Photography Portfolio

Photo by Kurt Shaffer

Artsy Shark asked some photographer friends to share a favorite image from their portfolio and tell us why they feel it’s special.

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Keys to Increasing Online Art Sales

Customers need a professional presentation and plenty of information to gain a comfort level.

Ideally, you want to help them develop a comfort level where they are ready to purchase. It’s about the customer experience.

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Who Controls Your Art Business?

Social media

Some people will have no problem complying and making Facebook part of their advertising expenses, but I know for most of my clients, this is just not feasible.

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What Artists Must Know About Selling Art Online

AS Directory Collage

You know online art sales have gone totally mainstream when millions of people are being exposed to national advertisements that make shopping for artwork seem this appealing, easy and fun.

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Luck vs. Opportunity

Hive Series Installation

For me taking control, actively engaging and committing to all of these elements rather than waiting for them to happen has led from one opportunity to the next.

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Should Your Art Website List Prices?

Money puzzle

Failing to set prices withholds vital information, and a lack of information never inspired anyone to buy.

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Artist Opportunities in the Funerary Market

A variety of handmade urns in various materials is available today. Photo: courtesy Artisurn

I am always on the lookout for out-of-the-ordinary artistic work that can be adapted for my target audiences

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Top 10 Business Articles of 2014

Top 10 Articles

Here’s the lineup of the most popular articles on Artsy Shark this year. Enjoy, and share!

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6 Display Tips to Increase Your Art Sales

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

Want to increase your show sales? Use these methods to draw shoppers in and convert them to customers.

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How to Start an Artist Salon

Torpedo Factory salon

Salon – an Artful Conversation is a monthly meeting of artists, writers, and arts professionals who come together to bond, network, and get out of their heads for a little while.

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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.

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How an Artist Created a Full-Time Business

Nettie Price Collection

I love creating artwork, however, selling originals I learned early on was the limiting factor if that is all I sold.

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Your Art Image Problems Just Got Fixed

Art Square

We’ve found that artists really dislike managing their art files; so much so that they often avoid doing it completely. We’re constantly developing new ways to simplify this process, saving artists significant time and hassle

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Networking with Artists

Gallery crowd in Ft Myers

You might think of other artists as primarily competition, but I’d encourage you to consider how your art community is actually a perfect place to start your own network.

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