’ve had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my kids. We took…

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…

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…

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…

Ask Me Anything – Recording Available of this Week’s Online Critique Group Session

Does lighter, cheerier art sell better than moody, dark art? How should you accept payment for online sales? Why do galleries treat artists poorly? Should galleries run gallery-wide discounts to…

Our Pinetop Gallery is Open for the Summer Season – Check out this Video Tour of the Gallery

We recently opened our Pinetop, Arizona gallery for the summer season. We had such a great response to our video tour for our Scottsdale gallery that we’ve created a similar…

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…

Surviving An Art Sales Slump

If you’ve been in the art business for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced an art sales slump. I’m not talking about an overall drop in the market (like…

How to Deal With Art Criticism from Your Spouse, Partner, or other Close Family and Friends

Several weeks ago, I received the following email from a discouraged artist: I’ve been working on a sculpture for some time now that I thought was finished and at least four…