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Hi Alan, i have been really painting for years. I am your typical workhorse painter and have no idea how to find good representation. the galleries i enter never seem to be a fit. i like a blend of classical with contemporary and it seems to often be one or the other. my website is at www.aaronbernard.net . any ideas on how to get my foot in the door would be appreciated, meanwhile i continue to paint paint paint..

thanks, Aaron

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Aaron--I like your website and your art.  Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet.  I have written several books and have yet to lure an agent.  The arts are not for wimps.  However, when you say your art never seems to fit in any of the galleries, a rep would have the same problem.  Just stick with it, perhaps show at local fairs & shows.  Art dealers often frequent them.  Good luck.
Alan Klevit

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Alan Klevit

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

Experience

I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

Education/Credentials
Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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