Art with a Healing Touch

Julie Mader Art Collage

Art making is a healing act because it allows communication with the deepest and wildest part of my soul that honors this knowing.

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Is Fear Running Your Art Business?

Go Confidently

Most every artist deals with some level of fear, manifesting itself in a variety of ways.

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How I Launched a Sustainable Business as an Artist

Jake Pfeifer in the studio

Glassblower and guest blogger Jake Pfeifer grew a solid business selling his work. Here’s his story and best advice for other new entrepreneurs.     Creating glass art pieces is my life’s work.  I have known this since I was 14, when I visited an open air glass blowing studio in Bermuda while on a family […]

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My Favorite Work of Art

My Favorite Work of Art Collage

Art is not an act of self-expression, but an act of surrender to something greater than yourself.

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Avoid These Mistakes That Ruin Your Online Art Sales

Photo mistakes

It’s the follow up that will make your work memorable and draw in that important customer engagement that you want.

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I’m Sorry …. WHAT Did You Sign??

West Elm details

I vote that artists start standing up for themselves, their beautiful artwork and the immense talent that they bring to this world, and demand fair treatment in their commercial dealings with these entities and similar bullies.

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How a Hard Look at Business Changed an Artist’s Life

Carroll Swayze

This was the most important thing that I have ever done for my business. It was astounding what I was spending to make what I thought was a living.

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Avoid these 7 Mistakes when Photographing Art

Out of Focus Photo

Modern digital “point-and-shoot” cameras are a miracle of technology…But digital cameras are not perfect. If you want quality photographs of your art, expect to invest a little time learning how to use your digital camera effectively.

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Art and the Struggle with Depression

I'll Run Till The Sun Goes Down by David Sandum

Many a time, I have entered my studio full of anxiety and hopelessness, only to leave five or ten hours later with a form of control.

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Is Your Artist Statement Working for You?

Artist Statement Graphic

An artist statement, like all promotion, is a frame through which the artwork is seen. It is a guideline, a means of orienting the viewer.

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Think Like a Judge When Entering Art Competitions

Think Like a Judge

Art collectors, art consultants and art buyers who are judges will usually be more conservative and “safe” in their evaluations and selections, as this is how they buy and collect art.

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Protect Yourself from Art Scams

Alice in July

A few weeks ago, I received an inquiry via my personal website from a man claiming that he saw his wife looking at my site and that she loved my drawings.

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4 Ways Booth Signage can Draw a Crowd

Englewood Art Festival crowd

In a crowded show, how can you stand out? Signage is a great way to grab attention and make a statement.

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Call for Featured Artists, Spring 2015

Artist Collage April 2015 500

Visual artists in any medium who would like to be considered as a featured artist on Artsy Shark may submit an application from April 1 – 10, 2015.

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