Art Business Advice: Real Strategies to Help you Succeed in the Business of Art



How often are aspiring artists told that they will neither find a job nor be talented enough to make art a career? And yet art surrounds us through product design, architecture, advertising, home décor, clothing, digital media, and so much more! Aspiring artists simply need the proper. . . read more
Even if you’re not a particularly prolific artist, when you paint long enough, sooner or later you’ll find yourself with a bunch of old paintings. If you have unlimited space to store them or a large family willing to accept your gifts of art, you’re all set. But what if you don’t. . . read more
For most creative people, creative stillness is the worst possible fate. Whether you call it artist’s block, stagnation, or something else, it looms like a huge, dark storm cloud on the horizon. Most of us will do anything to avoid it and struggle to escape it when it catches up with us.. . . read more
Now that the first few issues of Artwork Reveal are behind us—five, counting this month’s issue—I feel like I’ve learned a few things that might be helpful to those of you who are also using email to promote and sell your art. NOTE: If you’re not familiar with Artwork. . . read more
I’ve been drawing from the time I was old enough to clutch a crayon in a pudgy hand. There was never a doubt about what I’d be when I grew up; my dreams were clear and well-defined. I would be an artist. However. . . I’ve come to realize those youthful dreams about what it [.... . . read more
Welcome back to “The ABC’s of Art Marketing”—an alphabet guide to marketing your art, from A to Z. In today’s article, I’ll be focusing on the letter “R” for Relationships My recent exploration of the Riverdale Art Walk with Gary Smith was more of a crawl than a walk. We. . . read more
Little as most of us want to hear it, few artists earn a living selling art. Many who do are well aware that the income generated from sales is subject to market trends, the economy, and a number of other factors beyond the artist’s control. Many artists have found other ways to earn. . . read more
Summer art festivals and art fairs provide great opportunities for artists. . . but while these big events mean more potential customers, they also come with a challenge: how do you make your artwork stand out amongst all the rest? The following ideas are several fun, creative ways to add a. . . read more
Anytime I talk to artists, I almost ALWAYS hear the following question: “How do you get high-res images of artwork? I have such a hard time getting good quality images!” The truth is, for most emerging artists, getting high-quality digital images is either too expensive or too. . . read more
One of the things that many people do not understand about art—especially in terms of turning it into a living wage—is that just because it can be done anywhere doesn’t mean it should be done anywhere. It is actually incredibly important (and not just for tax purposes) to have a. . . read more
In a 2002 report by the Arts Education Partnership it was shown that children exposed to the arts, such as drama, music and dance, are often more proficient at reading, writing and math. In fact, while many people still think of art as frivolous, it has been found over and over again that it. . . read more
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. –Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac Can you imagine living in a place where the food in the restaurant was grown by people you know and. . . read more
Welcome back to “The ABC’s of Art Marketing”—an alphabet guide to marketing your art, from A to Z. In today’s article, I’ll be focusing on the letter “Q” for Quality and Quantity. As you may remember, in my last post I urged you to trade perfection and procrastination for. . . read more
I’ll be the first to confess that I enjoy seeking out new places to post my art online. It doesn’t matter if it’s an online gallery, forum, blog, or marketplace, I’m always tempted to join. But here’s the problem: I already display my work on my professional. . . read more



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