Artist-Run Gallery Space as a Model for Success

These self-directed artists didn’t seek gallery representation. Instead, they opened their own retail spaces to display art and interact with collectors.

Why Artists Must Say No

It can be hard to turn down cash in favor of pursuing your dream and fulfilling your business vision. But will it mean you are spending your time helping someone else fulfill their vision instead?

Studio Production Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

The line is constantly changing in order to provide a variety of price points as well as fresh colorways to keep existing clients interested and attract new clients.

Licensed Art Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

by Carolyn Edlund Two licensed artists recently represented their work at a wholesale trade show. Here’s how their designs evolved from idea to products sold in retail stores.     Inspired by her background in classical illustration, artist Cherish Flieder started painting abstracts to grow and explore artistically. One of her designs was spotted by Anne […]

3 Website Updates Artists Need for the New Year

Even if you don’t have the latest greatest website design and a super current blog, your available works, bio and list of shows should be up to date.

Art Business Planning with a Reality Check

Stubbornly pursuing something that isn’t working is not wise, but letting yourself off the hook isn’t either.

Sell Art in the Hospitality Market

Artists who want to sell into this sector of the market should stay on top of trends in hospitality design.

Top Art Fairs in America 2019

by guest blogger Connie Mettler Art Fair Calendar has announced the results of its 7th annual “America’s Best Art Fairs” survey. This is the only national online look at the country’s juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to increase art fair tourism by sharing the top shows in the country with art fair patrons.     […]

Authenticating and Tracking Your Art

A well-documented history of your artwork allows potential collectors to better gauge how the work compares to the other pieces.

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.