Hosting a Successful Open Studio

Several weeks ago I asked for your ideas for blog posts. I received a plethora of great suggestions and have begun working on turning those ideas into posts that will…

What Would You Like To Read About on RedDotBlog?

I’m pondering upcoming topics for the blog. I think I have some great ideas for new posts, but I would love to get input from readers on what topics you…

Keeping in Touch Results in a Major Sculpture Sale

Last week I posted an article encouraging you to keep in touch with your collectors. As fate would have it, this week we closed a sculpture sale with a client…

The Art of Negotiation | A Case Study

Hot summer days in Scottsdale usually make for quiet times in the Old Town arts district. Last Monday was an exception. Xanadu Gallery director Elaine recounts the following experience: “About…

Putting RedDot in Action | Asking Clients for Photos

Recently, I wrote a post suggesting that you should consider creating a file for photos of your artwork in clients’ homes. I received a lot of great feedback from blog…

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…

Creating Experiences and Telling Stories to Sell More Art

Several weeks ago, a couple walked into the gallery and headed straight for a wall of Guilloume’s work. I greeted the couple and learned they had been following Guilloume for…

Xanadu Gallery’s 2015 State of the Art Survey

We are pleased to announce the opening of Xanadu’s fourth annual State of the Art Survey. The survey is an opportunity for artists to share their experience of the last year…

Getting Attention When Submitting to Galleries | Ask a Gallery Owner

Thanks to everyone who joined in our podcast yesterday – great discussion and great questions. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the broadcast live, the recording is available…

7 Ways Art Galleries Can Help You Build a Successful Career

Over the last several years, there’s been a growing sense among some artists that art galleries may be waning – that the business model may not work anymore. The internet…