How to Sell Art: A Systematic Approach to Creating Relationships with Collectors and Closing the Sale (Paperback)
Wouldn't it be great if art sold itself? If you have tried to sell art, you know it doesn't. Selling art takes effort and skill. Jason Horejs has been in the gallery business for over 18 years and has owned Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ since 2001. In How to Sell Art, Horejs shares the entire selling process he and his staff employ when making a sale. From introductions, to creating a compelling dialogue, to closing a sale and beyond. Whether you are a gallerist trying to sell the work of others, or an artist working to sell your own art, Horejs gives you concrete, step-by step instructions that will help you tap and develop your inner salesperson. As with any other skill, you can increase your sales success by taking a systematic and consistent approach. How to Sell Art will help you take your art salesmanship to a higher level.
Art flows through Xanadu Gallery owner J. Jason Horejs veins. Second generation in the art business, (Horejs father is a nationally recognized oil painter John Horejs) Horejs life has always been filled with art. Though not interested in pursuing a life as an artist, Horejs fell in love with the business side of art at an early age. At age 12, the future gallery owner was employed by his father building custom canvas stretchers. In 1991, at the age of 17, Horejs began working for Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, where he learned the gallery business from the ground up. Horejs handled logistics, shipping and installation, eventually working into a sales position at the western art gallery. Horejs worked in the gallery s Scottsdale and Jackson Hole, WY, locations. In 2001, Jason and his wife, Carrie, opened Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale. In spite of opening on September 11th into a completely changed art world, Horejs built the gallery into a successful venture, showing dozens of artists and selling to collectors from around the world, including major municipal and private collections. In 2008, Horejs developed a series of art marketing workshops designed to help artists better understand the gallery business and better prepare themselves to approach galleries. This series of workshops has helped hundreds of artists get organized to show and sell their work through galleries.