5 Ways to Organize Your Art Business (and Avoid Headaches!)

Keep a Running List of Tools and Materials

Is your art business organized? Save yourself unnecessary stress by getting organized with these 5 useful tips

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It’s All About Your List

Working on a computer

Built over years of marketing, cultivating and communicating, their lists are some of the most valuable business assets they have.

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Call for Featured Artists, Fall 2015

Artist Collage 1 August 2015

Artsy Shark is searching for 48 artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Submissions are now being accepted. Deadline is midnight, September 4, 2015.

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Are You Selling Your Art in the Wrong Places?

Gallery visitors at DM Weil Studio Gallery in NY

Are you doing the same thing over and over again, when you aren’t really making many sales?

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Artist FAQ: How Making Reproductions of Your Artwork Can Help Your Career

Framed Art in Office Setting

When you allow prints to be made of your artwork, it is suddenly available to a larger range of clients.

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Overcoming Wild Card Event Fails

Crowd at Belinda Knetge Opening

When you found a non-profit collective you wind up being the go-to person for pretty much everything and anything.

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The Artist Doesn’t Always Know Best

Juniper Falls by Nikolas Allen

There are times when our own opinion isn’t enough; when we need to reach out to others for feedback that will help guide our direction. In those instances, crowdsourcing can prove invaluable.

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Fall 2015 Art Business Workshops

Lost Pines Regional Arts Conference

I’ll be speaking at these upcoming Fall 2015 workshops on topics of interest to artists and craftspeople launching and growing creative businesses.

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From Concept to Market: One Artist’s Story

Artist Melissa Dowell in the studio.

What does it take to take a product idea all the way to the mass market? This artist shares her experiences.

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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

I’m excited to announce an upcoming online course for artists titled How to Launch a Successful Handmade Business, which starts on September 1, 2015.

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Create Income through Renting Your Artwork

Cafe with Artwork

With art rentals, businesses who have this problem can invest in higher-quality artwork instead of cheaper prints that they know will get thrown away.

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Art in Embassies Program

Interior shot of embassy

Since 1963, the U.S. State Department has run a program called Art in Embassies (AIE) that showcases the work of American artists from various media in exhibits all over the world.

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Feeling the Infringement? Take Action Now

Stolen Image photo by Chris Thombs

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.

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What’s Killing Your Art Sales?

Skeleton face by www.BlackCatFacePainting.com

Use that story to grab attention and use your message to let shoppers know how much they will love becoming one of your collectors.

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