Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!

As 2016 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this such a great year. I’m grateful to Xanadu collectors, who are some of the most interesting people in the world – thank you for your enthusiasm and passion for art. I’m grateful to the artists we work with for providing their best work this past year. I’d also like to thank RedDotBlog readers for creating a vibrant community and for sharing your ideas and experiences.

Happy holidays and best wishes for a creative and prosperous new year!

About the Author: Jason Horejs

Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery, author of best selling books "Starving" to Successful & How to Sell Art , publisher of reddotblog.com, and founder of the Art Business Academy. Jason has helped thousands of artists prepare themselves to more effectively market their work, build relationships with galleries and collectors, and turn their artistic passion into a viable business.


  1. Merry Christmas to you as well Jason, to your lovely family and to the staff of Xanadu! I wish you all the very best for for a happy, healthy, prosperous and art-filled New Year. Thank you so much for all you do for all of us who follow your blog, watch your podcasts and read your books. You’re a treasure!!!

  2. Thanks for all you do for us, Jason – 2016 has been a great year, and 2017 will be an even better one for the artists who are in your programs! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family,

    Yvonne Magee

  3. Merry Christmas to you Jason and your lovely family! Thank you for your LOVE FOR ART and your commitment to keeping art alive in the world. As an artist I am truly grateful for all that you do for us.
    Wait… I think an angel just got his wings!

  4. Jason,
    I’m just a retired physicist who is now an artist. I do wood carvings, since my name is Carver. I am not a professional who needs to survive financially on my art sales. But I love what I do and I love interacting with people who admire my art and sometimes buy it.
    I enjoy and learn from your postings and from the comments of other artists on each one.
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year. What you at doing for the art community is unique and extremely valuable to both hobbyists and professional artists. Please keep up your good work and I hope your gallery continues to be a great success.

  5. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy and prosperous New Year to you and Xanadu Gallery.
    Thank you for all you do to inform artists, creatives, collectors, viewers on art and its production. You will hear more from me in 2017 I am sure.

  6. Happy Holidays to you and your Family, Jason. Great Christmas photo above too. You are such a great help to all artists and we DO appreciate it!

  7. Best holiday wishes to you Jason and your family and staff at Xanadu. Thank you for all the great advice you impart on your blog and in the Art Business Academy. So glad I joined. Cheers!

  8. Merry Christmas to you all too! Most grateful to be learning more about our art-filled world from you and like you, such a kind, thorough, knowledgeable group at Xanadu Galleries. Look forward to learning and working with you more in the new year!

  9. Thank you for all of your great posts, Jason. You are a wonderful and encouraging resource to all of us artists. All the best to you and your family during this Holiday season. Merry Christmas!

  10. Happy Holidays to you and your family, Jason! I have enjoyed reading your instructive posts throughout the years. Thank you for sharing what you have learned and drawing out the informed responses of your followers. A real pleasure and a useful exchange. My best to you for an even more successful 2017!

  11. Hi Jason,
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Creative 2017!!!
    Happy New Year!!!
    Much Love and Many Blessings,
    PS I am really enjoying sitting in on the mentor-ship program and am learning a lot!!!

  12. Merry Christmas! God bless you and your beautiful family! I cannot thank you enough for your thoughtful support to the art community!

  13. Hi Jason,
    My copy “Paul Gauguin” by David Sweetman arrived on Friday and I already love the biography of the artist put forth brilliantly by Sweetman. I’m someone who loves art history. I remember spending most of days during college and summer holidays to read and know about artists and art history in the library that was in the U.S Consulate Chennai, which was 2 miles away from where I lived. This habit of mine developed a great involvement towards the subject, including American art history. Just like how change is the only constant thing that keeps changing, my life changed and evolved in many ways. But my strong love for art history has never left me. Usually art history is considered to be a boring subject, but I personally believe that being an artist , knowing about art history actually empowers me, gives a deep insight into the past of many artist and art movements.
    I request you to write more reviews on books that you have read lately or in the past and share it with us, to help people like me. I’m grateful to you for all of your works that you doing for us. This 2016 is special to me because just like how Akumal Ramachander found Harold Shapinsky, I think I found you, though on a very micro-level I compare myself here to Akumal Ramachader only on the basis that we both come from the same nation.
    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family! Thank you!!

  14. Jason,
    You know what makes me wonder all the time, when I think about my above experience in U.S Consulate library, it motivated me and drove me crazy all my life that one day I wanted to be a successful artist, but not one minute in my life I ever imagined that I would be in America. Well, Here I’m now and on my journey to become a successful artist. Guess what gave me that confidence. Its you and your writings. So, once again I thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you and your family with great happiness , health and prosperity!

  15. Happy Holidays to you and your family Jason!
    I really appreciate your great attitude and desire to share so much with the art community.

    Best Wishes for a wonderful and successful year ahead!.

  16. Thank you Jason and to all of my fellow creatives: you inspire me to keep painting and growing and living my art journey daily. This is the best art blog that I have read. So much useful information here. I hope to make it to Xanadu Gallery one day! May 2017 be a prosperous and happy year for all of us while be bring some pretty art into the world. Cynthia Dvorak Grandjean-
    Lake Jackson, Texas

  17. Merry Christmas and wishes for a most beautiful New Year to You & your beautiful family, Jason. I have much appreciation for receiving all the wisdom you share regarding the business of art and all your insights throughout the year. Eager for all the good things in 2017! Cheers!

  18. Happy Holiday times and wishing everyone a fabulous New Year… I have so enjoyed being part of this vibrant, stimulating and interesting community of artists. Jason a special shout out for making all these wonderful artists, art lovers and art enthusiasms come together to share, learn and grown together.
    May 2017 bring growth and creativity to all……

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