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From start-up to veteran: Be open to both learning and teaching Post

from our Leisurely Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here) Many years ago when I was a baby art dealer, I made a big faux pas and upset an experienced art dealer at his own show opening. Newbie me was very excited, as I had consigned a bronze sculpture for an exhibition in this prestigious St James’s, London, showroom.  What could ...

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Why an artist should keep in touch with the art dealer who said NO Post

from our Sunday reading series - a weekly blog post (subscribe here)I was once introduced to an artist who is the sister of a friend and collector. At a meeting in my Soho gallery, the artist and I viewed her portrait paintings and discussed the subjects and inspirations. The work wasn’t a suitable fit for the gallery, so I thanked her for the ...

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Mothers who Rock the Arts - The Resignation Problem: A Be Smart About Art Short Post

'Mothers who Create: The Resignation Problem', is a 4-minute video in which Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries, talks about the challenges that mothers face when juggling an art practice with parenting. Issues with juggling an art practice & motherhood are remarkably common, as our Founder Susan Mumford has discovered from mentoring numerous artists and ...

2) 1-2-1 Support: stories and inspiration 3176 views
Mothers who Rock the Arts - The Guilt Problem Post

Do you experience guilt in your art practice? A Be Smart About Art Short. ‘Mothers who Create: The Guilt Problem’, is a 4-minute video in which Tamara Gal-On, an expert coach for women in the creative industries, talks about the challenges that mothers face when juggling an art practice with parenting. The issue is common for women in the industry, ...

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Raffle Winners Announced! Video clip of live draw presenting our 5 new Members Post

We are excited to announce the winner of our Pre-Website Raffle. In the 10 days prior to launching the website, we presented a live count-down on our interactive holding page that listed the days, hours, minutes and seconds to go until the website launched. A big THANK-YOU! to the 41 people who entered the raffle. It was good fun, and ...

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Why bother keeping the same price for a work of art between an artist's studio and a gallery? Post

(And why keep art prices consistent between multiple galleries?) Art collectors might think that going directly to the artist is a great way to save money. Incorrect. Artists might be tempted to undercut the gallery and to sell directly to clients. Incorrect. Art dealers might think that by selling for less than another gallery, clients will bypass other galleries and ...

2) 1-2-1 Support: stories and inspiration 3533 views
Offering payment in installments: Agreeing payment terms with the client... and creating balance between artist / gallerist Post

I was recently contacted by an art dealer friend, in regards to a problem he encountered when an artist became unhappy in regards to arrangements that had been made by the dealer to accept payment by installments for the sale of a work of art. Issues in regards to the arrangements for and realities of selling art by installments are ...

2) 1-2-1 Support: stories and inspiration 5349 views
Curvy World interviews Susan Mumford: Tips for Emerging Artists Post

Curvy World‘s Editor in Melbourne, Australia,  Nicole Tattersall, interviews Susan Mumford to glean advice for emerging artists who want to reach the international stage. Curvy World: Creatively inspiring, creative women, is a platform where the latest generation of female creative talent can shine. What inspires you about Art & the Business of Art? I have discovered a lack of business ...

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The Design Trust's 'Design Doctor' interviews Susan Mumford Post

The Design Trust's blog spoke with Susan Mumford for expert advice in their very own agony aunt column, the Design Doctor.  "Help, I have a dispute with my art consultant". Read the full article by Patricia van der Akker. An excerpt from the article: I have got a couple of problems with my Art Consultant.  I am a designer maker ...

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'How to: Get artist representation.' Post

Jotta, an online publication "exploring collaboration in contemporary art and design", interviewed Be Smart About Art Academy Founder Susan Mumford on the subject of "How To: Get Artist Representation" on 15th February 2012. Click here to read the article on jotta.com. What did you study? I attained a B.A. in Fine Art at Hendrix College of Liberal Arts in Conway, ...

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