Ask a Gallery Owner | How Long Does it Take Artwork to Sell?

In this episode, I answer a question about how long, on average, it takes for artwork to sell out of my gallery. Spoiler: it’s hard to say! The pace 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…

Ask a Gallery Owner: Should I Donate My Art to Charity Events?

As an artist you could easily give away ten lifetimes’ worth of work to all of the charitable causes that would love to have one of your works in their…

Persistence | How We Overcame the Odds and Critical Challenges to Build a Successful Art Business

Over the last several weeks, I’ve had several conversations with artists who were feeling despondent about their business prospects. Though each had a different set of specific challenges, the general…

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

Bellow 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…