Secrets of the Art World – Art Design Consultants


Secrets of the Art World

The Book to Advance Your Art Career


the book secrets of the art world written by litsa spanos in an art galleryIn 2017, Litsa Spanos released Secrets of the Art World: Getting Real about the Process, Business, and Selling of Your Work, where she offers insider secrets to help artists in every aspect of their career. Litsa Spanos knows a thing or a thousand about making it in the art world. She's been a successful gallery owner for twenty-five years and has sold millions of dollars in original art and watched unknown artists, grow, flourish, and succeed. She has literally seen it all. And then some. And she has some insider secrets to share. (Okay, more like lots of them.) She believes that every artist should have the same opportunity to succeed and she wants to help as many artists as she can, while she can. So she put together an inspiring and informative book that will help the emerging artist, the mid-career artist, and the thriving or successful artist in equal measure.

The book helps artists:



  • Identify and then follow your life's passion or dream
  • Create consistent work, self-care, and business practices
  • Take calculated risks that will help you grow personally and professionally
  • Develop and maintain a positive mindset that will help attract more positive outcomes
  • Price your work to improve sales 
  • Find respected galleries and collectors to represent you
  • Exhibit your work in tradeshows, conferences, and art fairs
  • Manage your accounts, expenses, and income
  • Connect with and influence lifelong customers
  • Identify and build your personal brand
  • Craft your artist narrative and elevator pitch
  • Maintain relationships with your audience with blogging and social media 
  • Publish your art
  • And much more!


    About the Author

    Litsa Spanos is the President of ADC Art Design Consultants, Inc., a multimillion dollar and nationally recognized, award-winning gallery located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ADC is also lauded as one of the top women-owned businesses in the nation. In addition to running the gallery, she is the founder of ACA, one of the largest and most desirable artist competitions in the nation, and the publisher of both Blink Art Resource and Curated Spaces. A passionate advocate and supporter of arts and artists, Litsa has spent the last twenty-five years working closely with artists to mentor them and help them establish successful and meaningful lifelong careers. When she is not coaching and mentoring artists, she is working with many prestigious clients (corporate, healthcare, hospitality and private collectors) to assist them with the art selection process. Litsa is also a loving wife and mother of three amazing daughters.

    Learn more about Litsa’s inspiring journey

    “If you have the passion inside of can do it! Because if you don’t take a risk you’ll never know what happens.” – Litsa






    Praise for Secrets

    “Finally! A book that guides an artist through development, sales, and representation. Be true to yourself and at the same time, appeal to your audience. Litsa Spanos brings her "Super Star" experience in representing artwork and artists via a step-by-step chronology. This is a must read for artists, gallery owners, and publishers.

    —Rick Barnett
    Author, Lecturer, and Television Personality
    Managing Director, Redwood Media Group

    Learn what inspired Litsa to write Secrets in her interview with Cincy Chic Magazine

    “Litsa, with her passion for beauty and excellence, walks firmly on the cutting edge of the U.S. Art Market. For her to share her ‘secrets’ is a stunning gift to all of us in the industry! I am humbled by her generosity of spirit and feel privileged to traverse this complicated, yet richly-rewarding business, along- side my colleague and friend. This book is a bible for anyone who wishes to “make it” in the Art World!

    —Bette Ridgeway
    practicing artist and web designer

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