The Power of an Artist Story

Anita Nevar uses her true story in conjunction with her painting portfolio to make a strong connection with her target audience.

My Career as a Children’s Book Illustrator

Successful full-time children’s book illustrator Jody Wheeler opens up about getting into the business and how it has evolved.

How One Artist Exploded Her Social Media Following

Potter Julie Spako didn’t start out to become a social media start, but she found a method of building an enormous following on Instagram and Pinterest, which has increased her sales.

New Report on the Working Artist

This groundbreaking new report explodes myths about visual artists. It measures their impact on the economy and society, and reveals the importance of business education to their success.

How an Entrepreneur Built an Online Wearable Art Business

Israeli entrepreneur Shahaf Gal runs Bones and Balloons, a fun, contemporary clothing and accessories company that sells wearables featuring colorful collage designs.

Artist Success: Turning Publicity Into Sales

Painter Elisa Sheehan received major media attention for her art, and turned those opportunities into sales.

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.

Art with a Cause

Four artists share how supporting a cause through their work has make a difference in their lives, and in the world.

Small Business Entrepreneur Thinks Big

With an art background in big business, Clint Eagar was prepared to make his own entrepreneurial foray a success. Here’s how he did it.

Artist vs. Scammer

Here’s what happened when one artist almost got ripped off by a scammer – and what you need to know to protect yourself, too.

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.