How to Wholesale Your Work to Major Retailers

Some chains have corporate headquarters where buyers will meet with vendors or their representatives to place orders for distribution nationally, or make purchases for large regions of the country.

Art Business Success: Design for Interiors

Art can translate perfectly into different formats that enhance living environments. Each of these five artists approaches the marketplace for interior design products in their own unique way.

Want to Enter the Wholesale Marketplace?

Are you ready to take your art or handmade products into the wholesale market? Start planning ahead of time.     Small creative entrepreneurs often work alone or perhaps with a partner, but jumping into the wholesale marketplace means you need to think big. Wholesaling is a sustainable model based on repeat orders and growing […]

Artist Success: Making a Soul Connection

I think my strength is the willingness to admit my unheroic truths. We connect in the humble and vulnerable spaces that make us mere mortals.

Art Fair Show Tips: Making Sales After the Show

Consider in-person meetings at a show to be the beginning of a longer sales cycle, resulting in future transactions.

Art Fair Show Tips: How to Make More Sales

Touch is a key element of the customer’s experience, so unless the item is large or very heavy, encourage them to feel the weight, texture, and quality of what you make.

Art Fair Show Tips: Booth Display

A multi-level display is often quite effective in a show booth, but this will depend on your medium and the size of your work.

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 […]

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.