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.

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.”