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Dear BURNAWAY, I’ve got an exhibition coming up at a small artist-run gallery space. They don’t have any real budget for promotion or anything like that. So I’m wondering something: What are the best low-cost (preferably free) ways to…

Dear BURNAWAY, I’m what you might call “old school,” and I need some help with my artist submissions. I am planning to rip copies of my portfolio (about 30 artwork images) onto blank CDs to submit to galleries around…

Dear BURNAWAY, I shipped a ceramic sculpture across the country to a gallery for an important group show and they said that when they unpacked it, it was broken—as in, shattered to pieces. I am so upset! I spent…

Dear BURNAWAY, I’m a recent grad and want to learn more about the art world, so hopefully, one day, I can work in the arts. That’s my ultimate goal. I didn’t major in art, but I took several art…

  Dear BURNAWAY, I am downsizing my home and will be storing several large works of art for a few years, decades … who knows at this point. They will be stored in my new home, but I haven’t decided…

Dear BURNAWAY, I so enjoyed reading the last column about becoming an art writer in a small town, and I have a follow-up question for you. I’ve written a few reviews of local art exhibits recently for an art…

Edward Hopper, Office in a Small City, 1953; oil on canvas, 28 by 40 inches. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,.

  Dear BURNAWAY, I want to start writing about art but I live in a small town, and I’m not even sure where to start. Any advice on what I can do to get started? Thanks, Amateur Scribe Dear…

Burning Questions is now sponsored by:  Dear BURNAWAY, How should I go about getting a private commission? I’m looking for an artist to paint a custom portrait. I’m not necessarily looking for anything formal or traditional. Do you have any…

Dear BURNAWAY, I’m an artist living in the South (I’ve moved around over the years, but stayed in basically the same region), and lately I’ve been trying to weigh the pros and cons of relocating to NYC. A couple…

Dear BURNAWAY, I’m a painter and I’m not represented by a gallery yet, so I have a question for you. Should I participate in community art fairs and art festivals? I feel like there might be a stigma attached…

Dear BURNAWAY, I’ve been working in my new studio for about half a year, and I want to get some studio visits going to share what I’ve been doing with some actual people out there. This is a new…

  Dear BURNAWAY, I’ve been working as an intern in a small nonprofit arts organization, and now I’m ready to start applying to real (ahem … paying) jobs. I want to apply to jobs in major cities like New York,…

Dear BURNAWAY, I’m in the process of organizing my artist website, and I’m stumped as to how far back I should go chronologically. One friend said that I should show my student works to let people know that I…

Dear BURNAWAY, What are some worthwhile art documentaries? I am an art instructor, and I am working on compiling a list of films for my students to watch in their spare time. I figured you’d probably be a good…