Gallery Commissions On Outside Sales

MT McClanahan

An artist and perpetual thinker, MT McClanahan finds inspiration through connecting ideas across a broad range of topics. He especially enjoys philosophy and how art and life interconnect. He is the founder of TPT and his paintings can be seen at

5 Responses

  1. Youri Chasov says:

    галерея берёт,с художника-50%предоплата,за аренду зала+100%наценка -на цену картины худржника,а продажы НЕТ!галерея НЕ УМЕЕТ ПРОДАВАТЬ картины!это в Таллинне!А как у вас?
    artist Youri Chasov

    • I’m sorry Youri, my Google translator can’t seem to put your comment in English enough so I can really get what you are saying. Please interpret for me!

      • Youri Chasov says:

        Hi!…galleries can not sell! magrin on painting 100%!payment of rent to the exhibiton galleries, example,I signed the contract and paid the rent of the exhibition!and found in the gallery have a website!results in sale-0!playos damaged one picture!it in Tallinn! as you?!
        Youri Chasov

        • It just seems a bad idea, in general, to pay a gallery to show your work. The exception to this is a coop gallery, where every artist there pays a small operating fee. That is how I started.

  2. Ruth says:

    Highly sensitive question.Coming from a biographical point of view in art history it is relationship building with the gallery to discuss why where when your art has come about.Thanks for this debate,I seriously have some gallery interests where the work is priceless related to biographical history yet its contradictory ………galleries need those vital discussion points as mentioned and the artist has to create some value from this,in terms of capital gain and ongoing pathways.

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