Nancy Balmert wouldn’t change a thing about her nascent art career. Balmert began painting in 2000 and was mentored by fellow Texan Dalhart Windberg. She has since been picked up by galleries in Scottsdale, AZ, Texas and New York. In this episode of the RedDot Podcast, I interviewed Balmert and asked her to share the story of her journey as she transitioned to pursue her art career.
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As you interact with potential customers, it’s inevitable that you will run into challenging situations. In today’s podcast I ask how important it is to develop rules to deal with those situations. Should you have try to anticipate every situation and have a policy in place to deal with those situations? How important is it to be consistent in your interactions with your clients?
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A lot of my writing and podcasting is about the process of preparing to present your work to galleries and about how to establish relationships with gallery owners. In today’s podcast I’ll look at what happens when a relationship with a gallery doesn’t work out, and how to end the relationship.
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Last week I talked about the importance of reestablishing contact with art buyers who have fallen out of contact. New Jersey artist Thom Reaves left a comment about an amazing experience he had reconnecting with a past buyer. Hear his story in today’s podcast.
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If you’ve been selling art for any length of time, it’s likely you have lost touch with some of your past buyers. Reaching back out to past buyers is a great way to resume your relationships with your buyers and can lead to additional sales. In this episode I will share some experience I’ve had reconnecting with long-lost collectors and I’ll share strategies you can use to reconnect with past buyers.
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Artist’s frequently ask me what the most popular styles of work are and what sizes are selling best. I have to answer these questions very carefully. Join me in this week’s podcast as we explore the ins and outs of trying to decipher the art market. Read more about the how to sell your art and understand the art market by visiting our blog at www.reddotblog.com
In this week’s episode we’ll explore how the laws of supply and demand effect the art market and art pricing. Be sure to sign up for our mailing list at reddotblog.com to receive announcements of future podcasts.
On Monday I shared a blog post about how to best display your artwork. In today’s podcast I respond to comments and answer questions that were left relating to how artist’s can best display their art at shows, festivals and open studio tours. It’s tempting to display too much work, and in this episode I talk about how to overcome this temptation.
I talk with Massachusetts artist Mara Levin, and Bay Area artist Naomi VanDoren about how they’ve navigated the challenges of taking criticism from spouses or close friends. We discuss the importance of developing self-confidence and perspective when criticism, whether solicited or not, undercuts your confidence in your work.
Many artists wonder if marketing art on Facebook is a viable strategy. Oregon artist Robert MacGinnis, who describes himself as “old school” was reluctant to join Facebook when a collector encouraged him to join in 2015, but he quickly discovered that Facebook was an extremely effective way for him to sell his work and connect with collectors. Facebook sales now account for over 50% of MacGinnis’ annual sales. In this episode, you’ll hear the artist’s simple approach to Facebook...
In this week’s episode, Jason shares events that lead up to a significant sale and lessons learned in the process. It’s easy to give up on your marketing efforts when they don’t seem to be working, but persistence can make all the difference.
An interview with Franny Moyle, Author of Turner, the Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner. I picked up Franny’s biography on Turner earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about this important artist’s life. Turner is one of the United Kingdom’s greatest artists, and is, perhaps its best known, but I didn’t know much about his life and I found Franny’s biography fascinating and enlightening. Franny Moyle joins me for the interview from her home in England.
In this episode, Jason will look at how the 2016-2017 high season went for Xanadu Gallery. There were several interesting trends, and Jason will explore these trends, along with their underlying external and internal factors.
In this episode, Jason responds to comments on a recent post about a sticky situation with clients. Some commenters came to the conclusion that Xanadu Gallery is hounding its clients – Jason makes arguments to counter this viewpoint.
Welcome to our new podcast! I’m Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery and publisher of RedDotBlog.com. I’m excited to announce that, after years of wanting to get a podcast up and running, I’ve finally taken the plunge. In this episode I’ll explain how the podcast we’ll work, and we’ll look at several important issues for artists.