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06-13-2004, 09:49 AM
Do you use a representative? How did you find him/her? What are the advanatages or disadvantages? Can you tell me a little about how they work with you?
thanks for the input.
06-14-2004, 11:19 AM
Hi, No, I've never used one. I've met a few of them at gallery openings and I wasn't impressed. Their job from what I understand it is to help get you into shows and/or galleries and be some sort of career guide?. There is usually up front money involved and I think a percentage of sales also. So besides a gallery commission of 50% you'll also be paying them something! If you use one, my advice would be to thoroughly check out their track record first, talk to artists who have used them ,etc. I've always found that networking at gallery openings, getting to know gallery owners and other artists to be the best source of opportunities. I'm known as very blunt, direct and honest in my opinions which turns a lot of people off and even I have successfully networked into some really good stuff, so if you're even a little bit smoother than I am you should do alright. I hate to say this as it sounds sexist but as a man I've had better success networking with women gallery owners and artists. If you use end up using one, let us know how it works out as I'm sure there are many other artists who would be interested in your experience.
Keep Smiling, Jeff
06-14-2004, 09:18 PM
icreate, Bridgette - This topic of artists' representative was covered earlier in the forum If you search for some variant of the term, you should locate the discussion.
As I recall, the general opinion was negative. But, you never know.
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