JESSICA AMAYA • SPARKS GALLERY
EMILY KNAPP • SPARKS GALLERY
ALEXANDER SALAZAR • ALEXANDER SALAZAR FINE ARTS
LYNN SUSHOLTZ • ART PRODUCE
PATRIC STILLMAN • THE STUDIO DOOR
The collaborating galleries presented a free panel discussion on Saturday, August 5 at 10 am – Noon to discuss the partnership between artist, gallery and patron; how contemporary galleries operate; and business practices of successful artists. Confirmed panelists include Jessica Amaya and Emily Knapp of Sparks Gallery; Alexander Salazar of Alexander Salazar Fine Art; Lynn Susholtz of Art Produce and Patric Stillman of The Studio Door.
“Creative commerce requires a great deal of patience and consideration for visual artists. They have to make personal decisions about how they want to engage in the marketplace and then they have to figure out what can best be described as a very complex industry. There simply are very few consistencies in the variety of options that artists have,” said Stillman. “Hopefully a panel with some San Diego’s gallerists will help demystify one aspect of the scene.”