The Art of Negotiation, Investing in ART, Investing in YOU, Its About the MONEY Honey! Part One

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen - Date: 2007-01-20 - Word Count: 267 Share This!

As an artist it is hard to not feel flattered when approached by a gallery. If you are a professional or hope to be one having a gallery is at the top of your list.

There are other ways of marketing art these days, over the internet, home studio tours but the mystic of having a gallery is always there.

Who can resist the glamor of having an opening with Champagne and fine food? Maybe add a three piece band to add just that extra touch of class. New York galleries being first on the list with ideas of going international. Ahhh I LOVE it!

There are things to consider when entering a gallery though and that is why I wrote the title "The Art of Negotiation, Investing in ART, Its About the MONEY Honey!".

It is in the end about the MONEY!

It is not just about the money for the gallery but for the artist as well obviously. Past opening night, maybe a strawberry or two, having your art viewed, important people seeing it hopefully, at the very least your family gets to see you meeting some sort of success, past all of that it is about the MONEY!

You have no doubt worked hard on your art to be at a point where you want to start showing it and joining the people who you consider to be 'big time' artists. It is a dream and one that has been on your mind no doubt for a long, long time.

So! Don't lose your head!

Read all you can about the art of cutting a good deal for yourself.

Continued on part two.


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Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
Fantasy Art Woman

I am a figurative artist and illustrator living in Hawaii. Most of my work is painted in oils. I also do sculpture. I illustrated for Hay House Inc.,"Women Who Do Too Much" CARDS taken from Anne Wilson Schaef's book. I also illustrated for Neil Davidson, who was considered for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, and several other publications. My paintings are collected worldwide.

In every single one of my paintings my objective is to 'know them'. To let character reveal their own vision or message. I am often astounded as their presence unfolds and I am met with who they are. I then realize that who 'they' are defines me as well. My hope is that my paintings & sculptures relate to you, and that legends of mermaids; whimsical angel pictures; and tooth fairies fantasies give you the message you need for your own heart and soul. and

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