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Imagine having an exciting, prestigious, and rewarding career as the owner of an art gallery, getting paid to select and sell art.

When you start an art gallery, you have the freedom to make your own choices and express your own creative spirit.

You have the luxury of selling the artworks you want to. You can introduce the public to artists you admire. You can discover exciting new artists. You can even create the ideal showcase for your own art if you are an artist yourself.

By opening your own art gallery, you become part of a rich culture, and you may enjoy an excellent reputation as an important part of your community.

You can hold exhibitions at your art gallery, and your opening night parties could be intimate affairs or grand galas attended by local, national, and international celebrities.

In addition to working with famous and emerging artists, you may also work with wealthy clients. Many people of means frequent private art galleries to add to their art collections.
”Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”
 —Andy Warhol
In fact, more people are buying art today than ever before. According to the most recent U.S. Economic Census data, retail art dealers’ annual revenues have increased by more than 40% over the previous five years. In major urban centers, some art dealers' revenues top $2 million per year. Clearly, art gallery owners are a very successful group of retailers.

Plus, if you sell art on consignment, you will have less risk than most types of retail businesses because you can fill your art gallery with inventory without paying until it's sold.

If opening an art gallery and becoming an art dealer sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become an Art Gallery Owner is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed in the art gallery business.

The FabJob art gallery guide offers insider tips and expert advice from successful art gallery owners, art dealers, and art industry insiders. The experts who share advice in this guide include:

  • Renowned art consultant Alan Bamberger, author of The Art of Buying Art and owner of, who has been featured as an art expert in media such as CNN, PBS, The Wall Street Journal, and Your Money
  • Rebecca Cooper, art expert and owner of The Gallery Sag Harbor in New York, who has appeared on national television and conducts art tours
  • Susan Gottlieb and Jolene Hanson, owner and gallery director of the environmentally conscious G2 Gallery in Venice, California
  • Prajit and Projjal Dutta, co-owners of Aicon Gallery, an Indian-themed art gallery with locations in New York, London and Palo Alto
The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open an art gallery in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening an art gallery in any country. The guide includes:
How to Start an Art Gallery Business
  • How to create a business plan for your art gallery (includes a sample art gallery business plan)
  • Deciding what kind of art gallery to open
  • An overview of options for your art gallery business:
    • Buying an existing art gallery (including how to find art galleries and art stores for sale)
    • Buying a retail art franchise
    • Opening a new art gallery
  • Choosing a name for your art gallery
  • Where to get start-up financing for your art gallery business (includes sample start-up budgets)
  • Information about important business matters including insurance and whether you should incorporate
  • How much space (square footage) you need to open your art gallery
  • What to consider when choosing a location for your art gallery, including information about permits and leases
  • Interior and exterior design of your art gallery
  • Equipment and supplies you need to start an art gallery business and where to get them
  • How to get inventory for your art gallery including information on:
    • How to attract artists to sell through your gallery
    • Obtaining artwork on consignment (includes a sample agreement)
    • Typical commissions paid for artwork sold through galleries
    • How to buy limited edition artwork from popular collectible artists at wholesale discounted prices
Managing Your Art Gallery
  • How to develop effective systems for running your art gallery business on a daily basis
  • How to set your prices (plus ways to increase the perceived value of a piece so you can sell it for a higher price)
  • Accepting payments from customers
  • Art gallery theft prevention techniques
  • Computer software that can help you manage your art inventory
  • Ways to attract visitors to your art gallery through advertising and low cost publicity
  • Organizing events at your art gallery
  • Creating a website to sell artwork locally and internationally
  • Increasing sales with effective customer relations, including:
    • How to talk with educated art collectors
    • Handling difficult customers
    • How to get repeat business
  • How to find and hire great art gallery employees
Plus you will find even more resources and advice, including:
  • Other services you can offer through your art gallery to increase your income, including:
    • Art appraisals
    • Framing art
    • Renting space
  • Vanity practices that can affect an art gallery's reputation
  • Valuable samples and checklists, including:
    • Sample business plan for an art gallery
    • Sample art gallery floor plan
    • Sample lease agreement
    • Sample consignment agreement
    • Sample budgets for an art gallery
    • Supplies checklist
    • Checklist to evaluate competing art galleries
    • Checklist to evaluate potential locations 
    • Checklist for art gallery operations
  • Attracting corporate clients
  • And more! (including free updates)
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about how to open an art gallery. The FabJob Guide to Become an Art Gallery Owner contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some costly mistakes, and give you information you need to open your own art gallery.

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NOTE: Only a very limited number of copies of the new edition of this popular guide have been published in print, and are available on a first come first served basis. The previous edition sold out, so if you would like to have a print copy, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to open an art gallery, start an art business, and become a successful art dealer. You will earn back the price of the guide your first day in business. Plus this guide can help you open an art gallery much more quickly and profitably.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become an Art Gallery Owner takes you step-by-step through what you need to know to open and operate your own art gallery. The guide offers insider advice from experts currently working in the art industry, each with a unique perspective to help you achieve your own success as an art gallery owner."
Brenna Pearce, Editor

"Michelangelo once said, ‘The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.’ I believe the message of this guide is to inspire art gallery hopefuls to take a chance and follow their dream career. The book gives you the business information you need to get started. The rest is up to how much you want it.”
—Mitchell Warren, art gallery guide author

"(My art gallery) grew out of a comment by a friend who is a wildlife videographer, suggesting that we create a gallery to show our photographs. Something that was visualized as a small gallery grew into a 5,000 square foot space in a world-class art community featuring artworks by internationally renowned wildlife and landscape photographers. It is very rewarding to watch a gallery grow from concept to reality."
Susan Gottlieb, Owner of G2 Gallery, Venice, California

"When you make a buyer happy and when you help them select art that represents them or relates to their lives, it is very satisfying. I also enjoy giving the artist their commission check. It completes the circle that is my job."
— Sandra Espinet, Owner of Square One Fine Art Gallery, Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
Susan and Sandra are two of the art gallery owners and art industry experts who give advice in this FabJob guide


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Learn how to open an art gallery and start an art gallery business. The FabJob Guide to Become an Art Gallery Owner explains how to become a professional art dealer by starting your own art gallery. The guide offers step-by-step advice on how to open an art gallery business, work with artists, and sell art.