The Art Rules (Book)

Wisdom and Guidance from Art World Experts

Edited by Paul Klein

Based on his many years in both the art world as a gallery owner and educator, The Art Rules is a practical, operational guide for visual artists that demystifies the art world and empowers practitioners to find success on their own terms. 

Category: Visual Arts

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A well-known advocate and proponent of art in Chicago, Paul Klein is a long-time gallerist whose friendships with artists, dealers, collectors and curators have afforded him a rare vantage point on the vagaries and victories of the art world. Since closing his gallery in 2004, he has parlayed his insider knowledge into a cottage industry that addresses the imbalance between visual artists’ gifts for creation and their frequent unfamiliarity with managing successful careers.

Based on his many years in both the art world as a gallery owner and educator, The Art Rules is a practical, operational guide for visual artists that demystifies the art world and empowers practitioners to find success on their own terms. Filling a major void, The Art Rules gives practitioners the tools they need to realise their potential.

Through his work as a gallery owner and arts advocate, Paul Klein nurtures relationships with artists, curators, and collectors. Chosen by the Chicago Society of Artists as 2006 Man of the Year, he now teaches artist empowering courses online, is a SupporTed mentor of TED Fellows and writes for The Huffington Post.

Foreword – Dana Martin Davis

Chapter 1: The Art Rules 

Chapter 2: On Being an Artist 

Chapter 3: Nourishing an Artist’s Soul – Renee Freedman

Chapter 4: Making the Art: Trusting Your Vision

Chapter 5: Great Work – Michael Bungay Stanier

Chapter 6: Relationships

Chapter 7: Talking Your Talk: What Kind of Art Do You Make? – Gwenda Joyce

Chapter 8: Tools for Success

Chapter 9: Education

Chapter 10: Artful Work: Making the Money You Deserve – Sheryl Kosovski

Chapter 11: Making It without a Gallery

Chapter 12: How to Get a Gallery

Chapter 13: How to Turn Obstacles into Art Business Opportunities – Aletta De Wal

Chapter 14: Pricing Your Art

Chapter 15: Exposure

Chapter 16: Live with Routines to Free Your Creative Mind – Alyson B. Stanfield

Chapter 17: Opportunities

Chapter 18: Location 

Chapter 19: Artist Websites: How to Increase Your Online Traffic (and Keep Everyone on Your Site Longer) – Alan Bamberger

Chapter 20: Success Awaits

'In the art world, too much tends to be ethereal. The art-centric focus of The Art Rules is refreshing and should be in every aspiring artist's library.'

Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch
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