Posts Tagged ‘galleries’

Help Desk: Visual Recognition

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is co-sponsored by KQED.org. I’ve noticed a trend of not putting any information about the artist, including labels, on the wall. I get that the idea is to make the viewer just[…..]

Help Desk: Location, Location, Location

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. This week’s column is dedicated to two related questions that I received within hours of each other but from different parts of the country: I’ve been painting diligently for 12 years, yet I live[…..]

Help Desk: Hell is Other People

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is co-sponsored by KQED.org. What is the proper payment scheme for commissioned art? Also, what is the proper way to formalize the deal on payment? Finally what’s the allowable time table for[…..]

Help Desk: On the Web and In Your Head

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. My question centers around income: does an artist truly need their own website to be successful? Do prospective buyers really look up your name and view your work? I’m a financially struggling student–I do[…..]

Help Desk: The Element of Surprise

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. What is the most effective way to build a relationship with galleries and eventually have your work shown? Do you simply walk in with a portfolio of works/images and try to convince them of[…..]

Help Desk: Not Enough/Too Much?

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Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Some galleries provide artists with information on who is purchasing their artwork…others do not. What’s up with that? I feel like smaller galleries are super paranoid of artists selling out from under them while[…..]