Following up via email

Ask A Gallery Owner | Following Up with Customers

I often receive questions from artists about the best methods for following up with potential buyers who don’t acquire the art they’re interested in right away. In the following email…

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Ask a Gallery Owner | What Do I Do When a Friend Is Chatting Me up at an Art Show?

From a recent email: Dear Jason, Thank you for the great class. I wish I would have known these things when I was a gallery co-owner. There were 11 owners…

The Gallery Owner Who Cooled Off

A question from a reader: I recently moved to a completely new place and as my life and my visual input changed, so did my work. I started a couple…

Ask A Gallery Owner | Is a Recovery Possible After Getting Off to a Poor Start with a Gallery Owner?

Much of what I write on the blog and in my books is aimed to help artists better work with galleries. There probably could, and should, be as much written…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Reviving an Old Contact

Below is an email I recently received from an artist. Below her email is my response, but I would love to hear your ideas, especially from past experience. Share your…

What Would You Do? The Client Who Won’t Finish Paying

I received the following email from an artist: [Last] year, a collector came to my studio and chose two paintings. The smaller work was priced at approx. $1100, the other…

Ask a Gallery Owner: Find out whether your painting needs a ‘surprise’ element to be successful!

In this video, I answer a question from a viewer about whether a painting needs to have a surprise element to be successful. I share my thoughts on this advice,…

Approaching Galleries

Ask A Gallery Owner | Pricing, Framing, and Approaching Galleries

I received an email from an artist who had taken one of my workshops on working with galleries and am posting his question along with my response here. Names and…

Video – Ask a Gallery Owner: Where to sign your artwork

In this video, I discuss the question of whether or not signatures are important on artwork. I share my opinion that signatures are important in the sense that collectors buying…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Fine Art Vs. Decorative Art?

I recently received an email that is reflective of a number of comments and questions I’ve seen on our social media pages and in emails. Many artists have wondered what…