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…

Inventory Quantity Before Approaching Galleries

As someone deeply entrenched in the art world, both through my gallery and my advisory role for artists, I’ve encountered numerous talented individuals hesitating at the precipice of gallery representation….

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…

From the Woods to the Canvas: The Art of Leanne Hanson

Leanne Hanson has discovered that one of the most significant sources of happiness in life can be found by simply spending time in nature. Whether taking a leisurely stroll with…

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…

Artwork Sizing: Mastering Scale for Greater Appeal

In the art world, the size of your canvas or sculpture is more than just its physical dimensions; it’s a key element that can significantly impact how you connect with…

Writing artist biography

Artist Biography Basics | Creating an Effective Bio

With all of the current shutdowns and economic worries, some artists are putting off plans for shows and approaching galleries. If you’re in that boat, you might be wondering what…

How to Get Collectors to Follow You on Social Media

Over the last few posts, and throughout the comments on those posts, we’ve seen that, while it may not be easy, artists are selling art through social media. Through careful…