Art Business Checklist & Cheat Sheet

Building an art business? You will need knowledge, planning, organization and presentation skills. Here’s our checklist with links to articles on many topics.

How to Use Testimonials to Sell More Art

Testimonials can be quotes from your existing customers who have a positive experience to share about how your art has enhanced their lives.

How an Entrepreneur Built an Online Wearable Art Business

Israeli entrepreneur Shahaf Gal runs Bones and Balloons, a fun, contemporary clothing and accessories company that sells wearables featuring colorful collage designs.

Artist Success: Turning Publicity Into Sales

One article led to another and news stations near and far (an Australian outlet put together a video about my work!) wanted to learn more about what I do.

Santa Fe Art-Business Conference

Presented by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), the Third Annual Santa Fe Art-Business Conference will take place on September 16, 17 and 18, 2019 at the Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

How to Share Your Life as an Inspired Artist

Many people wish they could be artists, and imagine the artist’s life is passionate, free and creative. That might not always be true, but what you share with your audience can shape the interest they have in your work.

Use Online Apps to Market Your Art

As an artist, one of the hardest things is to stand out from the crowd. Posting your latest work is great, but what about between those days/weeks that you’re working on a newbie?

Artist Success: Marketing Tips from a Pro

People are losing those ‘real life’ connections and I think they miss them. My events connect me to my collectors and create excitement for each of us

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.

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 […]

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.