Is It Too Late For You To Become An Artist?

Have you wanted to start your artistic career, but felt that the timing was wrong or that it was too late? Do you ever feel like your real chances to be an artist have all passed you by? It is never too late to start moving your life in the direction of your choices. I […]

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. […]

Getting to the Root of Your Artistic Frustrations

A couple of years ago in the fall, I started having this problem with flies in my house. It had gotten cold outside and they all wanted to come in where it was warm. I tried swatting them but they came back. Every day there would be more and more. My competitive alpha male lizard […]

Why It’s Never Been a Better Time for Artists

Did you know that right now we’re living in an incredible era of growth for artists, writers, musicians, dancers, actors, playwrights, and creative types of all kinds? Did you know that this is only the beginning of the online and offline revolution for creators and talents of every type? Why?  How? Over the last three […]

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.”    […]

Artists: Do You Have A Killer USP?

Flaccid USP Warning Sign #3 is when: Your customer is more in control of the transaction than you are. He DEMANDS terms, concessions, price & delivery. When the receptionist puts his call through, she says, “Fidel Castro on line 2.” Do people call you up or email you and say, “I want this list of […]

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 […]

‘Boy, Do I Feel Crabby!’

In one episode of the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy announces, “Boy, do I feel crabby!” Her little brother, Linus, is quick to try to rescue his sister.  “Maybe, I can be of help.  Why don’t you just take my place here in front of the TV while I go and fix you a nice snack? […]

Is Your QWERTY Holding You Back?

Do you know what QWERTY is?  Unsure? Then just glance down at your computer keyboard.  The first six letters at the top left spell it out—QWERTY. Do you know that these letters were arranged that way to make the job of typing more difficult? The first commercial typewriter, developed by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1873, […]

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