Portrait of a Curator

Cynthia Fountain, Director of Artetude Gallery in Asheville, NC shares her story and some of the finer points of curating an exhibit.

Gallery Interview: Cowley Fine Art

Running a gallery is very much like creating art. You start with a vision and as you progress, the vision changes and evolves.

Gallery Interview: Jay Etkin Gallery

Overall, Jay Etkin is very optimistic about selling artwork. But, he also feels that the future of galleries is shifting dramatically.

Gallery Interview: ArtHaus

Our program is an adventurous blend of the expected and the unexpected.

Building an Art Community

Little more than a year ago a group of us started work on putting a new art center together through Capitol Arts Network, and our immediate goal was to build community.

Close Art Sales Faster with this New Phone App

Four Australian IT developers/art enthusiasts put their heads together and came up with a brilliant idea to help artists, galleries and art buyers visualize artwork “in situ” and gain confidence in the buying process.

Promoting Artists in a Pop Up Gallery

Pop ups are a great way to spread the word about your art, but note that it takes a lot of time to prepare for what is typically only a handful of days presence in the shop!

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Entering Art Competitions

It takes courage for an artist to enter their work into art competitions, as they are potentially exposing their art to the possibility of rejection. Yet, it is through these competitions and being accepted into these shows that your art will be considered “serious”. Art shows and competitions are a necessary evil and it is something that all artists must go through.

A Gallery Owner’s View: Realities of the Art Business

Suzanne Connors, owner of SaxArt Gallery in North Carolina, talks about success, overexposure, and partnering with artists.

A Gallery Owner’s View: What Artists Need to Know

In Part One of her interview with Artsy Shark, Suzanne Connors of SaxArt Gallery in North Carolina speaks frankly about challenges that art galleries face and what artists must know to work with galleries for mutual success.

Top 10 Ways that Galleries Find Artists

Puzzled as to how to connect with galleries? It doesn’t have to be a mystery. A survey of gallery owners reveals the best ways to connect and be found.

The Art of Wholesaling

Selling wholesale is very stabilizing to a business. Imagine starting work on a Monday morning in your studio, knowing that everything you will make that week is already sold!

Artsy Shark’s Greatest “Hits”

A rundown of the most-read articles ever on Artsy Shark, by category. Plus, the top 6 most-visited Featured Artist pages.

Brilliant Planning Leads to a Sold Out Art Show

Is it pure luck when an artist sells every piece in a particular show?