How Artists Earn: Teaching

Many artists cultivate multiple ways of earning, and have found that teaching is a popular option that can take various forms.

How Artists Earn: Tattoo Art

Turning what is, initially, a customer’s thoughts into a creative design good enough for them to get tattooed permanently onto their skin is what really makes it worthwhile.

Working with a Chain Retailer Yields Big Sales

by Carolyn Edlund Bill Kaufmann and Cynthia Mosedale of Linden Hills Pottery seized an extraordinary opportunity to partner up with a popular chain store to sell their work – with amazing results.     I recently spoke with Bill Kaufmann about their experience in setting up a display and selling their production ceramic work through an […]

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.

How Artists Earn: Art Licensing

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

3 Art Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

It can be challenging to select work for a portfolio presentation that will make maximum impact and be memorable.

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.

An Artist in Transition

“This is the story of a lot of artists,” says Dayal, “they are always on fire. But I am like a phoenix rising from the ashes.”

How I Got My Art Placed on TV and Movie Sets

Some artists have an agent who tries to make these connections for them, but she did this herself.

A Deaf Artist Offers Inspiration

I overcome many challenges by learning, asking questions and asking for help from friends and supporters.

Connecting with a Niche Market

My work has always been to support the journey of those who are in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

An Added Dimension: Interactive Art

Through my Interactive Art Series called “Re-Create” I am inviting the viewer to become a participant and to physically engage and create the composition of their liking.

A Talented Artist Builds a Big Business

by Carolyn Edlund Artist Roza Khaminova’s collection of scarves and wearables has exploded in popularity. How has she dealt with scaling her business and dealing with knockoffs?     When she first opened her business on Etsy, Roza Khaminova never expected to start a small business that would experience explosive growth on an international basis. She started out […]

Unexpected Opportunity Leads to Online Teaching

Pastel Artists UK spawned “The Pastel Academy Online” which is enabling me to put down the much needed information into course form.