Fri, 27 September 2019
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
It’s very common for artists to want to be shown in galleries, but how can you tell if a gallery is reputable or not? Does it matter? Are there warning signs to avoid as an artist so that you are treated well in this vast world of fine art? Yes, there is and I will give you 10 tips to help you navigate your way to working with galleries that will love and respect not only your work, but you!
1. Bad mouthing others on social networking and showing a lack of professionalism with their dealings on a public platform.
2. They do not pay their artists on time or at all. This is a huge red flag!
3. Galleries upselling artists work.
4. Galleries that do nothing to promote or support the artists that they work with.
5. When a gallery asks you to lower your prices to sell more work. Don’t do that.
6. Galleries that don’t share sales of your work with you in a timely fashion, and if you have to nag them to get updates and payments.
7. Galleries that want to want to micromanage your career, especially how and what you create. There is a big difference between a gallery being helpful or being a dictator.
8. They refuse to negotiate and are more apt to dictate.
9. You can’t get ahold of the gallery and the communication seems broken. Communication is key to any partnership.
10. If a gallery does not treat your work well, run away fast! Your work is your passion, your life and your world and should be treated us such and with respect.