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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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Why and how artists & galleries sell art online - Monthly Art World Webinar Recap Video (Jan 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 8th January ...

Webinars 3995 views
Lightbulb moment: Works of art, like designer dresses, are rarely replaced free of charge Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I recently delivered a two-hour workshop on pricing art to an audience of 25 photographers. The level of experience in the room varied from beginner to mid-career.During the Q & A session, the most experienced photographer raised her hand to ask a question. A collector had contacted her several years after he ...

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2014 New Year message: Black-eyed peas and more... Post

1st January 2014 Can you believe, it’s that time again. This is the second annual message, and my, oh my, the past 12 months have been a-m-a-z-i-n-g.Well, where do I start?! The Number One most exciting thing to me has been the introduction of online access to our workshops. Here’s the thing: I hail from a flyover state in the USA’s Deep ...

BSAA Events, Announcements & Opportunities 12787 views
Dig away at your goals Post

Dig away at your goals

Dec. 29, 2013

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)We are in the final days of the year and most of us are contemplating what lies ahead. You might be preparing for sensational art shows and fairs, preparing for hurdles to come, finalising holiday itineraries, art trips and more.Regardless of what’s already in the calendar and what other things you would ...

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