What Artists Should Know About Outsourcing

As an artist, your most valuable time is spent in the studio. How can you get the help you need to run the rest of your business?

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.

Art Business Success: Design for Interiors

Art can translate perfectly into different formats that enhance living environments. Each of these five artists approaches the marketplace for interior design products in their own unique way.

Artist Success: Making a Soul Connection

I think my strength is the willingness to admit my unheroic truths. We connect in the humble and vulnerable spaces that make us mere mortals.

Studio Production Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

The line is constantly changing in order to provide a variety of price points as well as fresh colorways to keep existing clients interested and attract new clients.

Licensed Art Goes to the Wholesale Marketplace

by Carolyn Edlund Two licensed artists recently represented their work at a wholesale trade show. Here’s how their designs evolved from idea to products sold in retail stores.     Inspired by her background in classical illustration, artist Cherish Flieder started painting abstracts to grow and explore artistically. One of her designs was spotted by Anne […]

What Artists Need to Know about Fine Art Printing

by Carolyn Edlund An interview with Michael Baker of fine art printing company Reed Art & Imaging shares insights and answers about reproductions, how they’re made and the benefits for artists.     AS:  What are common misperceptions that artists have about fine art reproductions? MB: Here are some top misperceptions that artists have, with explanations […]

An Art Pro’s Insights for Creative Entrepreneurs

A recent conversation with Hawaii-based entrepreneur Thomas Deir reveals his recipe for success while staying true to his vision as an artist.

Is Print-on-Demand Right for Your Art?

Many artists use print-on-demand services to sell products featuring their designs. This can be a revenue stream, but there are downsides, too.

Art Becomes Fabric for Wearables and More

Turning over designs to another studio involves trust and a willingness to allow your work to be interpreted by others.

How Daily Painting Can Help You Grow as an Artist

Two artists took the daily painting practice further, working within themes that created compelling series that expressed their interests and experiences.

Should You License Your Art?

by Carolyn Edlund Art licensing is an option for artists, but it’s not right for everyone. How does it work, and how can artists become involved in this market?     Art is everywhere in our lives. Quite often the art you see printed on products was licensed by the manufacturer from an artist who […]

An Artist’s Inspired Journey

From world traveler to creative entrepreneur, Jacob Lemanski has taken an inspired and unusual journey. He shares his experience, and the art that came out of it.

Small Business Entrepreneur Thinks Big

People are very receptive to the story behind the product.