TEN THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN STARTING TO COLLECT ART!
Tips for beginning art collectors as well as for experienced art collectors. Good reminders for anyone interested in art or already collecting art.
- Buy art because it moves you, and will enhance your life and environment.
- Visit as many galleries as you can to develop an eye for quality, and what type of art interests you. Gallery staff can be helpful guides in your art education.
- Get on gallery mailing lists so you’ll be invited to openings, artist receptions, and special events.
- Visit and join your local art museums and non-profit art centers. Curators, docents, and artists sometimes give lectures on a variety of topics.
- To see the broadest range of fine art, attend major national and international art fairs and art expos.
These events generally feature the top galleries and international artists, all in one place.
- If you meet art collectors, talk to them about their collections, and the how’s and why’s behind them.
- Study artists, and periods of art history, that interest you.
- Subscribe to a few art magazines – there are specialty publications for contemporary art, traditional art, photography, artisanal craft, and much more.
- Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews reflect the subjective opinion of only one person.
- Working with a professional art consultant is one way to learn about buying and collecting, as she/he can guide you through the process of discovering and purchasing art, for a fee or commission.
I hope those tips are helpful for you. If you have questions about collecting art, or about my art, feel free to contact me today.