Art Business News

Art Business newspaper is a magazine specializing in Arts topics.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 7, July

10 Tips for Hiring Perfect Employees; Good Employees Are the Backbone of a Successful Business. They're out There-You Just Need to Know How to Find Them. (Business Corner)
Unfortunately, all experienced business owners have faced the consequences of a poor hiring decision at some time or another. Such decisions jeopardize profits, and if the mistake isn't corrected within six months, costs increase. Some of the expenses...
Art Chicago Reports Strong Sales, Attendance. (Show News)
CHICAGO -- From May 10 to 13, more than 35,000 collectors, dealers, art patrons, curators and the general public descended upon the Windy City's Navy Pier for the 10th-annual international contemporary art exposition known as Art Chicago. Exhibitors...
A Slam Dunk for Sports and Framing: Marketing Merchandise and Framing to Sports-Minded Patrons Puts One Creative Framer at the Top of His Game
A former store display designer for the likes of JCPenney and Robinsons-May department stores, Lonnie Voss has a knack for presentation. Combine that knack with a flair for framing and a love of sports--any and every sport--and you've got The Creative...
B&W Ink-Jet Prints Bring Variety to Photo Prints; April's Photo Focus Explored Black-and-White Darkroom Processes. This Month, We Examine What Digital Printers Can Do for Black-and-White Prints. (B & W Digital Prints)
In the past few years, digital imaging has come a long way in black-and-white print making. Most experts say the new digital prints are neither better nor worse than those made in a traditional darkroom. They are simply different, providing photographers...
Carve Your Niche in the Sculpture Market. (News)
What makes sculpture a unique art experience is the fact that it must be observed over time to understand. Sculpture is a freestanding work that's intended to be viewed from a continuously changing vantage point to observe how the form evolves....
City of Brotherly Love Beckons Artists and Galleries. (City Beat: Philadelphia)
From the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts--the oldest art museum and school in the nation--to the seminal Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum and Barnes Collection, Philadelphia has always been a destination for art lovers. Today, the city's...
Contemporary Mexican Art Gains Momentum in Global Art Scene; Leaving Borders Behind, Mexican Galleries and Artists Have Burst onto the International Art Scene
One young billionaire is helping change the world's perception of the Mexican art market. Eugenio Lopez, heir to the family fortune behind Grupo Jumex, the primary producer of bottled juice in Mexico, has been instrumental in Mexico City's emergence...
Cutting Edge Mat Design: Stir Up Your Creative Juices with This Selection of Innovative Matting Ideas from Top Experts in the Industry. Each Mat Design Packs Plenty of "Wow" Effect While Also Letting the Artwork Shine
Art on a Pedestal Designed by Toby Joyce for Crescent Cardboard Materials: * Art: Original ink wash by a Chicago artist * Crescent Double Cross from the Elizabeth Dow Collection * Crescent Rag Mat #1671, #1482, #1669 and #2296 * Precision...
Drawing with a Double Barrel: British Figurative Artist Gary Benfield Straddles the Line between Drawing and Painting with a Spontaneous Style Firmly Rooted in Illustration. (Gary Benfield)
A fly on the wall in Gary Benfield's big, messy, loft studio might find him kneeling over a work in progress, paint brush in one hand, pencil in the other, using both at the same time. The artwork that emerges from his ambidextrous toiling is as...
Florida Framer Sets Milestone for Wizard: Wizard International Celebrated Success by Rewarding Its 3,000th Computerized Mat Cutter Customer with a Trip to Washington. (Shoptalk)
When Allen Alvo, owner of Gallery Framers in Boca Raton, Fla., placed an order for a Wizard International computerized mat cutter, no bells rang or alarms sounded. It wasn't until he'd had the machine for a week that he got a call from the company...
Jane Seymour to Support AFC's Alliance with Youth Art Awards
BRENTWOOD, Calif. -- The Art & Framing Council has made headway over past months to finalize details of its new partnership with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a youth arts awards program. The AFC will launch the program in October...
