Art with a Cause

Championing a cause through their work allows these artists to make a statement, draw interest to the concerns they address, and inspire collecting by people who value and support that cause.

Art, Positivity and Healing

Art transcends the boundaries and divisions between people, to a common ground of understanding where we can share something of beauty and self-discovery

Small Business Entrepreneur Thinks Big

People are very receptive to the story behind the product.

Boston Art Business Summit Announced

by Carolyn Edlund Join us in Boston this coming April for a two-day intensive Art Business Summit. This program is perfect for artists and makers who want to take their business to the next level.     Boston Arts Business Institute Summit April 16-17, 2018 Somerville, Massachusetts Don’t miss this upcoming two-day intensive professional development […]

Artist Develops a Market in Public Murals

My advice to artists would be to pursue projects that still allow you the creative freedom as well meeting the expectations of the client.

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2017

Check out the most popular business articles published by Artsy Shark this year.

2018 Santa Fe Art Business Workshop Announced

Topics include Marketing, Gallery Relationships, Selling Art Online, Pricing for Profit, with sessions on Building your Power Collective, Artist to Artist Accountability, Power Collective in Practice, and more. Breakout sessions and personalized consultations will be part of this program.

Hate Marketing Your Art? This Aromatherapy Toolkit Can Help

by guest blogger Dr. Thea Fiore-Bloom If you’re like me, you want to market your art just about as much as you want an IRS audit or an STD.     I used to do anything to avoid marketing. It felt sleazy and didn’t really seem to pull in much business anyway. I was about […]

Tools and Community Build an Art Business

Artists are not treated like CEOs of their own businesses, and oftentimes, they don’t see themselves as such.

Advice for Artists from an Art Festival Juror

by Carolyn Edlund Want to get accepted into the best art festivals? Small details in your application can make a big difference.     I recently acted as a juror for a well-known, established “top 20” art festival, with hundreds of applicants vying for a limited number of booth spaces. As I reviewed each application […]

Call for Featured Artists

Artsy Shark needs 48 artists to feature and promote in the coming months. Interested artists may submit an application now. Deadline for submissions is November 16, 2018.     Visual artists in any medium are invited to apply to become an Artsy Shark featured artist. Each individual portfolio article gives the artist an opportunity to […]

Is Your Art Business Losing Money?

If you are simply guessing at prices without having a real idea of what you need to earn to make a profit, and what the market will bear for your work, this could be a main reason why your business isn’t making money.

5 Mistakes that Get Press Rejections Every Time

Are you an artist who wants to get coverage in a magazine, blog or other outlet? Ask yourself if you are making any of the following mistakes when reaching out to the press.

Becoming an Artist After 60

At the age of 60+, these entrepreneurs are pursuing their dreams. How did they do it, and what advice do they have for others?