7 Reasons Galleries Still Matter for Fine Artists Trying to Build a Successful Career

Over the last several months, I have run into several threads online or in social media arguing that the age of the art gallery is over and that artists no…

The Many Challenges an Artist Faces

My father is an artist. For much of my childhood, my father spent part of his time pursuing his art, and the rest working to make ends meet. Eventually, he…

The Challenges of Framing Art

All I have to do is say the word “frame”, and I see artists get a dejected, depressed look in their eyes. Framing has long been the bane of painters,…

Debate: Should Art Galleries Split Commissions?

I recently received an email from an artist who ran into a bit of a dilemma (or at least she thought she did). She had been showing a piece of…

How to Hire a Personal Assistant for Your Art Business

Several years ago my business was really beginning to pick up and I was becoming overwhelmed with all of the minutia involved in running a business. I could never seem…

Stuck in a Rut? Try Something New For 30 Days

I recently came across a TED talk by Google engineer Matt Cutts where he suggests trying something new for 30 days. His proposition is that it takes 30 days to…

Successfully Marketing Your Art through Art Festivals

This is a guest post! Several weeks ago, we posted our guide, How to Succeed at Art Shows and Festivals, which was a compilation of reader input. The comments and…

Favorite Web Tool | Todoist.com – an Interview with Founder Amir Salihefendic

Usually my posts and podcasts are directly related to art and the art business, but today I thought I would do something a little different. If you’ve followed the blog,…

The Art World’s Glass Ceiling | Does the Art Market Still Discriminate Against Women Artists?

Recently, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about new auction records set for artwork by women artists (read the article here). The long and short of the…