Los Angeles Museum, Galleries Celebrate Pop Icon Andy Warhol. (News)
LOS ANGELES--The local newspaper's headline says it all: "Pop Till You Drop." L.A. is a'Pop about Andy Warhol. His visage stares down from banners all over town. Throngs of Warhol fans are crowding into museum and commercial galleries filled...
Open Up a Windowless Room with a Frame with a View. (Fred's Framing Corner)
After a friend of mine converted a portion of his basement into a home office, he complained to me of having no view to the outdoors and asked if I could help. To breathe life into the room, I designed a frame to create the perception of a window....
Print Market Changes, Reacts to Tough Year: Art Business News' Survey of 414 Gallery Owners Reveals Trends in the World of Published Art. (Special Report)
The 2002 version of the Art Business News Perspectives on Printing (POP) Survey, an in-depth analysis of the sale of prints at 414 galleries nationwide, has uncovered a variety of trends. The survey reports on gallery sales in 2001, a year marred...
Remembering the Good 01' Days of Artexpo N.Y
DEAR READERS, "Memories.... light the corner of my mind ..." Okay, okay. Perhaps quoting Barbra Streisand is a bit dramatic, but lines from the diva's famous song do come to mind when you consider what the year 2003 will mean for Artexpo New...
Sculpture Market Broadens Its Base: Though It Has Been Hit by the Economic Downturns of the Past Year, Sculpture Is Rebounding and Attracting a New Breed of Collector. (Special Report)
Sales of three-dimensional art have been fairly one-dimensional the past year. According to several major sculpture dealers, the sculpture market, similar to the published fine art print market, has been adversely affected by the recent economic...
"Skin" Show Explores Contemporary Design Culture. (New York)
A provocative new exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum explores how the concept of skin has been manipulated and tranformed by designers and architects. Entitled "Skin: Surface, Substance and Design," the exhibit features work designed...
Smart Publishing Signs Isaac Maimon. (News)
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Smart Publishing, publisher of artists David Schluss and Calman Shemi, has signed Israeli artist Isaac Maimon to a long-term contract to represent and publish his various works of fine art. Smart has acquired many of Maimon's...
Spotlight on Collectors Editions. (News)
CANOGA PARK, Calif. -- The year 2002 has most certainly been one of change for Collectors Editions. The company, which was founded in 1987 by Bill Stone and Mary Margaret Nash, has signed new artists, restructured its corporate team, launched new...
[S.Sup.2] Opens Retail Galleries in Chicago, Las Vegas. (Gallery News)
LAS VEGAS -- [S.sup.2] Art Group Ltd. of Las Vegas, New York and Chicago has opened a retail gallery in Chicago and two new retailing venues on the Las Vegas strip: Fashion Show, a shopping center currently undergoing major expansion, and Desert...
Think outside the Gallery to Boost Sales: Many Successful Gallery Owners and Publishers Have Discovered That One of the Best Ways to Score New Clients and Retain Old Ones Is to Take Your Art on the Road to Businesses and Residences. (Strategy)
"You can't just sit in the gallery and expect clients to call on you. You have to find a way to get in people's homes and make calls to their offices," said Deljou Art Group's Daniel Deljou, pointing out a fact that successful gallery owners in...
Two Exciting Plans Poised to Strengthen Industry. (Opinion)
DEAR READERS, Based on this month's news, the art and framing industries have a lot to look forward to. First, the announcement that Artexpo and DECOR expo will take place at the same time in the same venue (the Javits Center) in 2003 is exciting...
Up Profits with Up-Selling: Dazzling Your Clients with Pie-in-the-Sky Possibilities Can Add a Nice Surprise to Your Bottom Line
"Sometimes, a little black frame with a nice rag mat is all you need," said Christine Knoll, owner of the Art Gallery of Hog Hollow in Chesterfield, Mo. "That being said, if the perfect design for a client's artwork calls for a fillet, linens, stacked...
Use `the Close' to Open Relationships: Your Work Isn't Done When the Sale Is Made. Use It as a Beginning Rather Than an Ending. (Advice)
In the big-screen version of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Glengarry Glen Ross," Alec Baldwin, as a sales motivator, gives a chalk talk to a group of real estate salesmen on the techniques of making a sale. He prints the letters "A-B-C"...