Posts Tagged ‘visual fine artists’

Hiding Out, Eating In

hiding out eating inYou’ve known me to disappear from this blog before, yes? Which, considering I am a writer, is pretty darn odd.

I love to write. I don’t like blogging. Something wasn’t copesetic in Kansas.

And because this has been going on ever since I put this blog up, I knew browbeating myself wasn’t going to work.

So, what was? What was going to turn the tide? Pizza or Chinese?

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Brave New Art World: Part 1

First, there was the website hurdle. And now, even though I run into artists all the time who either don’t have a website, or have a single page they haven’t updated in a couple of years, everyone understands websites are the norm.

“Home” isn’t a metaphor anymore.

Then blogs hit the Internet pay dirt. And as with websites, blog chaos reigned for a while: what were you suppose to write? Who was your audience: other artists or your hoped-for collectors? Were blogs worth the time and effort? How could you monetize them? Should you monetize them?

Right on the blog heels…

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Taking Risks

On March 30, 2007 my new gallery was only at 90% of completion with the Grand Opening that night. I expected at least 300 people. What a riot.

March 30, 2008 - Leopold Gallery at 90%

March 30, 2008 - Leopold Gallery at 90%

Did moving to this enormous space involve a risk? Oh yeah. Couldn’t I have just stayed in our smaller gallery? Not if I wanted to grow. What would happen if my plan didn’t succeed? I’d fail. Did I consider that an option? No.

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