Design a Fabulous Art Studio on a Shoestring

Many of my studio furnishings were found in used building supply and consignment stores, and I was creative with the use of inexpensive hardware and bartering.

Art as Healing and Inspiration

It is almost like I am adding new layers to the memory, layers filled with new, empowering perspectives.

How a Creative Idea became a Collaborative Project

How does inspiration and a creative idea take root and grow into a major collaborative project? Artist Jeff Sturgeon shares a story of transforming sci-fi illustrations into an exciting business project.     As a professional illustrator with twenty-five years’ experience, I am a guest speaker and artist at science fiction shows and conventions around the country, […]

How to Write a Compelling Artist Statement

Your statement should contain only that information you consider most important—to your art and to your goals. Stick to the basics.

Showing Your Art Effectively: 3 Steps to an Engaging Display

Placing fewer, stronger works on the wall can also give the visitor an appetite for more.

3D Printed Art on the Rise with Artists & Sculptors

by Tracy Leigh Hazzard Here are four artists using 3D Printing in their art or artistic process. You be the judge. Are they Artists or Makers?     Every time I turn around there is a new art tool introduced on the market. My mom, abstract artist RoseMarie Davio’s studio is full of the latest […]

How to Determine if an Art Exhibition Space is a Good Fit

A signed contract from both parties, the artist and the venue, is a must to make sure every transaction is transparent and both parties are protected from the unforeseen.

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2016

Here’s our annual list of our most popular business articles for artists, published in 2016 …

How Artists Earn: Wholesale and Online Retail

That’s what makes wholesale such a great foundation for a business. Instead of having to convince 20 people to buy your thing, you only have to convince one person – the store manager or buyer.

The Art of Silence

Silence can be your friend, and a great tool to move from the sale to the close.

Simple Ways to Add Value and Boost Your Sales

Designed to entice, this is adding something that makes them say, “Wow, this is great. I want to buy this”.

Art & Yoga: Mindfulness

Open up to the experience of the art event without a thought or expectation of what it should/will be.

Networking Strategies for Creative Introverts

It turns out that being interesting is not nearly as important as being interested in what the other person has to say.

I am an Art Farmer

As I sit at an art show I rest in the knowledge that I am an art farmer. Each person I connect with, each conversation I have represents raindrops drizzling the field in front of me.