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[UPDATE: Survey now Live] What Questions Would you Like to See in Xanadu Gallery’s 2014 State of the Art Survey?

UPDATE: The survey is now live at http://www.reddotblog.com/wordpress/index.php/artists-take-xanadu-gallerys-2014-state-art-survey/

 

It’s time for Xanadu Gallery’s annual State of the Art Survey. Early next week we will launch our third annual survey where we take the pulse of the art industry and get a sense of the art business climate. This year, I would like to give you the opportunity to have input on the questions for the survey. Is there a metric you would like to see us survey this year? Is there a detail of the business you would like to have us tease out? Please post your question suggestions in the comments below.

The survey will consist primarily of multiple-choice questions, and, ideally, questions will apply to a broad base of artists regardless of medium, subject matter or style. It would be helpful if, in addition to your question, you could suggest the multiple-choice answers as well.

In the interest of making the survey manageable, we have to limit the number of questions. We won’t be able to include all of the suggested questions, but your input will help us make the survey better.

Here are the questions from last year that will also be included in this year’s survey. Feel free to suggest revisions to the questions or their answers as well as suggesting your own questions. Thanks for your input!

 

Preview | State of the Art Survey Questions for 2014

Do not answer the questions here – preview only – watch for the survey announcement beginning 1/6/14 for the live survey.

1. How professionally engaged are you in your art?

I am a full time professional artist (Almost all of my income comes from sales of my art)

I devote part of my time to my art, but have another job/career to help make ends meet

Art is a hobby more than a profession

2. Where do you reside?

Pacific U.S.

Mountain States U.S.

Midwest U.S.

East Coast U.S.

Southern States U.S.

New England U.S.

Canada

Mexico

Central America

South America

Europe

Australia
Other (please specify)

*3. What is your primary medium?

Painting

Sculpture

Photography

Digital Art

Fine Art Jewelry

Textile Art

Conceptual Art

Collage

Glass

Drawing

Murals
Other (please specify)

*4. How much art did you sell in 2013 (Gross sales)

$500,000+

$250,000-$499,000

$100,000-$249,000

$75,000-$99,000

$50,000-$74,000

$25,000-$49,000

$10,000-$24,000

$5,000-$9,000

Under $4,900

*5. How did your 2013 sales compare to your 2012 sales?

My sales increased in 2013

My sales decreased in 2013

My sales remained about the same in 2013 as 2012

*6. How many original works of art did you create in 2013 (not including prints or other reproductions)

1-10

11-20

21-30

31-40

41-50

51-60

61-70

71-80

81-90

91-100

101-125

126-150

151-200

201-250

251-300

301-400

401-500

501-750

751-1000

1001-1500

1501-2000

>2000

*7. How did your productivity in 2013 compare to 2012

I produced more art in 2013

I produced less art in 2013

I produced about the same in 2013 as 2012

8. What will your marketing efforts for 2013 include (Select as many as you wish)?

Approaching galleries to secure additional representation for my work

Participating in art shows and festivals

Studio tours

Direct sales to past customers

Magazine advertisements

Direct mail marketing

Commissions
Other (please specify)

9. How many galleries are currently representing your work?

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10-15

15-20

20+

10. How much did you directly invest in advertising in 2013 (magazine ads, online ads, direct mail, etc)?

$0

$1-500

$501-1,000

$1,001-2,500

$2,501-5,000

$5,001-10,000

$10,001-25,000

$25,001-50,000

$50,000+

 

11. What is your perception of the health of the art market?

The market is improving

The market is holding steady

The market is declining

12. What is your outlook for sales in 2014?

Sales should increase over 2013

Sales should remain the same as 2013

Sales will probably decline from 2013

Post your comments and suggestions for the upcoming survey in the comments below

Comments
  1. Alfred Bruey
  2. Flora
  3. Gary P. Carver
    • Robert Albrecht
  4. Catherine Newhart
  5. Christy Olsen
  6. Jean M. Judd
  7. Joyce Wynes
  8. Julie Bernstein Engelmann
    • Julie Bernstein Engelmann
  9. Nancy Dean
  10. Jillian
  11. Linda Slade
  12. carrie jacobson
    • Julie Bernstein Engelmann
  13. Denise T. Armstrong
  14. Anderson R Moore
  15. Tom Christiansen
  16. Lori LaBerge
  17. Janell
    • Jason Horejs
    • Will Eskridge
  18. Lynda Pogue
    • Will Eskridge
  19. Bela Fidel
  20. Diana Tripp
  21. Paul M Harman
  22. Judi Jordan
  23. Victoria Sivigny
  24. Tom Edwards
  25. Renee Barton
  26. Renee Barton
  27. Valerie Woelk

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