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…

Gallery Commission Question | Ask a Gallery Owner

I recently received this email from an artist friend: I have read your books, “How to Sell Art”  and “Starving” and have really learned a lot. I have put many…

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…

Ask A Gallery Owner | Should I Sign my Photographic Prints on the Front?

Hello, I am a photographer in Miami, Florida and am on your mailing list. I hope you don’t mind but I am reaching out to you for advice. I have a series of photos that will be shown soon. At a previous gallery, I was advised by the gallery owner not to sign…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Shipping Artwork from Overseas into the US

I received a note last month from a New Zealand artist who was in the process of making a sale to a client in Florida and had questions about the…

Ask A Gallery Owner: Why do Galleries Get Such High Commissions?

“I won’t work with galleries, the commission is too high!” I frequently hear some variation of this statement as I am conversing with artists. You’ve probably heard fellow artists say…

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…

Ask a Gallery Owner: Should I Negotiate with Customers?

After a recent online broadcast, I received the following email from an artist regarding selling art at a discount. I do have a question about multiple piece discounts.  In addition…

Ask A Gallery Owner | Pricing, Framing and Approaching Galleries

I recently received an email from an artist who had taken my workshop on working with galleries several months ago and am posting his question along with my response here….

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…