How Artists Earn: Art Commissions

Taking commissions isn’t for everyone; it requires a mindset where the artist is excited about the collaborative effort involved in producing a personalized piece of art.

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2016

Here’s our annual list of our most popular business articles for artists, published in 2016 …

How Artists Earn: Art Licensing

Artists who license clearly benefit from multiple contractual agreements, each one producing a stream of income.

How Artists Earn: Wholesale and Online Retail

That’s what makes wholesale such a great foundation for a business. Instead of having to convince 20 people to buy your thing, you only have to convince one person – the store manager or buyer.

Keep Your Art Collectors Coming Back

Sometimes artists say they “don’t want to bother people” or feel uncomfortable following up with prospects who didn’t make the purchase.

The Art of Silence

Silence can be your friend, and a great tool to move from the sale to the close.

Where to Sell Art Online

So, as an artist or maker who wants to jump into online sales, what are your choices? Basically, you can choose to participate on a third-party website which offers art for sale, or you can use your own art website to sell your work.

Are You Consigning Art Without a Contract?

I explained to the artist that this verbal agreement was worth the paper it was written on. She needed to get a written contract immediately, or to retrieve her work and get paid for the inventory that was sold.

The 3D Art Sales Experience

An interesting aspect of the VR experience is that mobile shopping is also available through presenting 3D galleries on their smartphone application

Building Trust and Longevity in Artist/Gallery Relationships

You may have noticed, one of the signs of a reputable and trustworthy gallery is they have represented many of their artists for several years.

New Online Opportunity for Greeting Card Designers

Blow allows shoppers to write any message inside the birthday card in their own handwriting and then have us drop that real, signed card into the US Mail a few minutes later.

How Artists Can Work with Interior Designers

Artists can build long-term business relationships with designers, but should understand that every designer has as their priority the needs of their customers.

How I Learned to Love Art Commissions

After moving through some deeper self-doubt, I have come to a place of joy working on custom orders.

Art x Business Bootcamp at RISD

This November, RISD will present their bi-annual Business Bootcamp for artists, taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.