My Love/Hate Relationship With Email | How to Conquer your Inbox

Almost everything that happens in my life and business begins in my inbox. Email has become such an important part of my daily life and interactions that one could easily…

Mountains

Though I am a total city slicker now, I wasn’t always one. I grew up in Southeastern Idaho, in a rural community surrounded by high-country desert and wilderness, ringed by…

Ask A Gallery Owner | Should I Sign my Photographic Prints on the Front?

Hello, I am a photographer in Miami, Florida and am on your mailing list. I hope you don’t mind but I am reaching out to you for advice. I have a series of photos that will be shown soon. At a previous gallery, I was advised by the gallery owner not to sign…

How to Hire a Personal Assistant for Your Art Business

Several years ago my business was really beginning to pick up and I was becoming overwhelmed with all of the minutia involved in running a business. I could never seem…

Ask a Gallery Owner | Shipping Artwork from Overseas into the US

I received a note last month from a New Zealand artist who was in the process of making a sale to a client in Florida and had questions about the…

Stuck in a Rut? Try Something New For 30 Days

I recently came across a TED talk by Google engineer Matt Cutts where he suggests trying something new for 30 days. His proposition is that it takes 30 days to…

What Would You Do? | How Long Before you Restretch or Repaint a Canvas?

I recently received this question from an artist: When is it okay to pull a painting from its stretcher with the intent of reusing the support? Some friends and I…

Successfully Marketing Your Art through Art Festivals

This is a guest post! Several weeks ago, we posted our guide, How to Succeed at Art Shows and Festivals, which was a compilation of reader input. The comments and…

Favorite Web Tool | Todoist.com – an Interview with Founder Amir Salihefendic

Usually my posts and podcasts are directly related to art and the art business, but today I thought I would do something a little different. If you’ve followed the blog,…

The Art World’s Glass Ceiling | Does the Art Market Still Discriminate Against Women Artists?

Recently, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about new auction records set for artwork by women artists (read the article here). The long and short of the…