Increase Your Profit Margin: Lower Your Costs

Increase Your Profit Margin by Reducing Your Costs. Read about it at

by Carolyn Edlund Want to make a better margin on everything you sell? You can grow your profit margin in two ways - decrease your costs, or raise your prices. We'll tackle costs in this first article.     Pricing in general can … [Read more]

Featured Artist Sheryl Zacharia

"Triangular Conversation" Ceramic, 24" x 18" x 6" by artist Sheryl Zacharia. See her portfolio by visiting

The sculptural forms of artist Sheryl Zacharia are a product of her love for ancient art and modern art, and the tactile feel of the clay she uses. Enjoy more of this artist’s work by visiting her website.     I recently moved … [Read more]

Featured Artist Cynthia Fisher

“Vladamir’s Circle” Mixed Material Mosaic, 25” x 25” by artist Cynthia Fisher. See her portfolio by visiting

Internationally recognized mosaic artist Cynthia Fisher finds her true passion in working abstractly. Learn more about this artist by visiting her website.     Mosaics are my passion. I have been a full-time mosaic artist for … [Read more]

Art and Healing

Michelle Fairchild - "Self Portrait with Poppies" Acrylic

Art can heal. The following artists, who have created art not only to heal themselves, but to reach out to others, have offered their images and statements to express how profoundly art has affected their lives. Click on the artist’s name to see … [Read more]

Featured Artist Jennifer Fleming

"Royale" (Royal) Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 14" x 14" by artist Jennifer Fleming. See her portfolio by visiting

Jennifer Fleming creates romantic images with a "sense of place" by combining botanical sketches, vintage typography and warm, subtle color. Enjoy more of her work by visiting her website.     I am an American mixed media artist … [Read more]

Use the Right Resolution for Your Art Images

by Carolyn Edlund Using digital images of your art? Different resolution levels and file formats apply in different circumstances.     Let's say you are planning to print reproductions of your art. Or, perhaps you are running a … [Read more]

Featured Artist Kirsten Stingle

“Bubble Burst” Porcelain and Mixed Media, 14” x 16” x 6” by artist Kirsten Stingle. See her portfolio by visiting

Artist Kirsten Stingle’s handbuilt porcelain figures share a narrative about the common bonds of human experience. Learn more about this artist by visiting her website.     My sculptures aren’t intended to sit quietly on a shelf … [Read more]

Featured Artist Fiona Groom

"Mulga Mob" Acrylic on Canvas, 100cm x 80cm by artist Fiona Groom. Visit to see her portfolio.

Expression, detail and humor are the hallmarks of Australian artist Fiona Groom’s captivating animal portraits. Visit the artist’s website to see more of her work.     For me, the animal kingdom has always been a source of … [Read more]

Make Your Art More Collectible

Display of jewelry designer Mckenna Hallett's collection

by Carolyn Edlund Increase repeat sales by creating art that inspires collectors to buy again and again.     Does your art or handmade work fall into the "collectible" category? Use these strategies to add appeal and … [Read more]

Featured Artist Matt Beard

“California Spring” Acrylic on Canvas, 60" x 36" by artist Matt Beard. See his portfolio by visiting

Artist Matt Beard’s deep love for his native California inspires his colorful and expressive paintings of its coastline. Visit his website to learn more about this artist and his work.     The story I aim to tell is a love story … [Read more]

Summer Art Business Workshop

Metro DC August 2017 Art Business Workshop

Please join us for a two-day intensive workshop on the business of art in the Washington, DC Metro area this August.     Co-sponsored by The Arts Business Institute and the Artists & Makers Studios, the Thriving Artists … [Read more]

Featured Artist Daniela Majic

"Wisteria Princess" Photography, Various Sizes by artist Daniela Majic. See her portfolio by visiting

Ethereal and dreamlike, the Secret Garden series by photographer Daniela Majic takes the viewer on a magical journey. To learn more about this artist, visit her website.     I have been a portrait and fine art photographer for … [Read more]

Featured Artist Nancy Wood

“San Antonio Botanical Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 20” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting

Intense color and abstract shapes and forms are merged to create stunning digital landscape paintings by artist Nancy Wood. Learn more about her work by visiting her website.     I am a classically trained artist currently using … [Read more]

Art and the Animal World

Pete Davies - Reaching the Moon 12 x 16 Oil on canvas

We invited some artist friends to share their observations and mediums, resulting in a fantastic display of many different animals, both wild and domestic. Click each artist's name to see their website portfolio.     dbJR This … [Read more]