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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Your Biggest Art Marketing Mistake

Shocked

All the effort you put into sharing your art has been wasted, unless you choose to take further action.

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Out-of-the-Box Art Marketing Ideas

Video in Booth

While you are meeting your perfect audience, why not give them an up close and personal look at how you work?

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How to Balance Art & Life

"Working Mother" by Joyce Wynes

Fulfilling your desire to be an artist and develop a business while dealing with the distractions and commitments of everyday life can be very frustrating.

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The Art of Bespoke

Bespoke Grand Travel Set

Today there are many bespoke travel and handbags that are still alive even after 100 years of use.

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Spring 2015 Art Business Workshops

San Francisco Sidebar 300

Want to launch or grow your creative small business? Learn how by attending our professional development programs for artists. Register now for these exciting workshop events!

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Partner with Your Galleries to Sell More Art

Private party at OA Gallery

People love meeting the artists… so much so that our public calendar now states which artist is representing the gallery on a given day.

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How to Get Accepted by the Press

Simply Aqua

Create a compelling story to share about your unique inspiration, your mission, exhibition or project and write it in a concise format to share with the press.

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