COVID-19 and the Art Market | Update March 18, 2020 | Gallery Virtual Tour

Today we’re beginning the rollout of a new gallery video tour. As we were thinking about ways that we could share art with our collectors who aren’t going to be…

COVID-19 and the Art Market | Update March 16, 2020

Last week, I shared some thoughts about the impact the COVID-19 outbreak and related stock market turmoil are having on the art market. It’s still very early days, but I…

Debate | Should you Watermark Art you Are Posting Online?

I am frequently asked by artists whether they should watermark their artwork before sharing it online. There seems to be a pretty widespread concern that posting artwork images online could…

Coronavirus, Stock Market Turmoil, and the Art Market

Prohibitions on public gatherings. Travel bans. Self-quarantines. Press-conferences. Stock market plunges. As the Coronavirus has spread across the globe over the last several weeks, the rhythms of daily life have…

Debate: Should Artists Show Work in Doctor’s Offices, Banks and Other Business Locations?

Last week, I received an email raising the question of whether it would be worthwhile for an artist to show her work in a doctor’s office. The doctor would display…

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…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Fine Art Vs. Decorative Art?

I recently received an email that is reflective of a number of comments and questions I’ve seen on our social media pages and in other emails. Many artists have wondered…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Should Artists Brag About Their Sales?

I received the following question from a reader in Calgary: I have a burning question for you. I have discussed it with other artist friends, but I would like to…

From a Reader – Creating Art Sales by Promoting your Work to Your Network of Acquaintances

I’ve often written that selling artwork is all about building relationships with potential buyers. There’s another side to this however, in that people with whom you already have a relationship…

Did your Family and Friends Discourage You From Becoming an Artist?

I recently read an article about Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines and serial entrepreneur, where he talked about the reluctance many people feel when trying to decide…