Resources that provide advice to artists on gallery
relations, and working with art galleries. Also includes
information on various facets of art gallery relations.


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How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery
Author/Editor: Edward Winkleman

Although written for the art gallery world and those considering opening a
gallery, many aspects the book will be of interest to those artists. It
will provide a reality check to artists who are represented by galleries
to better understand how a successful gallery should be run and the
types of services artists should receive from a gallery. Written by
a New York art dealer.

Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: Revised 2018
 How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist:
Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul
Author: Caroll Michels

See chapter “Dealing with Dealers.” The author is the founder
of the Artist Help Network and a career coach and

Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication date: Revised 2018
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Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market
Author: Edward Winkleman.

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

Taking the Leap. Building a Career as a Visual Artist
Author/Editor: Cay Lang
See chapter “When Things Begin to Happen.”
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: Revised 2006
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Thank You for Being Such a Pain
Author: Mark I. Rosen

Offers gentle and compassionate guidance for understanding and
healing relationships with difficult people.

Publisher: Harmony
Publication Date: 1999


“Art Galleries, Exhibitions, Publications Where Artists
Pay to Participate.”
A list of vanity galleries and vanity publications in the USA and abroad.

“Art Law on Consigning Art: Who needs protection when consigning art?”
Description: Article by Judith Wallace, Spencer’s Art Journal. Artnet,
October 31, 2013.
Provides information about the amendments of the New York Arts
and Cultural Affairs Law that protects artists, heirs to artists’ estates,
and collectors.

“Art Market Regulation: Does consumer discrimination
exist in the art world?,”
Fine Art Views

Penned by by Brian Sherwin. A discussion of ethical issues regarding
refusal of art dealers to sell work to certain collectors.

Cancel Art Galleries
An anonymous Instagram account sharing stories
of discrimination, exploitation, and abuse in the
commercial art world. Submit your stories

How’s My Dealing?

An archive of a well-organized venting and feedback blog that invites

artists to share their positive and negative direct dealings with galleries,

curators, and critics.