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Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

What the Visual Arts Rights Act does and doesn’t protect By Alan E. Katz In 1958, a private collector donated an Alexander Calder mobile to the Pittsburgh International Airport. Calder crafted the mobile, “Pittsburgh,” of aluminum and iron—two signature Pittsburgh metals. Shortly thereafter, officials at the Allegheny County Department of Aviation decided to have the […]

The Power of Online Leads

The Power of Online Leads

Put LinkedIn to work for you. By Lance Evans Even if you’re in the business of art for the love of the craft, your ultimate success still comes down to making sales. Sales come from leads, which, depending on your business model, could come from patrons walking in off the street, advertisements in an arts publication […]

Sharing Cuban Stories

Sharing Cuban Stories

Stacy Conde, director of the Conde Contemporary art gallery in Miami, shines a spotlight onto the art stars of an inaccessible island nation By Meredith Quinn The stories of Cuba, a land so close yet so far away, are teaching the world about life and people’s struggles in an isolated country. Perhaps no one has […]

Behind the Art

Behind the Art

Artists share the process and inspirations behind their work. By Linnea Jessup Behind each artist and every painting, sculpture, and multimedia creation lies a fascinating story. Events, places, people and even something as simple as color or texture can inspire a work of art, and the stories behind a piece can help us gain a […]

Top East Coast Exhibits of Spring

Top East Coast Exhibits of Spring

These 15 exhibits in Boston, New York and Washington will keep you busy all up and down the East Coast this spring. By Megan Kaplon Spring on the East Coast—that wet, hopeful season—often begins as Bostonians are still removing the final dregs of winter from their driveways. As the season matures, it quickly transitions into […]

The Uphill Battle to Educate Young Artists

The Uphill Battle to Educate Young Artists

As federal funding for the arts becomes increasingly scarce, schools look for other ways to pay for their programs. By Marc Hopkins The 1980s motion picture Fame follows a group of aspiring artists at a New York City high school for the performing arts. The film’s climax features an elaborate musical performance, “I Sing the Body […]

The Art of Giving

The Art of Giving

Artists share their abundant talents with worthy causes. By Linnea Jessup A creative spirit drives artists to make unique statements with their work. But artists also express their individuality through their efforts to help others. Whether locally or across the globe, artists use their resources and energy to support humankind in myriad ways. Through hard, […]

Your Guide to Miami Art Week

Your Guide to Miami Art Week

At the beginning of December each year, Miami transforms into a fine-art mecca for tens of thousands of the world’s top artists, galleries, publishers and collectors. If you’re going, pack our guide of what you can expect to see.

3-D Printing: New Dimensions

3-D Printing: New Dimensions

At museums across the United States, artists and visitors have embraced the “maker culture” of 3-D printing technology, which allows users to create a physical work of art from a 3-D digital model.

Do I Really Need a Consignment Agreement?

Do I Really Need a Consignment Agreement?

A well-drafted consignment agreement legally protects both the artist and gallery owner and prevents the disappointment that might arise from a lack of clear understanding or expectations.

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