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Is Showing Your Art in a Co-op Gallery Worthwhile?

Recently I wrote a post about the advisability of showing your work in a “vanity” gallery. This post has already received a lot of attention, comments, and questions. I appreciate…

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Ask a Gallery Owner | What Do I Do When a Friend Is Chatting Me up at an Art Show?

From a recent email: Dear Jason, Thank you for the great class. I wish I would have known these things when I was a gallery co-owner. There were 11 owners…

A Moment in Art History: The Starry Night by Van Gogh- the “failure” now recognized as a masterpiece

Van Gogh’s The Starry Night is one of the most widely analyzed art pieces in the world. What makes this painting so fascinating to researchers in fields ranging from art…

Each Painting a Story: The Art of Donna Covey

What is the role of nostalgia in our lives? And how does it shape our memories and our view of the past? For artist Donna Covey, nostalgia plays a crucial…

Anatomy of an Email Art Scam

If you have a website for your art, you’ve likely received an email that looks a lot like this: Hello There, My name is Pamela Mcallister from Georgia. I actually…

Should Artists Show Their Art in “Vanity” Galleries?

In a recent interview, I was asked where I saw the art gallery business going in the next ten years. This is a very interesting question and could have resulted…

VIDEO: A Moment in Art History | The Boating Party – What Inspired Mary Cassatt’s Famous Painting?

The Boating Party is one of the most famous paintings by American-born artist Mary Cassatt, who lived in France for most of her career. In this Moment in Art History,…

RedDot Podcast | An Interview with Franny Moyle, Author of Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner

An interview with Franny Moyle, Author of Turner: the Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner. I picked up Franny’s biography on Turner earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed learning…

Debate: Should You Include a Date on Your Artwork?

Many of you who have been following me will know that I discourage artists from including dates on their artwork. Recently, I received the following email from the curator of a museum:…

A Moment in Art history: Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi – what do self-portraits reveal about artists?

Many famous artists have painted self-portraits, but today we’ll talk about a self-portrait by Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi that employs powerful symbolism to give the viewer deep insights into the…