Collective Wisdom | What to do With Older, Unsold Artwork

I’m not sure why, but I’ve recently received a lot of questions from artists wondering what to do with older unsold artwork (Spring cleaning, perhaps?).  Storing old artwork can become…

Collective Wisdom | Creating Titles for Your Artwork

Coming up with great titles for artwork can be a real drag. Many artists feel like it’s more work to come up with a title than it is to create…

Discussion: Are Promotional Sales Appropriate in the Art World?

Recently, I received an email from an artist announcing her “End of the Year Holiday Sale.” According to the email, this is the fifth consecutive year she has held the…

How do You Ask For the Close When Selling Art? | Collective Wisdom

As much as I love art in and of itself, I love selling art and the business of art just as much. In my conversations with artists, I frequently hear…

How to Ship Paintings | A Step-by-Step Guide for Artists and Galleries

Paintings are both fragile and valuable and can prove a perplexing challenge to ship safely and efficiently. Read this free, step-by-step guide from Xanadu Gallery owner J. Jason Horejs to learn how to best approach the shipping process so that your artwork arrives safely. Learn tools, techniques and tricks Horejs has acquired during his 20 years in the gallery business.

How to Hang a Painting

How to Hang a Painting | A Free Guide From Xanadu Gallery

Introduction   You’ve just purchased a spectacular painting. An artist spent years studying, refining his/her craft to create this masterpiece. A gallery went to great effort and expense to display…

Collective Wisdom | Tips for Finding Reasonably Priced Art Supplies

I have long advocated the importance of creating the highest quality work in order to maximize your sales and your chances for gallery representation. A discussion of quality begins with…

Free eBook Now Available | How to Succeed at Art Shows and Festivals

For several years Xanadu Gallery has published RedDotBlog.com as a resource for artists and art marketing professionals. The blog is a medium for us to share what we have learned…

Collective Wisdom | Tips to Succeed at Art Fairs and Festivals

The summer is upon us, and with it the art festival season. Many artists will be participating in at least one art festival, and, as I recently discovered on my…