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Lots of artists sell art from home. It's a business model that can work well for many artists. BUT you do need to be aware of the legal and other implications of selling from home.
Artsy published an article on 4th January about How to Start a Gallery in Your Apartment. This article by Casey Lesser
Unfortunately the article tends to focus only on the social and artistic considerations and wholly omits to mention critical factors which should ALWAYS be taken into consideration before you open a gallery in your spare bedroom - or your living room and a bedroom as Leo Castelli did.
Hence this blog post. I would urge all those thinking of widening their options for selling art in 2017 to read on before they potentially create a lot of problems for themselves.
It's not that you can't do it - but rather than it's rather more complicated than this "how to" article suggests it might be.
So here are the factors it omits to mention - but if YOU ignore them you could find yourself landed with some very expensive repercussions!
My page on Selling Art from Home provides you with a whole page of things you need to think about and resolve before you sell art from home
There is no mention in the Artsy article of:
Do please read this page before being seduced into thinking it's really quite simple and straightforward from a legal and financial perspective to open a gallery at home.
11/3/2023 09:32:35 pm
Our building Manager/Secretary,is a painter she took down some artwork,and replaced them with her own paintings,turned our halls into a exibit for her art,they are for sale,and shes offering art classes as well.She gets it all for free,is she not required to have to pay for the exbit including taxes.
12/3/2023 11:51:01 am
First off, you only pay taxes on income - so she has to be making income first!
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