Artistic Tribute to an Art Show Founder

Watercolor artist Mark D. Bird recently found himself as a central figure in a celebration of the historic neighborhood in Louisville where his family lived, and a banner year for the St. James Court Art Show, one of America’s top ten art fairs and festivals.

How I Built an Art Business in a Niche Market

Artists have an amazing ability to help people feel better, by expanding their sense of what is possible, by expressing emotion, by gaining a sense of empowerment, or simply by beautifying a space.

How I Earn a Living as a Full-Time Artist

As artists, we tend to obsess over the criticism or live for the positive comments. Instead, keep a distance from all of that and put it in perspective.

Fall 2018 Art Business Workshops

These professional development workshops offer intensive business training for artists and makers. Join us this fall for an exciting learning event!

6 Steps to More Online Art Sales

An appealing website layout with professional presentation, intuitive functionality and an easy method of checkout will smooth the way for people who visit your site to begin to learn more about you and your work.

Instagram Story Tips for Artists

As the social media platform that drives more art sales than any other, Instagram provides an important opportunity to capture followers who are interested in your artwork and keep them informed as to what you’re doing.

What Artists Must Know about Pricing Consistency

The pricing policies of many dealers basically reflect the amount of money they think their constituencies will spend on art.

How to Choose the Right Artist Residency

Artist residencies are dedicated places around the world that offer artists of all disciplines a place to focus on their creative projects away from their usual lives.

Does Your Art Business Need a Media Kit?

Keep in mind, while the name “media kit” implies that you will be targeting publications with this material, this is also an effective tool to share with potential buyers, galleries and collectors.

The GDPR and Your Art Business

by guest blogger Mckenna Hallett What you need to know to comply with new online privacy laws.     By now, everyone has likely seen the activity by so many large (and not so large) companies who are announcing new privacy policies or asking you to opt-in to stay on an email list. This barrage […]

Find and Focus on Your Art Market

You cannot go in several directions at once and put the required time and effort in to become known in that field, gain traction, develop customers and grow sales.

How Artists Can Approach the Press

Successfully making connections with press members and others who are able to help promote and share your artwork is all about communication.

How Artists Can Work with Stagers

by Carolyn Edlund Interested in growing revenue for your art business? This market can provide opportunities and repeat customers.     Stagers are professionals who work with real estate agents to help them sell homes by enhancing interiors for the best possible presentation. Realtors know that selling is more effective, and perceived values increase, when […]

An Art Pro’s Insights for Creative Entrepreneurs

If you don’t expose your work or if you are afraid someone will steal your idea or your art, then being a professional artist is not for you.