How Artists Can Build Credibility

Artists who are recognized as experts usually have a niche to focus on. They become a specialist in an area of their choosing.

How Your Art is Juried … and How to Get Better Results

Show your best art. When presenting a whole portfolio, you will be judged on the weakest piece of work that you have.

Playing Up

For many people who have reached their goals and been blessed with success, gratification comes not through more conquest, but through helping others.

Is Your Artist Statement Working for You?

An artist statement, like all promotion, is a frame through which the artwork is seen. It is a guideline, a means of orienting the viewer.

Think Like a Judge When Entering Art Competitions

Art collectors, art consultants and art buyers who are judges will usually be more conservative and “safe” in their evaluations and selections, as this is how they buy and collect art.

Upcoming Online Art Exhibitions

I’d like to invite readers to consider submitting their art to either or both of these upcoming competitions.

Improve Your Odds When Entering Art Competitions

If you are entering a professional level competition, it is in your best interest to have your own personal website that is up to date.

An Artists’ Advocate on a Mission to “Celebrate The Healing Power of Art”

Art as a healing energy is no longer an experience reserved for practicing artists.

A Guide to Art Calls

Guest blogger Mickey Bond offer a comprehensive look at types of art calls, and what you need to know to respond to them.

Anatomy of a Call for Artwork

The language of art calls is stilted because curators, gallery owners, art center administrators and university professors are using specific forms to announce calls for work.

What Artists Need to Know About the Jury

Your submission only has to do with what will visually appeal to the jury.

Apply now for the 2014 NICHE Awards

The deadline is coming up fast for the NICHE Awards – a celebration of the best work in fine craft mediums. Don’t miss your opportunity to apply.

Announcing the “America’s Best Art Fairs” Awards – What’s Your Vote?

We want to know: What show do you think art fair shoppers should not miss?

Building Value in American Handmade Fine Craft

So what can artists and craftspeople do today to both build value and express the value of what they love to make?