Collective Wisdom | The Artists Who Won’t Go Away While I’m Trying to Sell

On RedDotBlog, we’ve often talked about different scenarios in which you might be trying to sell your work. For many of you the opportunity will come at an open studio…

Video: Ask a Gallery Owner: Are there Certain Sizes you Recommend?

In this week’s session I answer a question from Darryl in Utah: “Are there certain sizes you would recommend to offer galleries that are better to ship in reference to…

Ask a Gallery Owner: Is it Important to Work in Series?

Artists frequently ask me if they should work in series. I recently received the following question:

Is it important for your artwork to be in “a series”. I have a few different styles I like to work in my paintings (from bright/multi-colored to abstract/dark to light/muted). What do galleries like to see in artist’s portfolios?

Kirsten Reed

If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know that I’m a huge advocate of seeking consistency in your artwork, especially work you are going to be presenting to galleries or potential buyers.

Square inch pricing

Ask A Gallery Owner | Making Square Inch Pricing Work for Smaller Pieces

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I highly recommend pricing based on size, generally square inches. But what if you do work in both large and…

Video: Ask a Gallery Owner | The Buyer Who Disappears Without Completing Their Purchase

This week’s question: Hi Jason, Last year, I posted a painting on Instagram that I had completed. A good friend said that she wanted to purchase it. I framed it…

Video: Ask a Gallery Owner | How Many Artists Can a Gallery Effectively Represent?

In this session, I respond to a question from an artist named Grace in NJ: “In researching galleries, I notice some galleries represent hundreds of artists. Literally 25 w the…

Artist signature

Ask A Gallery Owner | To sign or not to sign . . . that is the question

In the following email exchange, I answer an artist’s question about visible signatures on art – what’s your opinion? Post in the comments. Jason, I’m so glad you were a…

Video: Ask a Gallery Owner | Is it okay to sell prints and merchandise of my art?

Leanne from Minnesota asks: “Is it frowned upon by gallery owners for artists to sell prints of their work at fairs and online, or to be represented by a gallery?…

Artists' agent

Ask a Gallery Owner | Should Artists Seek an Agent to Represent Them?

I recently received the following email asking about artists’ agents: Dear Jason, I have joined a discussion line on LinkedIn and we are discussing the pros and cons of hiring…

Video: Ask a Gallery Owner | Should I include frames in artwork photos?

In this session, I answer a question from James in CA: “I’m putting together my portfolio using Google Slides and wondered about pictures and the frame. I make custom frames…