Featured Artist Kathy Pallie

Birch Still Life

Ceramic artist by Kathy Pallie creates amazingly lifelike and detailed sculptures of natural objects. View more of Kathy's artwork by visiting her website.     I always enjoyed working with my hands, making things out of all … [Read more]

New Course on Launching a Handmade Business

How to Launch a Successful Handmade Business, a new course offered by The Arts Business Institute and F+W Publications starts September 1, 2015

by Carolyn Edlund Launching or growing a new handmade business? Join us for this six-week interactive online course, presented by The Arts Business Institute and F+W Publications.  .   I'm excited to announce an upcoming online course … [Read more]

Featured Artist Karen Waters

Days Like This

Artist Karen Waters creates textured prints with layered imagery. Visit her website to see more of her beautiful work.     When someone walks up to one of my pieces and asks “Is this a photograph or a painting?” I know I’ve … [Read more]

Create Income through Renting Your Artwork

Cafe with Artwork

by Carolyn Edlund Renting artwork to individuals or businesses is an opportunity available to artists. Have you ever considered it?     I recently spoke with Samantha Ward, who is the Artist Relations Manager at Easely about … [Read more]

Featured Artist Clive Meredith

Evening Light

Artist Clive Meredith's stunning animal portraits bring his subjects to life. Visit his website to see more.     Coming from a farming family, an interest in the natural world that surrounds us has always been instilled in me. A … [Read more]

Featured Artist Josh Talbott

Pink Monster

Josh Talbott's acrylic compositions allow the viewer to develop their own ideas about what is going on in the painting. See more of his playful artwork by visiting his website.     The through line of my work stitches a sense of … [Read more]

Art in Embassies Program

Interior shot of embassy

by guest blogger Cindy Grisdela Would you like to have your art shown in the U.S. Embassy in Paris or Moscow, Ankara or Budapest? It's easier to do than you might imagine.     Since 1963, the U.S. State Department has run a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Barbara Sullivan

Plateau, Navajo

Barbara Sullivan's series of Native American art highlights her captivation with contrasts between light and dark, and the use of brilliant color to set that off. Visit her website to see more of her paintings.     After painting … [Read more]

Feeling the Infringement? Take Action Now

Stolen Image photo by Chris Thombs

by Carolyn Edlund There is recent news out about copyright infringement, and none of it is good. But, the upside is that there is something you can do about it. You will need to take action now. First, and most grievous, is proposed legislation … [Read more]

Featured Artist Peter Bragino

Seeds of Creation

The beauty and wonder of Earth and all it's amazing natural treasures are found in Peter Bragino's mixed media paintings. To view more of his incredible work, visit his website.     The main goal of my life is to experience this … [Read more]

Featured Artist Leyla Murr


Abstract artist Leyla Murr finds inspiration in the world around her - shapes, colors, and compositions, when creating her acrylic paintings. To see more of her work, please visit her website.     Inspiration essentially comes … [Read more]

What’s Killing Your Art Sales?

Skeleton face by www.BlackCatFacePainting.com

by Carolyn Edlund Is your art business about to pass away? Here are some reasons why your sales may be dying.     Non-existent Website. At this point in time, if you don’t have an art website, there is simply no excuse. You are … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sarah Stone


The otherworldly mixed media paintings of Sarah Stone draw their themes from nature, folklore, myths and dreams. Please visit her website to see more of her art.     I get my inspirations for paintings from nature, folklore, … [Read more]

Read This Before You Negotiate

Shaking Hands

by Carolyn Edlund Selling some artwork? Soliciting a commission? Looking for representation? Know before you go.     I’ve talked with many artists who are searching for opportunities to grow their businesses, and I certainly … [Read more]