Responding to Negative Feedback About Your Art

I recently had an email conversation with an artist who had just been through battle on her blog. After years of extensive blogging, she received her first negative comment, an…

Breaking the Ice – Starting Conversations with Potential Art Buyers (and anyone else who crosses your path!)

Several months ago, my wife, Carrie, and I attended a live performance of the Phantom of the Opera at Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium. The show was a part of…

Artists: Are you Consistent? A Gallery Owner’s Perspective

How Developing a Strong Style and Laser-Like Focus is One of the Most Important Things you can do for Your Fine Art Career A number of years ago, I was…

Debate: Should Artists Include Pricing on Their Websites?

As I am discussing the internet and marketing online with artists, the question of whether or not an artist should include pricing information on their site often arises. I spend…

Discussion: Selling Art at Home Interior Stores

I recently received an email from a blog reader asking about showing and selling artwork in home furnishing stores: A friend of mine who is an interior decorator has asked…

Quick Tip: Make a Folder for Images of Art in Client’s Homes

In many of the articles I write on RedDotBlog, I’m asking you to make major life commitments or giving you big marketing strategies. Today I want to invite you to…

Navigating the Commission Process

Several weeks ago, I received an email from an artist who was undertaking her first painting commissioned by a client. The artist wanted to make sure that she handled the…

Control Your Time and Become a More Successful Artist

Several months ago, I was on the edge of overload. I had a number of great projects in progress, gallery sales were humming along, and the little things that a…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Creating Awesome Titles For Your Art

In this week’s ask a gallery owner I’ll talk about how effective titles can help sell your art. If you haven’t already, be sure and sign up for our email…

Magic Walls | How Some Spaces in My Gallery Sell More Art Than Others

Recently, Xanadu Gallery’s communication’s director, Chelsea, initiated two awesome sales. These sales both occurred in what I consider to be hotspots in the gallery. What do I mean by “hotspots”?…