Discussion: What do you Feel is the Best Social Media Platform for Marketing Your Art?

Over the last several weeks, I’ve begun a discussion with artists about marketing art through social media. In today’s post, I would like to ask for your input and thoughts…

Showing Your Art in Cafés, Restaurants, Banks and Other Venues

Let me begin by admitting up front that I am probably the wrong person to write this post. I own an art gallery and my entire focus is on selling…

The Benefits and Challenges of Marketing Your Art Through Social Media

In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, and within a few years, a revolution had taken place online. Within a decade, nearly the entire planet had joined Facebook and other services…

Negotiating and Discounting to Sell Your Art

The title of this post might make you shudder. Many artists bristle at the concept that an artist or gallery might discount the retail price of a piece of art…

Does it Make Sense To Show Your Art in Commercial (Consignment) Galleries?

I’ve already discussed the ins and outs of showing your artwork in “vanity” galleries and co-op galleries. I would like to round out the discussion by considering whether it’s advisable…

is it worth showing your work in a co--op gallery?

Is Showing Your Art in a Co-op Gallery Worthwhile?

Recently I wrote a post about the advisability of showing your work in a “vanity” gallery. This post has already received a lot of attention, comments, and questions. I appreciate…

Should Artists Show Their Art in “Vanity” Galleries?

In a recent interview, I was asked where I saw the art gallery business going in the next ten years. This is a very interesting question and could have resulted…

Working Alone | Breaking the Isolation that Can Surround the Pursuit of Art

Recently I had a conversation with an artist from Montana about overcoming the isolation that can come with working as an artist in a small community. As we corresponded I realized…

Creating titles for your artwork

Collective Wisdom | Creating Titles for Your Artwork

Coming up with great titles for artwork can be a real drag. Many artists feel like it’s more work to come up with a title than it is to create…

Debate | Should You Watermark Art You Are Posting Online?

I am frequently asked by artists whether they should watermark their artwork before sharing it online. There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could…