NKPR hearts Love Art! We’re so excited for the launch of Love Art Fair in Canada. Coming to Toronto this May 8– 11, Love Art Fair will be hosting 50+ galleries showcasing affordable, contemporary art including original paintings, artist-made prints, sculptures and photographs…all under one roof! As lovers of contemporary art ourselves (take one look at the office and you’ll see what we mean), we’re thrilled to celebrate with the Toronto art scene and get to know our local galleries.
As the Love Art Fair approaches, Love Art has been featuring weekly blog posts showcasing the various galleries participating in the fair, giving us an inside look at what’s to come during this amazing 4 day event. We thought we’d share some of our favourite highlights, continuing with gallery director, Joan Spence from Spence Galleries here in Toronto!
What is the most challenging aspect of having a gallery?
JS: Getting clients and making sales. Unfortunately I am not located in an art district, therefore I don’t have the advantage galleries have in such districts.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
JS: One thing is when I sell someone their first piece of art. Also, selling art to young people really makes me happy.
What advice would you give someone who wants to buy art for the first time?
JS: I would tell them to go to galleries a lot and look at a lot of art. The more you see art, the more you know what you really like. And also, it allows you to see the range of things.
Read the full interview with Joan Spence and purchase tickets for Love Art at www.loveartfair.com.