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Too much to do? Don't be afraid to ask for help and advice Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)You have too much to do. What you need is an objective view on how to deal with the mountain of work in front of you.  Something I recommend to artists is to find an artist buddy. This can be someone near or far, who you can meet every couple of weeks ...

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10 Questions Interview with... Artist Stephen Charlton Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with artist Stephen Charlton... Born in: Newcastle Upon TyneLives in: Chesham, BuckinghamshireProfession: Design Consultant, Artist and sculptorCareer Ambition: Collectable artist with a global reputation Life ambition: To create artwork that I love, hoping others do tooQ1. Describe your practice/profession with 5 words Energy, Drama, Form, Texture, ExpressiveQ2. Best ...

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Educate potential art buyers and everyone wins Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)A few years ago, a dealer friend contacted me because she knew I had access to hard-to-find sculptures by a contemporary artist. She had a client interested in buying. Luck was with us that day, for I knew of a collector who wanted to sell pieces from that exact series. However, I ...

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Legal essentials no art professional can afford to ignore - Monthly Art World Webinar Video Recap (Feb 2014) Post

Each month, we invite an expert speaker to divulge knowledge in the Monthly Art World Webinar. The event takes place for an hour and has attendees from all over the globe, as it can be accessed simply with a reliable internet connection. Participants are invited to ask questions, and the speaker answers as many as time allows. On 12th February ...

Webinars 2865 views
Will you be my sweetheart? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)Artist-gallerist relationships are frequently compared to relationship relationships. I hear many stories about these relationships having gone wrong, which is unfortunate when both sides invest so much in one another.I encourage artists and dealers alike to watch out for early indicators of the road ahead, including warning signs of things getting difficult. ...

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Don't bite the hand that feeds you: Navigating art sales and their temptations Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I was recently speaking with a gallery director who was moaning about what a ‘problem’ the internet has become. His gallery regularly participates in fairs and has noticed that visitors will closely inspect art work labels and jot down details, yet have no interest in talking with the gallery, at all. What’s ...

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Personal recommendations are best - how not to get framed Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I have long valued the use of archival materials for making and presenting works on paper, from photographs to etchings. Archival materials reassure clients about the lifetime of the works they are buying, and thus a potential barrier to purchase can be removed.Starting out a dealership in my flat in South-West London, ...

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Network? "Ugh," you say. How about meeting people? Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)“You’re a nice person and I like you. And I would like to help you with your business.”These words were said to me by a fashion designer in 2005, at an art opening in east London. I was starting an art dealership and she thought that ‘business networking’ would serve my new ...

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10 Questions Interview with... One Church Street Gallery Post

Each month we ask an art world professional 10 questions about their practice. This month we speak with gallery directors Joanna Bryant and Lyndsey Keeling from One Church Street Gallery... Born in:Lyndsey: Boston (Lincolnshire)Joanna: BirminghamLives in: L: I sleep, eat and work at the galleryJ: I eat and work at the gallery, but sleep elsewhereProfession: We sleep, eat, think and talk about art ...

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Cursed by creative perfectionism? Learn when to pull the trigger Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I will never forget an analogy once given by a retail boss. At the time, I, like most creative beings, needed to let go of extreme perfectionism to get more done.“Think of it like lining up a target. You could spend forever waiting for the perfect shot, and never get a thing. ...

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