We've been discussing artist agents. I've received a fair amount of feedback on the subject. The loose consensus seems to be that the best agent is the artist himself. There's no way around digging in and doing the marketing and drudge work for yourself, unless you're lucky enough to be blessed with the proverbial marketing-savvy artist's spouse. However, several people pointed out that in today's art marketplace, the art galleries have, in many cases, assumed the role of the agent. As such, the checklist that I sent last time might be of some use in evaluating your galleries. Keep in mind that a number of the items won't apply to galleries as directly as they did to agents.
A better way to evaluate galleries may be the "Art Gallery Evaluation Sheet" created by artist Robert Genn. You can work through his worksheet and then follow up with the thought-provoking questions he asks you to consider regarding each of your gallery relationships.
Art Gallery Evaluation Sheethttp://www.painterskeys.com/clickbacks/ages.asp
I'm so often asked how an artist should go about finding a gallery. I've given a bit of advice in past articles, but nothing as complete as Genn's worksheet.
I sincerely hope you find it useful.