Lecture by Daniel Miller: 15 Things You Can Do to Get Represented by a Gallery

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Daniel Miller is the owner of Duncan Miller Gallery, a prominent fine art photography gallery founded in 2008 and located in Santa Monica, CA. Miller expanded the business outside the normal gallery model.

In 2010, he created “Collector’s Favorites,” a popular program for the Photography Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In 2012, Miller founded YourDailyPhotograph.com, an innovative online platform for collectors of fine art photography currently servicing 9,200 daily subscriber-buyers in 75 countries. Miller regularly travels the world sourcing photographic works for these clients.

His numerous media appearances regarding photography include The Today Showand Channels 7 and 9. His speaking engagements include educational seminars to emerging artists and collectors in Chicago, New York, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Budapest, Moscow, and locally at the Annenberg Center of Photography in Century City.

Miller conceived and curated the landmark 2014 exhibition American Icons which received the highest daily attendance for any photography exhibition in Los Angeles history. It was sponsored by Chevrolet in partnership with Rick Caruso’s Americana at Brand property.

In 2017, Miller purchased an archive of nearly four million vintage photographic prints, making him the owner of the largest collection of vintage photographs on the West Coast of America. His acquisition story is the subject of a documentary currently in production by the ABC network.

In addition to Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, Miller was included in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 50 list. He is a widely recognized expert in his field.

“15 Things You Can Do to Get Represented by a Gallery”
This lecture deals with all aspects of career development and the gallery system to help fine art photographers understand the gallery business.

Miller will read his unique lecture, which proved to be a great success in many countries, on September 29, from 11:00 to 12:00 at Photo Kyiv Fair 2019, Mironova Gallery, Lavrsky Lane, 9.
The lecture will be in English with consecutive translation into Ukrainian.
Lecture cost: 600 UAH. The day of the lecture 800 UAH
Registration is considered to be completed only after payment has been made.




After the lecture, at 12:00, 6 sessions of 20-minute portfolio reviews will be held from 12:00 to 14:00, face-to-face with Daniel Miller.
Portfolio review cost: 2000 UAH.

?Understand the business of selling artwork
What artists should know about how galleries are run. Consignments vs cash sales to galleries, how money and pricing works, payments. Understand what a good gallery does to earn their profit.

?Develop yourself
One of your most important tools as an upcoming artist is your resume/CV. Work on it every day. We’ll share the specific content galleries look for in your CV.

?Social media
Facebook fan pages are free. Make yours today, and add to it every few days. Tips to maximize this. Don’t promote your personal page, promote your fan page.

?Web site vs. Facebook page
Are web sites becoming less-relevant? Learn four reasons why you might want to replace your web site with a Facebook page.

?Make books
Anyone can make one book. Show your maturity and your editing ability and make books a part of your new reality. We’ll cover what should be in the book, and what is the purpose of having one.

?Your work
Don’t present your work unless it is ready
You only have one first impression and you really need to make it count.

?Where to get started showing your work
Photo fairs, portfolio reviews, group shows, alternate gallery space, etc.

?The technical quality of your work
How to prepare your work for showing and for display.

?Be careful how you interact with galleries (don’t waste their time)
Study the galleries you are considering carefully
You need to really study the type of work a gallery sells before you consider them as a possibility to represent you.

?Self promotion to galleries
Postcards, emails, letters, CDs, books, etc. What to send, when to send and why to send.

?Don’t be an idiot (very important)
How to interact with art dealers in public, in their galleries, during receptions and at art fairs.

?Gallery owners talk
Yes, we often compare details on artists and work (good details and bad ones).

?Follow up and do what you say
Too many artists think they can be irresponsible and that’s okay. That doesn’t work so much anymore. Be good with your word, your reputation transcends every area of your life.

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