Lots of buzz when a new agent appears on the scene. It reminds me of when Emmy nominees are released. (Not exactly the Oscars, that involves a lot of designer clothing and most artists I know work in comfy pants)
When Jennifer Nelson announced the opening of her art agency, Jennifer Nelson Artists, there was a collective squeal of delight. Everyone wants to know about her and about the artists she represents.
I am always happy to see an good artist/agent marriage. I think when you have a good partner in your corner, you can really flourish. Over a series of long lunches (Jennifer lives close to me) I quickly saw that Jennifer is a terrific partner to her artists. She is smart, knowledgable and full of excitement that bubbles over. I sat down with her in this interview so she could tell what she and her group are all about, how you can excel with or without an agent and the mentoring she is doing for artists beyond her group.
Her very busy new agency is a GOOD sign for everyone who wants to make money doing art. That means people are hiring and that there are deals out there. Tune in to this episode to stay motivated.