How our Question and Answer System Works and Some Basic Rules

  • Anyone can ask a question

  • Anyone can vote for questions they would like to see answered

  • Anyone can answer
  • Anyone can vote for the best answer
  • The best answers rise to the top

Navigating the art business can be difficult and confusing. You will often run into complicated situations and have unanswered questions about the best path to choose. Reddotblog was created to help answer some of those questions, but we realize you have many more. This page is designed to give you a forum where you can ask those questions and get answers. Ask a question here and get an answer from an art business expert, or from a member of the artistic community. You can also help your fellow artists by responding to their questions when you have an insight.

Participation is simple – just set up a user account and start answering and asking questions. Vote for your favorite questions to help them get more attention and vote for the answers you feel best answer questions (either your questions or other artist’s questions). By participating you will help make the questions and answers here more valuable.

Some basic rules:

This forum is moderated and we reserve the right to delete or edit any question or answer that we feel doesn’t hold to the spirit of the forum. Please keep these things in mind:

  1. Keep it civil. We are trying to foster a community that helps it’s members. Many of the members of this forum are just beginning their careers, so let’s all stick to the philosophy that there is no such thing as a stupid question. There is absolutely no room for trolls in this forum.
  2. Try not to be overly promotional. It’s fine to point users to your website if your website can help you illustrate your answer, and it’s also fine for you to share your website at the end of your post so that users can see your work and get a better idea of who you are. It’s not okay to answer a question with pure promotion.
  3. Don’t take anything personally. While we won’t allow rude or boorish comments, that doesn’t mean users aren’t allowed to disagree with either questions or answers and to strongly defend their positions. Strong opinions based on experience or expertise make for a more valuable discussion.
  4. We reserve the right to change the rules at any time and our decisions about moderation are final.

Welcome to the forum!

1 Comment

  1. I have had a question come up this last year. I am in a store in Eastern Oregon, sold 11 of my mosaic cowboy boots last year there. I asked them by law here in OR to please keep track of who is buying my art and since they are over $100.00 they are obligated by law to send me the name, address of the clients.
    But they told me that is not in there policy to do that and to come get my art and that they they would pay me for the one that got damaged. I wonder if this is something I can file a suit to them for and what is you policy Jason on buyers list?
    I just want to know where my buyers are located to see if I have flooded my market in A certain aa. I also would like this list to send a thank you to clients who purchase my art. another Eason is to send future show mailing to those clients who have already shown an interest in my work. What are you thoughts on this situation Jason? I will try to send along a copy of the state law for you to read
    thank you so much

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