Managing Personal Relationships: Art Collectors

Many artists form personal relationships with their collectors, but understanding how to balance a genuine relationship with turning a profit can be a challenge. For these artists, their art is not about selling their artwork, it’s about personal connection, whether one-to-one or through the inherent emotional value their art holds for an individual.

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This excerpt is from a larger art panel discussion called “Reaching Art Collectors: An Art Panel Discussion” presented by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and made available by the Clark Hulings Foundation For Visual Artists.

This panel discussion was moderated by Shannon Linker, Vice President of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and offers special thanks to our panellists: H.David Wright, Krystii Melaine,  P.A. Nisbet, and Constance Scopelitis.

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Natalie Baumgartner
Natalie Baumgartner is the Educational Coordinator and Digital Reporter at the Clark Hulings Foundation. She is committed to the mission of the Fund and hopes to see artists enrich their businesses through the tools and grants offered. Natalie recently graduated with her Masters of Science in International Development and has worked for several non-profits, focusing on issues revolving around human rights and gender equity.

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