Many Galleries are Closed on Mondays . . .

(in photo: clients with 3 Geometry Totems by Linza) On a Monday in May, I happened to be alone in the gallery. This isn’t usually the case, but my gallery…

How to Behave in an Art Collector’s Home

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to deliver a sculpture to clients’ home. The couple had seen the piece in the gallery and wanted to have us bring…

Effective Art Display

While I try not to let it go to my head, we frequently receive compliments about the display of artwork in the gallery. Positive comments about the display are gratifying…

What to Do When You Get a Bad Online Review of Your Art Business

This post is a little hard to write. In order to tell the whole story, I am going to have to admit to a pretty major mistake we made with…

Surviving an Art Sales Slump

If you’ve been in the art business for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced an art sales slump. I’m not talking about an overall drop in the market (like…

How to Deal With Art Criticism from Your Spouse, Partner, or Other Close Family and Friends

Several weeks ago, I received the following email from a discouraged artist: I’ve been working on a sculpture for some time now that I thought was finished and at least four…

Online Critique Group Recording | Ask Me Anything Session!

In this week’s session, I respond to questions on social media marketing, inflation and art prices,  finding representation for work done in less common media, how to ramp up art…

Following up via email

Ask A Gallery Owner | Following Up with Customers

I often receive questions from artists about the best methods for following up with potential buyers who don’t acquire the art they’re interested in right away. In the following email…

Writing artist biography

Artist Biography Basics | Creating an Effective Bio

With all of the current shutdowns and economic worries, some artists are putting off plans for shows and approaching galleries. If you’re in that boat, you might be wondering what…

Online Critique Group Recording – Featured Artist Mary Schuytema, Kirkwood, IL

In this week’s session, we meet Illinois artist Mary Schuytema and talk about her artistic stoneware sculptures. We talk about form vs function and about finding a market for your…