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…

How to Succeed at Art Shows and Festivals

The summer art show season is upon us again. Each summer, tens of thousands of artists have the opportunity to show and sell their creations to the art-loving public. Participating…

Assume You Will Sell | Xanadu Gallery’s Art Marketing Minute

How do you Keep From Becoming Complacent? What do you do prior to shows or openings to get in the right frame of mind? How do you keep a positive…

You are not Following up Enough with Your Clients

“I don’t want to be a pest.” This is one of the most common responses I hear when discussing follow up. You see, I am an advocate of persistence in…

RedDot Reader Profile | Nancy Ness

Artist Nancy Ness divides her time between her home in Ogden, Utah, where she lives during the fall and winter, and her sailboat in Greenport, NY, where she takes up…

Collective Wisdom | What to do With Older, Unsold Artwork

I’m not sure why, but I’ve recently received a lot of questions from artists wondering what to do with older unsold artwork (Spring cleaning, perhaps?).  Storing old artwork can become…

Take a Pause Before an Opening

Before an art show or gallery opening, take a few minutes to clear your mind and mentally prepare yourself to work with your clients. Share Your Thoughts What do you…

Eating the Elephant

I begin this post with a disclaimer: the subject matter of this post is a long way from original. Getting things done is a well-covered topic, and a quick web…

Putting it Into Practice | Asking for a Testimonial

Last week I shared a post about the importance of asking for testimonials from your clients. Artist Bryan Snuffer read the post and took it to heart and immediately reached…

Installing Artwork for Clients | The Personal Touch

Recently, Xanadu Gallery director, Elaine, sold a couple of pieces by Xanadu artist Jeanie Thorn to a local client.  I had the opportunity to deliver and install the artwork in the client’s…