Do most gallery owners want to be artists?
Zita Cousens, owner Cousen Rose Gallery: There are gallery owners who are artists, but many (and this would include me) who purely enjoy the art of selling. First, what I believe owners find intriguing and interesting are the people who visit galleries; then the marketing and sales aspect of running a gallery. The gallery owner focuses on the details involving organizational matters that make the gallery successful. The gallery owner and artist complement each other; it's a delicate relationship and balance. The artist is skilled in creating artwork and the gallery owner is skilled in displaying it.
This gallery owner enjoys running a business...It's an art to run a gallery!