How Artists Can Work Effectively with Publishers

Artist Michelle Hunter got exposure for her work on the cover of this professional journal.

Guest blogger Mary Jo Courchesne shares the ins and outs of negotiation when getting your art into a publication. You’ve promoted your work on your website, in social media, and on various vendor outlets like Etsy, Shutterstock, Art.com and more, … [Read more]

Featured Artist Katie Hoffman

“Masquerade” Oil on Wood, 14" x 14" by artist Katie Hoffman. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

The artwork of Katie Hoffman is mysterious, dreamlike and filled with large shapes of bright color and symbolism. To see more of her paintings, visit her website.     My BFA emphasis was drawing, but in the last year of my … [Read more]

Artists & Their Work

Artist Justine Reichman

We asked some artist friends, "What is your creative work about? What is the concept behind it?"     Justine Reichman Moving away from the traditional, my photography permits a private, almost sacred view into myself and my … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lee Hendrickson

“Pacific Blues” Crystalline acetaminophen (active ingredient in Tylenol) Photography, Various Sizes by artist Lee Hendrickson. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist and scientist Lee Hendrickson’s photographs are crystals magnified thousands of times, captured using a high-resolution digital imaging microscope. Enjoy Lee’s amazing imagery by visiting his website.     It has often been … [Read more]

Featured Artist Lily Van Bienen

"A Flaming Tulip" Oil on Linen, 116cm x 88cm by artist Lily Van Bienen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Lily Van Bienen finds joy in painting large, colorful and expressive floral portraits. See more of her amazing work by visiting her website.     For as long as I can remember, I have always had a romance with flowers. I … [Read more]

10 Easy Tips for Better Sales at Your Next Art Fair

How to Increase Sales at Your Next Art Fair. Read about it at www.Artsyshark.com

By guest blogger Mckenna Hallett     First off: Have no fear. I have no power to turn you into a sleazy salesperson. I have been teaching the principles I am sharing here for nearly 30 years. No one has become anything other … [Read more]

Featured Artist Konni Jensen

"Las Vegas" Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 30" by artist Konni Jensen. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Konni Jensen’s colorful acrylic paintings use hidden pictures to convey meaning and add narrative to her work. Enjoy more of her art by going to her website.     I fell in love with painting after living in France and … [Read more]

The Art of the Landscape

Artwork by Barbara Kinnick. See the photo article at www.ArtsyShark.com

What is a landscape? We asked some artist friends to share their work, and received wonderful and even surprising interpretations! Click each artist's name to visit their website.     Allison McGree I am in awe of enchanted … [Read more]

Featured Artist Denisa Prochazka

“Bhride” Detail of Celtic Goddess, Cast stone (Aqua-resin, Hydro-stone) and Stainless steel, 70” x 50” x 7” b artist Denisa Prochazka. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Denisa Prochazka’s sculpture is influenced by her love of the Italian Renaissance combined with the influence of spirituality, and symbolism of Native, Aboriginal and ancient art. Visit her website to see more.     I began my … [Read more]

Featured Artist Kathy Armstrong

"Tulip 3" oil, 20" x 20" by artist Kathy Armstrong. See her feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Kathy Armstrong captures the light in her stunning oil paintings of the natural world. Enjoy and visit her website to see more of her portfolio.     Light touches the world and immediately brings it to life. It shapes and … [Read more]

The Value of Art In Situ

Artwork by Don White, shown in a commercial setting. Read about this at www.ArtsyShark.com

by Carolyn Edlund These artists use in situ photos to share their art with customers. Here's why you should, too.     Selling artwork successfully means that you have to present excellent images of the art itself, but you must … [Read more]

Featured Artist Geoff Thornley

"Jaguar XK150" Acrylic on canvas panel, 16" x 11" by Geoff Thornley. See his feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

British artist Geoff Thornley presents a delightful portfolio of paintings, inspired simply by his love of creating. Enjoy and visit his website to see more.     Like most artists, I started to paint at an early age, initially … [Read more]

How to Wholesale Your Art or Handmade Work

The Arts Business Institute introduces Wholesale Academy

by Carolyn Edlund Is wholesaling a business model that can work for you? Get the basics, right here.     There are different models for selling your art or handmade work. Among them are selling retail, consigning, taking … [Read more]

Featured Artist MaiYap

"Hope #6" Oil on Canvas, 36" x 36" by artist MaiYap. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Environmental Abstract artist MaiYap creates paintings that bring happiness and ecological awareness. Enjoy more of her art by visiting her website.     My love for nature started in the back of my parent’s car on our way to … [Read more]