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    Why Do People Buy Art... From You?

    Why Do People Buy Art... From You?
    Why do people buy art, and why will they buy from you? The truth is that in order for people to be motivated to make a purchase, there has to be a connection between your work and something that they need, love or want. That connection can take many forms, but an artist who is a smart businessperson will know this ...
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    7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent You

    7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent You
    This article was originally published on FineArtTips.com. After the following the 3 Steps to Find Art Gallery Representation, you should be ready to approach your ‘target gallery’ and sell yourself! There are a number of ways to approach an art gallery for representation. I have broken it down into 7 creative ways… 7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent ...
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    Alternative Spaces for Exhibiting Your Work

    Alternative Spaces for Exhibiting Your Work
    Some of the alternative spaces with entrepreneurial aspects/frameworks are: Art registries and flat files; online galleries; artist communities; co-ops; collaborative spaces; artist run spaces; non profit galleries and art centers; artist fairs; open studios; private art salons; studio galleries; public art commissions; online auctions; eBay. Plus of course corporate lobbies, subways, taxi cabs, street corners, cafes, restaurants; empty lots, building walls, ...
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    Alternative Spaces for Exhibiting Your Work

    Online Galleries and Art Registries I really like online galleries and art files/registries. I run an online gallery which features works by photographer John Sumner and others. Many curators and gallerists find artists for group shows by looking through online galleries and art file sites. Curators of non-profit galleries and alternative art centers will use them to curate their own shows. ...
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    7 Ways to Get your Target Gallery to Represent You

    This article was originally posted on FineArtTips.com. #1. Specific Gallery Requirements Check your ‘target gallery’ (this is the gallery you think is your best match) website and see if it has a specific protocol for artists’ submissions. • If it does have guidelines, follow them (or be a rebel and do it your own way, but you might get shut down). ...
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    Tricks to Pulling Off a Successful Open Studio

    Tricks to Pulling Off a Successful Open Studio
    Anytime can be a great time to do an open studio. Anytime is a great time to recharge your studio practice. And knowing you have a bunch of people coming over to see your work is a great motivator to finish some projects that may have languished. [widget:inarticlebulleted_making_money] The first thing to consider when putting together an open studio is where ...
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    How To Keep In Touch with Gallery Owners

    How To Keep In Touch with Gallery Owners
    Hi, Dr. Maisel, I’m lucky enough to be represented in a few galleries but they are all very far away from my hometown. How can I maintain good contact with them from such a great distance? — Laura L Thanks, Laura. I know exactly what you mean! Virtually no one I work with in my capacity as a writer, creativity coach, ...
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    Get Your Work in an Art Gallery & Sell It

    Get Your Work in an Art Gallery & Sell It
    Rhonda Schaller is an artist, gallerist, and the Assistant Director of Career Development at New York’s School of Visual Arts. She has an amazing wealth of knowledge, and offers in-depth steps to sell your artwork through galleries or as a self-produced artist. Bookmark it, print it out, study and learn how to advance your art career! I want to talk with ...
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    A Day in the Life of a Gallery Director

    A Day in the Life of a Gallery Director
    Robert Patrick is currently the Director of Marketing and Wholesale (and in-house blogger) for Linda Jones Enterprises in California, dedicated to the art of legendary film creator Chuck Jones. Robert has a long history of curating and producing shows, tours and events, including 12 years as a very successful gallery director at the Walton Street Gallery in Chicago. Robert graciously agreed ...
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    Skip the Drama, Meet Your Gallery Deadlines

    Skip the Drama, Meet Your Gallery Deadlines
    Dear Dr. Maisel: I have a deadline coming up where I’m supposed to deliver some paintings for a show and the deadline is making me really anxious! Any suggestions? - Harriet R., Spokane Thanks, Harriet! Let’s look at this issue closely because it’s very important. Imagine the following scenario. You are part of a group show at The Downtown Gallery. The ...
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    How to Tell a Gallery Owner You're Behind

    How to Tell a Gallery Owner You're Behind
    “Hello, Dr. Maisel, I’m a painter with a gallery show coming up in a few months. I have a meeting with the gallery owner next week and I really don’t want to tell him that I’m behind. Help! What should I do?”Frank, Brooklyn, New York. Thank you, Frank, for your question. Let’s start with a few things that you shouldn’t do: ...
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    Are Commercial Galleries Essential to Artists?

    Are Commercial Galleries Essential to Artists?
    For the majority of the last 100 years, artists have sold work through commercial galleries and is the most desirable way for artists to make a living. What should you expect (or not) from gallery representation? Read on for some useful expectations for gallery representation, as well as how best to get noticed.[photo:269917] Commercial galleries usually sell artists' works on commission. ...
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    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation

    How to Get Commercial Gallery Representation
    The Big Picture: Like many things in life, reaching an important goal involves a lot of hard work. It also takes time, patience and a little luck. It is impossible to achieve an important goal, such as getting gallery representation alone. It takes a network of people and supporters. Whereas a very few artists seem to land in a gallery with ...
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    Secrets to Gallery Representation

    Secrets to Gallery Representation
    You’ve created a body of work and now you’re itching to get it out there and seen by the public. You’d like to be represented by a commercial gallery, but how do you get them to notice you? First things first: Make a list of a few – three or four – galleries you’d be interested in working with. Bear in ...
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