6 Display Tips to Increase Your Art Sales

Stunning booth setup at the American Craft Council show in Baltimore.

by Carolyn Edlund Want to increase your show sales? Use these methods to draw shoppers in and convert them to customers.     1. Present a cohesive collection – organize work that goes together. Use a variety of price points to … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jeanie Campbell

Hawaiian Orchid

Artist Jeanie Campbell creates flowing ethereal images filled with movement and color. See more of her work by visiting her website.     I studied pottery and painting and earned a BFA in Studio Art from University of South … [Read more]

How to Start an Artist Salon

Torpedo Factory salon

Guest blogger Judith HeartSong shares how an art community is built - and her idea to help you start your own.     Salon - an Artful Conversation is a monthly meeting of artists, writers, and arts professionals who come together … [Read more]

Featured Artists Rob Matthews & Leslie Guinan

Chasm

Enjoy the fascinating collaborative work of these two artists, and visit their website at Hidden Spring Design to see more.     Most of our work is three dimensional and very tactile. We use a mixture of materials, with … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sandra Lamb

In the Realm of Possibilities

Enjoy Sandra Lamb's fascinating portfolio of artwork, each with a story of it's own. Be sure to visit her website for more.     For the most part, I am interested in “story”. I don’t think you can get away from the fact that art … [Read more]

Call for Featured Artists – Winter/Spring, 2015

Featured Artist Collage Dec 2014 500

Artsy Shark needs 36 new artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Interested in being featured? Deadline is midnight, December 19, 2014.      Visual artists in any medium who would like to submit their work for … [Read more]

Featured Artist Karen McGovern

Medicine Man Cuff

Enjoy the unusual jewelry portfolio of artist Karen McGovern, and visit her website to see more of her collection.     I am a conservation biologist by day and jewelry designer by night.  My works are inspired by nature, created … [Read more]

How an Artist Created a Full-Time Business

Nettie Price Collection

by Carolyn Edlund Artist Nettie Price moved from selling only original paintings into a full-time thriving business, using strategies to appeal to different markets with different formats. Here’s how she did it.     Recently, I … [Read more]

Featured Artist Terry Jackson

Heads Up

Australian Terry Jackson shares her incredible portfolio of wildlife artwork. Visit her website for more from this talented artist.     I had always loved art and had dabbled in it over many years (mainly in arts and crafts with … [Read more]

Featured Artist Carolyn Oberst

Creamsicle Days no caption

Painter Carolyn Oberst presents her colorful abstract portfolio. Enjoy, and visit her website for more from this talented artist.     Painting is visual poetry.  It can suggest; one can interpret. Although it is the artist’s … [Read more]

Your Art Image Problems Just Got Fixed

Art Square

by Carolyn Edlund Confused or frustrated dealing with images of your artwork? ArtSquare provides a great solution for artists.   I recently found out about ArtSquare and an amazing service they provide which is perfect for readers of … [Read more]

Featured Artist Deborah LaFogg Docherty

Woodstorks

Enjoy the nature-filled paintings of artist Deborah LaFogg Docherty, and be sure to visit her website to learn more.     What inspires me? That’s easy! Nature. I grew up on a farm as an only child, so when my homework and chores … [Read more]

Portraits & Figures

Insight

Artsy Shark presents a photo article featuring the work of artists who focus on the human figure, and portraiture. Enjoy and share!     Artist Maria Bennett Hock presents this pensive portrait, saying, "I love painting emotional … [Read more]

Featured Artist Boisali Biswas

Musings

Enjoy the vibrant portfolio of artist Boisali Biswas, who uses many techniques to work with fiber. Visit her website to see more of her art.     I like to think of myself as a mixed-media fiber artist. I have always liked to … [Read more]