Art Sales & Commissions

ORGANIZATIONS ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Museum Store Association
URL: www.museumstoreassociation.org
Description: Provides members with a mailing list of museum shops nationwide and abroad. 

PUBLICATIONS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Title: The Art of Buying Art: An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art
Author: Paige West
Description: Although the book is written for the novice art collector, it provides artists a good reality check regarding advice that collectors
are given on a wide range of subjects – from discounts and prices for artwork– to artist/gallery relations and studio visits.
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: How Photographs are Sold: Stories and Examples of How Fine Art Photographers Sell Their Work
Author: Alain Briot
Description: Provides examples of how several successful photographers market and sell their work. Features information from photographers
who earn a living from their artwork, as well as from others who sell their artwork to further
their passion rather than as their main source of income.
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: How to Sell Art: A Guide for Galleries, Art Dealers, Consultants, and Agents
Author: Nina Pratt
Description: Although geared primarily to art gallery owners, artists,will find this book full of helpful advice.
Publisher: Succotash Press
Publication Date: 1994.
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Title: How to Sell Art: A Systematic Approach to Creating Relationships with Collectors and Closing the Sale
Author: Jason Horejs 
Description: Written by a gallery owner who addresses the entire selling process he and his staff employ when making a sale. Provides concrete, step-by step instructions that will help you tap and develop your inner salesperson. For gallery owners and artists.
Publisher: RedDot Press
Publication Date: 2011
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Title: How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms
Author: Cory Huff
Description: Covers use of an effective business strategies, including email, blogging, social media, and paid advertising.
Publisher: Harper Design
Publication Date: 2016
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Title: How to Show & Sell Your Crafts: How to Build Your Craft Business at Home, Online, and in the Marketplace
Author: Torie Jayne
Description: Provides advice on the best ways to merchandise and sell crafts.
Publisher: St. Martins Griffith
Publication Date: 2014
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Title: How to Start a Faux Painting or Mural Business. A Guide to Making Money in the Decorative Arts
Author: Rebecca Pittman
Description: Culled from the author’s many years in the business, provides information on a variety of subjects, including securing work through referrals,
building contacts, project planning, portfolio development, contracts and forms, startup supplies, and the growing pains of a successful business.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: Revised 2010
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Title: How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery
Author: Edward Winkleman.
Description: Although written for the art gallery world and those considering opening a gallery, many aspects the book will be of interest to those artists who want to sell work primarily out of their studio. Written by a New York art dealer.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2009
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Title New Markets for Artists: How to Sell, Fund Projects, and Exhibit Using Social Media, DIY Pop-Ups, eBay, Kickstarter, and Much More
Author: Brainard Carey
Description: Focuses on new models for exhibitions and sales
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2012
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Title: Report Scams: A Resource Guide for Victims of Internet Scams
Author: Kathleen McMahon.
Description: The author provides important resource links for reporting scams so that victims of scams can focus their energy on reporting the crime, instead of searching all over for who you can turn to.
Publisher: KTMObooks.com
Publication date: 2013
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Title: Selling Art Online: The Creative Guide to Turning Your Artistic Work into Cash
Author: Dave Conrey Tiger
Description: Focuses online marketing tips for commercial and fine artists.
Publisher: Hero Media
Publication Date: Revised 2013
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Title: Selling Art 101. The Art of Creative Selling
Author: Robert Regis Dvorak
Description: Provides information and advice on selling artwork.
Publisher: Artnetwork Press
Publication Date: Revised 2009
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Title: Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market
Author: Edward Winkleman.
Description: Written by a New York art dealer, examines today’s contemporary art market from a dealer’s point of view. Covers the rise of the art fair, the rise of the mega gallery, online competition, and the new movement of dealer collaboration: galleries collaborating with each other. Artists take note!
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2015
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Title: Social Media Scams: Protect Yourself on Facebook, Twitter, eBay & More
Author: Kathleen McMahon.
Description: A practical guide that tells readers how to recognize and avoid the most popular scam on social media sites, including like Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, eBay and more. Explains how scams work, red flag clues for recognizing a scam before you become a victim, and actual real-world examples of the most popular scams social media sites.
Publisher: KTMObooks.com
Publication date: 2013
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Title: Top 10 Email Scams (Internet Scams Revealed)
Author: Kathleen McMahon.
Description: Reveals who are the scammers, where they obtain email addresses, how scams work, how to avoid them, steps to take if you’ve been scammed, and more.
Publisher: KTMObooks.com
Publication date: 2012
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WEBSITES

Title: The Artful Home
Description: A commission-based juried online gallery. Supports selected artists with active, direct marketing through catalogs, email marketing campaigns, and advertising. There is a jury fee  each time you apply, and if an artist’s work is accepted, there is a one-time membership fee.  
URL: www.artfulhome.com/servlet/Guild/MarketYourArtwork 

Title: BBB Warns Artists: Beware of Emails About Buying Art 
Description: How to detect art scams and what to look for. Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of St. Louis, Missouri. 
URL: www.bbb.org/stlouis/news-events/news-releases/2016/01/bbb-warning-on-art-scams 

Title: Breaking Into the Auctions: Make Sure You do it Right”
Description: Article published in ArtBusiness
URL: www.artbusiness.com/auctionbreak.html 

Title: CODAworx (Collaboration of Design + Art)
Description: A website devoted to commissioned artwork. It includes artists, designers, architects, art consultants, fabricators, foundries, lighting designers, engineers, contractors, and landscape architects. Membership for those wishing to submit projects is free. Fee charged to be listed on the website and receive other membership services.
URL: www.codaworx.com  

Title: The Empty Easel, “Selling Art Online: Information on Where (and How) to Sell Art on the Internet.”
URL: http://emptyeasel.com/art-business-advice/selling-art-online

Title: “15 Essential Tips for Selling to Museum Stores”
Description: Article published in Abi, Art Business Institute
URL: www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/blog/sell-to-museum-stores 

Title: “Fundraising & Art Auction Guidelines” Philadelphia/Tristate Artists Equity Association, Inc.
Description: A set of guidelines for artist-participation in charity auctions.
www.artistsequity.org/auction_guideline.html 

Title: Known Scammer
Description: Includes a list of names used in art-related email scams. A service of artist Kathleen McMahon.
URL: www.kathleenmcmahon.com/info/scammer-names.html 

Title: “Sell Your Art in Museum Stores” Professional Artist Magazine
Description: Article by by Thea Fiore Bloom, August 17, 2016.
URL: www.professionalartistmag.com/2016/aug/17/sell-art-museum-stores 

Title: Stop Art Scams
Description: Artist Kathleen McMahon uses her blog to educate, help, and prevent artists from becoming scam victims.
URL: http://stopartscams.blogspot.com

Title: “Who Do Benefit Auctions Really Benefit?”
Description: Article by Jason Andrew, Hyperallergic. Discusses whether artists really benefit from charity auctions.
November 26, 2011.
URL: http://hyperallergic.com/40741/who-do-benefit-auctions-really-benefit