The Artist Doesn’t Always Know Best

There are times when our own opinion isn’t enough; when we need to reach out to others for feedback that will help guide our direction. In those instances, crowdsourcing can prove invaluable.

How to Start an Artist Salon

Salon – an Artful Conversation is a monthly meeting of artists, writers, and arts professionals who come together to bond, network, and get out of their heads for a little while.

Networking with Artists

You might think of other artists as primarily competition, but I’d encourage you to consider how your art community is actually a perfect place to start your own network.

Evolution of an Artist Salon

These sorts of events are good for artists in any stage of their careers.

Sell Your Art into a Niche Market

Niche markets exist everywhere. Artists who specialize in a particular niche may find an ideal pool of collectors. 

How Artists Can Build a Mailing List

If your goal is to sell artwork, you will need to reach out to potential customers and collectors on a regular basis so that they become familiar with your work and consider purchasing it.

Tips for Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Typically, the final week is when your network will come together for your cause. Let people know that you are closing in on your fundraising goal and deadline.

How Artists Should Deal with the Naysayers

I have found the most supportive and validating people are the ones who are successful creatives themselves, comfortable being entrepreneurs who proudly love their jobs.

Selling Art | How Does Your Art Get Sold?

Top selling artists learn to achieve a balance between making work that sells and finding and tapping the best markets to sell their work.

10 Free Ways Artists Can Get Publicity

Do you have big plans but a small budget? Here are 10 ways to get the word out about your art without breaking the bank.

Networking Success for Artists

I define networking as, “The cultivating of mutually beneficial, GIVE and take (or, more accurately, receive), win/win relationships.”

Why Artists Fail at Networking

Networking is a strategy that really does work. If you don’t believe it, take a look at the “Top 10 Ways Galleries Find Artists.”

Artsy Shark’s Greatest “Hits”

A rundown of the most-read articles ever on Artsy Shark, by category. Plus, the top 6 most-visited Featured Artist pages.

Success By the Numbers

If you are serious enough about your business to pursue appropriate prospects on a regular basis, you will get positive responses eventually, and some traction.