"A comprehensive reference for any gallery owner." —Leigh Conner, director, Conner Contemporary Art
Aspiring and new art gallery owners can find everything they need to plan and operate a successful art gallery with How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. This new edition has been updated to mark the changes in market and technology over the past decade. Edward Winkleman and Patton Hindle draw on their years of experience to explain step by step how to start your new venture. From finding the ideal locale and renovating the space to writing business plans and securing start-up capital, this helpful guide has it all. Chapters detail how to:
Manage cash flow
Grow your new business
Hire and manage staff
Attract and retain artists and clients
Represent your artists
Promote your gallery and artists online
Select the right art fair
How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery
, Second Edition, also includes sample forms, helpful tips from veteran collectors and dealers, a large section on art fairs, and a directory of art dealer associations.
Edward Winkleman is the director of the Winkleman Gallery in Chelsea. The gallery’s exhibitions have been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, Time Out New York, and Art on Paper. Winkleman has participated in art fairs such as ARCO, Art Chicago, Pulse, Year 6, Aqua, and NADA. He lives in New York City.
Patton Hindle is a principal and founder of yours mine & ours gallery in the Lower East Side. She is also the director of arts at Kickstarter, where she oversees the Arts and Performance Arts team. Hindle was previously the director of gallery and institutional partnerships at Artspace. Hindle came to New York as the director of DODGEgallery, a Lower East Side program that she helped open and run. She was raised in London and attended university in Boston, Massachusetts.
“How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery is a comprehensive reference for any gallery owner. Whether you are new to the business or a seasoned gallerist, it is always wise to remember the essentials.” —Leigh Conner, director, Conner Contemporary Art
“Ed Winkleman has two qualities that are rare: he is quite knowledgeable about the business of operating a contemporary art gallery, and he is willing to share that knowledge with the rest of the world, first through his blog and now in this book. He has one more unique quality: his writing is a pleasure to read.” —Daniel Grant, author of The Business of Being an Artist