Art Business News

Art Business newspaper is a magazine specializing in Arts topics.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 12, November

2003 Business in the Arts Awards Announced
NEW YORK -- Seven businesses and one business executive have been named recipients of 2003 Business in the Arts Awards in recognition of their vision, leadership and commitment in developing partnerships with the arts. These awards, given annually...
A Hotel Creates Harmony with Art: Galleries Finds Room for Creative Art Programs on the Grounds of a Resort Hotel
Hotel rooms are rarely known for boasting great works of art. More often, their walls hold generic scenes that garner little more than a passing glance from guests. That's not the case at the Inn at Loretto, a 135-room hotel located in the heart...
Buffalo Bill Art Show Sets Records
CODY, Wyo. -- The 22nd-annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale set several records Sept. 26 and 27, boasting 800 guests and sales of more than $724,000. Combined proceeds from the live auction, quick-draw auction and two silent auctions eclipsed the...
Channel Your Creativity
We have all had days like this. The poor kitty in this photograph can always put a smile on my Face and make me realize that I don't have it so bad. "Drenched Cat" is a poster available from Image Conscious that calls for a fun framing treatment that's...
Chicano Art on the Move: With Its Roots in Political Activism, Chicano Art Documents the Evolution of the Mexican-American Experience
For Americans outside the southwestern United States, the word "Chicano" might first bring to mind Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' movement of the 1960s and '70s. But for many Americans of Mexican background, Chicano designates a complex...
Contemporary Chinese Art Finds a Place in Art History: Rapid Political and Socioeconomic Changes Have Engendered a Burgeoning Worldwide Market for Work from Chinese Artists
Ming vases, delicate ancient scrolls, ink-brush nature paintings--all are commonly associated with Chinese art. But what about propaganda-poster-style soldiers juxtaposed with a Western perfume company logo, the black-and-white figure of a half-naked...
Craft Show Included in 'Fasted 50' List
LOS ANGELES -- Tradeshow Week magazine has named the Buyers Market of American Craft one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows in America based on net square-footage growth from 2000 to 2002. The Buyers Market of American Craft, which is produced...
Decor Expo Atlanta Proves to Be an Upbeat Affair
Atlanta once again played host to members of the art and framing industries during DECOR Expo Atlanta, which was held Sept. 5 to 7 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Gallery owners, framers, art publishers, manufacturers and educators all converged...
Decor Expo Energizes Atlanta: Upbeat Buyers and Exhibitors Met in Atlanta to Do Business at DECOR Expo's Latest Art and Framing Trade Show
Atlanta once again played host to members of the art-and-framing industry during DECOR Expo which was held Sept. 5 to 7 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Gallery owners, framers, art publishers, manufacturers and educators all converged for a weekend...
Equine Art Reins in Collectors: Horses, with Their Strength, Beauty and Grace, Occupy an Art-Market Niche with a Surprisingly Broad Appeal
Equine art is galloping into the hearts of collectors at a record pace. For centuries, horses have been a beloved subject for artists and have since found a place on the walls of myriad art lovers. Though a spotlight has recently been shone on the...
Exhibit Explores Evolution of California Still Lifes
In the past century, still lifes have moved off the table, morphing from conservative fruit baskets to eye-popping installations. The San Jose Museum of Art attempts to cover the genre's evolution in "The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California...
Fast Growth Impacts Mountain Arts Community
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs, Ark.--known to many as "little Switzerland"--is home to natural springs, carefully preserved Victorian architecture and a community of artists and gallery owners dedicated to nurturing the town's vibrant,...
Framing Up Vacation Memories
A customer approached me recently after returning from a European vacation. She was gushing about the beauty, architecture and overall pleasantness of the trip and hoped to frame some of the mementos She had collected. At first, I suggested a standard...
It's All about Connections
DEAR READERS, Over the last few months, I've heard the word "connecting" again and again. It's not a new revelation that consumers are more likely to buy something from a person or store they feel a personal connection to, but I find evidence every...
New Publishing Company Releases Its First Catalog
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Timothy McAlevey has founded a new art publishing company called ARTCEPS, which focuses on emerging California artists. The company's first catalog edition is now available. "One of the main reasons I started this company...
nuTech Helps Streamline Framing Business: Maryland-Based Company Designs Software Programs to Assist Framers
For nuTech software company owner Frank Krause, necessity is definitely the mother of invention. Krause developed his ezFramer Picture Framing Software in 1996 while running a frame shop and gallery in Sandusky, Ohio. "I wanted to be able to take orders...
Paint by Number: By Following a Reliable Business Plan, Karl Soderlund Has Made Sure That His Artistic Career Will Flourish
Ask most artists how they plan to make a living at what they do and you'll find them lamenting the need to leave their studios to undertake the down-and-dirty work of selling themselves. Instead, they have their spouses pitch in or sign with a publisher....
Picture Gallery
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Caption: STUDIO CITY, CALIF. Decor Art Galleries recently held a show for its collection of historic photos of Los Angeles and a book signing for "Hollywood Now & Then." Pictured from l to r: publisher/photographer George...
Retain Customers by Walking in Their Shoes: To Create the Right Environment for Your Frame Shop, Look at Your Store through the Eyes of Your Customers
The holiday season is in full swing, which means you have the perfect opportunity to wow your customers--or not. This time of year, in the rush to complete framing projects, it's easy to take your eyes off an important and profitable aspect of your...
Sometimes, Less Is More: From Advertising to Displaying Products, Here's How to Do More with Less
I recently heard a radio ad for a big sale at a local furniture store. The excited announcer said a dining room set that originally cost $300 was on sale for $249, a $2,000 leather sofa was available for one-third off, and a kitchen table and four...
Spotlight on Arnot Galleries
Herbert Arnot Galleries in New York City is run by a family that believes in legacy, destiny and, in a sense, spirituality. The family entered the art world in 1863 when Marcus Arnot, a manufacturer of museum-quality frames, opened Arnot Galleries...
The Nuts & Bolts of Growth: Once You Determine the Direction You Want Your Business to Grow, It's Time to Look at How the Structure of Your Operations and Staff Can Support Those Goals
Last month, I introduced the idea of a growth plan and the vital role it can play in your gallery's future. The first stage of the plan involved identifying your values, the vision for your business and the market conditions surrounding your gallery....
Towering Heights: After Years Spent Trying to Make a Name for Itself, Sacramento's Tower Framing & Design Gallery Is Poised for Success
Whatever does one do with an ugly frame? Last summer, D. Oldham Neath, director of Tower Framing & Design Gallery in Sacramento, Calif., answered that question with a one-of-a-kind art show. She came up with the idea after ending up with some garish,...
Well-Equipped Ideas for Framers: Investing in the Right Equipment Can Make a Big Difference in the Time It Takes to Make a Frame
There's no doubt that framing equipment can be a little expensive. But is the lack of proper equipment costing you more money than you save by doing without it? Having to rejoin a crooked-cornered frame, redo a mat with overcuts or farm work out for...