Networking Strategies for Creative Introverts

It turns out that being interesting is not nearly as important as being interested in what the other person has to say.

Building Trust and Longevity in Artist/Gallery Relationships

You may have noticed, one of the signs of a reputable and trustworthy gallery is they have represented many of their artists for several years.

New Online Opportunity for Greeting Card Designers

Blow allows shoppers to write any message inside the birthday card in their own handwriting and then have us drop that real, signed card into the US Mail a few minutes later.

How Artists Can Work with Interior Designers

Artists can build long-term business relationships with designers, but should understand that every designer has as their priority the needs of their customers.

How I Learned to Love Art Commissions

After moving through some deeper self-doubt, I have come to a place of joy working on custom orders.

Art x Business Bootcamp at RISD

This November, RISD will present their bi-annual Business Bootcamp for artists, taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Handmade Marketplace: Virtual Chambers of Commerce

I see a natural progression happening for artists. They look for a place to sell and start out on one of the big marketplaces. They learn the basics, gain confidence, and branch out on their own.

I am an Art Farmer

As I sit at an art show I rest in the knowledge that I am an art farmer. Each person I connect with, each conversation I have represents raindrops drizzling the field in front of me.

Three Writing Traps Artists Should Avoid

The folks who read your grant application aren’t interested in the state of your marriage or what you had for dinner last night. They want to know about your work, so that’s what you should focus on.

New Online Marketplace Offers Unique Seller Opportunities

iVANZi created a business model where they act as a go-between for the artist and the retailer, in some very interesting ways.

Add a Customized Element When Selling Art

by Carolyn Edlund How your customer – and your creative business – can benefit when you offer customization.     I recently published an article about the benefits of offering turnkey elements when selling art. Turnkey means streamlined, ready to use, complete in every detail. And that’s important, because a purchase should be straightforward and easy […]

Add a Turnkey Element When Selling Art

Why should an artist consider convenience and “ready to use” as an element to build into their offering?

Upcoming Art Business Workshops in New England

Join us in October for one of these art business workshops in Maine and Massachusetts, presented by the Arts Business Institute.

The Truth About SEO for Artists

If you really want to make your SEO and marketing efforts grow wings and fly, you’ll need links and exposure.