Does it Make Sense To Show Your Art in Commercial (Consignment) Galleries?

Over the last several days, I’ve discussed the ins and outs of showing your artwork in “vanity” galleries and co-op galleries. I would like to round out the discussion by…

is it worth showing your work in a co--op gallery?

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

Yesterday, 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 the…

Should Artists Show their Art in “Vanity” Galleries?

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

More Results from Xanadu Gallery’s 2016 State of the Art Survey | Successful Artist Stats

Yesterday we looked at results from across the spectrum of respondents to this year’s State of the Art Survey from Xanadu Gallery. Today I want to take a look at…

Initial Results from Xanadu Gallery’s 2016 State of the Art Survey

The results are in for Xanadu Gallery’s 2016 State of the Art Survey and we’ve been reviewing responses to parse out the current state of the art market for artists…

The Value of a Thank you Card and Follow Up

I’ve mentioned the importance of following up with your clients in numerous posts in the past. I contend that artists and gallerists who follow up consistently and persistently with potential…

Overcoming Fear of the Blank Canvas

This guest post is an excerpt from artist and author Elena Parashko’s new Survival Guide for Artists from Xanadu Gallery’s RedDot Press. The excerpt below comes from Chapter 1  …

Creating titles for your artwork

Collective Wisdom | Creating Titles for Your Artwork

Coming up with great titles for artwork can be a real drag. Many artists feel like it’s more work to come up with a title than it is to create…

Discussion: Are Promotional Sales Appropriate in the Art World?

Recently, I received an email from an artist announcing her “End of the Year Holiday Sale.” According to the email, this is the fifth consecutive year she has held the…

Take Xanadu Gallery’s 2016 State of the Art Survey | Share your Experience in the Art Market – See How Other Artists are Faring

We are pleased to announce the opening of Xanadu’s fifth annual State of the Art Survey. The survey is an opportunity for artists to share their experience of the last year…