Welcome to the Smart Art Business Podcast hosted by art business coach Rachel Wilkins. The Smart Art Business Podcast aims to help visual artists and creative entrepreneurs grow and sustain a successful business. Featuring tangible advice and inspiring interviews with artists and industry experts, you will learn how to brand, market, and sell your art the smart way.
In this episode, we decided to reach out to some of the artists we work with and get first hand information of negative experiences they have had with galleries. Some talk about what they wish they knew before interacting with the galleries, tips on what to look out for, their biggest takeaways from the experiences and the importance of insuring one’s artwork, regardless of who is in possession. Finally, the topic on pricing art and why you should be confident to name the price for your work comes up.
Rachel Wilkins is an art business coach and co-founder of Conception Arts, an organization that has helped over 5,000 artists on two continents. Wilkins is the host and producer of the ‘Smart Art Business’ podcast and author of the book “Sell Out: The Definitive Guide to Selling Your Art Online.”
Dubbed an “Arts Crusader” by the Huffington Post, Wilkins has been featured by The Wall St. Journal, Paper Magazine, and ABC News. Wilkins is the recipient of the New York Business Journal “Woman of Influence” Award and was recently named in the “40 under 40” LGBTQ Leaders by Business Equality Magazine.
In this episode we discuss:
- Negative gallery experiences of various artists
- What they wish they knew before interacting with the galleries
- Their tips on what to look out for
- The biggest takeaways from the experiences
- The importance of insuring your art, regardless of who is in possession
- Why you should be confident in your work and pricing it for what it is worth
Rachel Wilkins Website: http://www.smartartbiz.com/
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