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

Is your work a good fit for the hospitality market? Buyers in this sector are always in need of art.

Top Art Fairs in America 2019

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.

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.

Florida Art-Business Conference

Join us for an exciting two-day intensive art-business training event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this coming February.     This Art-Business Conference is to be held February 1-2, 2019, and presented by The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), a nonprofit organization that equips professional visual artists to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs. The event is […]

How Focus Changed My Photography Business

Embracing a cause and a purpose took this photographer from unknown to memorable. Dawn Whitmore shares her story and how she gained traction in a niche market.

What Artists Need to Know about Fine Art Printing

by Carolyn Edlund An interview with Michael Baker of fine art printing company Reed Art & Imaging shares insights and answers about reproductions, how they’re made and the benefits for artists.     AS:  What are common misperceptions that artists have about fine art reproductions? MB: Here are some top misperceptions that artists have, with explanations […]