Discussion: What do you Feel is the Best Social Media Platform for Marketing Your Art?

Over the last several weeks, I’ve begun a discussion with artists about marketing art through social media. In today’s post, I would like to ask for your input and thoughts…

Mastering the Art of Talking About Your Art in Public: A Comprehensive Guide

Want to Save this Guide? Download it for Free! Click on the image below, or here. Introduction Before I begin, a confession. There was a time when the mere thought…

Showing Your Art in Cafés, Restaurants, Banks and Other Venues

Let me begin by admitting up front that I am probably the wrong person to write this post. I own an art gallery and my entire focus is on selling…

Podcast | Finding Success Selling Art on Facebook – An Interview with Robert MacGinnis

Many artists wonder if marketing art on Facebook is a viable strategy. Oregon artist Robert MacGinnis, who describes himself as “old school,” was reluctant to sign up for Facebook when…

Mastering the Art of Framing

As a gallery owner, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of framing on artwork. Over the years, I’ve gleaned a wealth of knowledge about the impact of framing on both…

Book Summary: The Age of Voltaire | A History of Civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756

I’m taking a bit of a different turn on the blog today. Alongside art and the art business, I love reading – from artist biographies and art history to a…

It Turns Out Art Still Matters for Students, Even Those Seeking a STEM Education

As a gallery owner and a passionate advocate for the arts, I’ve been closely watching the trends in arts education, particularly the disheartening funding cuts in recent decades. Recently, I…

Negotiating and Discounting to Sell Your Art

The title of this post might make you shudder. Many artists bristle at the concept that an artist or gallery might discount the retail price of a piece of art…

Striking the Perfect Balance: Artistic Integrity and Commercial Success

In the dynamic world of art, artists often find themselves at a crossroads between staying true to their artistic vision and seeking commercial success. Through my experience in the art…

Ask a Gallery Owner: To Display or Not to Display Art Online When Working With Galleries?

In our latest “Ask a Gallery Owner” segment, I address an insightful question from Alison, a dedicated subscriber about showing art online when working with galleries. Alison’s Question: “One question…