Monday, July 26, 2010

Negative Energy

Recently, I had an encounter with an art dealer here. The person was being negative about something art wise. I have always felt, if people in Denver art culture would convert their negative energy into positive energy then people would buy art from us artists , it would be great.
Some art people here get too concerned about art stuff they can't do anything about.
The stuff they can do something about they don't do.
Negative energy is not good for anybody.
Maybe that's why I don't do the gallery thing nowadays.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Denver's Art is a Secret

It seems to me that any success the art world here in Denver is a secret. I say this because, we have had two arts festivals recently in the city and there has been no summary on the events.
The newspapers have not written anyhing on the results of sales etc.
My feeling is, good art news should be reported, especially in the present economy.
Rising tides raises all boats.
I have written to the PR people at the art festivals, asking if there were plans to publish any results of sales etc.
I haven't gotten any responses.
I guess any success in the Denver art world ,is going to remain a secret.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

People Are Buying Art

I went to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival three days in a row.
The energy was just great. I go to see friends from out of town, and to learn how to improve my business skills as an artist.
It's notable what one can learn by osmosis.
I am glad I don't have to do the street bit anymore.
The sitting can be very tiring.
My hats off to all festival artists.
I did see a lot of art with legs.
I am certain many artists did well on sales.
It's all a gamble any way you look at it.
People are buying art in Denver.

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Smart Gallery In Denver

I have harped about galleries not having time payment signs, posted so people wouldn't have to ask.
Well the other week, I went into a very important gallery here in Denver and voila, they had lay away signs in several locations. It's about time!!!!!
I was very happy to see the signs.
The gallery director said they had a lot of people, who, were making payments on art.

I figure in this economic time , a gallery should use all of the selling tools they have.
Artists getting paid matters.