Networking for Art Career Success: Contacts, Connections, Clout

Have you thought about how important networking is for your art career success?  Are you using the “clout” of your art world connections for your art career success? If you’ve been reading my blog posts or if you purchased my eBook Secrets to Selling Art, it should be getting very clear by now that the […]

Networking for Career Success in New York City Art Galleries

Are you looking to grow your art career?  Do you want to become a professional artist?  I have three little words for you:  Network, Network, Network. Networking is the main way that business gets done in any industry around the world.  Networking is tried and true.  Nothing works better to grow your career than networking. […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries – More Level 4 Galleries

Art galleries in major markets such as New York City can be difficult to understand.  There are a wide range of galleries in these markets and each one can cater to a very specialized market. There are levels to these galleries, what I call the “Pyramidal Hierarchy” in my ebook  “Secrets to Selling Art.”    […]

Buying and Selling Art – NOT Rational

One time an art gallery owner, Nick, told me: “My WIFE makes EMOTIONAL decisions. Like when she buys a vacuum sweeper. But I make LOGICAL decisions.” I asked, “You only make logical decisions, Nick? All your cars and investments and business purchases are completely rational. Is that right?” “That’s absolutely right.” (Just the week before […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries – DUMBO Area of Brooklyn

One of the most vibrant arts districts in New York City is in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn. DUMBO is an acronym which stands for: Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.  It’s the part of Brooklyn that is in the shadow of the Manhattan bridge as it comes over the East River from Manhattan into […]

How to Super Charge Your Art Career With Momentum

Do you feel like you are stuck in your art career?  Do you feel that life is “against” you, that your “luck” is bad, that someone is standing in the way of your art career? Not long ago an artist came to me for help in growing his art career.  His name was Rick and […]

Letter of Desperation from an Artist Circling the Drain

In early 2008, just before the market crash, I received a desperate letter from Eli Sein, a 27 year old artist who was “circling the drain,” pleading for help. I took it to my mastermind group of art professionals and read everyone the letter, omitting his personal details. During 2008-2010, almost EVERYONE I knew in […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries: Chelsea Arts District

The Chelsea Arts District in Manhattan is one of the most vital and vibrant art districts in the world. There are around 1,500 art galleries in New York City operating at any given time. In Manhattan you find them in Soho, Tribecca, Chelsea, The Village, the Lower East Side, and on 57th Street. There are […]

Are You Failing Enough in Your Art Career?

“The way to succeed is to double your rate of failure.” – Tom Watson, Founder of IBM Are you failing enough in your art career? Have you made enough mistakes this week? Those are funny-sounding questions, I admit. Nobody likes to fail or make mistakes. But the truth is unless you are failing, and failing […]

How to Hit ‘Escape Velocity’ in Your Art Career

Have you ever thought about how tough it is to hit “escape velocity” when you’re getting your art career going? Everyone might define that differently, but for me it was about building an art career I could rely on, one that didn’t wake me up every morning at 4:00 a.m. freaking out with stress. No […]

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