Summer 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 Business of Art Workshop will be held in Rockville, Maryland, just outside the Washington, DC beltway on the weekend of August 12-13, 2017.

The following topics will be presented at this event. Each talk includes Q&A. Audience participation is encouraged.

  • The New Marketplace
  • Creative Marketing for Artists
  • Pricing for Profit
  • Sales Strategies
  • Wholesale 101
  • The Corporate Art Market
  • Making Work That Sells
  • Selling Art Online

Lunch will be provided both days for workshop attendees, and an expert panel discussion will take place during the lunch hour on Saturday, August 12th.  Personalized business consultation appointments can be pre-scheduled at the time of registration, and will take place at the end of each workshop day.

Workshop speakers are Wendy Rosen, a nationally-recognized arts advocate who has been mentoring artists and makers for over 35 years; Carolyn Edlund, founder of Artsy Shark and Executive Director of The Arts Business Institute, and Judith Heartsong, Director of Artists & Makers Studios.


ABI workshop speakers

Wendy Rosen, Carolyn Edlund and Judith HeartSong are workshop speakers


Regular tuition for this event is $295, however early bird registration saves each student $50 until May 31, 2017. Learn more about this event and register below.


Learn more about this event



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  1. Shosh Shalev-Minuk says:

    Is there a formula to price my art?
    Thank youסס💖

    • Hi Shosh, There absolutely is a formula – to make sure that you cover overhead, materials, labor and the expenses you incur in creating the work. Plus a profit margin. But, if you are a fine artist trying to find your baseline price in the art market, you have other considerations as well. The Pricing for Profit lecture includes two sections, the first presents the basic formula that should be used, and the second that discusses understanding where you fit, how to increase prices, and more.

      The Arts Business Institute has a complete pricing course if you cannot make the workshop, and you can find it here

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