RedDot Podcast | Episode 009 | Panel Discussion - Dealing with Criticism From Spouses, Close Family, and Friends

June 21, 2017

I talk with Massachusetts artist Mara Levin, and Bay Area artist Naomi  VanDoren about how they've navigated the challenges of taking criticism from spouses or close friends. We discuss the importance of developing self-confidence and perspective when criticism, whether solicited or not, undercuts your confidence in your work.

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 008 | An Interview With Robert MacGinnis - Finding Success Selling Art on Facebook

June 1, 2017

Many artists wonder if marketing art on Facebook is a viable strategy. Oregon artist Robert MacGinnis, who describes himself as "old school" was reluctant to join Facebook when a collector encouraged him to join in 2015, but he quickly discovered that Facebook was an extremely effective way for him to sell his work and connect with collectors. Facebook sales now account for over 50% of MacGinnis' annual sales. In this episode, you'll hear the artist's simple approach to Facebook marketing.

View MacGinnis' work on his website at www.macginnisstudio.blogspot.com

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 007 | Approaching Galleries, Art Sale Scammers, Artist/Gallery Relationships and More

May 24, 2017

Red Dot readers direct the discussion in this week's podcast by asking questions about the art business. In the session, Jason answers questions about approaching galleries, Nigerian scammers targeting artists, galleries that don't operate as well as an artist wishes they would, and much more.

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 006 | Adventurous Art Sales, and the Importance of Persistence in Art Marketing

May 16, 2017

In this week's episode, Jason shares events that lead up to a significant sale and lessons learned in the process. It's easy to give up on your marketing efforts when they don't seem to be working, but persistence can make all the difference.

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 005 | An Interview with Franny Moyle, Author of Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner

May 3, 2017

An interview with Franny Moyle, Author of Turner, the Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner. I picked up Franny's biography on Turner earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about this important artist's life. Turner is one of the United Kingdom's greatest artists, and is, perhaps its best known, but I didn't know much about his life and I found Franny's biography fascinating and enlightening. Franny Moyle joins me for the interview from her home in England.

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 004 | Sales Trends for the 2017 Season

April 26, 2017

In this episode, Jason will look at how the 2016-2017 high season went for Xanadu Gallery. There were several interesting trends, and Jason will explore these trends, along with their underlying external and internal factors.

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 003 | Wrong Lessons Learned

April 26, 2017

In this episode, Jason responds to comments on a recent post about a sticky situation with clients. Some commenters came to the conclusion that Xanadu Gallery is hounding its clients – Jason makes arguments to counter this viewpoint.

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 002 | An Interview With Dave Newman

April 26, 2017

In episode 2 of the RedDot podcast I interview long-time Xanadu artist Dave Newman. We discuss the development of his art and career.

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RedDot Podcast | Episode 001 | Introducing the RedDot Podcast

April 26, 2017

Welcome to our new podcast! I'm Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery and publisher of RedDotBlog.com. I’m excited to announce that, after years of wanting to get a podcast up and running, I’ve finally taken the plunge. In this episode I'll explain how the podcast we'll work, and we'll look at several important issues for artists.

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