Xanadu Gallery’s State of the Art Survey | Share Your View of the Art Market

2011 has been an interesting year in the art market.  While it can be difficult to find hard figures on the state of the market, we have seen the slow recovery continue. As with the broader economy, the future of the art market is unclear (but hopeful) going into 2012.

What have you seen happening over the last year? Have your sales improved over 2010? What are your expectations for 2012?

We invite you to take a moment to respond to our State of the Art Survey and share your experience and perception of the market.  We are compiling a sampling of artists from around the globe to get an idea of how business has been during 2011. The survey includes 11 questions and should only take a few minutes to complete.



The survey is administered by surveybuilder.com and is completely anonymous – there will be no way for us, or anyone else, to trace your responses back to you.

Please feel free to share the survey with all of your artist friends – the more participants we have the more valuable the information. The survey will be open until January 11th, 2012, and results will be published on our blog, www.reddotblog.com. If you aren’t already on our mailing list, be sure and sign up so that you can be notified of the results of the survey. Go to http://www.reddotblog.com/Contact/MailingList.asp.

Thank you for taking time to participate in the survey and for passing it on to other artists.

Best wishes for a great year of art sales for us all in 2012!

Jason Horejs


Xanadu Gallery

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Jason Horejs is the Owner of Xanadu Gallery, author of Dad was an Artist | A Survivor's Story and best selling books "Starving" to Successful & How to Sell Art , publisher of reddotblog.com, and founder of ARTsala. Jason has helped thousands of artists prepare themselves to more effectively market their work, build relationships with galleries and collectors, and turn their artistic passion into a viable business. Connect with Jason on Facebook


  1. This survey, as is true of most such things, vastly oversimplifies the situation. Many of the questions do not have either/or answers. How many artists only have a single way of selling their art? I use a combination of outlets, and they feed into one another in a symbiotic way that wouldn’t be possible if I just focused on a single type of venue. And who says there’s only a single “art market?” I’m not selling to the same “market” as either Damien Hirst or Thomas Kinkade. I’m not sure how their markets are doing but I’m pretty sure it has nothing to do with mine. 2011 was my highest-selling year so far, but I attribute that far more to what I’m doing than what The Market is doing.

  2. This is great…just wondering about this myself, as it’s been a strange year for sales. I had my second-best year ever, but it was all from phenomenal sales in just one gallery, and no sales at all in December for the first time ever. Weird. I just added your link to a new discussion on Linked In’s Art Business Group and invited other artists to take the survey. Thanks for doing this, Jason–I look forward to reading the results.

  3. Hi Jason– Thank you for doing this! We really need statistics about this. I have tried to find such answers on the web, and it is very difficult. I took your seminar in Baltimore and found it extremely informative and helpful. You are an excellent advocate for artists and we appreciate it. Sales of my originals have been slow the last three years, and I realize it is mainly because of the economy and the fact that other people, especially young people, are putting different things on their limited wall space these days. Apparently there is a huge market for music posters!…

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