• Buy art because because it moves you, and will enhance your life and environment.

  • Visit as many galleries as you can to develop an eye for quality, and what type of art interests you. Gallery staff can be helpful guides in your art education.

  • Get on gallery mailing lists so you'll be invited to openings, artist receptions and special events.

  • Visit and join your local art museums and non-profit art centers. Curators, docents and artists sometimes give lectures on a variety of topics.

  • To see the broadest range of fine art, attend major national and international art fairs and art expos.
    These events generally feature the top galleries and international artists, all in one place.

  • If you meet art collectors, talk to them about their collections, and the how's and why's behind them.

  • Study artists, and periods of art history, that interest you.

  • Subscribe to a few art magazines - there are specialty publications for contemporary art, traditional art, photography, artisanal craft, and much more.

  • Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews reflect the subjective opinion of only one person.

  • Working with a professional art consultant is one way to learn about buying and collecting, as she/he can guide you through the process of discovering and purchasing art, for a fee or commissiom.

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Artwork by Peter Halasz on exhibition at Nancy Toomey Fine Art in San Francisco, March 21 - April 27, 2024, 040124

Peter Halasz
Rapture & Reverie
March 21 - April 27, 2024
Nancy Toomey Fine Art
San Francisco

Ukiyo-e Woodcut by Helen Frankenthaler on exhibition at Leslie Sacks Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, February 24 - April 29, 2024, 030124

Helen Frankenthaler
Feb 24 - April 29, 2024
Leslie Sacks Gallery
Santa Monica, CA

Black and White photograph by Sage Sohier on exhibition at Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, CA, February 17 - April 27, 2024, 021124

Sage Sohier
Passing Time
Feb 17 - April 27, 2024
Joseph Bellows Gallery
La Jolla, CA

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