Insights Into the Commercial Art Buying World


Published by TEAM EC

In our continued effort to bridge the gap between artists and commercial art buying professionals, Embrace Creatives is giving you an easy way to get your burning, handmade business questions answered by an experienced, arts professional.

  • Abstract artists or fashion designers may want to know the best way to present their work.
  • Illustrators and ceramic artists with questions about the type of work buyers are looking for, ask below.
  • Galleries or retailers that have questions about increasing engagement or sales, please inquire!

We are beyond honored to have Wayne Northcross, member manager at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit respond to our Embrace Creatives Artists and Trade Members’ curiosities. With his varied background; fine art; fashion; curating; and editorial writing he can answer on different types of art practice and business questions.

Get your art & design in front of Commercial Art Buyers! Apply for our EC Talent Directory, The A List, today!

Andrea Bogart, founder/CEO of Embrace Creatives will chat privately with Wayne on July 27th then share the audio interview with you all soon after.

Whatever YOUR question ask it in this blog post, remember to say what TYPE of art you’re referring to (fine art, fine craft, fashion, etc…) and if your question is chosen, we will present it to Wayne!

In addition, your question will be promoted via social media and on Embrace Creatives plus, we’ll introduce your Embrace Creatives profile to Wayne (so make sure your EC account is robust, you have a few projects to show that you’re exhibiting and doing work outside of your studio, and that your portfolios are professionally developed).

About Wayne Northcross: Beginning his education at Wayne State University, he traveled to Miami to study law then moved from Miami to New York to start his creative career. Wayne has an extensive background in writing, fine art curating & consulting as well as fashion editing in New York. In his new position with MOCAD, Wayne works primarily with museum members, especially with New Wave, their young professionals, and with Collectors Circle, MOCAD’s patron group, developing and planning experiences for them such as visits to artists’ studios or travel to national and international art fairs and exhibitions.



Empower Others


  1. Diane Marie Kramer

    What is the best way to approach an art Gallery or Art Venue s when seeking future exhibit opportunities? Also, How does one Bequeath art- via art institutions- etc..when wanting to donate art after one passes away?

  2. Ron Gage

    Question: “Does your museum offer any sort of local artists exhibits, either for display only or for potential sale? If so, what sort of conditions surround such an exhibit: costs, size limits, medium and so on.”