What are your thoughts on selling in non-traditional / non-gallery places like tourist shops?
I have some different stores, like the I Heart Denver Store. Those guys crush it, I love them. Just, you know, results.
Because some of those places are not what some artists consider “pure” places to show and sell art, they say, Are you worried that’s going to affect your career? I used to worry about that. There are some very traditional gallery spaces that I show in and some non-traditional, retail stuff.
But I think for artists, it’s important to consider all of it. There’s this sense that if you show in a retail Colorado store that you’re not a “real” artist and the top-tier galleries won’t look at you. But I’ll tell you what, the galleries aren’t looking at me anyway and I have bills to pay, you know? I’m not in it for this purist sense of what you think art is. I like making what I want to make and making my own decisions.