A Twist on the Wine-and-Cheese Reception

Amantha Tsaros

Artist Conspiracy member Amantha Tsaros is showing her work in a library gallery where they won’t allow food and drink at a reception. Read about our ideas to help her have a successful opening in spite of the No Food rule. [...]

Titles < Deep Thought Thursday

A lot of my clients have a hard time coming up with titles for their artworks or titles for their exhibits. What are some tricks you’ve learned for coming up with titles? [...]

6 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Gallery

Want to make your gallery even happier that they’re doing business with you? Send them business! Here’s how. [...]

Don’t Miss the Kodak Moments of Your Art Career

It’s awful to wake up the day after an opening, workshop, or art show and think of all the photos you wish you had taken. Make a plan to shoot the photos you’ll wish you had later. [...]

The Venue’s Responsibilities for Your Art Exhibit

Walker Fine Art Gallery

As with any business arrangement, what an art venue agrees to take care for your exhibit of will depend on the venue. While non-art venues might leave everything up to the artist, there are certain things you should expect from any art venue. [...]

The Artist's Responsibilities for Any Exhibit

As an exhibiting artist, you have responsibilities. Never assume that venues (art galleries, nonprofit spaces, co-ops) will do all of the work for you. Here’s a list of things to think about. [...]

Plan Your Exhibition with a Scale Model

Ellen Soffer gallery model

A scale model helps you decide what artwork to include in your upcoming exhibit. It’s no small feat, but building a model can also help you conquer the unknown and alleviate any anxieties. Take a look at Ellen Soffer’s cardboard gallery model. [...]

Embrace a Space and Get Your Art Out There

What are you doing to get your art out of the studio and in front of people? Don’t wait around for the perfect gallery. Find a space and embrace it! A little story and some inspiration to get you started. [...]

Art Festival Resources: Top Advice

I recently asked on Facebook and Twitter what your favorite resources are for successful art festivals. I wasn’t really interested in resources for applying to art festivals, but in where you find tips (other than word of mouth) on improving your participation in and sales from festival experiences. Responses are posted here. [...]

My Favorite Things in 2010

A couple of weeks ago I encouraged you to write down all of your accomplishments for 2010. In doing this exercise for myself, I developed a list that I thought might be of interest. These didn’t necessarily come out in 2010, but I consumed them during this past year. [...]