Post-Sale Strategies to Grow Your Art Business

After a sale has closed and a customer is particularly pleased with their purchase, you may want to ask them for a testimonial.

Washington, DC Metro Art-Business Conference

Serious artists who want to uplevel their small businesses will want to attend this two-day Art-Business Conference to be held at Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville, Maryland.

5 Tips to Make Your Portfolio Images Web Friendly

Before uploading images to your website, you should always resize them smaller and save them at a lower quality.

Why Artists Must Have a Brand Story

Ultimately, a brand story must speak to the audience, not just about the artist.

Your Art Portfolio Checklist

These days, many people will never view your portfolio in person – they must rely on digital images, which makes this task even more important.

Florida Art-Business Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day intensive art-business training event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this coming February.     This Art-Business Conference is to be held February 1-2, 2019, and presented by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), a nonprofit organization that equips professional visual artists to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs. The event is […]

How Focus Changed My Photography Business

As my focus on barnscapes grew, it became apparent that people were resonating with my cause, “to preserve barnscape and agricultural history for future generations.”

Call for Artists, Autumn 2018

Artsy Shark is seeking 48 artists to feature and promote in the coming months, and has issued a Call for Artists to receive submissions. Artists creating work that falls into the categories of painting, drawing, sculpture, clay, fiber, glass, wood, printmaking, jewelry and other mediums are invited to apply for consideration.

How to Photograph Your Artwork

The word photography literally translates to “Writing with Light.” The correct lighting is essential when photographing your art pieces.

What Artists Need to Know about Fine Art Printing

by Carolyn Edlund An interview with Michael Baker of fine art printing company Reed Art & Imaging shares insights and answers about reproductions, how they’re made and the benefits for artists.     AS:  What are common misperceptions that artists have about fine art reproductions? MB: Here are some top misperceptions that artists have, with explanations […]

How Artists Can Earn Income and Support Using Patreon

What also sets Patreon apart is that it is a place to share your creative endeavors directly and intimately, with no outside influences or advertising.

Breaking into New Art Markets: It’s All About Targeting

by Steve Bennett Differentiate Your Art to Rise Above the Noise The first words that an art business consultant said to me after reviewing my portfolio were, “Your pictures of the Grand Canyon are lovely. But so are the photos of thousands of other photographers. Good luck trying to make a living selling them.” My […]

How One Artist Succeeded with a Pop-Up Gallery

Irving took a proactive stance with her business and decided to present and sell her work directly to the public in a self-sponsored pop-up gallery environment.

Art Career Hot Streaks and How to Keep Them Hot

Unpredictably, and often fueled by viral posts on social media, an artist’s work can become a trending topic and publicity can soar, at least temporarily.