We had the good fortune of connecting with Debbe Goldstein and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Debbe, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I had been reading how many people were buying art online . I also knew a lot of artists whose work I thought needed to be seen. I thought having an online website to sell work and support artists’careers which was what my career had been about seemed a logical choice.

What should our readers know about your business?
I am an online gallery owner . I represent painters and photographers. I do not have a brick and mortar space.. I’m very proud that this year working with Stewart&Stewart print publishers we published a fine art print by Titus Welliver..I’m thrilled that we were able to get two of “Sam’s Moon” into the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York..We are currently working on a second print by Titus. I’ve had a long career in the arts and have watched and listened. I think going and being in the arts is a hopeful act- but never easy. I think you just put your head down and do the work. I’ve learned to listen to my own intuition and vision.- even when it flies in the face of improbability. I have learned that doing events are critical to my credibility and to the success of my artists. I have also learned that I love writing my blogs. It has been rewarding building a brand. I like being in charge of all the decisions and plans.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well The beach . The mountains. The Getty. The Broad,Moca, Lacma. Days must be allotted for the museums and galleries. DTLA a Must . Hauser and Wirth. Republique. Musso and Franks. Pacific Dining car. Shopping in Beverly Hills. Chinatown for dim sum. Art center college of design gallery. Disneyland. A drive up the coast. Splurging somewhere to get her hair done. Nate and als. The apple pan. The Frank Lloyd Wright houses . The music center . Splurging for a concert. The Hollywood bowl.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Candace Lee. My husband David

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